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Michael McGrady is the actor who played the Nausicaan prisoner in the Star Trek: Enterprise second season episode "Canamar". McGrady had previously appeared with Enterprise co-star Scott Bakula in the second episode of Quantum Leap in 1989, which also featured Teri Hatcher and series regular Dean Stockwell.
One of his earliest television appearances was in an episode of the short-lived science fiction series Otherworld, in which he co-starred with fellow Star Trek alumni Jonathan Banks, Mark Lenard, Robert O'Reilly, and Brian Thompson. McGrady's other television credits include several appearances on Murder, She Wrote (including one episode with LeVar Burton in 1987 and another with Kate Mulgrew in 1992) as well as guest spots on Picket Fences (with Roy Brocksmith, Leigh Taylor-Young, Concetta Tomei, and Ray Walston), Chicago Hope (with Sam Anderson and Matt Winston), JAG (with Erick Avari and Steven Culp), The X-Files (with Justin Williams), Providence (with Anne Haney and Concetta Tomei), ER (with James Cromwell), CSI: Miami (with Sam Anderson and Tony Todd), The Division (with K Callan), and CSI (with Jennifer Savidge). He also had a recurring role on FOX TV's hit series 24, during which he worked with Jude Ciccolella, Michelle Forbes, Penny Johnson, Daniel Dae Kim, Tracy Middendorf, and Harris Yulin.
McGrady's many film credits include such sci-fi outtings as Trancers (1985, with Richard Herd), Creator (1985, with Jeff Corey, Ellen Geer, Virginia Madsen, David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Tigar, and Ian Wolfe), Invaders from Mars (1986, with Louise Fletcher and Eric Pierpoint), Project X (1987, with Shelly Desai, Robin Gammell, Dick Miller, and William Sadler), and the 1995 TV movie White Dwarf (with Roy Brocksmith, Neal McDonough and Paul Winfield). McGrady also appeared in the 1987 comedy Back to School, as did Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Farrell, Sally Kellerman, and Robert Picardo. Later credits include The Babe (1992, with Larry Cedar, James Cromwell, and Danny Goldring), TV's Perry Mason: The Curse of the Heartbroken Bride (1992, with Ronny Cox and Paul Dooley), Hocus Pocus (1993, with Charles Rocket and Jane Emery), the Western Wyatt Earp (1994, with David Andrews and Jack Kehler; based on the life of the legendary lawman), TV's Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995, with Judith Jones, Eugene Roche, Alan Shearman, and Ray Wise), Volcano (1997, with Jacqueline Kim, John Carroll Lynch, and James MacDonald), The Thin Red Line (1998, with John Savage, Simon Billig, and Michael McAdam), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999, with Whoopi Goldberg), Five Aces (1999, with Christopher McDonald), Bad City Blues (1999, with Simon Billig, Scott MacDonald and Jim Metzler), and Evolution (2001, with Gregory Itzin, Sarah Silverman, and Jennifer Savidge).