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Rod Loomis (born 21 April 1942; age 77), who played Doctor Paul Manheim in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "We'll Always Have Paris", began his acting career while he was in the US Army. Loomis is best known for playing Sigmund Freud in the fantasy comedy Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (which also featured Bernie Casey, Dan Shor, Hal Landon, Jr., Jane Wiedlin and J. Patrick McNamara in the cast).

He also appeared in the 1982 fantasy movie The Beastmaster as King Zed, father of Dar, the Beastmaster. The Beastmaster also featured Tony Epper, Vanna Bonta, Diamond Farnsworth, Vince Deadrick, Sr., Tommy J. Huff, Eddie Donno, Eddie Hice, Freddie Hice, and Chuck Hicks.

Loomis earned a master of fine arts degree from Brandeis University then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He toured with the national companies of 1776, The Merry Widow, The Sound of Music and Uncle Vanya. Other screen credits include Body Double, and Man on a Swing. His many television appearances include roles on Dynasty, Matt Houston, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless.

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