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| Birth name = Leslie Gail Hoffman
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|birth name = Leslie Hoffman
| Date of birth = {{d|21|January|?}}
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| Place of birth = Saranac Lake, New York, USA
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|birthplace = Saranac Lake, New York, USA
| Roles = [[:Category:Stunt performers|Stunt double]], [[:Category:Stunt department|Assistant Stunt Coordinator]], [[:Category:Performers|Stunt Actress]]
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|roles = [[:Category:Stunt performers|Stunt double]]; [[:Category:Performers|Stunt Actress]]<br />[[:Category:Stunt department|Assistant Stunt Coordinator]]
| Characters = [[Leslie Hoffman#Star Trek appearances|See below]]
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'''Leslie Gail Hoffman''' {{born|21|January|?}} <!-- Do not add any birth year, it will be removed --> is a stuntwoman, actress, and stunt coordinator who worked between {{y|1995}} and {{y|2001}} as a regular stunt performer on ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''. She was one of the regular stunt doubles for [[B'Elanna Torres|Torres]] actress [[Roxann Dawson]] and doubled several guest actresses. In addition, Hoffman was an assistant stunt coordinator for [[Dennis Madalone]] and also responsible for the stunt safety on set.
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'''Leslie Gail Hoffman''' {{born|21|January|?}} <!-- Do not add any birth year, it will be removed --> is a stuntwoman, actress, and stunt coordinator who worked between {{y|1995}} and {{y|2001}} as a regular stunt performer on {{s|DS9}} and {{s|VOY}}. She was one of the regular stunt doubles for [[B'Elanna Torres|Torres]] actress [[Roxann Dawson]] and doubled several guest actresses. In addition, Hoffman was an assistant stunt coordinator for [[Dennis Madalone]] and also responsible for the stunt safety on set.
   
 
== Early life and career ==
 
== Early life and career ==
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Hoffman, a great niece of composer Bernard Green, moved to {{w|Los Angeles}} in 1974, where she trained her skills, including high falls and fight techniques, at [[Paul Stader]]'s gym in {{w|Santa Monica}}. The gym was a famous location in the stunt business and many stunt performers trained there, including ''Star Trek''{{'}}s [[Dick Durock]], [[Bob Minor]], [[George Wilbur]], Dennis Madalone, Tom Morga, and Brian J. Williams. Resettled in Los Angeles, her first {{w|Screen Actors Guild}} union job was the thriller ''Two-Minute Warning'' in 1976.
 
Hoffman, a great niece of composer Bernard Green, moved to {{w|Los Angeles}} in 1974, where she trained her skills, including high falls and fight techniques, at [[Paul Stader]]'s gym in {{w|Santa Monica}}. The gym was a famous location in the stunt business and many stunt performers trained there, including ''Star Trek''{{'}}s [[Dick Durock]], [[Bob Minor]], [[George Wilbur]], Dennis Madalone, Tom Morga, and Brian J. Williams. Resettled in Los Angeles, her first {{w|Screen Actors Guild}} union job was the thriller ''Two-Minute Warning'' in 1976.
   
The following years, Hoffman performed stunts in the television series ''Charlie's Angels'' and ''The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries'', doubled {{w|Cindy Williams}} in the comedy series ''Laverne & Shirley'', {{w|Pamela Franklin}} in ''Fantasy Island'', starring the late [[Ricardo Montalban]], and portrayed a stunt nurse in the ''M*A*S*H'' episode ''The M*A*S*H Olympics'' (1977), which features [[David Ogden Stiers]]. On ''The Love Boat'', Hoffman and {{w|John Ritter}}'s stunt double [[Dick Ziker]] jumped 78' ft. together and landed a few feet apart from each other in the water. This is one of the stunts Hoffman found particularly dangerous. She appeared as a high school student in the 1977 horror film ''The Car'' in a stunt scene involving several horses {{brokenlink|url=http://www.stuntrek.com/stuntrek/02_mem.html}}, doubled actress {{w|Wendie Jo Sperber}} in {{w|Robert Zemeckis}}' comedy ''I Wanna Hold Your Hand'' (1978), performed in [[Corey Allen]]'s action film ''Avalanche'' (1978) on which she first worked together with [[Dennis Madalone]], and the thriller ''The Fifth Floor'' (1978). Hoffman was as a stunt Indian on the mini series ''Centennial'' (1978), did a fire stunt on the television horror film ''Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell'' (1978), doubled {{w|Conchata Ferrell}} in the series ''B.J. and the Bear'', and appeared in the science fiction thriller ''Meteor'' (1979).
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The following years, Hoffman performed stunts in the television series ''Charlie's Angels'' and ''The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries'', doubled {{w|Cindy Williams}} in the comedy series ''Laverne & Shirley'', {{w|Pamela Franklin}} in ''Fantasy Island'', starring the late [[Ricardo Montalban]], and portrayed a stunt nurse in the ''M*A*S*H'' episode ''The M*A*S*H Olympics'' (1977), which features [[David Ogden Stiers]]. On ''The Love Boat'', Hoffman and {{w|John Ritter}}'s stunt double [[Dick Ziker]] jumped 78 feet together and landed a few feet apart from each other in the water. This is one of the stunts Hoffman found particularly dangerous. She appeared as a high school student in the 1977 horror film ''{{imdb|title/tt0075809/combined|The Car}}'' in a stunt scene involving several horses, doubled actress {{w|Wendie Jo Sperber}} in {{w|Robert Zemeckis}}' comedy ''I Wanna Hold Your Hand'' (1978), performed in [[Corey Allen]]'s action film ''Avalanche'' (1978) on which she first worked together with [[Dennis Madalone]], and the thriller ''The Fifth Floor'' (1978). Hoffman was as a stunt Indian on the mini series ''Centennial'' (1978), did a fire stunt on the television horror film ''Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell'' (1978), doubled {{w|Conchata Ferrell}} in the series ''B.J. and the Bear'', and appeared in the science fiction thriller ''Meteor'' (1979).
   
While performing stunts on {{w|Steven Spielberg}}'s 1979 war comedy ''1941'', Hoffman and another stuntman David Cassidy had "nearly been killed" during a stunt involving a motorcycle sidecar that involved a jump into the back of a truck. A mechanical flaw cause the sidecar to run out of gas thus carrying herself on top and David in the sidecar flying into the truck's bumper. She later recounted how, despite the incident, they had to return and do the stunt again, the following day. [http://www.trektoday.com/news/240507_02.shtml]
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While performing stunts on {{w|Steven Spielberg}}'s 1979 war comedy ''1941'', Hoffman and another stuntman David Cassidy had "nearly been killed" during a stunt involving a motorcycle sidecar that involved a jump into the back of a truck. A mechanical flaw cause the sidecar to run out of gas thus carrying herself on top and David in the sidecar flying into the truck's bumper. She later recounted how, despite the incident, they had to return and do the stunt again, the following day. {{TrekToday|news/240507_02.shtml}}
   
 
=== 1980s ===
 
=== 1980s ===
 
[[File:Leslie Hoffman and Tom Morga.jpg|thumb|Hoffman and Tom Morga in {{e|Day of Honor}}]]
 
[[File:Leslie Hoffman and Tom Morga.jpg|thumb|Hoffman and Tom Morga in {{e|Day of Honor}}]]
During this time, Hoffman was the first "voted-in" member of the "Society of Professional Stuntwomen", a newly formed group of the top stuntwomen in the movie business, including [[Julie Ann Johnson]], {{w|Jeannie Epper}}, May Boss, [[Regina Parton]], [[Jean Coulter]], Debbie Evans, Stevie Meyers, and Stephanie Epper. [http://www.wonderland-site.com/html/mags/mags00306.htm] In 1981 she was the first stuntwoman who was elected to the {{w|Screen Actors Guild|SAG}} Board of Directors as Chair of the National Stunt and Safety Committee and Co-Chair to the Young Performers Committee, where she served for two years. She also served on the {{w|AFTRA}} Local and National Board and was the first stuntwoman who joined [http://wif.org Women in Film]. It was also the time Hoffman started to do seminars and giving lectures in stunt safety and labor laws. She testified on SAG's behalf in Sacramento in child labor laws because of the ''Twilight Zone'' incident [http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/1.html] and wrote the safety section in the AFTRA/SAG Young Performers Handbook.
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During this time, Hoffman was the first "voted-in" member of the "Society of Professional Stuntwomen", a newly-formed group of the top stuntwomen in the movie business, including [[Julie Ann Johnson]], {{w|Jeannie Epper}}, May Boss, [[Regina Parton]], [[Jean Coulter]], Debbie Evans, Stevie Meyers, and Stephanie Epper. {{el|wonderland-site.com/html/mags/mags00306.htm}} In 1981 she was the first stuntwoman who was elected to the {{w|Screen Actors Guild|SAG}} Board of Directors as Chair of the National Stunt and Safety Committee and Co-Chair to the Young Performers Committee, where she served for two years. She also served on the {{w|AFTRA}} Local and National Board and was the first stuntwoman who joined {{el|wif.org|Women in Film}}. It was also the time Hoffman started to do seminars and giving lectures in stunt safety and labor laws. She testified on SAG's behalf in Sacramento in child labor laws because of ''[[The Twilight Zone]]'' incident {{el|trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/1.html}} and wrote the safety section in the AFTRA/SAG Young Performers Handbook.
   
 
In the '80s, Hoffman was busy doing stunt work for film and television. She doubled actresses Jo McDonnell in the television comedy ''The Munsters' Revenge'' (1981), {{w|Wendie Jo Sperber}} in the comedy series ''Private Benjamin'' (1981-1983, co-starring [[Robert Mandan]] and [[Joel Brooks]]) and the comedy ''Stewardess School'' (1986), {{w|Doris Roberts}} in ''Remington Steele'' (1983-1987) and in the comedy ''Christmas Vacation'' (1989), Kellye Nakahara in the mystery comedy ''Clue'' (1985), and {{w|Anne Ramsey}} in {{w|Wes Craven}}'s horror comedy ''Deadly Friend'' (1986).
 
