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Tim McGrath is an actor and filmmaker who played a Ventu in the Star Trek: Voyager seventh season episode "Natural Law". As a background actor he received no credit for this appearance but was identified by the call sheets of the episode.

McGrath attended the University of Southern California. Beside his appearance on Star Trek, he also worked on the film The Second Degree (2004), the short comedy The P.A. (2008, with Lou Wagner), the horror thriller Turquoise (2011, with May Wang), and the drama Seventy Times Seven (2012).

In 2013, he wrote, co-directed, produced, and starred in the short film The Hive. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the romance 10 Things I Hate About Life (2014, with William O. Campbell, Tom Schanley, and Nico Woulard). Further projects as director, writer, producer, and actor include the short project Someone's Gonna Die (2013) and the action film Mule Kids (2012).

On 20 July 2012, McGrath was among the survivors of the mass shooting at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. To compensate with his feelings and work on this trauma, he wrote the book "Diary of a Mass Shooting" and wrote, directed, and acted the film Surviving Theater 9 (2019, with Corbin Bernsen, Richard Fancy, and Donnell Turner). He previously created the short documentary Aurora Shooting in 2004.

Other projects on which McGrath worked as producer, actor, and/or executive producer include the television thriller Double Cross (2006), the television thriller Presumed Dead (2006, with Duncan Regehr), the action film Max Havoc: Ring of Fire (2006, with Linda Thorson, Byron Brisco, Ed Anders, Tim Connolly, and Kye Walstrom), the thriller When a Man Falls in the Forest (2007), the crime drama Stuck (2007, with Sharlene Royer and Jeffrey Combs), the action drama Battle in Seattle (2007, with Tzi Ma and Matthew MacCaull), the science fiction film Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007, with Marco Sanchez), the science fiction film Heatstroke (2008), the mystery film San Saba (2008, with Peggy Miley and Daniel Zacapa), the horror film While She Was Out (2008), the drama Free Style (2008), the comedy The Best Sex (2009), the drama Personal Effects (2009, with Rob LaBelle and Brian Markinson), the comedy Cafe Coexistence (2009), the science fiction thriller Super Hybrid (2010), and the science fiction film Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter (2017).

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