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Alan Scarfe (8 June 194628 April 2024; age 77) was a British actor who appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

Scarfe was the first actor who was cast and filmed scenes as Jabin for the Star Trek: Voyager first season episode "Caretaker". He filmed his scenes on Tuesday 13 September 1994 on Paramount Stage 9, representing the Kazon bridge set. The role was later re-cast with actor Gavan O'Herlihy who also re-filmed Scarfe's scenes.

For the Voyager episode "Resistance", Scarfe filmed his scenes on Friday 22 September 1995 and between Tuesday 26 September 1995 and Friday 29 September 1995 on Paramount Stage 1, 8, and 16. Parts of his costume from the episode "Birthright, Part II" were later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]

He was married to actress Barbara March from 1979 until her death from cancer in 2019. The couple had a daughter, Antonia Scarfe. He was previously married to actress Sara Botsford with whom he has a son, actor Jonathan Scarfe. He is a former Associate Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada and the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

Scarfe is probably best known for starring role as Dr. Bradley Talmadge on Seven Days (1998-2001, with Norman Lloyd) and as Arch Magus in Earthsea (2005). He also had a memorable guest appearance in the seaQuest DSV episode "Games" (1993) alongside Star Trek alumni Stephanie Beacham and Marco Sanchez. His character, Dr. Rubin Zellar, was eventually mass-produced as an action figure for the seaQuest DSV line by Playmates Toys.

Among his film work are Iron Eagle II (1988), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992, with Andrew Hill Newman and Kenneth Tigar), the comedy The Wrong Guy (1997), and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007, with Tracy Scoggins).

He had recurring roles as Lt. Col. Stringer in Tour of Duty (1989-1990, with Dan Gauthier), as Captain Cyrus Harding in Mysterious Island (1995), and as Henry Havens in Kingdom Hospital (2004, with Bruce Davison and Ed Begley, Jr.).

Among his numerous guest roles are episodes of Tales from the Darkside (1986, written by Edithe Swensen), Hunter (1989, with Charles Hallahan, Fionnula Flanagan, Nicholas Guest, and Scott Thomson), Alien Nation (1989, with Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Ron Fassler, and Charlie Skeen), Columbo (1990, with Mark Margolis, David Huddleston, Rainelle Saunders, Jimmy Ortega, Sandra Wild, Cameron, and Craig Hosking), MacGyver (1990), Quantum Leap (1991, starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, with Joycelyn O'Brien and Noley Thornton), Viper (1994, with Tim de Zarn and Wendy Robie), Highlander (1994), The Burning Zone (1997, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Harris, James Black, Tim O'Connor, and Tim Ryan), The Outer Limits (1997 and 1998), Stargate: Atlantis (2004, with Paul McGillion), and Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (2004-2005, executive produced by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry).

Scarfe passed away from colon cancer on April 28, 2024, at the age of 77. [2]

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