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David Keith Anderson (born 6 December 1955; age 68) is an actor and professional dancer who worked on the Star Trek films and spin-off television series for fourteen years. He was the stand-in and photo double for the regulars LeVar Burton, Tim Russ, and Anthony Montgomery and played several characters on screen, most prominently the recurring parts of Armstrong and Ashmore.

According to the call sheet, Anderson was scheduled to appear in a corridor scene of the fourth season episode "Night Terrors" but was not filmed for the final episode. He was scheduled to sit at the conn in several scenes of the fifth season episode "Power Play" but was replaced by Christina Wegler Miles. His costume from the sixth season episode "Rightful Heir" was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] Also sold off on eBay was his "pilgrim costume" from the episode "Cold Front". [2]

Filming Second Chances

Anderson with LeVar Burton, Mae Jemison, Frakes and Dorn on the set of "Second Chances"

Anderson is an AFTRA and SAG member and received a Best Supporting Actor Award in 1991. He attended the Dekalb Community College and graduated as an associate in business in 1990.

Among his television appearances are episodes of Murphy Brown (1988), Dallas (1989 and 1991), General Hospital (1996), Kenan and Kel (2000), Days of Our Lives}}, In Living Color, Love and War, That's Life, Resurrection Blvd., Monk, and Dexter (2006, also as stand-in for Erik King, working with Pablo Soriano and Susie Stillwell).

His film credits include the drama For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story (1983, with Paul Winfield and Thalmus Rasulala), the comedy Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994, with Raye Birk, Matt Roe, Earl Boen, Rosalind Ingledew, Alex Zimmerman, Marc Alaimo, Rick Scarry, Bob Scribner, Marcy Goldman, Bill Erwin, Bill Zuckert, Lena Banks, Symba Smith, Kevin G. Tracey, Mark Kosakura, Warren Tabata, Cooper, Al Ahlf, Gene Poe, John Staible, Sam Alejan, Kevin Grevioux, George Sasaki, Dan Magee, Jim Portnoy, Lou DeGrado, Robert Coffee, Theresa St. Clair, Andray Johnson, Star Halm, Robert Buckingham, Rob Plaza, Rachen Assapiomonwait, Jessie Biscardi, Buzz Barbee, Kelly Burris, Jasmine Gagnier, Joycelyn Robinson, Mike Paciorek, Kimberly Auslander, Dale Kasman, and Martin Valinsky), Good Burger (1997, as a stunt performer with LaFaye Baker, Eugene Collier, Rusty McClennon, Johnny Martin, and Denney Pierce), Voodoo Moon (2005, with Jeffrey Combs and Frank Collison), Fracture (2007, with Billy Burke, Bob Gunton, and Tom Virtue), and the short comedy Driving Under the Influence (2007, with Patrick Kerr).

Also a professional dancer in various styles, he appeared in films such as I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988, with Bernie Casey, Clarence Williams III, Dawnn Lewis, Cullen Chambers, Wren T. Brown, and Tom Wright), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), The Nutty Professor (1996, with Julianne Christie and Athena Massey), and The Sweetest Thing (2002, with Cyia Batten). He is also teaching dance performances and coordinated many for episodes of Passions, Days of Our Lives, and Monk, as well as for the dancing group "Les Masquerade". In 1984, Anderson played the male lead in the music video "Just the Way You Like It" from S.O.S. Band. [3]

More recently, Anderson worked on Castle and The Hive (2015, with Stephen Blackehart and stunt coordinator Todd Bryant).

Star Trek appearances[]

Recurring appearances[]

Stand-in work[]

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