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Brian Simpson (born 18 August 1965; age 54) is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He received no credit for his appearances.
Simpson has doubled for actors such as Michael Caine and Steven Segal and is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild and a long time member of the International Stunt Association.
Simpson was one of the stunt doubles for Kevin Peter Hall's Predator in the action films Predator (1987) and its sequel Predator II (1990). He performed stunts in Joel Schumacher's academy award nominated thriller the Client in 1994 and served as stunt double for William O. Campbell in the science fiction thriller Menno's Mind in 1997. Michael Dorn, Corbin Bernsen, Robert Picardo, Rosine "Ace" Hatem, Anita Hart, and Denise Lynne Roberts also performed in this film. Simpson was Daniel Baldwin's stunt double in Fallout (1998) and The Pandora Project (1998, alongside Tony Todd) and was one of the stuntmen in the creature costume of Godzilla (1998).
He has also shown his skills in the horror sequel Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999, with Jeff Cadiente and Cole McKay), the science fiction television film Epoch (2000, starring Stephanie Niznik, Brian Thompson, and Craig Wasson), the Planet of the Apes remake (2001, with David Warner and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), the thriller High Crimes (2002, starring Ashley Judd and Bruce Davison), The Scorpion King (2002, with The Rock), Spider-Man (2002, starring Kirsten Dunst), Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2002), Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines (2003, starring Kristanna Loken), Elektra (2005), Domino (2005), Deja Vu (2006, with Bruce Greenwood), Live Free or Die Hard, Transformers, and Rush Hour 3 (all three 2007).
He has also appeared in many television series, including The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (coordinated by Christopher Doyle), Space: Above and Beyond (1995-1996, starring Lanei Chapman), Mad TV, Martial Law, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Roswell (starring William Sadler), J.J. Abrams' Alias (2001-2003, coordinated by Shauna Duggins), Crossing Jordan, 24, Lost, and Chuck (2007, co-starring Bonita Friedericy and coordinated by Tim Trella). His credits also include several mo-cap appearances in video games such as NASCAR Racing 3 (1999) and Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2002).
Simpson was also one of the stunt performers in the CGI fantasy film Beowulf alongside Paul Eliopoulos and Mike Smith and has recently filmed scenes for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (set for 2008). His next project is the action film G-War (set for 2009) in which he performed alongside Denney Pierce and Jimmy Ortega under the coordination of Doug Coleman.
Star Trek appearances Edit
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