In the '80s, Hoffman was busy doing stunt work for film and television. She doubled actresses Jo McDonnell in the television comedy ''The Munsters' Revenge'' (1981), {{w|Wendie Jo Sperber}} in the comedy series ''Private Benjamin'' (1981-1983, co-starring [[Robert Mandan]] and [[Joel Brooks]]) and the comedy ''Stewardess School'' (1986), {{w|Doris Roberts}} in ''Remington Steele'' (1983-1987) and in the comedy ''Christmas Vacation'' (1989), Kellye Nakahara in the mystery comedy ''Clue'' (1985), and {{w|Anne Ramsey}} in {{w|Wes Craven}}'s horror comedy ''Deadly Friend'' (1986).
   
Also in the '80s Hoffman worked on two movies she is probably best remembered for. In {{w|Wes Craven}}'s horror film ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' (1984), she portrayed the School Hall Guard which was one of the incarnations of the main character, {{w|Freddy Krueger}}. Her line, "Hey Nancy, No running in the hallway!" were later replaced by {{w|Robert Englund}}'s voice. {{brokenlink|url=http://www.stuntrek.com/stuntrek/02_mem.html}} In the 1988 comedy ''The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'', she doubled actress {{w|Jeannette Charles}} who portrayed {{w|Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom|Queen Elizabeth II.}} in this movie. Hoffman's stunt was, beside several punches, the legendary slide over the banquet table.
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Also in the '80s Hoffman worked on two movies she is probably best remembered for. In {{w|Wes Craven}}'s horror film ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' (1984), she portrayed the School Hall Guard which was one of the incarnations of the main character, {{w|Freddy Krueger}}. Her line, "Hey Nancy, No running in the hallway!" were later replaced by {{w|Robert Englund}}'s voice. In the 1988 comedy ''The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'', she doubled actress {{w|Jeannette Charles}} who portrayed {{w|Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom|Queen Elizabeth II.}} in this movie. Hoffman's stunt was, beside several punches, the legendary slide over the banquet table.
   
 
Other films she worked on, in these years, include the comedy ''The Nude Bomb'' (1980), as a terminal passenger during the plane crash in the comedy ''Airplane!'' (1980), the television drama ''Brave New World'' (1980), the comedy ''Die Laughing'' (1980), {{w|Brian De Palma}}'s thriller ''Blow Out'' (1981), the comedy ''Protocol'' (1984), {{w|Amy Heckerling}}'s comedy ''Johnny Dangerously'' (1985), the crime action ''Death Wish 3'' (1985), the thriller ''Out of Bounds'' (1986), the horror comedy ''Saturday the 14th Strikes Back'' (1988), and the science fiction film ''Alien Nation'' (1988), which features fellow ''Trek'' stunt partner [[Tom Morga]]. Television work included the series ''Walking Tall'' (1981, with [[Jeff Lester]]), ''The Fall Guy'', ''Strike Force'' (1982), ''Cassie & Co.'' (1982), ''The A-Team'' (starring [[Dwight Schultz]] and [[Melinda Culea]]), ''CHiPs'' (1983, with [[Robert Pine]] and [[Madlyn Rhue]]), ''Falcon Crest'', and ''Rags to Riches'' (1987).
 
Other films she worked on, in these years, include the comedy ''The Nude Bomb'' (1980), as a terminal passenger during the plane crash in the comedy ''Airplane!'' (1980), the television drama ''Brave New World'' (1980), the comedy ''Die Laughing'' (1980), {{w|Brian De Palma}}'s thriller ''Blow Out'' (1981), the comedy ''Protocol'' (1984), {{w|Amy Heckerling}}'s comedy ''Johnny Dangerously'' (1985), the crime action ''Death Wish 3'' (1985), the thriller ''Out of Bounds'' (1986), the horror comedy ''Saturday the 14th Strikes Back'' (1988), and the science fiction film ''Alien Nation'' (1988), which features fellow ''Trek'' stunt partner [[Tom Morga]]. Television work included the series ''Walking Tall'' (1981, with [[Jeff Lester]]), ''The Fall Guy'', ''Strike Force'' (1982), ''Cassie & Co.'' (1982), ''The A-Team'' (starring [[Dwight Schultz]] and [[Melinda Culea]]), ''CHiPs'' (1983, with [[Robert Pine]] and [[Madlyn Rhue]]), ''Falcon Crest'', and ''Rags to Riches'' (1987).
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== ''Star Trek'' ==
 
== ''Star Trek'' ==
 
[[File:Security ensign 2372 on OPS.jpg|thumb|Hoffman's first appearance on ''Star Trek'']]
 
[[File:Security ensign 2372 on OPS.jpg|thumb|Hoffman's first appearance on ''Star Trek'']]
Hoffman calls herself a [[Trekkie]]. She has seen every episode of ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series|The Original Series]]'' and is able to name every episode. In 1973 she went to the second ever held ''Star Trek'' convention in New York City, took part in the trivia contest and was the third winner. The letter she received with her third place prize was signed by [[Richard Arnold]].
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Hoffman calls herself a [[Trekkie]]. She has seen every episode of {{s|TOS}} and is able to name every episode. In 1973 she went to the second ever held ''Star Trek'' convention in New York City, took part in the trivia contest and was the third winner. The letter she received with her third place prize was signed by [[Richard Arnold]].
   
 
Hoffman's first work on ''Star Trek'' was the ''Deep Space Nine'' [[DS9 Season 4|season four]] opening episode, {{e|The Way of the Warrior}}, in which she portrayed a Starfleet ensign and performed a stair fall in [[Operations center|Ops]]. Also in this episode, her character answered "Thanks" when she was handed a phaser. This was a voice which was added in postproduction and was not Hoffman's.
 
Hoffman's first work on ''Star Trek'' was the ''Deep Space Nine'' [[DS9 Season 4|season four]] opening episode, {{e|The Way of the Warrior}}, in which she portrayed a Starfleet ensign and performed a stair fall in [[Operations center|Ops]]. Also in this episode, her character answered "Thanks" when she was handed a phaser. This was a voice which was added in postproduction and was not Hoffman's.
   
 
Beside other parts as Starfleet officer and bar patron, she also worked as stunt double on several episodes. These included performing [[Mila]]'s stair fall in the series' final episode, {{e|What You Leave Behind}}.
 
Beside other parts as Starfleet officer and bar patron, she also worked as stunt double on several episodes. These included performing [[Mila]]'s stair fall in the series' final episode, {{e|What You Leave Behind}}.
[[File:Leslie Hoffman, New Voyages.jpg|thumb|left|Leslie Hoffman as a science crewmember in ''New Voyages'']]
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[[File:Coonskin cap.jpg|thumb|left|Hoffman's coonskin cap]]
On ''Voyager'', Hoffman was the main stunt double for [[B'Elanna Torres]] actress [[Roxann Dawson]] throughout the last five seasons, performed her falls and fight scenes and was also in the [[orbital skydiving]] suit for the episode {{e|Extreme Risk}}. For the episode {{e|Remember}}, she was originally not planned to appear but Madalone said that a double for Dawson, who wanted to do her own stunt, was required. In the stunt, a full hit by stunt actor [[Scott Leva]], Hoffman fell really hard on the ground and was protected by [[Ken Lesco]], who avoided worse. She has also memories about her cliff stunt in the episode {{e|Blood Fever}}. {{brokenlink|url=http://www.stuntrek.com/stuntrek/s02_mem.html}}
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On ''Voyager'', Hoffman was the main stunt double for [[B'Elanna Torres]] actress [[Roxann Dawson]] throughout the last five seasons, performed her falls and fight scenes and was also in the [[orbital skydiving]] suit for the episode {{e|Extreme Risk}}. For the episode {{e|Remember}}, she was originally not planned to appear but Madalone said that a double for Dawson, who wanted to do her own stunt, was required. In the stunt, a full hit by stunt actor [[Scott Leva]], Hoffman fell really hard on the ground and was protected by [[Ken Lesco]], who avoided worse. She filmed this stunt on Friday {{d|26|July|1996}} on [[Paramount Stage 16]] as seen in scenes 44-45. From the final stunt only a very brief sequence was part of the episode. She has also memories about her cliff stunt in the episode {{e|Blood Fever}}.
   
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In the episode {{e|Day of Honor}}, Hoffman stunt doubled Roxann Biggs-Dawson for the whole fight, this was due to the fact that Biggs-Dawson was pregnant at that time and the studio wanted to protect her. Once Hoffman was doubling her, in the fight, there are no cuts. The way it was filmed was that the camera stayed on the Klingon played by stuntman [[Tom Morga]], Hoffman stepped out and Biggs-Dawson stepped in. Then the camera swings back onto Biggs-Dawson. In the entertainment industry this is called a "Texas Switch". (''Source: Leslie Hoffman'')
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For the [[VOY Season 5|fifth season]] episode "Extreme Risk", Hoffman filmed her stunt scenes on Friday {{d|26|June|1998}} and on second unit on Tuesday {{d|18|August|1998}} on [[Paramount Stage 16]].
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Hoffman was also on set as stunt double for Roxann Dawson during the production of the [[VOY Season 5|fifth season]] episode {{e|Infinite Regress}}. According to the [[call sheet]], she was up to double Dawson in scenes 21-25 set in engineering and filmed on Monday {{d|31|August|1998}} on [[Paramount Stage 9]]. In the final episode however, no stunt double was used during the clash with [[Jeri Ryan]].
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[[File:DS9 cmd crewman 7, explosion.jpg|thumb|Hoffman's stunt in {{DS9|Call to Arms}}]]
 
Beside her regular work on screen, Hoffman was one of the assistant stunt coordinators for [[Dennis Madalone]] along with [[Tom Morga]] and [[George Colucci]], she attended Production Meetings to discuss the Stunt Department Budget and the needs for the stunt sequences. There were also times that Dennis would have her as a Stunt Coordinator on the set.
 
