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Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman is a stand-in performer who often appeared in the role of Darien Wallace on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also served as photo double for Data during the majority of the show's run, from the first season's "The Big Goodbye" through the final episode, as well as for Star Trek Generations. Additionally, he was a Research Consultant for the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.

Hailing from Glendale, California, Vardaman spent a good part of his life in San Jose. He grew up watching Star Trek: The Original Series, becoming a huge fan of the series. He never dreamed that he would become a part of the Star Trek universe himself.

To support himself while he was in school, Vardaman joined the Screen Extras Guild to acquire a part-time job. Less than two weeks later, while signing up with casting, he was spotted and approached for a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As it turns out, the man originally approached for the job was unavailable, prompting the need for a replacement. Despite some initial reluctance from the wardrobe department, Vardaman was fitted with an operations yellow Starfleet uniform and reported for work the following day.
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Today in Trek history

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1930
David Huddleston is born.
1947
Craig Richard Nelson is born.
1956
Aaron Lustig is born.
1964
Christian R. Conrad is born.
1965
Bryan Singer is born.
1968
Seventh and final day of filming on TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren". Kirk and Uhura's famous interracial kiss is filmed today.
1976
NASA names the first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.
1987
First day of filming on TNG: "The Battle".
1990
Final draft script for TNG: "Final Mission" is submitted.
1991
Seventh day of filming on TNG: "Unification II".
1992
Twenty-second day of filming on DS9: "Emissary".
Final draft script for TNG: "A Fistful of Datas" is submitted.
1993
Eighth and final day of filming on TNG: "Attached".
Final draft script for TNG: "Force of Nature" is submitted.
Final draft script for DS9: "Necessary Evil" is revised.
1996
Fifth day of filming on VOY: "The Q and the Grey".
1997
VOY: "Day of Honor" airs.
Seventh day of filming on DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited".
Seventh day of filming on VOY: "Concerning Flight".
Final draft script for DS9: "Resurrection" is submitted.
1999
The Star Trek US postage stamp is released.
2001
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "Civilization".
2002
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "The Communicator".
2003
George Sawaya dies.
ENT: "Anomaly" airs.
Fifth day of filming on ENT: "Twilight".
2004
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "The Forge".
2008
Jerry Sherman dies.
2009
Dick Durock dies.
The Star Trek 2010 Calendar is released.
2015
Fifty-ninth day of filming on Star Trek Beyond.
Star Trek: Wrath of Gems is released.

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