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Elliot Durant III is an actor turned into casting director who played a regular Starfleet ensign during the last four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and in the seventh feature film, Star Trek Generations. His uniform was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] He also portrayed a Mizarian in Generations and a Bajoran officer in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine seventh season episode "Shadows and Symbols". His Bajoran uniform was also sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [2]

According to the call sheet, Durant was scheduled to appear in the fourth season episode "Identity Crisis" in corridor scenes but was either not filmed or cut from the final episode. For the fifth season episode "Redemption II", Durant III served as additional stand-in for actor Nicholas Kepros. He was again scheduled to appear in Ten Forward scenes in the fifth season episode "New Ground" but did not appear in the final episode. He filmed scenes in the shuttlebay for the sixth season episode "Rightful Heir" but the scene was not part of the final episode.

Durant is skilled in dance, sports, and stunts, worked as fitness trainer, and opened an extras casting service in 2003. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and at the High School of Performing Arts in New York. Beside several commercials and stage plays he also played Batman in the national tour "Batman Beyond" for DC Comics.

Durant guest starred in the television series Working Girl (1990, starring Nana Visitor), Sherman Oaks, and The Company, and played recurring parts in several episodes of Living Single (1994) and ER (2003-2004, alongside Scott Grimes).

Among his feature films are the comedy Hollywood High Part 2 (1981), the action comedy True Lies (1994, with Max Daniels, Manny Perry, and Loren Janes), the comedy The Nutty Professor (1996, with Athena Massey and Julianne Christie), the vampire comic adaptation Blade (1998, with Judson Scott and Sidney Liufau), the fantasy comedy Mystery Men (1999, with Sunny Gorg), and the drama Undercover Angel (1999).

More recent acting work includes the drama Grace Everlasting (2009), the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011), the family comedy Dearly Departed (2013), and the short film Watsky: Tiny Glowing Screens Part 3 (2016).

Star Trek appearances

Recurring appearances

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