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Stephen Lee (11 November 195514 August 2014; age 58) was the actor who played Chorgan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "The Vengeance Factor" and 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 Star Trek: Enterprise 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 Pit and the Pendulum (1991, co-starring Jeffrey Combs and Mark Margolis).

Lee portrayed the recurring role of Deputy Sheriff Bo Loman in three episodes of 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 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 Babylon 5 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), Numbers (2009), Brothers (2009, with Steve Schirripa), 'Til Death (2010), and Ghost Whisperer (2010, with Bruce Davison) and portrayed Dwight in Burlesque (2010, with Gwen Van Dam).

Lee passed away following a heart attack on 14 August 2014 at the age of 58. [1]

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