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Actor and comedian Todd Stashwick (born 16 October 1968; age 53) played Talok in the Star Trek: Enterprise fourth season episode "Kir'Shara". Born in Chicago, Illinois, Stashwick attended Hoffman Estates High School, where he participated in stage productions prior to graduation. He later became a member of Chicago's "Second City" comedy troupe and also co-founded an acclaimed experimental improvisation group called "Burn Manhattan", based out of New York. He currently lives with his wife and their son in Los Angeles, California.
Besides Enterprise, Stashwick has also made guest appearances on such television shows as Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (in an episode with Star Trek: The Next Generation guest actress Bebe Neuwirth), Angel, Providence (with Anne Haney, Michael McGrady, and Concetta Tomei), Will & Grace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI (with Cliff DeYoung), Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Malcolm in the Middle (with Kenneth Mars and Holmes R. Osborne), The Drew Carey Show (starring Diedrich Bader), CSI: Miami, Monk (with Stanley Kamel), CSI: NY, and The War at Home (with Keone Young). In addition, he had a role in the pilot episode of ABC's Boston Legal, starring William Shatner and Rene Auberjonois, and had brief recurring roles on MDs (with Wade Williams), American Dreams, Still Standing, and Burn Notice (with John Ales). He also had small roles in the films The Rundown (2003, also featuring William Lucking) and Along Came Polly (2004) and a supporting role in the 2006 comedy You, Me and Dupree.