Beside her regular work on screen, Hoffman was one of the assistant stunt coordinators for [[Dennis Madalone]] along with [[Tom Morga]] and [[George Colucci]], she attended Production Meetings to discuss the Stunt Department Budget and the needs for the stunt sequences. There were also times that Dennis would have her as a Stunt Coordinator on the set.
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[[File:Coonskin cap.jpg|thumb|Hoffman's coonskin cap]]
 
 
Hoffman provided her own [[coonskin cap]] to the production of the episode {{e|Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang}}, in which she also had a small appearance and served as stunt coordinator for. Her cap was held by [[James Darren]] during the opening dialogue of the episode.
 
Hoffman provided her own [[coonskin cap]] to the production of the episode {{e|Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang}}, in which she also had a small appearance and served as stunt coordinator for. Her cap was held by [[James Darren]] during the opening dialogue of the episode.
   
 
Two of Hoffman's costumes were sold off on the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction]] on eBay; her costume as double for Roxann Dawson in the episode {{e|Blood Fever}} for US$470.00 {{stala|3215}} and her costume as double for Julianna McCarthy ([[Mila]]) in {{e|What You Leave Behind}} for US$130.50. {{stala|1279}}
 
Two of Hoffman's costumes were sold off on the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction]] on eBay; her costume as double for Roxann Dawson in the episode {{e|Blood Fever}} for US$470.00 {{stala|3215}} and her costume as double for Julianna McCarthy ([[Mila]]) in {{e|What You Leave Behind}} for US$130.50. {{stala|1279}}
 
Between 2004 and 2008, Hoffman joined the production of the [[fan film|fan-made internet series]] ''[[w:c:stexpanded:Star Trek: New Voyages|Star Trek: New Voyages]]'', on which she worked as stunt coordinator on the first four episodes - "In Harms Way", "To Serve All My Days", "World Enough and Time" and "Blood and Fire" Parts 1 & 2. She also coordinated one of the vignettes.
 
 
In "In Harms Way", Hoffman portrayed a science crewmember on the bridge who hit the ground during an explosion. On "World Enough and Time", she served as assistant for [[George Takei]] and collaborated with fellow ''Trek'' stuntman [[Tom Morga]], who worked as fencing coach on this episode. During her time on ''New Voyages'', she also worked with fellow ''Trek'' alumni [[Walter Koenig]], [[Grace Lee Whitney]], [[Denise Crosby]], [[Bill Blair]], [[David Gerrold]] and [[Marc Scott Zicree]].
 
 
More recently, Hoffman joined the production of ''[[w:c:stexpanded:Starship Farragut|Starship Farragut]]'' on which she works as stunt coordinator, beginning with the episode "A Rock and a Hard Place" in 2008. [http://www.starshipfarragut.com]
 
   
 
== Later career ==
 
== Later career ==
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During her time on ''Star Trek'', Hoffman also worked on several other projects. She performed stunts in the comedy ''The Misery Brothers'' (1995, under coordinators [[B.J. Davis]] and [[Ed Anders]]), the horror film ''The Prophecy'' (1995), the television series ''Deadly Games'' (1995, starring [[Christopher Lloyd]]), the action film ''For Life or Death'' (1995, along with [[Rick Avery]]), and the video game ''Maximum Surge'' (1996).
 
During her time on ''Star Trek'', Hoffman also worked on several other projects. She performed stunts in the comedy ''The Misery Brothers'' (1995, under coordinators [[B.J. Davis]] and [[Ed Anders]]), the horror film ''The Prophecy'' (1995), the television series ''Deadly Games'' (1995, starring [[Christopher Lloyd]]), the action film ''For Life or Death'' (1995, along with [[Rick Avery]]), and the video game ''Maximum Surge'' (1996).
   
In 1996, she worked as stunt coordinator for the ''ABC Afterschool Specials'' episode ''Me and My Hormones'', the directorial debut of {{w|Melissa Gilbert}}. She also portrayed a wrestler in this episode and acted alongside fellow ''DS9'' co-star [[Courtney Peldon]]. The following year, she worked on several episodes of the drama series ''Melrose Place'' (1997) and doubled actress' {{w|Edie McClurg}}'s stair fall in front of the court house. She appeared in the family series ''Step by Step'' (1997, with [[Michael Kagan]]) and the short drama ''Safe Journey'' (1999, with [[Scott Rinker]]), for which she also served as stunt coordinator. She was the stunt coordinator for the short film ''Mulligans!'' (1997) and performed stunts in the science fiction thriller ''Convict 762'' (1997), the science fiction film ''Mars'' (1997), and the television drama ''Bella Mafia'' (1997).
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In 1996, she worked as stunt coordinator for the ''ABC Afterschool Specials'' episode "Me and My Hormones", the directorial debut of {{w|Melissa Gilbert}}. She also portrayed a wrestler in this episode and acted alongside fellow DS9 co-star [[Courtney Peldon]]. The following year, she worked on several episodes of the drama series ''Melrose Place'' (1997) and doubled actress {{w|Edie McClurg}}'s stair fall in front of the court house. She appeared in the family series ''Step by Step'' (1997, with [[Michael Kagan]]) and the short drama ''Safe Journey'' (1999, with [[Scott Allen Rinker]]), for which she also served as stunt coordinator. Hoffman was the stunt coordinator for the short film ''Mulligans!'' (1997) and performed stunts in the science fiction thriller ''Convict 762'' (1997), the science fiction film ''Mars'' (1997), and the television drama ''Bella Mafia'' (1997).
   
In {{w|Wes Craven}}'s horror hit ''Scream 2'', she doubled actress {{w|Laurie Metcalf}}'s fights and falls and, in the superhero comedy ''Mystery Men'' (1999), she worked as stunt driver and portrayed a "stunt granny".
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In {{w|Wes Craven}}'s horror film ''Scream 2'', she doubled actress {{w|Laurie Metcalf}}'s fights and falls and in the superhero comedy ''Mystery Men'' (1999), she worked as stunt driver and portrayed a "stunt granny".
   
Also Hoffman with [[Tom Morga]] and [[Brian J. Williams]] performed stunt shows at Star Trek Conventions where in several of the conventions were joined on stage in a skit with [[J.G. Hertzler]] and [[Robert O'Reilly]].
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Also Hoffman with [[Tom Morga]] and [[Brian J. Williams]] performed stunt shows at ''Star Trek'' Conventions where in several of the conventions were joined on stage in a skit with [[J.G. Hertzler]] and [[Robert O'Reilly]].
   
 
=== 2000s ===
 
=== 2000s ===
Since 2000, Hoffman has appeared rarely on screen. She portrayed a casino patron in the ''Nikki'' episode ''I'll Kick Your Ass'' in 2001 and a dinner guest along with [[Spice Williams-Crosby]] in the comedy sequel ''The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'' (2000). On the latter production, she also worked as stunt double for actress [[Joan Collins]].
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Since 2000, Hoffman has appeared rarely on screen. She portrayed a casino patron in the ''Nikki'' episode "I'll Kick Your Ass" in 2001 and a dinner guest along with [[Spice Williams]] in the comedy sequel ''The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'' (2000). On the latter production, she also worked as stunt double for actress [[Joan Collins]].
   
More notably, Hoffman worked as stunt coordinator. Her credits include the comedy ''Ophelia Learns To Swim'' (2000, with [[Hilary Shepard]]), ''The Innocents Mission'' (2000, on which Tom Morga worked as stunt rigger), {{w|Marc Forster}}'s drama ''Everything Put Together'' (2000), the short drama ''Never Land'' (2000, again along with Tom Morga), the documentary ''Daybreak Berlin'' (2001, with [[Diana Cignoni]] and Tom Morga), the short comedy ''Father Xmas'' (2001), the thriller ''Love Leprosy'' (2001), the comedy ''My Friend's Love Affair'' (2001), working as stunt rigger for the horror film ''Dead Above Ground'' (2002), and the short drama ''Dead Ballerina'' (2006).
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More notably, Hoffman worked as stunt coordinator. Her credits include the comedy ''Ophelia Learns To Swim'' (2000, with [[Hilary Shepard Turner]]), ''The Innocents Mission'' (2000, on which Tom Morga worked as stunt rigger), {{w|Marc Forster}}'s drama ''Everything Put Together'' (2000), the short drama ''Never Land'' (2000, again along with Tom Morga), the documentary ''Daybreak Berlin'' (2001, with [[Diana Cignoni]] and Tom Morga), the short comedy ''Father Xmas'' (2001), the thriller ''Love Leprosy'' (2001), the comedy ''My Friend's Love Affair'' (2001), working as stunt rigger for the horror film ''Dead Above Ground'' (2002).
   
Shortly before 8 August 2008, Leslie Hoffman, having been living in Los Angeles since 1974, was joined there by her nephew, Ritchie Hoffman, an actor himself. Following his move, Leslie Hoffman excitedly commented that she felt like she and her nephew were in "''Hoffman: The Next Generation''", excitedly implying that she was proud that her nephew was carrying on certain family traditions. [http://stuntrek.wordpress.com/]
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Shortly before 8 August 2008, Leslie Hoffman, having been living in Los Angeles since 1974, was joined there by her nephew, Ritchie Hoffman, an actor himself. Following his move, Leslie Hoffman excitedly commented that she felt like she and her nephew were in "''Hoffman: The Next Generation''", excitedly implying that she was proud that her nephew was carrying on certain family traditions. {{el|stuntrek.wordpress.com}} Her nephew Alexander Hoffman has also been working for DreamWorksTV as a writer, director, and producer.
   
