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Dick Ziker (born 15 January 1940; age 82) is a stuntman, stunt actor, stunt coordinator, and director. who appeared as a stunt sciences officer on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield". (Star Trek Concordance, pp. 68, 308) He later performed stunts in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
He has doubled for stars such as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Robert Urich, and James Brolin. Ziker won three Stuntman Awards (1984 for best vehicular stunt in Legman and 1985 for most spectacular sequence and best vehicular stunt in To Live and Die in L.A.), was nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Award (2003 for best work with a vehicle in Showtime, shared with Corey Michael Eubanks, Steve Picerni, and Andy Gill), and won an Emmy Award (2003 for best stunt coordination for the television series Fastlane).
Among his extensive stunt resume are films such as Thunderball (1965), The Undefeated (1969), Westworld (1973, with Majel Barrett), Jaws (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Octopussy (1983), A View To a Kill (1985), Police Academy III: Back in Training (1986, with David Graf, Brian Tochi, Arthur Batanides, and stunts by Jeff Imada and Alan Oliney), Back to School (1986, with Sally Kellerman, Terry Farrell, Robert Picardo, and Dick Miller), Rambo III (1988, with Kurtwood Smith), Alien Nation (1988, with Leslie Bevis, Jeff Kober, Roger Aaron Brown, Tom Morga and Brian Thompson), Tango & Cash (1989, with Teri Hatcher), RoboCop 2 and Total Recall (both 1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, with Jenette Goldstein and Earl Boen), Made in America (1993, with Whoopi Goldberg), The Rock (1996, with Tony Todd), Eraser (1996, with Vanessa Williams), Species II (1998, with James Cromwell), The Kid (2000, with Jeri Ryan), The Cell (2000, with Musetta Vander), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Showtime (2002, with William Shatner), Red Dragon (2002), and Herbie Fully Loaded (2005).
Ziker's resume also includes work in television series such as Mannix, Mission: Impossible (1969-1973, starring Leonard Nimoy), Wonder Woman, Charlie's Angels, and Fastlane.
His directing resume includes projects such as Charlie's Angels (1976), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), My Stepmother is an Alien (1988), and The Glimmer Man (1996).