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Jeffrey D. Deacon (16 February 194929 March 2009; age 60) worked as a television camera assistant, stand-in, actor, and photo double. Between 1987 and 1990 he worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Patrick Stewart's stand-in and photo double as well as a regular background actor, portraying a command officer. Deacon appeared in several episodes of the first, second and third seasons of TNG and like several other background people who worked on this episodic television program he received no credit for his appearances.

When he left the show to start his career as a camera assistant, Dennis Tracy took over as Stewart's stand-in. Deacon finished his career in the Camera Department as a camera assistant and worked on many different feature movies and episodic television shows. He then retired from the business raising his two daughters.

In 1987, Deacon had a background part as a bellboy of a Boston hotel in the Falcon Crest episode "The Great Karlotti" which also featured Robert Foxworth, Brett Cullen, Dana Sparks, Edward Laurence Albert, Matt Roe, Robert Hitchcock, Gene Poe, and Richard Sarstedt.

Deacon passed away on 29 March 2009 at the age of 60. [1] (Screen Actors Guild Magazine, Vol. 50, No.3, page 30)

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