More recently, Hoffman was interviewed for the 2010 documentary ''Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy''. Fellow ''Star Trek'' alumni [[Kane Hodder]], [[Michael Bailey Smith]], [[Robert Rusler]], [[Brannon Braga]], [[Lisa Wilcox]], [[Brooke Bundy]], [[Fran Bennett]], [[Mark Shostrom]], and [[R. Christopher Biggs]] were also interviewed. Also in 2010 Hoffman portrayed a woman in the short horror thriller ''Born Free'' on which [[Mark Riccardi]] worked as stunt coordinator.
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More recently, Hoffman was interviewed for the 2010 documentary ''Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy''. Fellow ''Star Trek'' alumni [[Kane Hodder]], [[Michael Bailey Smith]], [[Robert Rusler]], [[Brannon Braga]], [[Lisa Wilcox]], [[Brooke Bundy]], [[Fran Bennett]], [[Mark Shostrom]], and [[R. Christopher Biggs]] were also interviewed.
   
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Hoffman has been disabled since 2002 due to a traumatic brain injury and the physical wear and tear that a stunt person goes through years of stunt work. She had originally applied for her occupational disability and health plan and was denied, only being given the disability plan by the Screen Actors Guild &ndash; Producer Pension and Health. It has been discovered that they fear that other stuntpeople might start applying for this plan (that should be given to SAG members that have had career-ending injuries on the set). Since 2010, she has been going through the United States court system but has been "stonewalled" by the SAG Pension and Health lawyers and a specialized law called {{el|erisarights.com|ERISA}} that was established by the US Federal Government in 1974. {{el|deadline.com/2015/06/former-sag-board-member-leslie-hoffmans-toughest-stunt-getting-her-union-benefits-1201448519}} {{el|deadline.com/2015/06/sag-pension-health-plans-strips-disabled-stuntwoman-of-her-pension-1201453009}} {{el|nlpc.org/stories/2015/07/07/sag-denies-hollywood-ex-stuntwoman-her-due-benefits}} {{el|adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/554997/A-stuntwoman-s-battle.html?nav{{=}}5008}}
Also in 2010, Hoffman and Morga were invited as Guest Signers along with [[William Shatner]] and [[Andrew Robinson]] to the London Film & Comic Con.
 
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As for being disabled, Hoffman had a workers compensation case settled in her favor, that she was indeed disabled. Also she was awarded SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) from the Federal Government since 2002, because they ruled her disabled. SAG Health continues to refuse to submit paperwork to the courts. A second lawsuit had to be filed based on SAG Health violating ERISA laws by refusing to review why they took away her disability pension. A petition was started demanding that SAG Health gave her back the disability pension and that they give her the occupational disability pension and health for which she qualifies. {{el|change.org/p/demand-sag-disability-pension-benefits-be-reinstated-to-vested-sag-member-leslie-hoffman-who-suffered-a-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-course-of-her-work-as-a-stuntwoman}} As of 2016, Hoffman lost her disability pension. {{TrekToday|content/2016/12/former-trek-stuntwoman-loses-disability-pension}}
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[[File:Leslie Hoffman's plaque.jpg|thumb|A plaque honoring Hoffman]]
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On 4 January 2019 Hoffman won an appeal in the 9th District Court against the SAG Pension and Health Plan.
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In 2021, for the third time, the 9th District Court overturned the Los Angeles Judge's ruling in her 11 year lawsuits against the SAG Pension and Health Plan. {{el|deadline.com/2021/03/former-stuntwoman-leslie-hoffman-wins-another-round-in-her-decade-long-legal-battle-for-sag-aftra-pension-health-benefits-1234717737/?fbclid=IwAR0zuGjn1GMPc6urzQwe686aEAityakdU1rYVhEGkp-ElQRDM8oEEXuZ4AA}}
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On 31 March 2022, Hoffman's hometown honored her with a plaque on their Saranac Lake Walk of Fame. {{el|adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2022/04/walk-of-fame-grows}}
   
 
== ''Star Trek'' appearances ==
 
== ''Star Trek'' appearances ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Defiant security ensign, To the death.jpg|[[Unnamed Deep Space 9 personnel#Security Ensign (2372)|Starfleet ensign]]<br />{{DS9|The Way of the Warrior|To the Death}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Defiant security ensign, To the death.jpg|[[Human DS9 ops ensign 004|Starfleet ensign]]<br />{{DS9|The Way of the Warrior|Starship Down|To the Death}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Rebel Leslie Hoffman.jpg|[[Unnamed Humans (24th century)#Terran Rebel (female)|Terran rebel]]<br />{{DS9|Shattered Mirror}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Terran rebel, 2372.jpg|[[Mirror universe Terran rebel 1|Terran rebel]]<br />{{DS9|Shattered Mirror}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Female Defiant crewmember 2373.jpg|[[Unnamed Deep Space 9 personnel#Defiant crewmember (2373)|''Defiant'' crewmember]]<br />{{DS9|Call to Arms}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:DS9 cmd crewman 7.jpg|[[Human DS9 cmd crewman 007|''Defiant'' crewmember]]<br />{{DS9|Call to Arms}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Leslie Hoffman, Times Orphan.jpg|[[Unnamed Deep Space 9 residents#Human bar guests (2374)|Bar patron]]<br />{{DS9|Time's Orphan}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Times Orphan.jpg|[[Human DS9 female 006|Bar patron]]<br />{{DS9|Time's Orphan}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Casino Patron, Leslie Hoffman.jpg|[[Bashir 62 holograms#Casino Patrons|Casino patron]]<br />{{DS9|Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Casino Patron, Leslie Hoffman.jpg|[[Bashir 62 casino holograms 001|Casino patron]]<br />{{DS9|Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Female Nakan colonist 3.jpg|[[Unnamed Nakan#Colonists|Nakan colonist]]<br />{{VOY|Memorial}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Female Nakan colonist 3.jpg|[[Nakan colonists 001|Nakan colonist]]<br />{{VOY|Memorial}}<br />(uncredited)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
=== Stunt double appearances ===
 
=== Stunt double appearances ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Leslie Hoffman, Day of Honor.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Roxann Dawson]]<br />''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Remember.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for [[Roxann Dawson]]<br />{{VOY|Remember}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Leslie Hoffman, By Infernos Light.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Carrie Stauber]]<br />{{DS9|By Inferno's Light}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Blood Fever.jpg|Stunt double for Roxann Dawson<br />{{VOY|Blood Fever}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Yassim stunt double.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Lilyan Chauvin]]<br />{{DS9|Rocks and Shoals}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, By Infernos Light.jpg|Stunt double for [[Carrie Stauber]]<br />{{DS9|By Inferno's Light}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Leslie Hoffman, Valiant.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Ashley Brianne McDonogh]]<br />{{DS9|Valiant}}<br />(uncredited) [http://www.geocities.jp/shin1701/ds9-RedSquadUniform.html]
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Before and After.jpg|Stunt double for Roxann Dawson<br />{{VOY|Before and After}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Leslie Hoffman, Covenant.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Maureen Flannigan]]<br />{{DS9|Covenant}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Day of Honor.jpg|Stunt double for Roxann Dawson<br />{{VOY|Day of Honor}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Leslie Hoffman, Unforgettable.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Virginia Madsen]]<br />{{VOY|Unforgettable}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Random Thoughts.jpg|Stunt double for Roxann Dawson<br />{{VOY|Random Thoughts}}<br />(uncredited)
File:Leslie Hoffman, What You Leave Behind.jpg|[[Stunt double]] for<br />[[Julianna McCarthy]]<br />{{DS9|What You Leave Behind}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Rocks and Shoals.jpg|Stunt double for [[Lilyan Chauvin]]<br />{{DS9|Rocks and Shoals}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Valiant.jpg|Stunt double for [[Ashley Brianne McDonogh]]<br />{{DS9|Valiant}}<br />(uncredited) [http://www.geocities.jp/shin1701/ds9-RedSquadUniform.html]
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Unforgettable.jpg|Stunt double for [[Virginia Madsen]]<br />{{VOY|Unforgettable}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Extreme Risk.jpg|Stunt double for Roxann Dawson<br />{{VOY|Extreme Risk}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, Covenant.jpg|Stunt double for [[Maureen Flannigan]]<br />{{DS9|Covenant}}<br />(uncredited)
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File:Leslie Hoffman, What You Leave Behind.jpg|Stunt double for [[Julianna McCarthy]]<br />{{DS9|What You Leave Behind}}<br />(uncredited)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==== As double for Roxann Dawson ====
 
<div class="appear">
 
* {{VOY}}
 
** {{e|Remember}}
 
** {{e|Blood Fever}}
 
** {{e|Before and After}}
 
** {{e|Day of Honor}}
 
** {{e|Extreme Risk}}
 
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== Other ''Trek'' connections ==
 
== Other ''Trek'' connections ==
 
A list of ''Star Trek'' performers who appeared in the same productions as Hoffman.
 
A list of ''Star Trek'' performers who appeared in the same productions as Hoffman.
   
