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Debbie David (born 3 March 1955; age 66) is an actress who appeared as a regular background performer on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. She also appeared in Star Trek Generations and the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon. In addition, she served as stand-in for Brent Spiner on The Next Generation and for Robert Duncan McNeill on the second season of Voyager. As a background performer she received no on-screen credit for any of her appearances. [1] She also worked as stand-in for guest actors such as for Richard Lynch in "Gambit, Part I" and "Gambit, Part II" and Ken Olandt in "Bloodlines".

According to the call sheets, David was scheduled to appear in the fourth season episodes "Identity Crisis" in corridor scenes and "The Host" in scenes in Ten Forward but was either not filmed or cut from the final episodes. She was also listed on the call sheet to portray a "dead engineer" in the fifth season episode "Disaster" in scenes in engineering but was not seen on screen. According to the call sheets David was up to be part of the engineering crew in the episodes "The Game" and "The Masterpiece Society" but was replaced.

David has appeared in several films including the 1990 action thriller Catchfire, with Dean Stockwell and stunts by Janet Brady and Tommy J. Huff, television series such as Angel and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and television commercials for labels such as McDonald's (1980).

Together with her wife, she took over the aaah!Capella theater in the Noho Arts district in North Hollywood, California in 1996. The club became famous as the "Club Dragopolis" with a special fan community of transgender people and several famous guests who stepped onto the stage of the club, including Jack Nicholson, Steve Guttenberg, and B.B. King. She took the name Debbie David and served as emcee and hostess after she revealed that her gender assigned at birth was different than her actual identity. David continued to appear in films such as I Was a Teenage Dragqueen as well as working as a director, writer, and talent scout. [2]

Star Trek appearances

Appearances as Russell

Stand-in work

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