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Christopher "Chip" Mayer (21 February 1954 – 23 July 2011; age 57) is the actor who appeared as Ryan the holographic guard in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine seventh season episode "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang".
Mayer was born in New York, New York, USA. He may be best known for playing Vance Duke during the 1982-83 season of The Dukes of Hazzard. He later starred in the short-lived series Glitter and played T.J. Daniels on the soap opera Santa Barbera from 1987 through 1989.
He made his television debut starring in the 1980 made-for-TV action movie Stunts Unlimited, co-starring Star Trek: The Original Series guest actor Glenn Corbett and Trek film actor John Larroquette. He followed this with guest appearances on such shows as Simon & Simon, The Love Boat, Silk Stalkings (with Charlie Brill and Ben Vereen), Xena: Warrior Princess, Weird Science (with Andrew Prine), Renegade (starring Leonard Kelly-Young), Sliders, Baywatch, and Pacific Blue (with Richard Herd). He was also seen in the hit 1997 film Liar Liar, with Anne Haney, Eric Pierpoint, Don Keefer, Randy Oglesby, and Mitchell Ryan.