*''Two-Minute Warning'' (1976), with [[Brock Peters]], [[Mitchell Ryan]], [[Allan Miller]], [[Freddie Hice]], [[Tommy J. Huff]], [[Glenn R. Wilder]], [[Gary Combs]], [[Branscombe Richmond]], and stunts by [[Jean Coulter]], [[James M. Halty]], [[Hubie Kerns, Jr.]], and [[Bennie E. Moore, Jr.]]
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*''Two-Minute Warning'' (1976, with [[Brock Peters]], [[Mitchell Ryan]], [[Allan Miller]], [[Freddie Hice]], [[Tommy J. Huff]], [[Glenn R. Wilder]], [[Gary Combs]], [[Branscombe Richmond]], and stunts by [[Jean Coulter]], [[James M. Halty]], [[Hubie Kerns, Jr.]], and [[Bennie E. Moore, Jr.]])
*''The Car'' (1977), with [[John Rubinstein]], [[Roy Jenson]], [[Ronny Cox]], [[Don Keefer]], and [[Bobby Clark]]
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*''The Car'' (1977, with [[John Rubinstein]], [[Roy Jenson]], [[Ronny Cox]], [[Don Keefer]], and [[Bobby Clark]])
*''I Wanna Hold Your Hand'' (1978), with [[Troy Melton]], [[Marilyn Fox]], [[Gene LeBell]], [[Ivy Bethune]], [[Jimmy Nickerson]], [[George Sawaya]], [[Rick Sawaya]], and [[Janet Brady]]
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*''I Wanna Hold Your Hand'' (1978, with [[Troy Melton]], [[Marilyn Fox]], [[Gene LeBell]], [[Ivy Bethune]], [[Jimmy Nickerson]], [[George Sawaya]], [[Rick Sawaya]], and [[Janet Brady]])
*''Avalanche'' (1978), with [[Bill Catching]], Freddie Hice, [[Bob Bralver]], [[Jerry Summers]], and [[Keith Lane Jensen]]
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*''Avalanche'' (1978, with [[Bill Catching]], Freddie Hice, [[Robert Bralver]], [[Jerry Summers]], and [[Keith Lane Jensen]])
*''The Fifth Floor'' (1978), with [[Earl Boen]], [[Anthony James]], [[Gregory J. Barnett]], [[Michael Berryman]], [[Robert Herron]], [[Tracey Walter]], Hubie Kerns, Jr., and Gene LeBell
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*''The Fifth Floor'' (1978, with [[Earl Boen]], [[Anthony James]], [[Greg Barnett]], [[Michael Berryman]], [[Robert Herron]], [[Tracey Walter]], Hubie Kerns, Jr., and Gene LeBell)
*''Centennial'' (1978), with [[Cliff DeYoung]], [[Brian Keith]], [[Sally Kellerman]], [[Stephen McHattie]], [[Anthony Zerbe]], [[Michael Ansara]], [[Henry Darrow]], [[Clive Revill]], [[James Sloyan]], [[Morgan Woodward]], [[Robert Easton]], [[Nick Ramus]], [[Eric Server]], [[Robert DoQui]], [[Tony Epper]], and Glenn R. Wilder
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*''Centennial'' (1978, with [[Cliff DeYoung]], [[Brian Keith]], [[Sally Kellerman]], [[Stephen McHattie]], [[Anthony Zerbe]], [[Michael Ansara]], [[Henry Darrow]], [[Clive Revill]], [[James Sloyan]], [[Morgan Woodward]], [[Robert Easton]], [[Nick Ramus]], [[Eric Server]], [[Robert DoQui]], [[Tony Epper]], and Glenn R. Wilder)
*''Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell'' (1978), with [[Ike Eisenmann]], [[Warren Munson]], and [[Bill Zuckert]]
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*''Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell'' (1978, with [[Ike Eisenmann]], [[Warren Munson]], and [[Bill Zuckert]])
*''Meteor'' (1979), with Brian Keith, [[Joseph Campanella]], [[Michael Zaslow]], [[Bibi Besch]], [[Clyde Kusatsu]], [[Christine Ann Baur]], [[William Couch]], [[Bruce Barbour]], [[Kenny Endoso]], and [[Al Wyatt, Sr.]]
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*''Meteor'' (1979, with Brian Keith, [[Joseph Campanella]], [[Michael Zaslow]], [[Bibi Besch]], [[Clyde Kusatsu]], [[Christine Anne Baur]], [[Bill Couch, Sr.]], [[Bruce Barbour]], [[Kenny Endoso]], and [[Al Wyatt, Sr.]])
*''1941'' (1979), with [[Elisha Cook, Jr.]], [[J. Patrick McNamara]], [[David L. Lander]], [[Michael McKean]], [[Jerry Hardin]], Dick Miller, [[Whitney Rydbeck]], [[Vince Deadrick, Jr.]], Dick Durock, [[Eurlyne Epper]], [[Gary Epper]], Tony Epper, [[John Escobar]], Robert Herron, [[Loren Janes]], [[Al Jones]], [[Joyce McNeal]], [[John Meier]], [[Jimmy Ortega]], [[Denver Mattson]], [[Regina Parton]], [[Mary Peters]], [[Mic Rodgers]], Rick Sawaya, and [[Ben Scott]]
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*''1941'' (1979, with [[Elisha Cook]], [[J. Patrick McNamara]], [[David L. Lander]], [[Michael McKean]], [[Jerry Hardin]], Dick Miller, [[Whitney Rydbeck]], [[Vince Deadrick, Jr.]], Dick Durock, [[Eurlyne Epper]], [[Gary Epper]], Tony Epper, [[John Escobar]], Robert Herron, [[Loren Janes]], [[Al Jones]], [[Joyce McNeal]], [[Johnny C. Meier]], [[Jimmy Ortega]], [[Denver Mattson]], [[Regina Parton]], [[Mary Peters]], [[Mic Rodgers]], Rick Sawaya, and [[Ben Scott]])
*''The Nude Bomb'' (1980), with [[Norman Lloyd]], Bob Bralver, [[Beverly Hart]], [[Nick Dimitri]], Dick Durock, Gregory J. Barnett, [[Doug Coleman]], Hubie Kerns, Jr., Jimmy Ortega, and Kym Washington
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*''The Nude Bomb'' (1980, with [[Norman Lloyd]], Robert Bralver, [[Beverly Hart]], [[Nick Dimitri]], Dick Durock, Greg Barnett, [[Doug Coleman]], Hubie Kerns, Jr., Jimmy Ortega, and Kym Washington)
*''Airplane!'' (1980), with [[Jonathan Banks]], [[Marcy Goldman]], [[Gregory Itzin]], [[Cyril O'Reilly]], [[Kenneth Tobey]], [[Jason Wingreen]], Janet Brady, Gene LeBell, Mary Peters, and Rick Seaman
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*''Airplane!'' (1980, with [[Jonathan Banks]], [[Marcy Goldman]], [[Gregory Itzin]], [[Cyril O'Reilly]], [[Kenneth Tobey]], [[Jason Wingreen]], Janet Brady, Gene LeBell, Mary Peters, and Rick Seaman)
*''Brave New World'' (1980), with [[Jeanetta Arnette]], [[Casey Biggs]], [[Julie Cobb]], [[Tricia O'Neil]], Gregory J. Barnett, Jean Coulter, and [[Frank James Sparks]]
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*''Brave New World'' (1980, with [[Jeannetta Arnette]], [[Casey Biggs]], [[Julie Cobb]], [[Tricia O'Neil]], Greg Barnett, Jean Coulter, and [[Frank James Sparks]])
 
*''Resurrection'' (1980)
 
*''Resurrection'' (1980)
*''Die Laughing'' (1980), with [[Larry Hankin]], [[Carel Struycken]], [[Scott DeVenney]], [[Richard E. Butler]], and Eurlyne Epper
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*''Die Laughing'' (1980, with [[Larry A. Hankin]], [[Carel Struycken]], [[Scott DeVenney]], [[Richard E. Butler]], and Eurlyne Epper)
*''Hero at Large'' (1980), with Kenneth Tobey, Gary Combs, Gilbert B. Combs, and Charlie Picerni
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*''Hero at Large'' (1980, with Kenneth Tobey, Gary Combs, Gilbert B. Combs, and Charlie Picerni)
*''Motel Hell'' (1980), with [[Nancy Parsons]], Richard E. Butler, [[Bill Catching]], Gary Jensen, and Sharon Schaffer
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*''Motel Hell'' (1980, with [[Nancy Parsons]], Richard E. Butler, [[Bill Catching]], Gary Jensen, and Sharon Schaffer)
*''Blow Out'' (1981), with J. Patrick McNamara, [[Rick Avery]], and [[Carey Loftin]]
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*''Blow Out'' (1981, with J. Patrick McNamara, [[Rick Avery]], and [[Carey Loftin]])
*''The Munsters' Revenge'' (1981), with [[Joseph Ruskin]] and [[Charles Macaulay]]
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*''The Munsters' Revenge'' (1981, with [[Joseph Ruskin]] and [[Charles Macaulay]])
*''40 Days of Musa Dagh'' (1982), with [[Sid Haig]], [[John Hoyt]], and [[David Opatoshu]]
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*''40 Days of Musa Dagh'' (1982, with [[Sid Haig]], [[John Hoyt]], and [[David Opatoshu]])
*''The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch'' (1982), with [[Joan Collins]], [[Paul Carr]], and [[Rex Holman]]
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*''The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch'' (1982, with [[Joan Collins]], [[Paul Carr]], and [[Rex Holman]])
*''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' (1984), with [[David Andrews]], Tony Cecere, [[Kerrie Cullen]], and [[Donald R. Pike]]
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*''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' (1984, with [[David Andrews]], Tony Cecere, [[Kerrie Cullen]], and [[Donald R. Pike]])
*''Protocol'' (1984), with [[Chris Sarandon]], [[Gail Strickland]], [[Ed Begley, Jr.]], [[Keith Szarabajka]], Cliff DeYoung, [[Kenneth Mars]], [[Joel Brooks]], [[Grainger Hines]], [[Mary Carver]], [[Jeanne Mori]], and [[George D. Wallace]]
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*''Protocol'' (1984, with [[Chris Sarandon]], [[Gail Strickland]], [[Ed Begley, Jr.]], [[Keith Szarabajka]], Cliff DeYoung, [[Kenneth Mars]], [[Joel Brooks]], [[Grainger Hines]], [[Mary Carver]], [[Jeanne Mori]], and [[George D. Wallace]])
*''Johnny Dangerously'' (1984), with [[Joe Piscopo]], [[Ray Walston]], [[Byron Thames]], [[Scott Thomson]], [[Chuck Hicks]], [[Vincent Schiavelli]], Rick Avery, Gene LeBell, [[Pat Romano]], Rick Sawaya, Mike Washlake, and Robert Herron
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*''Johnny Dangerously'' (1984, with [[Joe Piscopo]], [[Ray Walston]], [[Byron Thames]], [[Scott Thomson]], [[Chuck Hicks]], [[Vincent Schiavelli]], Rick Avery, Gene LeBell, [[Pat Romano]], Rick Sawaya, Mike Washlake, and Robert Herron)
*''Clue'' (1985), with [[Michael McKean]], Christopher Lloyd, [[Jane Wiedlin]], and [[Bill McIntosh]]
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*''Clue'' (1985, with [[Michael McKean]], Christopher Lloyd, [[Jane Wiedlin]], and [[Bill McTosh]])
*''Death Wish 3'' (1985), with [[Ed Lauter]], [[Gavan O'Herlihy]], [[Marina Sirtis]], [[Alan Oliney]], and Rick Seaman
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*''Death Wish 3'' (1985, with [[Ed Lauter]], [[Gavan O'Herlihy]], [[Marina Sirtis]], [[Alan Oliney]], and Rick Seaman)
*''Polish Vampire in Burbank'' (1985), with Brian J. Williams
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*''Polish Vampire in Burbank'' (1985, with Brian J. Williams)
 
