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Bruce Gray (7 September 1936 – 13 December 2017; age 81) was the actor who played Admiral Chekote in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Circle" and the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Gambit, Part I" in 1993. He later played Surak in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Awakening".
Beyond the realm of Star Trek, Gray had recurring roles on Babylon 5 and the American version of Queer as Folk. He also played the hopelessly WASP father of the groom in the 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Sky Marshal Dienes in the science fiction film Starship Troopers (which starred Dina Meyer). In 2008 he made a brief appearance on Boston Legal, the ABC drama starring William Shatner and John Larroquette.