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Schultz at the <a href="/content/Dallas_Comic_Con" style="color:blue">Dallas Comic Con</a> in 2006
Schultz at the Dallas Comic Con in 2006

William Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947) is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on the 1980s action series The A-Team and as Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and the film Star Trek: First Contact.[1][2] He is also known in animation as the mad scientist Dr. Animo in the Ben 10 series, Chef Mung Daal in the children's animated series Chowder, and Eddie the Squirrel in CatDog.[1]

Early life


Schultz was born in Baltimore, Maryland of German descent and is a Roman Catholic. He attended Calvert Hall College High School and Towson University.[3]

Career


Schultz's breakthrough role was the character of Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on The A-Team. He subsequently appeared in several films, including The Fan (1981), and he starred in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) as J. Robert Oppenheimer. In the early 1990s, he had a recurring role as Lieutenant Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and he reprised the role in Star Trek: Voyager and the film Star Trek: First Contact. He played in the 1992 television film Child of Rage, starring opposite Mel Harris as a compassionate couple who adopt a troubled girl who has been sexually abused.[1] In November 2009, Schultz confirmed that he and former A-Team co-star Dirk Benedict would make cameo appearances in the feature film The A-Team.[4]

Schultz hosted a conservative talk radio podcast called Howling Mad Radio which ended in March 2009. He has also guest-hosted on numerous occasions for Michael Savage on The Savage Nation, Jerry Doyle on The Jerry Doyle Show, and Rusty Humphries on The Rusty Humphries Show.[4]

Personal life


Schultz married actress Wendy Fulton in 1983.[5] Their daughter Ava (born 1987) serves in the Marines.[6]

Schultz is a conservative, and he began regular appearances on The Glazov Gang in 2012, an Internet political talk show hosted by Jamie Glazov, managing editor of FrontPage Magazine.[7] He also posts political commentaries and podcasts on his official fansite.[8]

Filmography


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