*''Inside Adam Swit'' (1985)
 
*''Inside Adam Swit'' (1985)
*''Stewardess School'' (1986), with [[Brett Cullen]], Earl Boen, [[Brooke Bundy]], [[Paul Eiding]], [[Richard Lineback]], [[Paddi Edwards]], [[Bill Erwin]], [[Robert Towers]], [[Viola Kates Stimpson]], [[Kym Washington]], William Couch, [[Chuck Couch]], [[Bill Couch, Jr.]], [[Lane Leavitt]], and [[Mike Washlake]]
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*''Stewardess School'' (1986, with [[Brett Cullen]], Earl Boen, [[Brooke Bundy]], [[Paul Eiding]], [[Richard Lineback]], [[Paddi Edwards]], [[Bill Erwin]], [[Robert Towers]], [[Viola Stimpson]], [[Kym Washington]], Bill Couch, Sr., [[Bill Couch, Jr.]], [[Chuck Couch]], [[Lane Leavitt]], and [[Mike Washlake]])
*''Deadly Friend'' (1986), with [[Tony Cecere]] and [[Doc Charbonneau]]
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*''Deadly Friend'' (1986, with [[Tony Cecere]] and [[Doc Charbonneau]])
*''Out of Bounds'' (1986), with [[Jeff Kober]], [[Kevin McCorkle]], [[Allan Graf]], [[John Vickery]], Dick Ziker, Bennie E. Moore, Jr., [[John Alden]], Gregory J. Barnett, Janet Brady, Gary Combs, [[Gilbert B. Combs]], [[Jim Connors]], Jean Coulter, [[Eddy Donno]], [[David Richard Ellis]], [[Steve Holladay]], Billy Hank Hooker, Tommy J. Huff, Jimmy Nickerson, Alan Oliney, [[Charles Picerni, Jr.]], Mic Rodgers, and Scott Wilder
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*''Out of Bounds'' (1986, with [[Jeff Kober]], [[Kevin McCorkle]], [[Allan Graf]], [[John Vickery]], Dick Ziker, Bennie E. Moore, Jr., [[John Alden]], Greg Barnett, Janet Brady, Gary Combs, [[Gilbert B. Combs]], [[Jim Conners]], Jean Coulter, [[Eddy Donno]], [[David Richard Ellis]], [[Steve Holladay]], Billy Hank Hooker, Tommy J. Huff, Jimmy Nickerson, Alan Oliney, [[Charles Picerni, Jr.]], Mic Rodgers, and Scott Wilder)
*''The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'' (1988), with Ricardo Montalban, [[Raye Birk]], [[Tiny Ron]], [[Nicholas Worth]], [[Lawrence Tierney]], [[Rick Seaman]], [[Mark Holton]], [[Terry Jackson]], Robert Herron, Gene LeBell, Jimmy Ortega, Mary Peters, Rick Sawaya, and [[Harry Wowchuk]]
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*''The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'' (1988, with Ricardo Montalban, [[Raye Birk]], [[Tiny Ron]], [[Nicholas Worth]], [[Lawrence Tierney]], [[Rick Seaman]], [[Mark Holton]], [[Terry Jackson]], Robert Herron, Gene LeBell, Jimmy Ortega, Mary Peters, Rick Sawaya, and [[Harry Wowchuk]])
*''Saturday the 14th Strikes Back'' (1988), with Ray Walston, [[Rhonda Aldrich]], Michael Berryman, and Joseph Ruskin
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*''Saturday the 14th Strikes Back'' (1988, with Ray Walston, [[Rhonda Aldrich]], Michael Berryman, and Joseph Ruskin)
*''Alien Nation'' (1988), with [[Leslie Bevis]], Jeff Kober, [[Roger Aaron Brown]], [[Brian Thompson]], [[Keone Young]], Earl Boen, [[Frank Collison]], Tom Morga, Bruce Barbour, [[Simone Boisseree]], [[Eugene Collier]], Erik Cord, [[Ralph Garrett]], Terry Jackson, Bill McIntosh, Troy Melton, [[Bill M. Ryusaki]], Rick Sawaya, [[Sharon Schaffer]], Rick Seaman, [[Jim Wilkey]], [[Brian J. Williams]], Harry Wowchuk, and Dick Ziker
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*''Alien Nation'' (1988, with [[Leslie Bevis]], Jeff Kober, [[Roger Aaron Brown]], [[Brian Thompson]], [[Keone Young]], Earl Boen, [[Frank Collison]], Tom Morga, Bruce Barbour, [[Simone Boisseree]], [[Eugene Collier]], Erik Cord, [[Ralph Garrett]], Terry Jackson, Bill McTosh, Troy Melton, [[Bill M. Ryusaki]], Rick Sawaya, [[Sharon Schaffer]], Rick Seaman, [[Jim Wilkey]], [[Brian J. Williams]], Harry Wowchuk, and Dick Ziker)
*''Christmas Vacation'' (1989), with [[Miriam Flynn]], [[Nicholas Guest]], [[Natalia Nogulich]], [[Billy Hank Hooker]], Tony Epper, [[Jeremy Roberts]], [[Gregory J. Barnett]], Janet Brady, [[Erik Cord]], [[Steve Kelso]], John Meier, [[Noon Orsatti]], [[Charlie Picerni]], [[Steve Picerni]], [[Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon]], [[Scott Wilder]], [[Dick Ziker]], and [[Ken Bates]]
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*''Christmas Vacation'' (1989, with [[Miriam Flynn]], [[Nicholas Guest]], [[Natalia Nogulich]], [[Billy Hank Hooker]], Tony Epper, [[Jeremy Roberts]], [[Greg Barnett]], Janet Brady, [[Erik Cord]], [[Steve Kelso]], Johnny C. Meier, [[Noon Orsatti]], [[Charlie Picerni]], [[Steve Picerni]], [[Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon]], [[Scott Wilder]], [[Dick Ziker]], and [[Ken Bates]])
*''All's Fair'' (1989), with Sally Kellerman, [[Jennifer Edwards]], [[Zachary Benjamin]], Gary Epper, Tony Epper, and [[Danny Rogers]]
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*''All's Fair'' (1989, with Sally Kellerman, [[Jennifer Edwards]], [[Zachary Benjamin]], Gary Epper, Tony Epper, and [[Danny Rogers]])
 
*''Trust Me'' (1989)
 
