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Austin Priester (born in Chicago, Illinois) is a stuntman and stunt actor who served as stunt double for Anthony Montgomery in the Star Trek: Enterprise second season episode "Horizon". He received no on-screen credit for his appearance. More recently, Priester performed stunts in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.
He attended the University of Michigan and a private engineering school, the Lawrence University. After he joined the army for several years he decided to follow his dream, to become an actor and filmmaker. In 2005 he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his debut, the short film Dreamland: A Short Story. Priester is one of the regular stunt doubles for Eddie Murphy.
Among his stunt and stunt acting resume are films such as Planet of the Apes (2001, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, David Warner, Erick Avari, Eileen Weisinger, Kevin Grevioux, and stunts by Ransom Gates and Simone Boisseree), Black Hawk Down (2001), Spider-man (2002, with Kirsten Dunst), I Spy (2002, with Famke Janssen and Malcolm McDowell), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003, with Ray Wise), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Spider-man 2 (2004, with Kirsten Dunst, Donna Murphy, Daniel Dae Kim, and Rachelle Roderick), Be Cool (2005), xXx: State of the Union (2005), Poseidon (2006), and Norbit (2007, with stunts by Darlene Williams, Gregory J. Barnett, and Andy Gill).
His resume also includes television series such as Fastlane (2002), Six Feet Under (2003, with Molly Hagan, Karen Landry, Leon Rippy, and Matt Winston), The West Wing (2004, with Ron Canada, James Cromwell, and Terry O'Quinn), Nip/Tuck (2005, with Famke Janssen and stunt coordinated by Noon Orsatti), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006, with Brad Greenquist and Liz Vassey), and CSI: Miami (2002 and 2007, with Maury Sterling).