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Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman is a stand-in performer who often appeared in the role of Darien Wallace on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also served as photo double for Data during the majority of the show's run, from the first season's "The Big Goodbye" through the final episode, as well as for Star Trek Generations. Additionally, he was a Research Consultant for the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.

Hailing from Glendale, California, Vardaman spent a good part of his life in San Jose. He grew up watching Star Trek: The Original Series, becoming a huge fan of the series. He never dreamed that he would become a part of the Star Trek universe himself.

To support himself while he was in school, Vardaman joined the Screen Extras Guild to acquire a part-time job. Less than two weeks later, while signing up with casting, he was spotted and approached for a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As it turns out, the man originally approached for the job was unavailable, prompting the need for a replacement. Despite some initial reluctance from the wardrobe department, Vardaman was fitted with an operations yellow Starfleet uniform and reported for work the following day.
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1912
Leo Shreve is born.
1946
Charles Dennis is born.
1947
Ben Cross is born.
1954
N. Datin McDonald is born.
1958
Richard Kelley is born.
1962
Melanie Smith is born.
1964
Fourteenth day of filming on TOS: "The Cage". Talosian menagerie scenes are filmed today.
1966
Second day of filming on TOS: "Space Seed".
1968
Paul Scherrer is born.
Fourth day of filming on TOS: "The Savage Curtain".
1972
The Thirty-Fourth UK Story Arc begins in Valiant & TV21 #64 with the first of ten installments.
1981
Twenty-seventh day of filming on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
1987
Second day of filming on TNG: "When The Bough Breaks".
1988
Forty-seventh day of filming on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Uhura's fan dance scene is filmed today.
1991
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Ethics".
1994
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Eye of the Needle".
1996
Derek Garth dies.
Second day of filming on VOY: "Favorite Son".
1997
First day of filming on VOY: "Vis à Vis".
1998
VOY: "Counterpoint" airs.
Fourth day of filming on DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang".
1999
Fifth day of filming on VOY: "Ashes to Ashes".
2001
Roy Brocksmith dies.
2002
Second day of filming on ENT: "Canamar".
2003
Madlyn Rhue dies.
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "Hatchery".
2004
Third day of filming on ENT: "Divergence".
2011
Robert Easton dies.
2015
IDW Publishing releases "Live Evil, Part 3", issue #52 of the ongoing Star Trek series.
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Ronnie Rowe, Jr. is born.

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