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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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1933
Shari Lewis is born.
1935
Maggie Ostroff is born.
1937
Robert F. Shugrue is born.
1942
Nancy Parsons is born.
1944
Richard Taylor is born.
1959
Neil Maffin is born.
1962
Robert Sidney Mellette is born.
1965
Dave Rossi is born.
1967
Second day of filming on TOS: "The Devil in the Dark".
1968
Jeff Chase and Brita Nowak are born.
1969
TOS: "The Mark of Gideon" airs.
1970
The Tenth UK Story Arc concludes in TV21 & Joe 90 #17 with the sixth of six installments.
1979
114th day of filming on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
1980
Star Trek: The Motion Picture premieres in Argentina.
1981
Last strip of the sixth comic arc is published.
1991
Musical score for TNG: "Devil's Due" is recorded.
Second day of filming on TNG: "Identity Crisis".
1992
Third day of filming on TNG: "Cause and Effect".
Dick Dial dies.
1993
DS9: "A Man Alone" airs.
1994
TNG: "Homeward" airs.
Filming stops on DS9: "Profit and Loss" when a violent earthquake hits Southern California.
1996
Second day of filming on VOY: "Innocence".
1997
Eighth and final day of filming on VOY: "Before and After".
First day of filming on VOY: "Real Life".
1999
Nicholas Corea dies.
Isa Briones is born.
2001
VOY: "Shattered" airs.
Gordon Belljohns Love dies.
Fourth day of filming on VOY: "Q2".
2002
Third day of filming on ENT: "Acquisition".
Twenty-eighth day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
2003
First day of filming on ENT: "Judgment".
Star Trek Nemesis premieres in Austria.
2004
Albert Henderson and Noble Willingham die.
2005
First day of filming on ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly".
2006
Paramount Television is renamed to CBS Paramount Television.
2007
IDW Publishing releases Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Space Between #1: "History Lesson".
2012
Fourth day of filming on Star Trek Into Darkness.
2013
Nicole Frank dies.
2019
DIS: "Brother" airs.

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