A Uruguayan American actor and gay rights and political activist. He is best known for his role as Hugh the Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
He works raising awareness for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which works to improve the educational environment for LGBT elementary and secondary students in the United States. Del Arco says his work with GLSEN has been life-changing.
“Never did I imagine that working for a nonprofit organization would have such a great effect on me personally. It’s changed the structure of how I use my career as an actor because now I have a reason beyond entertainment to promote something other than me.”
In 2013, Del Arco was awarded the 2013 Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign and now work with the campaign as a guest speaker.