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Lane Leavitt (born 10 November 1950; age 73) is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. In addition he served as stunt rigger on Star Trek: Enterprise for the stunts involving wires such as Suliban stunts and the fall back of Klaang stunt double Jeff Sanders on location in Bakersfield. Leavitt is the father of former stuntmen Steven Leavitt and Daniel Leavitt and has been married to stuntwoman Debbie Evans.

Leavitt is the founder and president of Leavittation, Inc., a company specialized in creating stunt technology such as setting up flying, anti gravity, airramps, ratchets and deaccellerators. [1] He served as governor for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Stunt Peer Group and was three times considered for an Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Born in Pleasanton, California, USA, Leavitt graduated from the Amador Valley High School in 1969 and became a three-time US motorcycle trial champion before he started to work in the entertainment industry with a motorcycle stunt for an episode of the television series The Fall Guy in 1981. His other titles include being five-time California Champion, two-time Oregon Champion, ISDE Team Member, two-time Motorcyclist Magazine All Star Team, and AMA Sportsman of the Year. During the 1980s he also performed stunts in Hill Street Blues, Knight Rider, Remington Steele, Cheers, St. Elsewhere, The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Night Court, Hunter (1984, with Henry Kingi, Sr., Greg Barnett, and Steve Kelso), Hollywood Beat, Tales from the Crypt, L.A. Law, Father Dowling Mysteries, and Werewolf (1987).

His film credits as stuntman include The Ice Pirates (1984, with Kenny Endoso, John Gillespie, Al Jones, and Don McGovern), Explorers (1985), Fright Night (1985, with Christine Anne Baur, Paula Crist, Nick Dimitri, Terry James, and Kym Washington), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Cobra (1986), The Hidden (1987), The Running Man (1987), Critters 2 (1988), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988, with Carl Ciarfalio, Tom Morga, Doug Coleman, and George P. Wilbur), Twins (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and Back to the Future Part II (1989), and Glory (1989).

In the 1990s he performed stunts in The Exorcist III (1990), Dark Angel (1990, starring Matthias Hues), Darkman (1990), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Dolly Dearest (1991, with Denise Crosby, Chris Demetral, Mary Peters, and Cole McKay), Hook (1991), Army of Darkness (1992), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Cliffhanger (1993), Last Action Hero (1993), True Lies (1994), The Mask (1994), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995, starring Tony Todd), Heat (1995), Barb Wire (1996), Eraser (1996, starring Vanessa Williams), Independence Day (1996), Jingle All the Way (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), The Game (1997), The Postman (1997), Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), and Fight Club (1999). Leavitt also worked on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (starring Teri Hatcher), NewsRadio, Mr. & Mrs. Smith (starring Scott Bakula), Ally McBeal, Team Knight Rider, Der Clown, Brimstone, Tracey Takes On (1998, with Denise Lynne Roberts), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), V.I.P., and Angel.

Further stunt work includes The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vega (2000), Monkeybone (2001), Swordfish (2001), Evolution (2001), Blade II (2002), The Scorpion King (2002, starring The Rock), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003, starring Ray Wise and Jonathan Breck), Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004, with Eliza Coleman, Lisa Hoyle, Oliver Keller, Bobby C. King, Mike Massa, and Monica Staggs), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Collateral (2004), Red Eye (2005), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and Race to Witch Mountain (2009, starring The Rock). On television he worked on Boston Public, ER, The Andy Dick Show, Crossing Jordan, The Agency, The O.C., Joan of Arcadia, Medium, and The Mentalist (2010, with Mark Chadwick, Kevin Derr, Scott Leva, and Scott Workman).

More recently, Leavitt worked as fire coordinator on the short horror comedy The Legend of Beaver Dam (2010), performed utility stunts in Drive (2011, with Jeremy Fry, R.A. Rondell, Craig Baxley, Jr., and Salomon Passariello), and worked as stunt coordinator on the short action film Hitting on Destiny (2011).

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(This list is currently incomplete.)

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