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Steve Rizzo (born 10 July 1967; age 57) is a stuntman, stunt actor and special effects make-up artist who appeared as one of Falcon's henchmen in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fourth season episode "Our Man Bashir". He received no on-screen credit for his appearance.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and married his wife Diana on 19 May 1995. They have one child. Rizzo has doubled for actors such as Jason O'Mara, Billy Connolly, Jerry O'Connell, Henri Lubatti, and Fredric Lehne.

Among his stunt performing and stunt acting resume are films such as Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998, with Patricia Tallman and Clyde Kusatsu), One Night at McCool's (2001, with Ric Sarabia, Tim de Zarn, and Rad Milo), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006, with Ian Abercrombie and Diz White), Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane ((2007, with Erick Avari, Derek Webster, Todd Babcock, Tucker Smallwood, Dorenda Moore, and Spice Williams), and Marlowe (2007, stunt coordinated by Dennis Madalone).

His television resume includes guest spots and stunts in Sliders (1998, starring Jerry O'Connell and John Rhys-Davies), Dark Skies (1997, with Jeri Ryan), The Practice (1998), V.I.P. (2000), and several episodes of Without a Trace (2003-2006, stunt coordinated by Dennis Madalone and Don Ruffin).

Among his more recent stunt appearances are episodes of Pushing Daisies (coordinated by Keith Campbell), Friday Night Lights, and General Hospital. He performed utility stunts in Trailer Park of Terror (2008, with Tracey Walter and under stunt coordinator Michael J. Sarna), doubled actor Seth Rogen in Pineapple Express (2008), and the thriller Rest Stop 2 (2008, with Diane Salinger, Michael Childers, and assistant stunt coordinator Edward Conna), in which he doubled actor Brionne Davis.

Rizzo is also an accomplished special effects and make-up lab technician whose resume includes television series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and films such as Brain Blockers (2004) beside having a career as football player for more than twenty years.

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