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Javier Botet (born 30 July 1977; age 42) is a Spanish actor who played an unnamed Ba'ul in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The Sound of Thunder". [1] [2] [3]

Botet was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome at the age of five. Because of his special physical appearance, Botet has been cast as creatures such as Niña and Tristana Medeiros in the Spanish horror quadrilogy [Rec] (2007), [Rec]² (2009), [Rec]³: Génesis (2012), and [REC] 4: Apocalipsis (2014), Mama in the horror thriller Mama (2013), Enola, Margaret and Pamela in the horror film Crimson Peak (2015, with Jim Beaver, Leslie Hope, Emily Coutts, Doug Jones, and Bruce Gray), the Crooked Man in the horror sequel The Conjuring 2 (2016, with Robin Atkin Downes), the Xenomorph in the science fiction prequel Alien: Covenant (2017), the deity Set in the fantasy/horror film The Mummy (2017, with Sofia Boutella and produced, written, and directed by Alex Kurtzman), Hobo in the horror remake It (2017), and KeyFace in the horror sequel Insidious: The Last Key (2018, with Bruce Davison and Craig Reed).

Since 2005, Botet appeared in a number of Spanish productions as well and also worked as writer, producer, and director. Among his more recent projects are the horror thriller The Crucifixion (2017), the horror thriller Slender Man (2018, with Michael Reilly Burke), the horror thriller Mara (2018), the horror film Polaroid (2019), the sequel It: Chapter Two (2019, with Bill Hader), the horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019), and the thriller His House (2019).

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