*''Trust Me'' (1989)
*''The Prophecy'' (1995), with [[Virginia Madsen]], [[Jeff Cadiente]], [[Chuck Borden]], [[Ben Bray]], Doug Coleman, [[Scott Alan Cook]], [[Dyanna Lynn]], [[Debby Lynn Ross]], [[Erik Stabenau]], and [[Pete Turner]]
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*''The Prophecy'' (1995, with [[Virginia Madsen]], [[Jeff Cadiente]], [[Chuck Borden]], [[Ben Bray]], Doug Coleman, [[Scott Cook]], [[Dyanna Lynn]], [[Debby Lynn Ross]], [[Erik Stabenau]], and [[Pete Turner]])
*''Maximum Surge'' (1996), with [[Walter Koenig]], [[Christopher Doyle]], [[Michael Champion]], John Escobar, [[Michael Jace]], and [[Spice Williams-Crosby]]
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*''Maximum Surge'' (1996, with [[Walter Koenig]], [[Chris Doyle]], [[Michael Champion]], John Escobar, [[Michael Jace]], and [[Spice Williams]])
*''Melrose Place'' episode ''Great Sexpectations'' (1997), with [[Bruce Gray]], [[Bobby C. King]], [[Phil Morris]], and [[Dey Young]]
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*''Melrose Place'' episode "Great Sexpectations" (1997, with [[Bruce Gray]], [[Bobby C. King]], [[Phil Morris]], and [[Dey Young]])
*''Melrose Place'' episode ''Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward?:Part 1'' (1997), with [[Deborah Lacey]], [[Skip Stellrecht]], [[Christopher Michael]], [[Ken Thorley]], [[Barry Wiggins]], and Dey Young
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*''Melrose Place'' episode "Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward?: Part 1" (1997, with [[Deborah Lacey]], [[Skip Stellrecht]], [[Christopher Michael]], [[Ken Thorley]], [[Barry Wiggins]], and Dey Young)
*''Convict 762'' (1997), with [[Yannick Derrien]], Ed Anders, [[Darlene Ava Williams]], and Scott Leva
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*''Convict 762'' (1997, with [[Yannick Derrien]], Ed Anders, [[Darlene Ava Williams]], and Scott Leva)
*''Mars'' (1997), with [[Lindsey Ginter]], [[Jeff Wolfe]], Ed Anders, Chuck Borden, [[Ken Clark]], [[Dustin Courtney]], B.J. Davis, [[Red Horton]], Lane Leavitt, Ken Lesco, Scott Leva, [[Eddie Matthews]], [[Peewee Piemonte]], Scott Rogers, and [[Merritt Yohnka]]
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*''Mars'' (1997, with [[Lindsey Ginter]], [[Jeff Wolfe]], Ed Anders, Chuck Borden, [[Ken Clark]], [[Dustin Courtney]], B.J. Davis, [[Red Horton]], Lane Leavitt, Ken Lesco, Scott Leva, [[Eddie Mathews]], [[Peewee Piemonte]], Scott Rogers, and [[Merritt Yohnka]])
*''Bella Mafia'' (1997), with [[Gina Philips]], [[Paul Eckstein]], Michael Kagan, [[Steve Silverie]], [[Larissa Laskin]], and [[Ben Jensen]]
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*''Bella Mafia'' (1997, with [[Gina Philips]], [[Paul Eckstein]], Michael Kagan, [[Steve Silverie]], [[Larissa Laskin]], and [[Ben Jensen]])
*''Scream 2'' (1997), with [[Rebecca McFarland]], [[David Warner]], Christopher Doyle, [[Corey Mendell Parker]], [[Ted Barba]], Tony Cecere, [[Chris Durand]], [[Michael Haynes]], Al Jones, [[Hugh Aodh O'Brien]], Allen Robinson, [[Michael J. Sarna]], and [[Nancy Thurston]]
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*''Scream 2'' (1997, with [[Rebecca McFarland]], [[David Warner]], Chris Doyle, [[Corey Mendell Parker]], [[Ted Barba]], Tony Cecere, [[Chris Durand]], [[Michael Haynes]], Al Jones, [[Hugh Aodh O'Brien]], Allen Robinson, [[Michael J. Sarna]], and [[Nancy Thurston]])
*''Mystery Men'' (1999), with [[Sunny Görg]], [[Elliot Durant III]], Christine Ann Baur, [[Joey Box]], [[Bobby Burns]], [[Jarrid Eddo]], [[Diana Lee Inosanto]], Julie Ann Johnson, Gene LeBell, [[David LeBell]], [[Clint Lilley]], Joyce McNeal, [[James Ryan]], and [[Karen Sheperd]]
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*''Mystery Men'' (1999, with [[Sunny Görg]], [[Elliot Durant III]], Christine Anne Baur, [[Joey Box]], [[Bobby Burns]], [[Jarrid Eddo]], [[Diana Lee Inosanto]], Julie Ann Johnson, Gene LeBell, [[David LeBell]], [[Clint Lilley]], Joyce McNeal, [[James Ryan]], and [[Karen Sheperd]])
*''The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'' (2000), with Joan Collins, [[David Jean Thomas]], [[John Cho]], [[Kevin Grevioux]], [[Steve Schirripa]], [[Ted Rooney]], [[Jacqueline Case]], [[Joe Davis]], [[Scott L. Schwartz]], [[Joseph Steven]], [[Elle Alexander]], [[Bobby Bass]], [[Mark Chadwick]], [[Max Daniels]], [[Jim Hart]], Buddy Joe Hooker, Tommy J. Huff, [[Joel Kramer]], Lane Leavitt, [[Manny Perry]], Steve Picerni, Scott Rogers, [[Monica Staggs]], [[Ron Stein]], Glenn R. Wilder, Spice Williams-Crosby, and [[Scott Workman]]
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*''The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'' (2000, with Joan Collins, [[David Jean Thomas]], [[John Cho]], [[Kevin Grevioux]], [[Steve Schirripa]], [[Ted Rooney]], [[Jacqueline Case]], [[Joe Davis]], [[Scott L. Schwartz]], [[Joseph Steven]], [[Elle Alexander]], [[Bobby Bass]], [[Mark Chadwick]], [[Max Daniels]], [[Jim Hart]], Buddy Joe Hooker, Tommy J. Huff, [[Joel Kramer]], Lane Leavitt, [[Manny Perry]], Steve Picerni, Scott Rogers, [[Monica Staggs]], [[Ron Stein]], Glenn R. Wilder, Spice Williams-Crosby, and [[Scott Workman]])
*''Everything Put Together'' (2000), with [[Matt Malloy]], [[Alan Ruck]], [[Thomas Prisco]], [[Tom McCleister]], [[Justin Louis]], [[Shelly Desai]], and [[Judy Geeson]]
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*''Everything Put Together'' (2000, with [[Matt Malloy]], [[Alan Ruck]], [[Thomas Prisco]], [[Tom McCleister]], [[Justin Louis]], [[Shelly Desai]], and [[Judy Geeson]])
*''Nikki'' episode ''I'll Kick Your Ass'' (2001), with [[Nikki Cox]] and [[Brad William Henke]]
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*''Nikki'' episode ''I'll Kick Your Ass'' (2001, with [[Nikki Cox]] and [[Brad William Henke]])
*''Dead Above Ground'' (2002), with [[Corbin Bernsen]], [[Chris Freeman]], Chuck Borden, [[George Colucci]], Christopher Doyle, [[Charles Grisham]], Jim Hart, Hubie Kerns, Jr., Ken Lesco, [[Chuck Madalone]], Dennis Madalone, Tom Morga, and [[Justin Sundquist]]
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*''Dead Above Ground'' (2002, with [[Corbin Bernsen]], [[Chris Freeman]], Chuck Borden, [[George Colucci]], Chris Doyle, [[Charles Grisham]], Jim Hart, Hubie Kerns, Jr., Ken Lesco, [[Chuck Madalone]], Dennis Madalone, Tom Morga, and [[Justin Sundquist]])
   
 
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* [http://www.stuntrek.com Stuntrek.com] - official site
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliehoffman Leslie Hoffman] at [http://www.linkedin.com LinkedIn.com]
 
 
* {{el|emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/leslie-hoffman|Three-hour interview|emmytvlegends.org|EmmyTVLegends.org}}
* {{brokenlink|url=http://www.stuntwise.com/index.html|text=Stuntwise.com}} - former official site
 
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* [http://mycaptainsblog.com/2009/09/24/farragut-spotlight-leslie-hoffman/ 2009 interview] at [http://mycaptainsblog.com MyCaptainsBlog.com]
 
* [http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/leslie-hoffman Three hour interview] at [http://www.emmytvlegends.org EmmyTVLegends.org]
 
* [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/tmcbe/iama_stuntwoman_for_over_35_years_currently_being/ "Ask Me Anything"] at [http://www.Reddit.com Reddit.com]
 
   
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Leslie Gail Hoffman (born 21 January) is a stuntwoman, actress, and stunt coordinator who worked between 1995 and 2001 as a regular stunt performer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. She was one of the regular stunt doubles for Torres actress Roxann Dawson and doubled several guest actresses. In addition, Hoffman was an assistant stunt coordinator for Dennis Madalone and also responsible for the stunt safety on set.

Early life and career

1970s

Hoffman was born in Saranac Lake, New York and attended the Saranac Lake Central High School, where she played at the William Morris Playground and took ballet and gymnastic classes at the Sokol Gymnastic Training Camp and at the Fokine Ballet. She studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City, where F. Murray Abraham and Whoopi Goldberg also learned their profession. During her time at the studios she decided that acting was too slow for her and she needed more action, a decision which brought her into the world of stunts.

Hoffman, a great niece of composer Bernard Green, moved to Los Angeles in 1974, where she trained her skills, including high falls and fight techniques, at Paul Stader's gym in Santa Monica. The gym was a famous location in the stunt business and many stunt performers trained there, including Star Trek's Dick Durock, Bob Minor, George Wilbur, Dennis Madalone, Tom Morga, and Brian J. Williams. Resettled in Los Angeles, her first Screen Actors Guild union job was the thriller Two-Minute Warning in 1976.

The following years, Hoffman performed stunts in the television series Charlie's Angels and The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries, doubled Cindy Williams in the comedy series Laverne & Shirley, Pamela Franklin in Fantasy Island, starring the late Ricardo Montalban, and portrayed a stunt nurse in the M*A*S*H episode The M*A*S*H Olympics (1977), which features David Ogden Stiers. On The Love Boat, Hoffman and John Ritter's stunt double Dick Ziker jumped 78 feet together and landed a few feet apart from each other in the water. This is one of the stunts Hoffman found particularly dangerous. She appeared as a high school student in the 1977 horror film The Car in a stunt scene involving several horses, doubled actress Wendie Jo Sperber in Robert Zemeckis' comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), performed in Corey Allen's action film Avalanche (1978) on which she first worked together with Dennis Madalone, and the thriller The Fifth Floor (1978). Hoffman was as a stunt Indian on the mini series Centennial (1978), did a fire stunt on the television horror film Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978), doubled Conchata Ferrell in the series B.J. and the Bear, and appeared in the science fiction thriller Meteor (1979).

While performing stunts on Steven Spielberg's 1979 war comedy 1941, Hoffman and another stuntman David Cassidy had "nearly been killed" during a stunt involving a motorcycle sidecar that involved a jump into the back of a truck. A mechanical flaw cause the sidecar to run out of gas thus carrying herself on top and David in the sidecar flying into the truck's bumper. She later recounted how, despite the incident, they had to return and do the stunt again, the following day. [2]

1980s

Hoffman and Tom Morga in "Day of Honor"

During this time, Hoffman was the first "voted-in" member of the "Society of Professional Stuntwomen", a newly-formed group of the top stuntwomen in the movie business, including Julie Ann Johnson, Jeannie Epper, May Boss, Regina Parton, Jean Coulter, Debbie Evans, Stevie Meyers, and Stephanie Epper. [3] In 1981 she was the first stuntwoman who was elected to the SAG Board of Directors as Chair of the National Stunt and Safety Committee and Co-Chair to the Young Performers Committee, where she served for two years. She also served on the AFTRA Local and National Board and was the first stuntwoman who joined Women in Film. It was also the time Hoffman started to do seminars and giving lectures in stunt safety and labor laws. She testified on SAG's behalf in Sacramento in child labor laws because of The Twilight Zone incident [4] and wrote the safety section in the AFTRA/SAG Young Performers Handbook.

