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Raised in Fairfax, Marin County, California, Averbach-Katz often attended Star Trek conventions as a child with his Trekkie mother.  Due to his previous experience with the franchise, he helped Wiseman prepare for her Discovery audition. 
Averbach-Katz auditioned for the character of Spock for the second season of Discovery, though the part ultimately went to Ethan Peck. While the character was coded in the audition scripts as an Andorian named "Tom", due to his Trek knowledge Averbach-Katz deduced the character was supposed to be Vulcan. 
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