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Kevin Indio Copeland is the actor who portrayed an alien mercenary in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Gambit, Part II". As a background actor he received no credit for this appearance.
Following his Star Trek appearance, Copeland had guest parts in television series such as Murphy Brown (1996), Martial Law (1998, with Tom Wright, Patrick Kilpatrick, Randy Mulkey, and Kane Hodder), Pacific Blue (1999), Strip Mall (with Gregory Itzin and Jim O'Heir), Resurrection Blvd. (2000), Walker, Texas Ranger (2001), and Ultimate Revenge (2001). He also appeared as Poet in four episodes of The X Show (1999-2000).
Copeland had featured and supporting parts in the thriller Backgammon (2001), the comedy Corky Romano (2001, with Jeanette Miller, Tim Sitarz, and Tyana Parr), the science fiction thriller The One (2001, with Steve Rankin, Tucker Smallwood, Denney Pierce, and Scott L. Schwartz), the television comedy Women vs. Men (2002, with Susan Savage and Elle Alexander), the action film Thunderdome (2003), the thriller Mojave (2004, with Bumper Robinson), the drama Circuit 3: The Street Monk (2006, with James Lew), and the crime thriller Brutal (2007, with Jeffrey Combs and Michael Berryman).
More recent credits include the drama The Gods of Circumstance (2009, with Rhonda Aldrich), two episodes of the mystery series Life (2008-2009, with Mark Casimir Dyniewicz in the latter one), and the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011, with Elliot Durant III). Beside his work as an actor, Copeland is also a poem writer and musician. He studied acting under fellow Trek actors Richard Lynch, Carolyne Barry and Bennet Guillory.