(written from a Production point of view)
Craig Benton is the actor who portrayed Ensign Davis in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Violations" in 1991. He filmed his scenes on Thursday 31 October 1991 on Paramount Stage 9.
Benton has made appearances on Wings (starring Steven Weber), Knots Landing, Step by Step, Married... with Children, Bodies of Evidence (with Jennifer Hetrick, Deborah May, and Robert Pine), and Herman's Head (starring Molly Hagan). He was also seen in the 1993 TV adaptation of Journey to the Center of the Earth which starred F. Murray Abraham, Jeffrey Nordling, Carel Struycken, and Star Trek: Voyager's Tim Russ. He had a small role as a paint shop owner in the 1992 film Kuffs, with Ashley Judd playing his wife; Christian Slater and Leon Rippy starred in the film. That same year Benton was seen in the science fiction thriller The Lawnmower Man.
In 2000, he starred in the family movie More Than Puppy Love, and in 2003, he and Tony Todd had supporting roles in a thriller called Silence. Benton completed filming on the drama Raising Jeffrey Dahmer in 2006. In 2008 he had a featured part in the fantasy drama Suspension.
Other Trek connections
Additional projects in which Benton has worked with other Star Trek alumni include:
- Kansas (1988 film) with Holmes Osborne
- There Was a Little Boy (1993 TV movie) with Michael Krawic, Bert Remsen, and Bill Zuckert
- Truman (1995 TV movie) with Holmes Osborne and Harris Yulin