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Obi Ndefo played Drex, son of Martok, in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fourth season episode "The Way of the Warrior". He later played Kelemane in the Star Trek: Voyager sixth season episode "Blink of an Eye". He is also well-known for his recurring roles as Rak'nor in Stargate SG-1 and Bodie Wells in Dawson's Creek.
Ndefo has also guest starred in 3rd Rock From the Sun (with Jim Beaver), The West Wing, Angel, and NYPD Blue (with Gordon Clapp and John Cothran, Jr.). He is also a yoga teacher and co-founded a nonprofit arts education program, Arts Alliance for Humanity, based at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
On August 17, 2019, Ndefo was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the parking lot of a grocery store in Los Angeles; his right leg was severed on impact, and his left had to be amputated at the hospital. He has recovered from the accident and as of December 2019 is hosting a GoFundMe fundraiser to pay for prosthetic legs and work to make his home wheelchair-accessable.