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Lou DeGrado (23 June 192913 February 2008; age 78) was an actor and dancer who appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. First as an alien townsperson in the first season episode "Time and Again" for which he filmed his scenes on Wednesday 9 November 1994 on Paramount Stage 16 and later as an Alsaurian citizen in the second season episode "Resistance" for which he filmed his scenes on Friday 29 September 1995 and Monday 2 October 1995 on Paramount Stage 16.

Born in Chicago, Illinois to Italian immigrants, DeGrado started a career as professional ice skater, mentored by Sonja Henie. He soon started to work in plays and at the Roxy Theatre on Broadway. During the time of World War II, DeGrado served in the US Army from 1951-1953, where he was the choreographer for the Army's variety troupe show.

In the 1970s he became a spokesperson for Polident and in the 1980s and 1990s, DeGrado appeared in numerous soap operas, television series, and feature films. He appeared in several episodes of the television series Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer, in the television movie Gloria Vane (1993, with Lisa Banes and Suzanne Lodge), and in episodes of the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful (1991 and 1998, with Robert Pine) and the comedy series The Nanny (1998, with Faith Burton and Daniel Davis).

DeGrado also worked as Ricardo Montalban lookalike and was contracted to appear on several Fantasy Island themed shows, events, and conventions. Beside working as dance host aboard the Royal Cruise Line, he joined the cast of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a theatre group. In February 2006, he received his star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame.

Lou DeGrado passed away in Palm Springs, California on 13 February 2008 at the age of 77. [1]

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