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Rod Arrants (5 September 1944 – 21 February 2021; age 76) was an actor who played Rex in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "Manhunt" and Daleth in the Star Trek: Voyager fourth season episode "Living Witness".
Arrants was born in Los Angeles, California. He divorced two times and had one son. In 1979, he won a Soapy Award as most exciting new actor for his performance in Search for Tomorrow where he played Travis Tourneur Sentell between 1978 and 1984. Arrants has also played recurring roles in the soap operas Another World (1977), The Young and the Restless (1986-1988), and Days of Our Lives (1985).
Arrants has also guest starred in television series such as Mannix (1972, with Buddy Joe Hooker and John McLiam), Dallas (1985, with Brett Baxter Clark, Gail Strickland, Sam Anderson, and Leigh J. McCloskey), Hunter (1986, with Persis Khambatta and Ben Slack), Hotel (1986, with Michelle Phillips and Kate Vernon), Falcon Crest (1987, with Robert Foxworth, Dana Sparks, Brett Cullen, Michael Ensign, Ellen Geer, and Todd Jeffries), L.A. Law (1991, starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake, and with Erick Avari), Baywatch (1992), Spy Game (1997, with Bruce McGill), Dharma & Greg (1998, with Mitchell Ryan), and Profiler (1999, with Mark Rolston).
Among his acting resume are films such as Fools (1970, with Mark Bramhall and Joanna Cassidy), Helter Skelter (1976, with Alan Oppenheimer, Marc Alaimo, Phillip Richard Allen, David Clennon, Bruce French, Skip Homeier, and Robert Ito), Vamping (1984, with Natalia Nogulich and Henry Stram), Chameleons (1989, with George Murdock and Marshall R. Teague), Dark Planet (1996, with Ed O'Ross, Phil Morris, and John Beck), Thank Heaven (2001, with Ron Canada, Willie Garson, Eve Brenner, and Mark Chaet), and The Darwin Awards (2006, with Tom Wright).