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Steve Vinovich (born 22 January 1945; age 77) is the actor who played Joseph in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine second season episode "Paradise".

Vinovich has appeared in several feature films, with one of his earliest being 1972's The Mechanic, which also featured Jill Ireland, Celeste Yarnall, and Alan Gibbs. His later film credits include 1986's Seize the Day (with John Fiedler), 1987's Mannequin (with Kim Cattrall, Carole Davis, and Phil Rubenstein), 1990's Awakenings (with Richard Libertini), and 1994's The Santa Clause.

In 1988, Vinovich co-starred with fellow DS9 guest performer Miriam Flynn in the short-lived television series called Raising Miranda. He and Flynn played a married couple in this sitcom. Vinovich himself went on to have a recurring role on Valerie's Family, Sisters (working alongside Ashley Judd, Heidi Swedberg, Mark L. Taylor, and Brian Markinson), and the short-lived Going Place, the latter of which starred Alan Ruck and Hallie Todd. Vinovich has also guest-starred on such shows as Three's Company, Hill Street Blues (starring James B. Sikking and Barbara Bosson), Cheers (starring Kelsey Grammer, Kirstie Alley and Bebe Neuwirth), L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake and also guest-starring Daniel Benzali and Larry Cedar), Roseanne, Picket Fences (starring Ray Walston), Touched by an Angel, ER, and the Brannon Braga series Threshold, starring Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Brent Spiner.

In 2001, he starred in the made-for-TV docudrama Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History as Jim Backus/Mr. Thurston Howell III, alongside fellow Star Trek alumni Aaron Lustig, Michael Wiseman, Ray Buktenica, Alexander Enberg, Christopher Neiman, and Jim Jansen.

In 2003, he appeared in a TV special called Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. Also appearing in this special were Steve Blalock, Ivar Brogger, Ray Buktenica, Christopher Darga, Frank Gorshin, James W. Jansen, Jason Marsden, Lee Meriwether, Todd Merrill, Julie Newmar, Julia Rose, and Joel Swetow.

Vinovich also voiced the character of Puffin in the Swan Princess series of films and direct-to-video releases.

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