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Stephen Lee (11 November 1955 – 14 August 2014; age 58) was the actor who portrayed Chorgan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "The Vengeance Factor". Four years later he played the alien bartender in the seventh season episode "Gambit, Part I". He was later cast for, but ultimately did not fulfill playing the role of, the Klingon captain in the first season episode "Sleeping Dogs". He was replaced at the last minute by Vaughn Armstrong. (ENT Season 1 DVD special feature "Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage"; call sheet)
Lee was born in Englewood, New Jersey and moved to Germany where he lived the first fifteen years of his life. He moved back to the United States in 1970 and started a career as an actor following his graduation from the Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri. One of Lee's early film roles was as Spanish Inquisition torturer Gomez in the 1991 film The Pit and the Pendulum. The film also starred Jeffrey Combs, who played a Catholic cleric, as well as veteran science fiction actor Lance Henriksen in the lead role as Brother Torquemada.
Lee portrayed the recurring role of Deputy Sheriff Bo Loman in three episodes of the science fiction series Quantum Leap in 1992, starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell and with Wendy Robie, James Greene, Parley Baer, Fran Bennett, Meg Foster, Heather Lauren Olson, and Kimberly Cullum. He also had a recurring role as the private investigator Dan Vogelsang in James Cameron's science fiction series Dark Angel in 2000 and portrayed the informant Tony B. in several episodes of Nash Bridges (1997-2000). In 1986, he had a small role in the Golden Girls episode "Vacation" (with Keye Luke, Brett Porter, and Tom Villard).
In 1994, Lee appeared in the Babylon 5 episode "Believers", along with Tricia O'Neil and Andreas Katsulas. Film credits include WarGames (1983, with Michael Ensign), Robocop 2 (1990, with Peter Weller, Gabriel Damon, Ronny Cox, and Bill Bolender), and Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996, with Cyril O'Reilly).
Later in his career, Lee had guest roles on Bones (2009), Numb3rs (2009), Brothers (2009, with Steve Schirripa), 'Til Death (2010), and Ghost Whisperer (2010, with Bruce Davison) and portrayed Dwight in the musical drama Burlesque (2010, with Gwen Van Dam).