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For similarly named actors, please see Robert Brown or, alternatively, please see Bobby Brown.

Bob Brown (born 6 October 1958; age 65) is a stuntman and stunt coordinator who performed stunts as a stunt double for Brent Spiner in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Encounter at Farpoint". He worked on the first day of production, Friday 29 May 1987 on location at Fern Dell, Griffith Park under Stunt Coordinator Erik Cord.

Brown is married to stuntwoman Marta Merrifield since 1996. The couple has three children. He is a world champion high diver. In 1974 he earned the title National & World Age Group Trampoline Champion and between 1985 and 1991 he was a member of the United States High Diving Team. He was awarded as World High Diving Champion in 1988, 1989, and 1991, and in 1996 he was the Mediterranean Cup High Diving Champion.

Brown received three Taurus World Stunt Award nominations: in 2002, in the category Best Driving for his work on Swordfish, shared with Scott Rogers, Gilbert Combs, Brett A. Jones, and Mike Justus, in 2005, in the category Best Specialty Stunt for his work on the action drama Flight of the Phoenix, and in 2008, in the category Best High Work on The Number 23. In 2011, he won a Taurus World Stunt Award in the category Best High Work on Predators, shared with Jeremy Fitzgerald. Brown was also part of the stunt team which received Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in the category Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for his work on Iron Man in 2009 and on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2010.

Brown worked as a stunt double for Robert Patrick in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), for Arnold Schwarzenegger in Last Action Hero (1993), for Jim Carrey in the comedies The Mask (1994) and The Cable Guy (1996), for Kevin Spacey in Seven (1995), for William Baldwin in Fair Game (1995), for Kevin Costner in Waterworld (1995), for Nicolas Cage in Face/Off (1997), for Sam Neill in Jurassic Park III (2001), for Rory Cochrane in CSI: Miami (2003, coordinated by Freddie Hice), and for Gregory Sims in NCIS: Los Angeles (2009, with Paul Lacovara and Tim Trella).

Among his television stunt performances are episodes of Tales from the Crypt, The '60s Show, Spy Game, Nash Bridges, The Pretender, Any Day Now, High Tide, The X-Files and Seven Days. He worked as stunt coordinator on Beverly Hills, 90210, Martial Law, Port Charles, Baywatch, The X-Files, General Hospital, Alien Nation, Night Court, and Roswell.

His other stunt credits include Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985, coordinated by Al Jones), The Hidden (1987, coordinated by Don Pike), Night of the Demons (1988), Child's Play 2 (1990), Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Gettysburg (1993), The Crow (1994, coordinated by Jeff Imada), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995) and Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Barb Wire (1996), The Rock (1996), Eraser (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Flubber (1997), Godzilla (1998), The X-Files (1998), End of Days (1999), Pearl Harbor (2001), Showtime (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Constantine (2005), The Island (2005), Crank (2006), and A Christmas Carol (2009).

As stunt coordinator he created the action on films such as Brainsmasher... A Love Story (1993, with Teri Hatcher), Knights (1993), the action film Spitfire (1995), Omega Doom (1996), Menno's Mind (1997, with Corbin Bernsen, Michael Dorn, Robert Picardo, and Denise Lynne Roberts), Fire Down Below (1997), The Faculty (1998), The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), The Glass House (2001), The Scorpion King (2002, starring The Rock), Man on Fire (2004), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), the horror film Infection (2005), Babylon A.D. (2008), The Spy Next Door (2010), and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010).

More recently, Brown worked as stunt coordinator on episodes of Glee (2011, with Katie Eischen and Peipei Yuan), Modern Family (2011), and Rizzoli & Isles (2011), Fright Night (2011, starring Anton Yelchin and stunts by Al Goto, Cassandra McCormick, Scott Workman, and Mark Wagner), and Bless Me, Ultima (2012, with Al Goto and Scott Workman).

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