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Michael Houston King is the actor who portrayed Jero in the Star Trek: Voyager sixth season episode "Muse".

Houston King was born in Winter Park, Florida and graduated from the Duke University with a degree in English and attended the North Carolina at Chapel Hill University where he graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting. He participated in the Professional Actor Training Program and was a member of the Playmakers Repertory Company.

His first acting appearances on-screen were in the daily soap operas Another World and As the World Turns in 1996. Houston King portrayed guest roles in the television series Sliders (1997, with John Rhys-Davies, Mark Kiely, and Bill Blair), Unhappily Ever After (1997, with Frank Lloyd), Men Behaving Badly (1997), Saving Graces (1999), and Hyperion Bay (1999), as well as in the short comedy Ugly Naked People (1999).

Prior to his Star Trek: Voyager appearance, Houston King portrayed Terry Dalton in the television thriller Green Sails (2000) and had a recurring role in two episodes of the television series Pacific Blue (1997 and 2000, along Alex Datcher in the former episode and David Drew Gallagher in the latter one).

Further credits include the Philly episode Lies of Minelli (2002, with Lisa Banes, Brigid Brannagh, Ron Canada, Jerry Hardin, and Sharon Lawrence), the thriller Written in Blood (2002, with Maureen Flannigan, Steve Rankin, and Dan Gauthier), and the comedy Opposite Sex and the City (2002). In 2006 he wrote and produced the family movie The Way Back Home, in which he portrayed the lead role, Spencer Krane, and which was directed by Reza Badiyi. Mina Badiyi also appeared in this film.

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