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Craig Reed is an actor who appeared in four episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. Due to his loss of his right arm in a car accident at the age of twenty months, Reed has often been cast as a performer with a disability when the role required a character with only one arm such as the Borg in Star Trek.

For "Unity", Reed filmed his scenes on Friday 15 November 1996, Tuesday 19 November 1996, and Wednesday 20 November 1996 on Paramount Stage 9 and 16 and is listed as "Good Guy - Humanoid Amputee" on the call sheets. His costume from "Unity" was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] Reed filmed his scenes for the episode "Scorpion" on Friday 7 March 1997 and Monday 10 March 1997 on Paramount Stage 16 and is listed as "Borg" on the call sheet. His costume from "Dark Frontier" was previously worn in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Unification I" and "Unification II" and was also sold off on eBay. [2] For "Dark Frontier", Reed filmed his scenes on Friday 4 December 1998 on Paramount Stage 16 and is listed as "Surgical Victim Alien" on the call sheet.

Born in Whittier, California, Reed attended the elementary school in Whittier and La Habra High School in Orange County. He later graduated with a BA in Business Management from the California State University in Fullerton. For stunt work, Reed has special prosthetic equipment for his right arm which can be blown off with squibs.

His first acting work was in the 1976 drama Baby Blue Marine where he appeared as an Army Corporal in the bar scene. The film also featured Bert Remsen, Allan Miller, Kenneth Tobey, and Keone Young. Further film work includes the horror comedy Re-Animator (1985, with Jeffrey Combs and Ian Patrick Williams), the horror comedy The Midnight Hour (1985, with LeVar Burton, Kurtwood Smith, Joe Gieb, Mickey Morton, and Scott L. Treger), the action film Danger Zone II: Reaper's Revenge (1989, with John Durbin), and the science fiction film Trancers III (1992, with Melanie Smith, Andrew Robinson, and Stephen Macht).

Television work includes episodes of St. Elsewhere (1988, with Norman Lloyd, Ronny Cox, Ed Begley, Jr., Bruce Greenwood, France Nuyen, Christina Pickles, Chad Allen, and John Short), China Beach (1990, with Raymond Cruz), Homefront (1992, with Ken Jenkins, Sterling Macer, Jr., David Clover, Thomas Kopache, and William Newman), ER (1996, with Tom Towles and Bob Clendenin), The Magnificent Seven (1998, with Ron Perlman, Rick Worthy, Andrew Kavovit, Cliff DeYoung, Julianna McCarthy, Bill Bolender, Steve Rankin, and Time Winters), L.A. Doctors (1998, with Jeff Allin, Kieran Mulroney, and Tracey Walter), Sliders (2000, with Bill Blair), Arli$$ (2000, with David Graf, Patrick Fabian, and Kay E. Kuter), Any Day Now (2000, with Jack Blessing and Mike Genovese), Jack & Jill (2001, with Clayton Rohner, John Billingsley, and Michelle Johnston), and American Dreams (2004, with Ethan Dampf).

Reed performed stunts in the action comedy Spy Hard (1996) and appeared more recently in episodes of Nip/Tuck (2007) and Colony (2016).

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