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Charlie Daboub is a set designer, art director, and production designer who worked as set designer on the fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1991. [1] [2] The Daboub-Magdaleno Excavation mentioned in the episode "Qpid" was named after him and scenic artist Jim Magdaleno.

Daboub attended the University of Texas at Arlington between 1983 and 1987 and graduated with a BS in Architecture before he moved to Los Angeles where he started to work for Paramount Pictures in 1991. Among his credits as set designer are the crime drama Hoffa (1992), the romance Sleepless in Seattle (1993), the western drama Wyatt Earp (1994), the sport drama Higher Learning (1995), and the adventure Congo (1995).

He then worked as assistant art director on the crime comedy Get Shorty (1995), the comedy Down Periscope (1996, starring Kelsey Grammer), the music drama That Thing You Do! (1996), and the sequel Batman & Robin (1997, written by Akiva Goldsman and with John Glover). Credits as art director include the drama Playing by Heart (1998), the drama Mighty Joe Young (1998), and the horror thriller End of Days (1999), and as production designer, Daboub worked on the drama The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), the crime drama Skeletons in the Closet (2001, with Gordon Clapp and Bobby C. King), the fantasy film Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001, with Guy Siner, John DeMita, Jim Metzler, Tony Amendola, and Greg Ellis), and the crime thriller Three Way (2004).

Daboub was the art director for the Boston unit on the drama Moonlight Mile (2002) and the set designer for the animated film Team America: World Police (2004) and for the television series The Jake Effect (2006, starring Greg Grunberg and Nikki Cox and executive produced by Marc Buckland).

Further credits as art director include the sequels Big Momma's House 2 (2006) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), the animated comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), the comedy You Again (2010), the comedy sequel Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011), the animated film Hop (2011), the dance drama Step Up Revolution (2012), and the television series The Glades (2012) and Graceland (2013).

More recently, Daboub worked as production designer on the comedy sequel Tooth Fairy 2 (2012) and on the comedy A Change of Heart (2015, starring Virginia Madsen).

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