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Curtis Fairchild (born 7 December 1966; age 51) is an actor who played an Odin crewmember in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Angel One". As a background actor he received no credit for his appearance.
Born as James "Buzz" Howard in Fairfax, Virginia, Fairchild moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to pursue a music career. Beside his appearances in the television series Still the Beaver (1986) and the thriller Stripped to Kill II: Live Girls (1989, with Marjean Holden), he can be seen in various television commercials, including Swatch and Budweiser.
Today he is working as a guitarist and componist and is the guitarist for the rock band Lorenzo. He also appeared in the reality television show She House Cinema in 2005.