Thomas Kopache is an American actor.\nKopache was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Dorothy E.. He is known as Assistant Secretary of State Bob Slatterly in The West Wing and for various roles in the Star Trek franchise. He has also appeared in the stage productions of As You Like It as the banished Duke and in Antigone as Creon. He is one of few people who have appeared in all of the Star Trek television series, other than the original, and, along with Jeffrey Combs, Vaughn Armstrong, J. G. Hertzler and Randy Oglesby, is one of only five actors to portray as many as seven characters.\nHis largest Star Trek role was as Kira Taban, the father of Kira Nerys in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Kopache played Taban in \"Ties of Blood and Water\" and \"Wrongs Darker than Death or Night\".\nKopache had earlier played a Romulan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode \"The Next Phase\", a hologram in \"Emergence\" and a Starfleet officer in Star Trek Generations.\nIn 1994 he portrayed \"Tu'Pari\" in the Babylon 5 episode \"The Parliament of Dreams\".\nKopache makes a brief appearance in No Country For Old Men as a shoe salesman.