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Ned Romero (4 December 19264 November 2017; age 90) was an actor who appeared in episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Voyager.

He filmed his scenes for the episode "A Private Little War" on Friday 6 October 1967 at Paramount Pictures' B Tank. For the episode "The Fight", he filmed his scenes on Wednesday 21 October 1998 on Paramount Stage 16 with a makeup call at 9:30 am and a set call at 11:00 am.

Romero was born in Franklin, Louisiana, of Chitimacha Native American ancestry. He graduated from Louisiana State University where he earned a master's degree in music, and began his career as an opera singer in 1943. He also appeared in several stage musicals in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

After twenty years on the stage, Romero turned to television acting. In the 1960s and 1970s, he appeared in guest roles on shows as Get Smart (with Karen Steele and Tania Lemani), The Munsters (with Felix Locher), Bonanza with Lou Antonio, Arnold Moss, and Troy Melton, directed by Marc Daniels), The Virginian (with Elinor Donahue, Joseph Campanella, directed by Don McDougall and Leo Penn), Adam-12, Kung Fu (with Stefan Gierasch, Michael Pataki, Don Keefer, and Ed Bakey, directed by Marc Daniels), and The Incredible Hulk.

In 1970-71, Romero co-starred as Sergeant Joe Rivera in the detective series Dan August, which was cancelled after one season. The show featured Bill Irwin, Diana Muldaur, Ricardo Montalban, Tim O'Connor, Susan Oliver, Monte Markham, Andrew Prine, Michael Strong, David Soul, Lou Antonio, Jason Evers, Nancy Malone, Tom Troupe, Jerry Ayres, Roger Perry, Meg Foster, Lee Meriwether, Fritz Weaver, Laurence Luckinbill, Stewart Moss, Nehemiah Persoff, Michael Pataki, Robert Pine, Bart La Rue, Marcy Lafferty, Bill Quinn, Hal Lynch, Harry Basch, Charles Seel, and Glenn R. Wilder in guest roles and direction by Ralph Senensky, Harvey Hart, and Gene Nelson.

In the 1980s and 1990s, she guested on shows such as Quincy, M.E. (with Garry Walberg and Peter Virgo, Jr.), Diff'rent Strokes, MacGyver (with Bruce McGill), Northern Exposure (with Don McManus), Murder, She Wrote (with Jerry Hardin), Diagnosis: Murder (with Brett Cullen and Steven Culp), Spin City (with Alan Ruck and Victoria Dillard), Walker, Texas Ranger (starring Noble Willingham, with Branscombe Richmond), Dharma & Greg (with Mitchell Ryan), Seven Days (starring Norman Lloyd, with Alan Scarfe), and Roswell (with William Sadler, directed by Jonathan Frakes).

Romero also appeared in several TV movies, including Winchester 73 (1967, with Paul Fix, John Hoyt, and Barbara Luna, directed by Herschel Daugherty), Last of the Mohicans (1977, with Andrew Prine, Michèle Marsh, and Whit Bissell, directed by James L. Conway), The Mystic Warrior (1984, starring Robert Beltran, with Nick Ramus and Branscombe Richmond), Gone to Texas (1986, with John de Lancie), Stranger on My Land (1988, with Terry O'Quinn and James Lashly), and The Lost Child (2000, with Michael Greyeyes).

His few feature film credits include The Violent Ones (1967), Hang 'Em High (1968, with Mark Lenard and Bill Zuckert), Mark of the Gun (1969, with Paul Sorensen), Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969, with John Wheeler, Garry Walberg, and Alan Marston), and Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992).

Romero retired from acting in 2006 and passed away on November 4, 2017 in Palm Desert, California.

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