Sir Patrick Stewart
is an English film, television, and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He is best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
on the syndicated science-fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation
and its successor films
, and as Professor X in the X-Men
films. He is also known for voicing Avery Bullock
on the Fox
animated sitcom American Dad!
, and for his prolific stage roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
For Disney, he voiced Mr. Woolensworth in the 2005 Disney animated film Chicken Little, and The Great Prince of the Forest in the 2006 Disney direct-to-DVD film Bambi II. He is the only voice actor in Bambi II who was alive when Bambi was released in 1942. He also voiced the William Shakespeare statue in the 2011 Touchstone Pictures film Gnomeo & Juliet.
Stewart turned down several roles during the Disney Renaissance prior to Chicken Little due to scheduling conflicts, including King Triton in The Little Mermaid, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Zazu in The Lion King, Governor Ratcliffe in Pocahontas, and Zeus in Hercules. Stewart regards his missed opportunity with voicing Jafar in Aladdin as the greatest regret of his film career. He was mentioned in an episode of Dog With a Blog.
He also voiced Santa Claus for an additional scene in the DVD version of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Patrick Stewart attending 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
Patrick Stewart visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in February 2017.