In the '80s, Hoffman was busy doing stunt work for film and television. She doubled actresses Jo McDonnell in the television comedy The Munsters' Revenge (1981), Wendie Jo Sperber in the comedy series Private Benjamin (1981-1983, co-starring Robert Mandan and Joel Brooks) and the comedy Stewardess School (1986), Doris Roberts in Remington Steele (1983-1987) and in the comedy Christmas Vacation (1989), Kellye Nakahara in the mystery comedy Clue (1985), and Anne Ramsey in Wes Craven's horror comedy Deadly Friend (1986).

Also in the '80s Hoffman worked on two movies she is probably best remembered for. In Wes Craven's horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), she portrayed the School Hall Guard which was one of the incarnations of the main character, Freddy Krueger. Her line, "Hey Nancy, No running in the hallway!" were later replaced by Robert Englund's voice. In the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, she doubled actress Jeannette Charles who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II. in this movie. Hoffman's stunt was, beside several punches, the legendary slide over the banquet table.

Other films she worked on, in these years, include the comedy The Nude Bomb (1980), as a terminal passenger during the plane crash in the comedy Airplane! (1980), the television drama Brave New World (1980), the comedy Die Laughing (1980), Brian De Palma's thriller Blow Out (1981), the comedy Protocol (1984), Amy Heckerling's comedy Johnny Dangerously (1985), the crime action Death Wish 3 (1985), the thriller Out of Bounds (1986), the horror comedy Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988), and the science fiction film Alien Nation (1988), which features fellow Trek stunt partner Tom Morga. Television work included the series Walking Tall (1981, with Jeff Lester), The Fall Guy, Strike Force (1982), Cassie & Co. (1982), The A-Team (starring Dwight Schultz and Melinda Culea), CHiPs (1983, with Robert Pine and Madlyn Rhue), Falcon Crest, and Rags to Riches (1987).

Star Trek

Hoffman's first appearance on Star Trek

Hoffman calls herself a Trekkie. She has seen every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and is able to name every episode. In 1973 she went to the second ever held Star Trek convention in New York City, took part in the trivia contest and was the third winner. The letter she received with her third place prize was signed by Richard Arnold.

Hoffman's first work on Star Trek was the Deep Space Nine season four opening episode, "The Way of the Warrior", in which she portrayed a Starfleet ensign and performed a stair fall in Ops. Also in this episode, her character answered "Thanks" when she was handed a phaser. This was a voice which was added in postproduction and was not Hoffman's.

Beside other parts as Starfleet officer and bar patron, she also worked as stunt double on several episodes. These included performing Mila's stair fall in the series' final episode, "What You Leave Behind".

Hoffman's coonskin cap

On Voyager, Hoffman was the main stunt double for B'Elanna Torres actress Roxann Dawson throughout the last five seasons, performed her falls and fight scenes and was also in the orbital skydiving suit for the episode "Extreme Risk". For the episode "Remember", she was originally not planned to appear but Madalone said that a double for Dawson, who wanted to do her own stunt, was required. In the stunt, a full hit by stunt actor Scott Leva, Hoffman fell really hard on the ground and was protected by Ken Lesco, who avoided worse. She filmed this stunt on Friday 26 July 1996 on Paramount Stage 16 as seen in scenes 44-45. From the final stunt only a very brief sequence was part of the episode. She has also memories about her cliff stunt in the episode "Blood Fever".

In the episode "Day of Honor", Hoffman stunt doubled Roxann Biggs-Dawson for the whole fight, this was due to the fact that Biggs-Dawson was pregnant at that time and the studio wanted to protect her. Once Hoffman was doubling her, in the fight, there are no cuts. The way it was filmed was that the camera stayed on the Klingon played by stuntman Tom Morga, Hoffman stepped out and Biggs-Dawson stepped in. Then the camera swings back onto Biggs-Dawson. In the entertainment industry this is called a "Texas Switch". (Source: Leslie Hoffman)

For the fifth season episode "Extreme Risk", Hoffman filmed her stunt scenes on Friday 26 June 1998 and on second unit on Tuesday 18 August 1998 on Paramount Stage 16.

Hoffman was also on set as stunt double for Roxann Dawson during the production of the fifth season episode "Infinite Regress". According to the call sheet, she was up to double Dawson in scenes 21-25 set in engineering and filmed on Monday 31 August 1998 on Paramount Stage 9. In the final episode however, no stunt double was used during the clash with Jeri Ryan.

Hoffman's stunt in DS9: "Call to Arms"

Beside her regular work on screen, Hoffman was one of the assistant stunt coordinators for Dennis Madalone along with Tom Morga and George Colucci, she attended Production Meetings to discuss the Stunt Department Budget and the needs for the stunt sequences. There were also times that Dennis would have her as a Stunt Coordinator on the set.

Hoffman provided her own coonskin cap to the production of the episode "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang", in which she also had a small appearance and served as stunt coordinator for. Her cap was held by James Darren during the opening dialogue of the episode.

Two of Hoffman's costumes were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay; her costume as double for Roxann Dawson in the episode "Blood Fever" for US$470.00 [5] and her costume as double for Julianna McCarthy (Mila) in "What You Leave Behind" for US$130.50. [6]

Later career

1990s

During her time on Star Trek, Hoffman also worked on several other projects. She performed stunts in the comedy The Misery Brothers (1995, under coordinators B.J. Davis and Ed Anders), the horror film The Prophecy (1995), the television series Deadly Games (1995, starring Christopher Lloyd), the action film For Life or Death (1995, along with Rick Avery), and the video game Maximum Surge (1996).

In 1996, she worked as stunt coordinator for the ABC Afterschool Specials episode "Me and My Hormones", the directorial debut of Melissa Gilbert. She also portrayed a wrestler in this episode and acted alongside fellow DS9 co-star Courtney Peldon. The following year, she worked on several episodes of the drama series Melrose Place (1997) and doubled actress Edie McClurg's stair fall in front of the court house. She appeared in the family series Step by Step (1997, with Michael Kagan) and the short drama Safe Journey (1999, with Scott Allen Rinker), for which she also served as stunt coordinator. Hoffman was the stunt coordinator for the short film Mulligans! (1997) and performed stunts in the science fiction thriller Convict 762 (1997), the science fiction film Mars (1997), and the television drama Bella Mafia (1997).

In Wes Craven's horror film Scream 2, she doubled actress Laurie Metcalf's fights and falls and in the superhero comedy Mystery Men (1999), she worked as stunt driver and portrayed a "stunt granny".

Also Hoffman with Tom Morga and Brian J. Williams performed stunt shows at Star Trek Conventions where in several of the conventions were joined on stage in a skit with J.G. Hertzler and Robert O'Reilly.

2000s

Since 2000, Hoffman has appeared rarely on screen. She portrayed a casino patron in the Nikki episode "I'll Kick Your Ass" in 2001 and a dinner guest along with Spice Williams in the comedy sequel The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). On the latter production, she also worked as stunt double for actress Joan Collins.

More notably, Hoffman worked as stunt coordinator. Her credits include the comedy Ophelia Learns To Swim (2000, with Hilary Shepard Turner), The Innocents Mission (2000, on which Tom Morga worked as stunt rigger), Marc Forster's drama Everything Put Together (2000), the short drama Never Land (2000, again along with Tom Morga), the documentary Daybreak Berlin (2001, with Diana Cignoni and Tom Morga), the short comedy Father Xmas (2001), the thriller Love Leprosy (2001), the comedy My Friend's Love Affair (2001), working as stunt rigger for the horror film Dead Above Ground (2002).

Shortly before 8 August 2008, Leslie Hoffman, having been living in Los Angeles since 1974, was joined there by her nephew, Ritchie Hoffman, an actor himself. Following his move, Leslie Hoffman excitedly commented that she felt like she and her nephew were in "Hoffman: The Next Generation", excitedly implying that she was proud that her nephew was carrying on certain family traditions. [7] Her nephew Alexander Hoffman has also been working for DreamWorksTV as a writer, director, and producer.

More recently, Hoffman was interviewed for the 2010 documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. Fellow Star Trek alumni Kane Hodder, Michael Bailey Smith, Robert Rusler, Brannon Braga, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy, Fran Bennett, Mark Shostrom, and R. Christopher Biggs were also interviewed.

Hoffman has been disabled since 2002 due to a traumatic brain injury and the physical wear and tear that a stunt person goes through years of stunt work. She had originally applied for her occupational disability and health plan and was denied, only being given the disability plan by the Screen Actors Guild – Producer Pension and Health. It has been discovered that they fear that other stuntpeople might start applying for this plan (that should be given to SAG members that have had career-ending injuries on the set). Since 2010, she has been going through the United States court system but has been "stonewalled" by the SAG Pension and Health lawyers and a specialized law called ERISA that was established by the US Federal Government in 1974. [8] [9] [10] [11]

As for being disabled, Hoffman had a workers compensation case settled in her favor, that she was indeed disabled. Also she was awarded SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) from the Federal Government since 2002, because they ruled her disabled. SAG Health continues to refuse to submit paperwork to the courts. A second lawsuit had to be filed based on SAG Health violating ERISA laws by refusing to review why they took away her disability pension. A petition was started demanding that SAG Health gave her back the disability pension and that they give her the occupational disability pension and health for which she qualifies. [12] As of 2016, Hoffman lost her disability pension. [13]

A plaque honoring Hoffman

On 4 January 2019 Hoffman won an appeal in the 9th District Court against the SAG Pension and Health Plan. [14]

In 2021, for the third time, the 9th District Court overturned the Los Angeles Judge's ruling in her 11 year lawsuits against the SAG Pension and Health Plan. [15]

On 31 March 2022, Hoffman's hometown honored her with a plaque on their Saranac Lake Walk of Fame. [16]

Star Trek appearances

Stunt double appearances

Other Trek connections

A list of Star Trek performers who appeared in the same productions as Hoffman.

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