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Rick Avery (born 28 April 1947; age 75) is a stuntman, stunt coordinator, stunt actor and second unit director who performed stunts as a Human colonist in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Preemptive Strike" in 1994 and worked as the stunt coordinator on Star Trek: Insurrection. On the Star Trek: Insurrection (Special Edition) DVD feature "Anatomy of a Stunt", he's describing the making of a stunt scene, a 30 ft. high fall from a cliff, which was cut from the final aired movie.
Avery's stunt and stunt coordinating resume includes over 300 films and television series. Among his resume are films such as Blow Out (1981, with J. Patrick McNamara and Leslie Hoffman), Street Hawk (1985), Matlock, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988, with W. Morgan Sheppard and Frank Collison), Alien Nation, Baywatch, Look Who's Talking Too (1990, with Kirstie Alley), Hook (1991, with Cameron Thor, Nick Tate, Gary Epper, Scott Leva, and Michael J. Sarna), Batman Returns (1992, with Vincent Schiavelli, Anna Katarina, Anthony De Longis, Branscombe Richmond, Susan Rossitto, Joyce McNeal, and Lynn Salvatori), Lois & Clark, Babylon 5, Independence Day (1996, with Brent Spiner, Patricia Tallman, Derek Webster, and Carlos LaCamara), L.A. Confidential (1997, with James Cromwell), Ally McBeal, Titanic (1997, with Michael Ensign and Jenette Goldstein), V.I.P., Charmed, House on Haunted Hill (1999, with Famke Janssen), Scream 3 (2000), Erin Brockovich (2000), Crossing Jordan, Spider-man (2002, with Kirsten Dunst and Spice Williams), Hulk (2003, with Boni Yanagisawa), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003, with Kristanna Loken), Medium (2005-2006, with Joni Avery), Batman Begins (2005), Poseidon (2006), World Trade Center (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007, with Scott L. Schwartz, Brian Avery, and Joni Avery), and The Town (2010, with Tom McComas).
Among his second unit directing resume are films such as Look Who's Talking (1989), Scream 3 (2000), and Cursed (2005).
- RickAvery.net – official site