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Cameron Arnett (born 14 October 1960; age 57) is the actor who played Ensign Mandel in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Disaster" in 1991. He filmed his scenes on Friday 23 August 1991 and Monday 26 August 1991 on Paramount Stage 8.
Arnett worked with Star Trek: Voyager star Tim Russ in the first episode of the HBO series Vietnam War Story, which aired in 1987. Three years later, Arnett appeared on another series set during the Vietnam War and featuring a Voyager regular – China Beach, starring Robert Picardo. Arnett's other television credits include a 1986 episode of Miami Vice and the pilot episode of My So-Called Life in 1994.
Arnett's film credits include the 1991 romantic comedy Bed & Breakfast (with Stephen Root) and the 1993 horror thriller Man's Best Friend (with Robert Costanzo and Bradley Pierce). Arnett can also be seen in made-for-television movies like 1994's And Then There Was One (co-starring Jennifer Hetrick) and 1999's Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (with Bumper Robinson).