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Gary Epper (31 December 19441 December 2007; age 62) was a stuntman and stunt actor who played the assimilated Ensign Lynch in Star Trek: First Contact.

Epper was the brother of fellow Star Trek stuntmen Tony Epper and Andy Epper and stuntwoman Jeannie Epper.

Among his stunt performing and stunt acting resume are films such as Beneath the Planet of Apes (1970, with James Gregory, Jeff Corey, Lou Wagner, Gregory Sierra, and Nick Dimitri), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972, with Ricardo Montalban, Lou Wagner, Nick Dimitri, Paula Crist, and Ron Veto), Rollerball (1975, with John Beck, Robert Ito, Bob Minor, and Diamond Farnsworth), 1941 (1979, with Elisha Cook, J. Patrick McNamara, David L. Lander, Michael McKean, Jerry Hardin, Dick Miller, Vince Deadrick, Jr., and Mic Rodgers), Blade Runner (1982, with Janet Brady and Jeff Imada), The Beastmaster (1982, with Rod Loomis, Vanna Bonta, Tony Epper, Diamond Farnsworth, Vince Deadrick, Tommy J. Huff, and Chuck Hicks), Top Gun (1986), Back to School (1986, with Terry Farrell, Robert Picardo, Sally Kellerman, Adrienne Barbeau, and Todd Bryant), Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988, with David Graf, Matt McCoy, Rene Auberjonois, and B.J. Davis), Road House (1989, with Marshall R. Teague, Kevin Tighe, Patricia Tallman, Anthony De Longis, Tiny Ron, Christopher Collins, Dennis Ott, Donna Garrett, and Branscombe Richmond), The Rocketeer (1991, with William O. Campbell, Max Grodénchik, Paul Sorvino, Terry O'Quinn, Ed Lauter, Don Pugsley, Clint Howard, Darryl Henriques, and Arlee Reed), Jurassic Park (1993, with Cameron Thor, Richard Kiley, and Patricia Tallman), Speed (1994, with Alan Ruck, Richard Lineback, Carlos Carrasco, Jordan Lund, Patricia Tallman, and Chuck Hicks), Eraser (1996, with Vanessa Williams, James Cromwell, Mark Rolston, Patrick Kilpatrick, Mike Boss, Tim Trella, and Scott Workman), L.A. Confidential (1997, with Steve Rankin, Symba Smith, James Cromwell, Matt McCoy, Jim Metzler, and Jimmy Ortega), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, with Ian Abercrombie, Geno Silva, Katy Boyer, Marjean Holden, Tom Morga, and J. Patrick McCormack), and Wild Wild West (1999, with Musetta Vander, James Lashly, Ian Abercrombie, Anita Hart, and Derek Mears).

On his television resume are Lassie (1954), The Rockford Files (1976), Starsky & Hutch (1977, with David Soul), Wonder Woman (1978), Hart to Hart (1983), Airwolf (1984, with Eugene Roche), T.J. Hooker (1986, with William Shatner and James Darren), and Tales from the Crypt (1990, with John Kassir).

Epper passed away 1 December 2007. He was survived by his five children and four grandchildren.

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