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Chester E. Tripp III (born 13 July 1959; age 57) is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also worked as an additional fight choreographer on several locations and received no on-screen credit for all of his appearances. His costume from the episode "Warlord" was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. His name was misspelled as Chester Trapp on the name tag. [1]

For "Warlord", Tripp filmed his stunt scene under stunt coordination of Dennis Madalone on Wednesday 4 September 1996 on Paramount Stage 16 and is listed as "Chester Trip - Stunt Servant" on the call sheet. For "The Gift", he filmed his stunt scenes on Thursday 12 June 1997 and Friday 13 June 1997 on Paramount Stage 9 and is listed as "Stunt Security" on the call sheets.

Tripp was born in Wauseon, Ohio and is nicknamed Butch. Hailing from a big family he spent his youth in several foster homes. He played football and was also an awarded boxer. Tripp has entered the stunt industry in 1987 and has been married to D. LeAnn Tripp. They have three children. He has doubled for stars such as Bill Paxton, Greg Kinnear, William Sadler, Kiefer Sutherland, Peter Weller, Steven Weber, and Josh Lucas and was also a member of a stunt group which performed show fights on several Star Trek conventions.

Among his resume are films such as Batman Returns (1992), Private Wars (1993, with Michael Champion and stunts by Scott Leva, Joe Murphy, Chino Binamo, Chuck Borden, Ken Lesco, Dennis Madalone, and Rick New), Monolith (1993, with Musetta Vander, Boris Lee Krutonog, Todd Jeffries, and stunts by Chuck Borden, Maria R. Kelly, Dennis Madalone, and Joe Murphy), Ice (1994, with Zach Galligan, Michael Bailey Smith, and stunts by Chuck Borden, Chino Binamo, Nick Dimitri, Joe Murphy, Mark Riccardi, and Patricia Tallman), Direct Hit (1994, with Peter Slutsker and stunts by Chino Binamo, Chuck Borden, George Colucci, Nick Dimitri, Sonia Jo McDancer, Lane Leavitt, Chuck Madalone, Dennis Madalone, Joe Murphy, Mark Riccardi, and Patricia Tallman), Project Shadowchaser III (1995, with Musetta Vander, Christopher Neame, and stunts by Ken Clark, Brennan Dyson, and Tim Sitarz), the Academy Award winning As Good as It Gets (1997, with Kaitlin Hopkins, Matt Malloy, and stunts by B.J. Davis, Gene LeBell, Phil O'Dell, Denise Lynne Roberts, and Pete Turner), The X-Files (1998), The General's Daughter (1999, with James Cromwell), Route 666 (2001, with Lori Petty, Peewee Piemonte, Dick Miller, John Cade, and Chuck Hicks), Betrayal (2003, with Tom Wright and stunts by Danny Downey, Austin Priester, Lisa Hoyle, and Michael J. Sarna), Wonderland (2003), Glory Road (2006), and American Fork (2007, with Bruce McGill).

Tripp has also performed stunts in television series such as Roswell (2002, starring William Sadler), V.I.P. (1999), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999), Charmed (2003), Alias (2003, created by J.J. Abrams), Without a Trace (2004-2006, starring Enrique Murciano and coordinated by Dennis Madalone), Monk (2005), 24 (2005-2006), and Martial Law (1999).

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