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Alexander Philipp Enberg (born 5 April 1972; age 44) is the actor best known to Star Trek fans for his recurring role as Ensign Vorik on Star Trek: Voyager. Enberg is the son of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager producer and writer Jeri Taylor and sportscaster Dick Enberg and made his first Trek appearance in the TNG sixth season episode "Time's Arrow, Part II". In the seventh season episode "Lower Decks", Enberg portrayed the Vulcan Ensign Taurik.

Shooting Blood Fever

Enberg with director Andrew Robinson on the set of "Blood Fever"

For his first appearance as Vorik in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Alter Ego", Enberg is listed as "Alex Enberg" on the call sheets and filmed his scenes on Tuesday 1 October 1996 and Tuesday 8 October 1996 on Paramount Stage 9 and 16 with makeup calls at 4:15/9:45 am and set calls at 7:30 am/12:15 pm. For the following episode "Fair Trade", he filmed his scenes between Friday 11 October 1996 and Tuesday 15 October 1996 on Paramount Stage 8 and 9. For his third appearance in the third season episode "Blood Fever", Enberg filmed his scenes between Tuesday 22 October 1996 and Thursday 24 October 1996 and on Wednesday 30 October 1996 on Paramount Stage 9 and 16.

For the fourth season episode "Day of Honor", he filmed his scenes on Tuesday 1 July 1997 and Wednesday 2 July 1997 on Paramount Stage 9 with makeup calls at 4:30/5:15 am and set calls at 7:30/8:30 am. For "Demon", he filmed his scenes on the first day of production, Friday 6 February 1998 on Paramount Stage with a makeup call at 8:15 am and a set call at 12:00 noon.

For the fifth season episode "Extreme Risk", Enberg filmed his scenes on Wednesday 1 July 1998 on Paramount Stage 16 with a makeup call at 4:15 am and a set call at 7:30 am. For the episode "Counterpoint", he filmed his scene on Monday 14 September 1998 on Paramount Stage 9 with a makeup call at 7:30 am and a set call at 11:00 am.

According to the call sheets of the seventh season episode "Renaissance Man", Enberg was originally not planned to reprise his role as Vorik as he was not featured on them. His Starfleet uniforms from his portrayal of Vorik were later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] [2] [3]

Outside Star Trek Edit

Early in his career, Enberg was featured in episodes of Quincy M.E. (1982 and 1983, starring Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, and Robert Ito and with Renée Jones), Simon & Simon (1987, with Mary Carver, Ken Olandt, Richard Gilbert-Hill, and Conrad Hurtt), and Jake and the Fatman (1990, with Cassandra Byram). On the first two series, his mother worked as executive story editor and on the last one as executive producer.

Enberg was featured in the music drama Pump Up the Volume (1990, starring Christian Slater and with Robert Schenkkan, Gregg Daniel, Clayton Landey, John K. Shull, and Ed Trotta) and had guest roles in episodes of Father Dowling Mysteries (1991, with Eugene Roche and Roger Aaron Brown), Blossom (1992), Knots Landing (1992, with Peter Slutsker and directed by Reza Badiyi), Step by Step (1993, with David Graf), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993, with Teri Hatcher, Tracy Scoggins, K Callan, and Gregg Daniel), and Dead at 21 (1994).

In 1994, Enberg appeared in and worked as producer on the action drama The Source of Suction, with Tory Christopher and Shannon Fill. He also appeared in the comedy Junior (1994, with Frank Langella, Stefan Gierasch, Lawrence Tierney, Ethan Dampf, and Tracey Walter), Scott McGinnis' thriller Last Gasp (1995, with Vyto Ruginis, Nan Martin, and Ed Anders), and the television series Get Smart (1995, with Andy Dick) and Murder One (1997, with Barbara Bosson, Clayton Rohner, Jack Kehler, Dennis Creaghan, Ellen Albertini Dow, John Fleck, Jack Blessing, Richard McGonagle, Victor Bevine, and producer and director Marc Buckland).

Further acting work includes the television drama Gia (1998, with Joan Pringle, Louis Giambalvo, Shelby Leverington, Tricia O'Neil, and Paul Sandman), the comedy Senseless (1998, with Manu Intiraymi, Brad Dourif, Jenette Goldstein, Ivar Brogger, Cyia Batten, Jack Shearer, Richard McGonagle, and Greg Grunberg), episodes of NYPD Blue (1998, with Gordon Clapp, Sharon Lawrence, and Aaron Lustig), V.I.P. (1998, with John Cho), Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999), and The Invisible Man (2001, with Ivar Brogger), the television drama Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999, with J.G. Hertzler, Nikita Ager, Jeffrey Nordling, Wayne Péré, Clay Wilcox, Paul Popowich, Allan Royal, Karl Wiedergott, Kitty Swink, and Marc Worden), the comedy America's Sweethearts (2001, with Wendy Schenker and Ann Cusack), the television drama Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001, with Aaron Lustig, Steve Vinovich, Christopher Neiman, Ray Buktenica, and Jim Jansen), and the thriller Panic (2002, with Kristanna Loken, Tucker Smallwood, and David Bowe).

More recently, Enberg worked as special effects artist on the Howard Stern on Demand segment "Fartman: Caught in a Tight Ass" (2006) and on the comedy Never Say Macbeth (2007, with Melodee Spevack and Sam Zeller). On the latter project he also worked as actor and as additional editor. He made his directing debut with the comedy Searching for Ron Ficus in 2009 on which he also worked as visual effects artist and worked as visual effects artist on the comedy Desperate Acts of Magic (2013).

In 2013, Enberg suffered from a serious stroke but has since recovered. [4] [5] [6]

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