Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947) is an American stage, television and film actor. He first made his name on TV as "Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock" on the hit 1980s action show The A-Team. To begin with, the producers felt that his character would be too over-the-top for viewers and had planned to drop him after to Pilot, but early test screenings showed the test audiences to love the character, and as a result, he was effectively 'written back in' to the series.
Schultz has appeared in films including The Fan (1981), as Broadway actress Lauren Bacall's director, and Fat Man Little Boy (1989), as J. Robert Oppenheimer. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he had a recurring role as Lieutenant Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation and then Star Trek: Voyager (as well as the film Star Trek: First Contact). Schultz is also known for his voice talent. His voice credits include numerous video games and cartoons.
Schultz was born in in Baltimore, Maryland. He married former actress Wendy Fulton (Bare Essence) in 1983 and has a daughter named Ava.