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Neil Chester Vipond (born 24 December 1929; age 91) is a Canadian actor who twice appeared in Star Trek.

His first appearance was as Darok in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine seventh season episode "Once More Unto the Breach", where he was credited as Neil Vipond. He later appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager seventh season episode "Natural Law" as Kleg, credited as Neil C. Vipond.

J.G. Hertzler commented: "To have the amount of profound artistry inherent in John Colicos and Neil Vipond working around you is what you live for." ( (citation needededit))

Vipond has also guest starred in Frasier (with Kelsey Grammer), Poltergeist: The Legacy, Will & Grace and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Vipond has appeared in stage productions such as King Lear.

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