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Keith Rayve (born 12 November 1957; age 66) is an actor who was a regular background performer in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. He also appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Generations. Rayve was an occasionally stand-in for Brent Spiner on The Next Generation and returned into this occupation for the feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Insurrection. In addition, he worked as stand-in for Robert Duncan McNeill on the last five seasons of Voyager and portrayed a Borg in the theme park movie Borg Invasion 4D. Rayve was photographed as a Romulan for the promo photo of Star Trek: The Experience on 6 October 1995 along with fellow regular background actress Cameron.

He may once have played a Vulcan; a ring with Vulcan letters sold at It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay was listed as being worn by him. [1] A costume worn by him and McNeill in the episode "Drive" was also sold off on eBay for US$1,625.00. [2] The costume tag reads P.D. Paris, which means photo double for Paris (McNeill). In addition a red Starfleet distressed uniform from "Year of Hell" was also sold off on IAW. [3]

According to the call sheets, Rayve was scheduled to appear in the fourth season episode "Qpid" in corridor scenes and in the fifth season episodes "Disaster", "The Game", and "The Outcast" in scenes in Ten Forward and in the episode "The Perfect Mate" in corridor scenes but was either not filmed or cut from the final episodes.

As a background actor, a bar patron and mourner, he appeared in the Cheers episodes "How to Marry a Mailman" (1989, with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Lee Allen, Mark Lentry, Jay Crimp, Michael Braveheart, and John Rice), "The Two Faces of Norm" (1989, with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, David B. Levinson, Joel Schultz, Lorine Mendell, Melba Gonzalez, Ivonne Perez, Michael Zurich, Michael Braveheart, and Rebecca Soladay), "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice" (1989, with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Lee Allen, Michael Braveheart, Lee Faranda, Melba Gonzalez, Cole McKay, Lorine Mendell, Ivonne Perez, Gene Poe, Lynn Salvatori, and Rebecca Soladay), and "For Real Men Only" (1989, with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Michael Braveheart, Lorine Mendell, Rebecca Soladay, Mark Reilly, Randy James, Denise Lynne Roberts, and Richard Sarstedt). Rayve had guest appearances in the television series NYPD Blue (1995, starring Gordon Clapp and guest starring Matthew Faison, Tim de Zarn, and Lawrence Pressman) where he played Miles Belgrade and as a guy in line in the Frasier episode "A Passing Fancy" (2001, with Kelsey Grammer). In 2000 he shot the comedy Dating Service in Los Angeles, alongside Sue Henley and Brent Spiner, and produced by Lemuel Perry. Rayve also wrote the script and directed this movie.

Rayve is married to fellow Voyager background actress and stand-in Sue Henley; they have one child.

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