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Kenneth Tigar (born 24 September 1942; age 78) is the actor who played the part of Margan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Symbiosis" and later portrayed Dammar in the Star Trek: Voyager third season episode "Displaced". Tigar received no screen credit for his first Trek appearance.

Outside of Star Trek, he has made several guest appearances, often playing Mr. Kopeckne, on the television series Barney Miller, starring Ron Glass and James Gregory. He also appeared in an episode of CHiPs with Michael Dorn and Robert Pine, an episode of Quantum Leap alongside Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Tim Russ, and two episodes of Hill Street Blues, one featuring Alfre Woodard and another with Marc Alaimo. James B. Sikking starred in both of those episodes, while Barbara Babcock starred in the former.

Tigar also appeared in the pilot episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1993 (co-starring with Teri Hatcher, K Callan guesting with Christopher Darga and Persis Khambatta) and in the final episode of Murder, She Wrote in 1996 (with William Windom and David Ogden Stiers). He also had recurring roles on the soap opera Dallas and the sitcom Growing Pains and a regular role as Fritz Heath on Dynasty, opposite Joan Collins.

Tigar was one of several Star Trek guest stars to later appear on the 1980s series The Facts of Life, along with William Windom, Roger Perry, Paul Comi, Clyde Kusatsu, Robert DoQui, Nehemiah Persoff, Clive Revill, Eve Smith, Nicholas Coster, Robert Hooks, and Ian Wolfe. Lead Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Armin Shimerman also made a brief appearance in the show's seventh season premiere episode.

Tigar made his film debut in the comedy The Happy Hooker (1975), co-starring Richard Lynch and the late Vincent Schiavelli. Since then, he has appeared primarily in made-for-TV movies, although he has made the occasional motion picture, including Creator (1985, co-starring Virginia Madsen, David Ogden Stiers, Ian Wolfe, and Jeff Corey), Phantasm II (1988), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989, with Mark Rolston, Jenette Goldstein, and Sherman Howard), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992, with Vince Howard, Primal Fear (1996, with Terry O'Quinn, Tony Plana, Alfre Woodard, Brian Reddy, Christopher Carroll, Mike Boss, Greg Bronson, and Azalea Davila), and Conspiracy Theory (1997, with Patrick Stewart and Bert Remsen).

Tigar once guest starred in the short-lived series Live Shot. Other Star Trek stars who were cast members include David Birney, Karen Austin, Ron Canada, Jeff Yagher, Bruce McGill and Sam Anderson. Star Trek stars who also guest starred include Casey Biggs, Chase Masterson, Dion Anderson, John Schuck, Lee Arenberg, Hal Landon, Jr. and Cully Fredricksen.

More recently, Tigar had guest roles on the drama series Canterbury's Law (2008) and as Warden Johan Lennox in two episodes of J.J. Abrams' mystery series Fringe (2008, alongside Billy Burke and Philip LeStrange). In 2012, he appeared as the old German man in The Avengers (2012), starring Chris Hemsworth and also featuring Damion Poitier, and from 2013 had the recurring role of Republican Senator Paul Mower in the Amazon series Alpha House.

Other Trek connections

Additional film and TV projects in which Tigar appeared with other Star Trek performers include:

Feature films

TV guest appearances

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