(written from a Production point of view)
Chip Chalmers (born 9 June 1953; age 68) is a director who worked as first assistant director on several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also directed four episodes of The Next Generation and two of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. A character listed on several dedication plaques, Captain Chip Chalmers, was a homage to him.
Before he began his career in films, he worked as a magician in Los Angeles. He is also a trained guitarist. Chalmers was as an assistant on Miami Vice, and later directed an episode of that series.
He is currently teaching film at Florida State University. 
Star Trek credits
- As Director
- As First Assistant Director