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Keith Szarabajka (born 2 December 1952; age 71) is the actor who played Teero Anaydis in the Star Trek: Voyager seventh season episode "Repression" and Damrus in the Star Trek: Enterprise first season episode "Rogue Planet". His shirt from his Voyager appearance was a costume re-use and previously worn by Duncan Regehr in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine third season episode "Shakaar". Stuntman Hugh Aodh O'Brien also wore the shirt in an episode of ENT.

Szarabajka is perhaps best known for his role as Mickey Kostmayer on the television series The Equalizer alongside actor Robert Lansing. Szarabajka was a regular cast member on this series from 1986 until its end in 1989. Szarabajka is also known for his recurring role as vampire hunter Daniel Holtz on the television series Angel.

Hailing from Oak Park, Illinois, Szarabajka attended the University of Chicago and the Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He also studied acting at the Organic Theater in Chicago from 1972 through 1978. Szarabajka performed in several stage productions during this time, making his Broadway debut in the 1973 play Warp with Tom Towles.

Szarabajka made his feature film debut in Simon (1980, co-starring Wallace Shawn. This was followed by a supporting role in Missing (1982, with David Clennon and Jerry Hardin). After starring in Doonesbury (1983), Szarabajka appeared in Protocol (1984, with Ed Begley, Jr., Joel Brooks, Cliff DeYoung, Kenneth Mars, Jeanne Mori, Chris Sarandon, Gail Strickland, George D. Wallace, and Paul Willson).

In 1985, Szarabajka played the third male lead in Marie. In 1987, he co-starred with Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois in Walker. His subsequent film credits include A Perfect World (1993, featuring Voyager guest actor Bruce McGill), Andre (1994, starring Enterprise guest actor Keith Carradine), and We Were Soldiers (2002, featuring frequent Trek guest star Randy Oglesby).

In 1991, Szarabajka starred with Brad Greenquist, Ed Lauter, Matt Malloy, and Stephen Root in CBS' Golden Years. In 1994, Szarabajka appeared in the mini-series Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III, which also featured Jonathan Frakes. More recently, in 2005, Szarabajka was seen in Into the West, which also featured Keith Carradine, Clayton Rohner, and Garrett Wang.

In addition to his Star Trek appearances, Szarabajka has guest-starred on Babylon 5 (starring Bill Mumy and Andreas Katsulas), Becker (starring Terry Farrell), Touched by an Angel (working with Lee Meriwether and Ray Walston), ER (with Deborah May), and Numbers (directed by Lou Antonio). He also had recurring roles on NBC's Law & Order, UPN's Angel and Roswell, and 24.

He also voiced the character of "Kip O'Donnell" in Nickelodeon's The Wild Thornberrys. He would voice a different character in The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002, also featuring the voices of Star Trek: Voyager's Ethan Phillips as well as Trek guest stars Alfre Woodard and Brock Peters).

Since the early 2000s, Szarabajka has primarily been lending his voice to several video game projects. He had prominent roles in Mass Effect 2 (which also featured Michael Dorn, Robin Sachs, and, if their characters survived the first game in the series, Raphael Sbarge and Armin Shimerman), most notably as the main antagonist, Harbinger, L.A. Noire (which also featured Patrick Fischler) and in Halo 4 as the major antagonist, "The Didact". He returned to feature films with a role as Detective Stephens in The Dark Knight, in which he shares scenes with the late Heath Ledger. The other Star Trek performers appeared in The Dark Knight are Andrew Bicknell, Danny Goldring, and Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.; Nathan Crowley was the film's production designer. Szarabajka was also featured as a voice actor in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, playing several Dunmer characters.

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