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Debbie David (born 3 March 1955; age 69) 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 worked as stand-in for Brent Spiner on The Next Generation, for Robert Duncan McNeill on Voyager, as well as for several guest actors. As a background performer she received no credit for any of her appearances. [1]

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 spoke her first line in The Slumber Party Massacre (1982). She further appeared in several films including the 1990 action thriller Catchfire, with Dean Stockwell and stunts by Janet Brady and Tom Huff, television series such as Cheers (1990, episode "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Keith Rayve, Ree Kai, Ivonne Perez, Don Bennett, Alex Landi, Joycelyn Robinson, Nyra Crenshaw, Natalie Wood, Alex Zimmerman, Mark Watson, and Melba Gonzalez, 1991 episode "Cheers Has Chili" with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Don Bennett, Bruce Dobos, Randy James, Ray Petersen, Keith Rayve, and Rebecca Soladay, and 1991 episode "Get Your Kicks on Route 666" with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Jay Crimp, Harry Young, Rebecca Soladay, Renna Bogdanowicz, Lee Allen, Don Bennett, Mikki Val, and Curt Truman), Angel and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and television commercials for labels such as McDonald's (1980).

In 1991, David appeared as a prison guard in the first part of Dynasty: The Reunion. Other Trek actors include Joan Collins, Robin Sachs, Tony Jay, Keone Young, Evelyn Guerrero, Wendie Malick, Jeff O'Haco, Ray Reinhardt, Renna Bogdanowicz, Phil Culotta, Bruce Dobos, Peter Eastman, Michael Echols, Melanie Hathorn, Steve Hershon, Debra Dilley, Bill Blair, and Curt Truman.

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]

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