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Cory Danziger (born 7 February 1977; age 42) played the role of Jake Potts in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Brothers".

Born in Los Angeles County, California, Danziger is well known for his recurring role as Kipper in the fantasy television series Beauty and the Beast on which he appeared between 1987 and 1988 along Ron Perlman, Eric Pierpoint, Ellen Albertini Dow, Nick Dimitri, Michael Ensign, Richard Herd, Edward Laurence Albert, and Armin Shimerman. For this work he received a Young Artist Award nomination in 1989 in the category Best Young Actor, Featured, Co-starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy or Drama Series or Special.

Beside his work on Beauty and the Beast, Danziger had supporting roles on the short film The Big Five (1988), the comedy Memories of Me (1988, with Mark L. Taylor, Larry Cedar, Zachary Benjamin, and Karen Westerfield), and the television comedy The Absent-Minded Professor (1988, with Ed Begley, Jr. and directed by Robert Scheerer). For his work on The Big Five, he received a second Young Artist Award nomination in 1989 in the category Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special.

Prior to his appearance in Star Trek, Danziger had a featured part as son of Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher in the 1989 horror comedy The 'burbs, with Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, and Carey Scott, for which he received his third Young Artist Award nomination in 1990 in the category Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture. Also in 1990 he was nominated for a Young Artist Award nomination in the category Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special for his work on the 1988 comedy Married to the Mob, with Charles Napier, Dean Stockwell, and Tracey Walter.

Between 1989 and 1991, Danziger had guest roles in episodes of Disneyland (1989), Who's the Boss? (1991), Empty Nest (1991, with Christopher Pettiet), and Eerie, Indiana (1991, with Justin Shenkarow, Francis Guinan, Henry Brown, and Jim Jansen). His film credits include the television movie Knights of the Kitchen Table (1990, with Michael Bell), the television drama Call Me Anna (1990, with Timothy Carhart, Deborah May, Richard Fancy, and Zachary Benjamin), the comedy Beethoven (1992, with Cirroc Lofton), the comedy Big Girls Don't Cry… They Get Even (1992, with Leslie Engelberg and Googy Gress), and the television drama Bloodlines: Murder in the Family (1993, with Clancy Brown, Chris Demetral, David Spielberg, Joel Polis, Ed Wiley, Nicholas Guest, Paul Collins, Erika Flores, Biff Yeager, David Cowgill, and Nikki Cox).

More recently, in 2009, Danziger lent his voice to the television movie The Magic 7 along with stars such as Bette Midler, Ted Danson, Demi Moore, and Michael J. Fox. Danziger is the owner of the Los Angeles-based companies SceneFour [1] and The Original Lefty's. [2]

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