John Fleck (actor)

For other people named John Fleck, see John Fleck (disambiguation).
John Fleck
Born (1951-05-07) May 7, 1951
Occupation Actor, performance artist

John Fleck (born May 7, 1951) is an American actor and performance artist.[1] His roles include Silik on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, the Romulan Taibak on Star Trek: The Next Generation, several characters on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Abaddon on Star Trek: Voyager and the pilot to Babylon 5, The Gathering. He starred as Gecko on the television show Carnivàle, and as Louis on Murder One. He also appeared in Howard The Duck, Waterworld and the ZZ Top music video Legs. He made a minor appearance in the Seinfeld episode "The Heart Attack". He plays a minor character during the sixth season of Weeds. He wrote and performed "Mad Women" at La MaMa E.T.C.[2]

He is also one of the NEA Four. In 1990 he and three of his fellow artists became embroiled in a lawsuit against the government's National Endowment for the Arts program. John Frohnmayer, one of the chairman of the NEA vetoed funding his project, a performance comedy with a toilet prop,[3] on the basis of content and was accused of implementing a partisan political agenda. The case was eventually won at the US Supreme Court. The NEA subsequently stopped funding all individual artists, as a result of this case.


  1. David A. Schlossman Actors and Activists: Politics, Performance, and Exchange Among ... 2002 0815332688 "In this chapter, I analyze the political and performance work of four postmodern performance artists — Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller — who work in an "avant-garde" art world characterized by challenges to the ..."
  2. "Mad Women - Review - Dec 6, 2011". Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. Tallmer, Jerry (2003-10-02). "Vagina Dentata Monologue". New York, NY, US. Archived from the original on 2005-11-10. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 'I guess you could blame us for that,' Fleck admitted. 'But if it wasn't us, it would have been someone else.'

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