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Richard Graham Sarstedt (born 25 March 1940; age 81) is an actor and singer who worked as background performer, stand-in, and photo double 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 filmed a scene on 2nd unit as photo double for guest actor Larry A. Hankin in the Voyager first season episode "The Cloud" on Thursday 5 January 1995 on Paramount Stage 16 but this scene was not part of the final episode.

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), Falcon Crest (1988, episode "Liars Anonymous" along with Robert Ito, J. Michael Flynn, Angela Paton, Allan G. Royal, Lee Delano, Faith Burton, and Dave Armstrong), Sisters (1991-1996, starring Ashley Judd), and the Columbo episodes "Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo" (1990, with Jean-Paul Vignon and Ed McCready) and "Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star" (1991, with Terrence Beasor).

Star Trek appearances

Recurring appearances

Stand-in work

Sarstedt (fourth from left) on the set of Insurrection

Sarstedt films Second Unit shots for "Natural Law"

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