Michael Dorn was one of the luckiest actors ever in Star Trek, to be in the franchise as long as he was. I'm sure he knows it too.
Agreed. Not bad, especially given he was the last character to be cast for TNG, and was in fact not a part of the original TNG format outline at all. I've even heard stories that he was originally only conceived as maybe being a semi-regular character at best, but that Dorn's performance impressed everybody so much that they immediately bumped him up to regular character status.