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David Spielberg (6 March 19391 June 2016; age 77) was the actor who portrayed Commander Calvin Hutchinson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode "Starship Mine". He later guest starred in the episode "And Everything Nice" of seaQuest DSV alongside Rosalind Ingledew and Marco Sanchez.

Born in Texas, he was of mixed Romanian-Mexican heritage and came from a Jewish family on his father's side. Despite his name and religion, he had no relation to the famous film director Steven Spielberg.

After serving a brief two-year enlistment in the United States Navy, Spielberg attended college at the University of Texas but dropped out after two years to pursue an acting career in New York City. In 1972 he broke into film work with a role in The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, also starring Davis Roberts.

Additional roles included the 1980 Steve McQueen film The Hunter, with LeVar Burton, as well as the 1990 film Alice, with Keye Luke. He made three appearances on the 1980s series Highway to Heaven, once portraying the father of a character played by Gabriel Damon, as well as an appearance on a 1988 episode of the detective-action series Hunter which co-starred Chad Allen.

In his later career, Spielberg mostly starred in television guest roles, accumulating an impressive array of appearances on such popular shows as LA Law, ER, Law & Order, Baywatch, The West Wing, and Judging Amy. His final role was in the 2007 film Flight of the Living Dead.

David Spielberg died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, on June 1, 2016. He was 77.

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