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Randy James (born 6 August) is the Screen Actors Guild stage name of Randy Pflug who is an actor and worked between 1988 and 1999 as a regular stand-in and background actor onStar Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as on Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. Well known for portraying the background character Lieutenant Jones on both series, James also worked as first unit stand-in and photo double for Colm Meaney besides standing-in for several guest actors. He received an on screen credit three times on Deep Space Nine in the episodes "Dramatis Personae", "Time's Orphan", and "Chrysalis". Because Richard Sarstedt was out of the country, James filled in as stand-in for Jonathan Frakes on the first two weeks of shooting on Star Trek: First Contact.

One of his uniform trousers were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and were also worn by Avery Brooks. The name tag misspelled his name as "Randy Phlug". [1] According to the call sheets, Pflug was scheduled to appear as Jones in the fourth season episode "Identity Crisis" and in the fifth season episodes "Disaster" and "New Ground" in scenes in Ten Forward but was either not filmed or cut from the final episodes.

James was born in Omaha, Nebraska and started his career as a stage actor in Omaha before moving to Los Angeles. In the late '80s, he was the manager of an auto parts store before making his first step into the film business.

Among his work as background actor are the comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988, with Ricardo Montalban, Leslie Hoffman, and Tiny Ron), the romance When Harry Met Sally... (1989, with Franc Luz), the thriller The Hunt for Red October (1990, with Timothy Carhart, Daniel Davis, Ned Vaughn, and Gates McFadden), the comedy What's Eating You? (2000, with Leslie Ackerman, edited, produced, and directed by Jonathan West, and script supervising by Trisha Burton), and the drama The Dying Gaul (2005), on which he worked as stand-in for Peter Sarsgaard). In the 1995 science fiction television movie Alien Nation: Body and Soul, James portrayed a Human cop. The film also features Star Trek performers Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Leon Russom, Tiny Ron, Glenn Morshower, Jeff Austin, Miguel Perez, Marva Hicks, and fellow DS9 regular Ivy Borg.

His resume also includes television series such as Hunter, Cheers (starring Kirstie Alley), Roswell (1999-2002, as stand-in for Deep Space Nine guest star William Sadler), Baby Bob, ER, and Scrubs (starring Ken Jenkins).

Star Trek appearances

Appearances as Jones

(All uncredited unless otherwise noticed)

Stand-in work

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