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Mark A. Riccardi is a stuntman, stunt actor and stunt coordinator who did stunts on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He was one of the stuntmen who doubled actor Jonathan Frakes in several episodes of The Next Generation and in Star Trek Generations. His costume as stunt double for Jeff Kober in the episode "Repentance" was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]

Riccardi was born in South Plainfield and attended the South Plainfield High School with fellow stunt performers and friends Dennis Madalone and Irving E. Lewis. Riccardi attended West Virginia University, where he played quarterback on the football team, and later played semi-pro football in Los Angeles. He became a stunt performer in the early '80s. Marks early career was kickstarted by working on a Chuck Norris project called An Eye for An Eye.

He stunt doubled for actor John Travolta, who he met on the set of Pulp Fiction (1994). He then doubled him on Face/Off and in his next ten pictures, as well as stunt coordinating General's Daughter, Civil Action, and Primary Colors. Riccardi has also doubled Anthony La Pagalia on Without a Trace and Greg Grunberg from the hit show Heroes.

Mark and his newly formed production company Take Two Entertainment is in development with a stunt reality show called "The Hollywood Stunt Girls",as well as the reality show "The Mamalukes". His feature film divison has the comedy "Shabbos Night Fever" and the parody "The Bouring Identity" both on the fast track. His company is also accepting scripts with or without packaging.

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