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Beau Lotterman (born 1941) is an actor who played a Klingon High Council member in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Redemption". He filmed his scenes for this episode on Monday 15 April 1991 on Paramount Stage 16. Following his role in The Next Generation, Lotterman appeared as a Romulan delegate in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Lotterman was born in Hollywood, California and attended the Los Angeles High School until 1958. He graduated from the West Los Angeles City College in 1972 with degrees in Theater Arts, Graphic Arts, and secondary education. In 1974 he graduated from California State University, Northridge in Multi Media Design and Secondary Education. Lotterman also served in the US Army in the 1960s.
Since 1987 he has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA and is working as actor, assistant director, and screen writer. Beside his work on Star Trek, he also worked on episodes of Hunter, The Flash, History's Mysteries, and Murder One (1995, with Daniel Benzali, John Fleck, Richard McGonagle, Barbara Bosson, Randy Oglesby, Barry Kivel, Stanley Kamel, Miriam Flynn, Adam Scott, Ned Vaughn, Uriah Carr, Nicolas Surovy, Renata Scott, Robert Pine, Gregory Itzin, casting by Junie Lowry-Johnson, and produced by Marc Buckland).
From the late 1980s he also appeared in several feature films, mostly as military characters or cops. Among these film productions are the action film Lethal Weapon 2 (1989, with Mark Rolston, Jenette Goldstein, Allan Dean Moore, Sherman Howard, Kenneth Tigar, Tommy Hinkley, and Larry Clardy), the comedy Postcards from the Edge (1990, with George D. Wallace, Marcelo Tubert, and Natalija Nogulich), the horror sequel Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994, with Irene Roseen), the fantasy comedy The Mask (1994, with Reg E. Cathey, Christopher Darga, Kevin Grevioux, Howard Kay, Scott McElroy, Robert O'Reilly, Louis Ortiz, Jeremy Roberts, and Leslie Cook), the thriller Clear and Present Danger (1994, with Harris Yulin, Ellen Geer, Reg E. Cathey, Vaughn Armstrong, John Putch, Michael Jace, Cameron Thor, Harley Venton, Miguel Pérez, Kamala Lopez, Elizabeth Dennehy, Aaron Lustig, Catherine MacNeal, and R.A. Rondell), the thriller Outbreak (1995, with Benito Martinez and Maury Sterling), the action thriller Conspiracy Theory (1997, with Patrick Stewart, Brian J. Williams, Saxon Trainor, Bert Remsen, Lincoln Simonds, Tom Schanley, and Kenneth Tigar), the comedy sequel The Odd Couple II (1998, with Richard Riehle, Ellen Gerr, Peggy Miley, Estelle Harris, Earl Boen, David Jean Thomas, and Jerry Rector), the comedy Dead Man on Campus (1998, with Judyann Elder, Paul Collins, and Mary Stein), and Michael Bay's blockbuster Pearl Harbor (2001).