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John Alex Tampoya (often misspelled as John Tempoya) is an actor who was a regular background performer on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. He also appeared as a Melona IV colonist in the episode "Silicon Avatar", as an Enterprise-B crewman in Star Trek Generations, and served as stand-in and body double for Garrett Wang on the first four seasons of Voyager. In addition, Tampoya was the stand-in for actor Eric Steinberg on Star Trek: First Contact. As a background actor he received no on-screen credit for his appearances.

A costume from the episode "Emanations", worn by Tampoya and Wang, was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] Tampoya filmed his scenes for "Silicon Avatar" on Wednesday 7 August 1991 on location at the Golden Oak Ranch and on Thursday 15 August 1991 at Paramount Stage 16. He was scheduled to appear in corridor scenes in the episode "Hero Worship" and on the bridge in "Imaginary Friend" but was not part of the final episodes.

Outside Star Trek, Tampoya appeared as a lab technician in The Human Factor pilot episode (1992, with Gene LeBell and Vyto Ruginis) and performed stunts in the drama Leather Jackets (1992, with Phil Chong, Jeff Imada, Al Goto, Michael Champion, Bill M. Ryusaki, Tony Cecere, Sandy Free, Peter Lai, and George Wilbur).

Star Trek appearances

Recurring appearances

Stand-in work

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