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Richard Graham Sarstedt (born 25 March 1940; age 80) is an actor and singer who worked as background performer and stand-in for eighteen years on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and several Star Trek films. He received no on-screen credit for nearly all of his appearances. Sarstedt's costume as an admiral from the episode "Endgame" was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] His Starfleet uniform as William McKenzie was also sold off. [2] Besides the regular actors, Denise Crosby, John de Lancie, Colm Meaney, and David B. Levinson, Sarstedt is the only actor who appeared in the pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" and in the series final episode "All Good Things..."

According to the call sheet, Sarstedt was scheduled to appear in a corridor scene in the fourth season episode "Redemption" but was replaced by a fellow background actor as he worked on second unit. He was also scheduled to appear in a corridor scene for the fifth season episode "Unification I", scene 6, and "Hero Worship" but his scenes were not part of the final episodes.

Sarstedt was born in New Delhi, India and has started his career as a singer under the name Eden Kane in honor of the film Citizen Kane and the Biblical Garden of Eden in the early '60s. As Eden Kane, he has had several Top 10 hits in the U.K., including the number one single "Well I Ask You" in 1961. His brothers, Peter Sarstedt and Robin "Robbie" Sarstedt, are also singers. As a singer and with his brothers he appeared in several episodes of the music shows Top of the Pops (1964) and Ready Steady Go! (1964). Between 1961 and 2001 he recorded eight albums, several EPs, and many singles. Sarstedt is married to Charlene and they have two children.

Among his non-Trek resume are acting and stand-in appearances in several films and television series such as Dallas, Dynasty (1981-1989, starring Joan Collins), The Colbys (1985-1987, starring Stephanie Beacham, Tracy Scoggins, and Ricardo Montalban), Sisters (1991-1996, starring Ashley Judd), and Columbo.

Star Trek appearances

Recurring appearances

Stand-in work

Sarstedt (fourth from left) on the set of Insurrection

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