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David Ruprecht (born 14 October 1948; age 73) is an actor from St. Louis, Missouri, whose voice can be heard as "Radio Voice", Kojiro Vance, in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, with archive audio later used in PRO: "Kobayashi", where he was credited as "Kobayashi Maru Captain".
Ruprecht is best known as the host of Lifetime Television's (and later PAX TV's) Supermarket Sweep, a game show that ran from 1990 through 2003. Prior to this, Ruprecht made appearances on such television shows as Benson (which featured Rene Auberjonois as a regular), Quincy, M.E. (with Robert Ito and Garry Walberg), St. Elsewhere (working with the likes of Ed Begley, Jr., Norman Lloyd, Jennifer Savidge,and Brian Tochi), Married– with Children, and Punky Brewster. He also had a recurring role on Three's Company in 1984, and from 1990 through 1992, he played Dan Ryan on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He also had roles in the films The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981, with Henry Gibson and John Glover), Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again (1982, with Peter Brocco and Michael Ensign), and Taking Care of Business (1990, co-starring Gates McFadden and John de Lancie).
He was later seen on Doogie Howser, M.D. with James B. Sikking, Sisters with Ashley Judd, Beverly Hills, 90210 with Dan Gauthier, Family Law with Christopher McDonald and Julie Warner, The Drew Carey Show with Diedrich Bader, Joan of Arcadia with John Fleck, and Cold Case with Thomas Kopache. In many of his TV appearances, he plays an interviewer or broadcaster on radio or television.
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