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Cliff DeYoung (born 12 February 1945; age 76) is the actor who portrayed Croden in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first season episode "Vortex". He was the lead singer in the 1960s band Clear Light.

DeYoung was considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

DeYoung's motion picture credits included Harry and Tonto, Glory, Blue Collar, Shock Treatment, Flight of the Navigator, Flashback and Wild. DeYoung had supporting roles in the comedy Protocol (with Ed Begley, Jr., Joel Brooks, Kenneth Mars, Jeanne Mori, Chris Sarandon, Gail Strickland, Keith Szarabajka, George D. Wallace, and Paul Willson), the horror film Carnosaur 2 (with John Savage, Christopher Darga and John Chandler), and the television science fiction film The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999, with Tamlyn Tomita, Elizabeth Dennehy, Nancy Hower, Martha Hackett, written by Kenneth Biller, and directed by Les Landau).

Other television appearances include playing Jay Nemman in the pilot episode of The X-Files (James W. Jansen also appeared in that episode) and also appeared in The Tommyknockers.

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