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Joey Aresco (born 22 August 1949; age 74) is the actor who portrayed Brull in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "The Vengeance Factor".



Between 1976 and 1977, Aresco portrayed Sgt. John David "Hutch" Hutchinson in the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep. James Whitmore, Jr. and John Larroquette were also regulars on this series. In 1979 he was featured in several episodes of NBC's Supertrain, on which Charlie Brill also worked several times. Aresco was also a regular on the drama series Capitol in 1985. In 1988 he joined the cast of Santa Barbara, portraying Carlo along with series regular Nicolas Coster, and the following year he portrayed Boomer in several episodes of Dallas. In 1998 he portrayed Anthony Moreno in the soap opera General Hospital.

Aresco guest-starred in a number of television series including Cannon (1973, with Stewart Moss, Ned Romero, and Keith Andes), The Streets of San Francisco (1974), Baretta (1976), CHiPs (1978, with Robert Pine, Phillip Pine, and "The Vengeance Factor" co-star Marc Lawrence), Taxi (1979), Trapper John, M.D. (1979, with Paul Lambert), Dynasty (1982, with Joan Collins and Henry Darrow), The A-Team (1983, with Melinda Culea, Dwight Schultz, David Graf, and Carlos LaCamara), T. J. Hooker (1984, with William Shatner, James Darren, Sam Anderson, and Thalmus Rasulala), and Beauty and the Beast (1988, starring Ron Perlman and with James Avery, Ellen Geer, Tony Jay, Jeffrey Nordling, and Albie Selznick).

Further appearances include Booker (1990), Murder, She Wrote (1990, with Stanley Kamel, Charles Rocket, and Marcy Goldman), MacGyver (1990), Dark Skies (1996, with Tim Kelleher and Scott Jaeck), Days of Our Lives (1999, with Renée Jones), Dark Angel (2000, with John Savage and Brian Markinson), Cold Squad (2002), Tom Stone (2002), and Stargate SG-1 (2005 and 2006, with Ronny Cox, Eric Steinberg, and Rudolf Martin).

More recent television work includes a guest role in The L Word (2007, with Kristanna Loken and Bruce Davison) and a recurring role in the drama series The Runner (2013).


Aresco's first film work were the television movies Target Risk (1975) and McNaughton's Daughter (1976, with Ricardo Montalban, Roger Aaron Brown, and Byron Morrow). He also appeared in Racquet (1979, with Katherine Moffat and Mickey Morton), Swing Shift (1984, with Charles Napier, Patty Maloney, and Penny Johnson), The Hidden (1987, with Michael Nouri, William Boyett, Larry Cedar, Mark Phelan, and Branscombe Richmond), Sleepwalkers (1992, with Alice Krige, Mädchen Amick, Ron Perlman, and Frank Novak), and Dillinger and Capone (1995, with F. Murray Abraham, Catherine Hicks, Jeffrey Combs, Clint Howard, and Bert Remsen).

Further film credits include the television movies The Wedding Dress (2001) and Mob Princess (2003) and Blonde and Blonder (2008). In 2011 he portrayed Frank Falucci in The Big Year, with Corbin Bernsen.

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