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Christopher James Miller (born 14 July 1983; age 32) is the actor who played René Picard in the 1994 film Star Trek Generations. The role was originated by David Tristan Birkin in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Family".
Miller had previously appeared in an episode of the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV along with T.J. Hooker stars and fellow Star Trek alumni William Shatner and Richard Herd. (Miller played Shatner's son in the episode.) Miller also guest-starred on Evening Shade and Maybe This Time.
According to the IMDb (see link below), Miller recently served as an assistant make-up artist on the horror movies Roman and Night of the Living Dead 3D.
Miller is now married and directing various horror films and animation shorts for which he has won multiple Pixie and Empixx awards for his work in stop-motion animation.