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Louis Ortiz (born 2 March 1962; age 57) is an actor who worked as background actor, stand-in, and photo double on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise and on the Star Trek films Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection between 1994 and 2005. His only credited appearance was as "Klingon Crewman" in the Star Trek: Enterprise second season episode "Bounty". He previously was contracted as stunt performer for the second season episode "Regeneration" as one of the Borg drones.

During the filming of the Star Trek: Voyager third season episode "The Swarm" on Thursday 1 August 1996, Ortiz went to Paramount Stage 9 for a laser scan as a "Gudge" along with Tracee Cocco and Sue Henley for the unreleased video game Star Trek: Voyager - Retribution. The name L. Ortiz seen on set artwork for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Demons" was named after him.

According to John Billingsley, on set, Ortiz was teaching actors how to move like an alien and behave like a specific species. ("Regeneration" audio commentary, ENT Season 2 Blu-ray special feature) He can also be seen in behind the scenes clips of the special features "O Captain! My Captain! A Profile of Scott Bakula" and "Cast Impressions: Season One" of the ENT Season 1 DVD. Ortiz played one of the Borg drones in the live-action 2004 Borg Invasion 4D-ride at the Star Trek: The Experience attraction.

Many of his costumes were later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay including his operations division uniform as Culhane. [2] Further auctioned items include his costumes from the episodes "Distant Origin" [3], "Bounty" [4], "Vox Sola" [5], "The Shipment" [6], "Stigma" [7], "The Xindi" [8], "Flashback" [9], "Resistance" [10] [11], "Awakening" and "Kir'Shara" [12], and "Blood Fever". [13] A Starfleet undershirt, Klingon and Xindi-Reptilian uniforms, an alien costume worn in Enterprise, and a Suliban costume were also sold off. [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]

Outside Star Trek Edit

Ortiz has started to work as an actor and model in the 1980s and made his first credited film appearance in the action comedy Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990, with Rick Gianasi). In 1991, he was seen in an article of the US Playboy. (November 1991, Vol. 38, Issue 11)

Further acting work includes the horror comedy Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991), the fantasy comedy The Mask (1994, with Reg E. Cathey, Christopher Darga, Kevin Grevioux, Scott McElroy, Robert O'Reilly, and Jeremy Roberts), the action thriller Beyond Desire (1995, with William Bastiani), the action drama Fight Club (1999, with Zach Grenier, David Andrews, Eugenie Bondurant, Tim de Zarn, David Lee Smith, Matt Winston, and Baron Jay), and the horror film Mirror, Mirror IV: Reflection (2000).

He played Jorge in the ER episode "Luck of the Draw" (1995, with Sam Anderson and Marco Rodriguez), and the mouthless man in the Sliders episode "California Reich" (1998, with Jeremy Roberts). Other television work includes episodes of Babylon 5 (1996, with Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway, and Bill Blair and created, executive produced, and written by J. Michael Straczynski), Murder One (1996, with Barbara Bosson, Clayton Rohner, Don Stark, Gregory Itzin, Geoffrey Blake, Don McManus, Stephen Lee, Rick Worthy, Janet MacLachlan, and Lanier Edwards), and Family Law (1999, with Christopher McDonald, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Julie Warner, Michelle Horn, Ellen Bry, Julie Cobb, and Gregg Henry).

More recently, Ortiz appeared in the Are We There Yet? episode "The She Got Game Night Episode" (2011), and played the lead role in the mystery drama The Shadow Sea (2014). On this film, he also worked as producer and first assistant director. Ortiz has been married since 2013 and is the father of a daughter. Together with his family, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

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