Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.
Beginning his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart’s first major screen roles were in BBC-broadcast television and film during the mid-late 1970s, including Hedda, and the I, Claudius miniseries.
In the 1980s, Stewart began working in American television and film, with roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero movies, the lead of the Starz TV series Blunt Talk, and voice roles such as CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock in American Dad!.
In 1993, TV Guide named Stewart the Best Dramatic Television Actor of the 1980s. In 2010, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.