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Alan Brooks (born 11 July 1950; age 69) is an actor who appeared as the Annari commander in the Star Trek: Voyager seventh season episode "Nightingale". His costume from this episode was previously worn in the episode "Remember" and later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. 
Prior to his appearance in Star Trek, Brooks had featured roles in the comedy Going in Style (1979, with Charles Hallahan, Mark Margolis, and Angelique Pettyjohn), the family comedy All I Want for Christmas (1991, with Andrea Martin, Camille Saviola, Teddy Davis, and Kavi Raz), the science fiction adventure Timemaster (1995, with Duncan Regehr, Michael Dorn, L.L. Ginter, Keith Campbell, Chris Durand, and Christopher Michael), and the action thriller Skyscraper (1996, with Deirdre Imershein, Robert Kerbeck, Paul Eiding, and Michael Spound) as well as in episodes of The Equalizer (1989, with Keith Szarabajka), Hunter (1990, with Charles Hallahan, Dan Bell, and directed by James Whitmore, Jr. and Winrich Kolbe), Gabriel's Fire (1991, with Madge Sinclair and Jeff Corey), Legend (1995, with John de Lancie, Ken Jenkins, Fionnula Flanagan, and directed by Michael Vejar), High Tide (1997), and L.A. Heat (1997, with Kenneth Tigar and directed by Cole McKay).
He had recurring roles in the daily soaps Port Charles (1997, starring Lisa Lord) and General Hospital and in the drama series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1996-1997, with Joe Lando, Frank Collison, Chad Allen, Jason Leland Adams, Barbara Babcock, Janna Michaels, and Zach Galligan).
Further acting credits include guest roles in The Huntress (2001, with Jacqueline Schultz), In Case of Emergency (2007, with Leigh Allyn Baker, Loren Lester, Garret Sato, Darin Cooper, and John Jurgens), Animal Practice (2012, with Irene Roseen and Jack Axelrod), and Scandal (2013, with Jay Karnes), thr thriller Level 26: Dark Revelations (2011, with Andres Perez-Molina), the drama Wheels (2014, with Kevin McCorkle), and the short thriller The Whistler (2015, with Stephanie Erb).
More recently, Brooks guest starred in episodes of Maron (2015), How to Get Away with Murder (2015, with Steven Culp, Famke Janssen, Bonita Friedericy, and Jeff Austin), and Veep (2016, with Sufe Bradshaw, Usman Ally, and Tzi Ma).