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Kim Bass (born 16 February 1956; age 64) is an actor, writer, director, and producer who appeared as a Klingon High Council member in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Redemption" for which he filmed his scenes on Friday 12 April 1991 and Monday 15 April 1991 on Paramount Stage 16.
Born in Frankfort, New York, USA, Bass is the son of Juanita Bass, creator of the famous barbecue sauce "Juanita's Sauce", and grandson of Everett Holmes, the first African-American mayor in New York state.
Prior to his work on Star Trek, Bass also appeared as an actor on the science fiction film Sayônara, Jûpetâ (1984) and the action drama The Protector (1985, with Richard Epper, Becky Ann Baker, Spike Silver, and Mike Starr).
Between 1990 and 1993 he worked as one of the staff writers on the comedy series In Living Color for which he also received an Emmy Award nomination in 1991 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. In 1994 he was one of the co-creators of the comedy series Sister, Sister on which he worked as creative consultant until its end in 1999. He previously worked as co-producer on the comedy series True Colors (1991-1992, starring Brigid Brannagh).
Following his direcing debut in 1995 on the action film Ballistic, with Marjean Holden, Charles Napier, James Lew, Benito Martinez, Jeff Rector, and Robert Miano, he worked as creator, creative consultant and executive producer on the comedy series Kenan & Kel (1996-2000), as creative consultant and producer on Men in Black: The Series (1997-2001, with the voices of Jennifer Lien, Charles Napier, and Ed O'Ross), and wrote the screenplay of the comedy A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996, with Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.) and created the television horror comedy Two Heads Are Better Than None (2000, with Thomas Knickerbocker and Michael Berryman).
More recently, Bass wrote, produced and directed the horror thriller Succubus: Hell Bent (2007, with Skip Stellrecht), the thriller Junkyard Dog (2010, with Brad Dourif), and the action film Kill Speed (2010, with Greg Grunberg, Skip Stellrecht, Mark Riccardi, and stunt coordinator Lou Simon).