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Daniel William Kelpine (born 22 October 1952; age 64) is an actor who appeared as an Enterprise-D operations division officer in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Symbiosis". As a background actor he received no credit for his appearance.
Kelpine has been working as professional actor from the 1980s on and studied acting under coaches such as Eric Morris, Sal Romeo, Skip Leckness, and Christinna Chauncey. Through his work as court officer Dan in 130 episodes of the fifth season of the drama series Divorce Court between 1989 and 1990, Kelpine earned his SAG card.
Other early appearances include the horror comedy Lucky Stiff (1988, with Jeff Kober, William Morgan Sheppard, Leigh McCloskey, Bill Quinn, Hilary Shepard, Larry Cedar, and Jean-Paul Vignon), the horror film The Hidden (1987, with Michael Nouri, Larry Cedar, Joey Aresco, Branscombe Richmond, Wren T. Brown, and Mark Phelan), the television comedy Paul Reiser Out on a Whim (1987, with Teri Garr, John Glover, Kelsey Grammer, Charlie Brill, Robert Picardo, and Michael J. Pollard), the comedy sequel Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987, with David Graf and Brian Tochi), the television drama I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989, with Ray Wise, Gregg Henry, Barbara Tarbuck, Raymond Cruz, Karl Wiedergott, and John DeMita), and the television series Reasonable Doubts (1992).
Further acting credits are in the action drama Twister (1996, with Alan Ruck, Zach Grenier, Patrick Fischler, and Richard Lineback), the fantasy adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), the MTV television series Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2007, created by Stan Lee), the drama A Beautiful Life (2008, with Bill Lithgow), the drama The Perfect Game (2009, with Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce McGill, John Cothran, Jr., and Tracey Walter), the music film Dance Flick (2009, with Sufe Bradshaw), the horror thriller Nowhere to Hide (2009, with Miriam Flynn and Gary Weeks), and the thriller Acts of Violence (2010, with Ron Perlman, Lorin McCraley, Garrett Wang, and Annie O'Donnell).