David Hattersley Warner (born 29 July 1941) is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and video games. He has a worldwide following for his many appearances in the Star Trek TV and feature-film franchise. Warner was born in Manchester, England, the son of Ada Doreen (née Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner, who was a nursing home proprietor. He was born out of wedlock and frequently taken to be brought up by each of his parents, eventually settling with his Russian Jewish father and his stepmother. He was educated at Feldon School, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London.