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Douglas M. Warhit (born 28 April 1955; age 64) is the actor who played Kazago in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "The Battle". For this role, he was credited simply as Doug Warhit. He has an undergraduate degree from New York University and a masters degree from Antioch University in Ohio.
He made his feature film acting debut in the 1981 drama The Chosen, which also featured TNG writer Stuart Charno. He followed this film 1983 with small roles in the romantic comedy Private School, with Ray Walston, and the horror-thriller Christine, co-starring Bruce French and the aforementioned Stuart Charno. He was then seen in Brian De Palma's 1984 thriller Body Double, starring Craig Wasson and Gregg Henry, and had a supporting role in the action film Toy Soldiers that same year. The latter also featured Tracy Scoggins in the cast.
Warhit's subsequent film credits include Paramount Pictures' blockbuster action comedy Beverly Hills Cop (starring Eddie Murphy, Jonathan Banks, Steven Berkoff, Michael Champion, and Ronny Cox) and the 1986 comedy Playing for Keeps (with Timothy Carhart). His most recent film was the 1990 comedy Look Who's Talking Too, starring Kirstie Alley.
Prior to his role on TNG, Warhit made appearances on such television shows as Remington Steele (starring James Read), Airwolf (in an episode with Joseph Ruskin), The Facts of Life (with Paul Comi), Misfits of Science (with Meg Wyllie), You Again? (with Sam Anderson), Moonlighting (with Marshall Teague), and The Wizard (with Gracie Harrison and David Rappaport). Following TNG, Warhit was seen in the pilot episode of the acclaimed drama China Beach, starring Robert Picardo, Jeff Kober, Tim Ryan, and Concetta Tomei. James Cromwell also appeared in the pilot episode.
More recently, Warhit appeared on two episodes of the series Civil Wars (working with Jeff Allin, Richard Fancy, Aaron Lustig, and Ken Thorley) and an episode of the long-running series NYPD Blue (starring Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence, in an episode with Anne Haney). He was last seen in an episode of Paramount Television's Clueless, starring Wallace Shawn.
Today, Warhit is semi-retired from acting and teaches acting to students at various colleges and universities and in his own private time. He has been teaching on-camera cold reading and scene study and coaching actors for auditions for over twenty years. He is also a licensed psychotherapist and life coach.