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Gerard Prendergast is an actor who played Bjorn Bensen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Home Soil".

Prendergast had previously appeared on the television series T.J. Hooker, starring Star Trek: The Original Series actor William Shatner, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor James Darren, and TNG and Star Trek: Voyager guest actor Richard Herd. He was also seen in a 1982 episode of Trapper John, M.D. along with Robin Gammell, Salome Jens, and series regular Madge Sinclair. His other TV credits include Houston Knights (starring Madlyn Rhue), Matlock (with Jason Wingreen), and Simon & Simon (with Olivia d'Abo and Tina Lifford) as well as the 1981 TV movie Thin Ice with Daniel Hugh Kelly and Dwight Schultz. He was also a regular on the short-lived soap opera Generations, along with Paul Carr, Bruce Gray, Marnie McPhail, France Nuyen, and Joan Pringle.

His few feature film credits include the 1982 science fiction outing Time Walker (with Antoinette Bower) and the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party (with John Bloom, Coleen Maloney, Arlee Reed, and Ben Slack).

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