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Ricky Luna (born 16 June 1977; age 43) is an actor and musician who played the linguistic student Carlos in the Star Trek: Enterprise first season episode "Broken Bow". Luna shot his scenes on 19 June 2001 on location in Malibu.
Born as José Enrique Luna in Los Angeles, California to his parents of Mexican and Cuban descendant, Luna got famous as one of the co-hosts on the Mickey Mouse Club from 1990 to 1995, alongside Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake, and its spin-off Emerald Cove (1993-1994). Luna is also a musician, DJ, and music producer, played in the bands "Pachanga" in 2000 and "Tropic Zone" in 2003 and has performed as a solo artist. In 1993 he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast for his work on the Mickey Mouse Club. One of his co-stars who shared this nomination was Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and ENT guest actor Marc Worden.
Among his acting resume are films such as the family fantasy movie Casper Meets Wendy (1998, with Teri Garr and Vincent Schiavelli), the television drama A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzalez Story (2000, with Jim Metzler, Tony Amendola, and Simon Billig), the television special The Brothers Garcia: Mysteries of the Maya (2003), and Steven Spielberg's science fiction remake War of the Worlds (2005, with Stephen Gevedon, Becky Ann Baker, Dendrie Taylor, Art Chudabala, and Rachelle Roderick).
Luna has also appeared in television series such as Judging Amy (1999, with Kelly Curtis, Morgan Nagler, Claudette Sutherland, and Kitty Swink), Angel (2000), Boston Public (2000, with Susan Savage), One World (2000, with Michelle Krusiec), The Huntress (2001, with Granville Ames and John Pyper-Ferguson), Girlfriends (2002, executive produced by Kelsey Grammer), ER (2003, with Lily Mariye), Lizzie McGuire (2003, with Hallie Todd and Davida Williams), and The Brothers Garcia (2003, with Ada Maris and Carlos Lacamara).