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Peter Horak (7 May 19431 October 2017; age 74) was a stuntman who performed stunts as one of Sutok's henchmen in the Star Trek: Voyager third season episode "Fair Trade". He received no credit for this appearance but is listed on the call sheet. He filmed his stunt scene alongside Irving Lewis and George Colucci under the Stunt Coordination of Dennis Madalone on Monday 21 October 1996 on Paramount Stage 16.

Born in Prague, which was at the time occupied by Nazi Germany, Horak grew up in Czechoslovakia, became a judo champion in his country, and escaped to the West in 1969. Well trained in several sports, he entered the stunt profession in Toronto, Canada before he performed stunts in television series such as Hill Street Blues, Columbo, The Fall Guy, Riptide, Emergency!, and The Incredible Hulk. Horak sets a world record by jumping a two-thousand pound boat 120 ft. through the air and by performing a 200 ft. fall from the top of the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. [1] [2]

Horak performed stunts in films such as Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977, working with Carey Loftin and Jesse Wayne), Good Guys Wear Black (1978, coordinated by Hubie Kerns, Jr.), The One Man Jury (1978, with Dick Durock, Ralph Garrett, Tom Lupo, and John Nowak, and Frank Orsatti), Underground Aces (1981, with Chris Doyle, Donna Garrett, Paula Moody, Alan Oliney, and Rex Pierson), Wired to Kill (1986, with Sandra Gimpel and Paul E. Short), Cold Steel (1987, with Janet Lee Orcutt and Bernie Pock), Above the Law (1988), Problem Child (1990), the thriller Hangfire (1991, with Charlie Brewer and Erik Stabenau), Ghost in the Machine (1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Mystery Men (1999, with Christine Baur, Leslie Hoffman, and Gene LeBell).

Horak worked as stunt double for actor Billy Crystal on several feature films including Throw Momma from the Train (1987, with Kate Mulgrew and coordinated by Vince Deadrick) and Forget Paris (1995, with Simone Boisseree, Michael Cassidy, and Jim Wilkey). He also worked as stunt coordinator on The Fifth Floor (1978, with Bob Herron, Leslie Hoffman, and Gene LeBell), Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982), the action film Foxtrap (1986, starring Fred Williamson and with Nick Dimitri), the action film Viper (1988), and Cold Heaven (1991, with Cherie Tash).

In 1998, Horak wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the horror comedy Die Hard Dracula on which he worked with Nathalie Huot. In 1999, an earlier filmed documentary hosted by stuntman Chuck Connors and titled A Man Who Fell from the Sky was released which gave a deeper look into the life and career of Horak. [3]

Horak died on 1 October 2017. [4]

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