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Troy Melton (2 March 1921 – 15 November 1995; age 74) was a stuntman and stunt actor who performed stunts in several episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. He received no credits for his appearances. He served as stunt double for Richard Webb as Benjamin Finney in the episode "Court Martial". He filmed his scenes on Tuesday 4 October 1966 and Wednesday 5 October 1966 at Desilu Stage 9.
During his long career in film and television (spanning more than 50 years), Melton performed stunts in such films as Giant (1956, with Paul Fix), Dirty Harry (1971, with Andrew Robinson, Vince Deadrick, Sr., Bill Couch, Sr. and Chuck Hicks), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973, with Paul Williams, France Nuyen, David Gerrold, music by Leonard Rosenman and cinematography by Richard H. Kline), Magnum Force (1973, with David Soul), Blazing Saddles (1974, with Bill Catching, Dick Crockett, Hal Needham and Bill Zuckert), The Towering Inferno (1974, with Elizabeth Rogers, George Wallace, Paul Comi and John Crawford), The Deer Hunter (1978, with John Savage and Kurtwood Smith), Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Alien Nation (1988, with Leslie Bevis and Brian Thompson). He also acted in these films, and many others, usually in bit roles, going uncredited. Melton also performed stunts and bit parts in many television series, such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Batman, The Mod Squad and Bonanza.