(written from a Production point of view)
Bret Lane Davidson (28 February 1959 – 19 April 2017; age 58) was a stuntman, stunt actor, stunt coordinator, and second unit director who performed stunts as an Excelsior crewmember in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as Brett Davidson.
He has performed and coordinated in films such as The Young Riders (1986), The Neon Empire (1989), Lucky Luke (1991), To Protect and Serve (1992, with Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Kurt D. Lott, Mark Correy, and stunts by B.J. Davis, Cole McKay, Michael J. Sarna, and Jerry Spicer), Playing Dangerous (1994), CyberTracker (1994, with Stacie Foster, Joseph Ruskin, and Dana Sparks), Hologram Man (1995), Black Scorpion (1995, with Stephen Lee, Anita Hart, Rosine "Ace" Hatem, Kurt D. Lott, Matt Roe, and stunts by Rick Avery, Maria Kelly, Cole McKay, J. Suzanne Rampe, Allen Robinson, Monica Staggs, Gary Wayton, Robin Bonaccorsi, and Harry Wowchuk), Dark Breed (1996, with Jonathan Banks, Josh Clark, Robin Curtis, and Lance LeGault), The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997), Wishmaster (1997, with Tony Todd and Kane Hodder), The Pandora Project (1998), The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000), The Way of the Gun (2000), Con Express (2002, with Joel West, Michael Kagan, and J. Patrick McCormack), Catch That Kid (2004), The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005, with stunts by Jane Austin, Oliver Keller, Theo Kypri, Kurt D. Lott, and Paul E. Short), and Tre (2006).
His appearance list in television series includes Lucky Luke (1993), Cyberkidz (1996), L.A. Heat (1999, with Kenneth Tigar), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2001, with Elyssa D. Vito, Jack Donner, and stunts by Christopher Leps and Edward Conna).
As a second unit director he has coordinated shootings for films such as Remote (1993), Endangered (1994), Vampirella (1996), Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997), and Project Viper (2002).
Davidson died in late April 2017.