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Daniel Jon Arrias (born 2 April 1967; age 49) is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts as stunt double for Zachary Quinto in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. In 2010 Arrias earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture as part of the Star Trek stunt crew. The same year he received a Taurus World Stunt Award nomination in the category Best High Work which he shared with Ilram Choi, Mike Massa, Paul Lacovara, and Anthony R. Molinari. He reprise doubling duties for Quinto for Star Trek Into Darkness.
Arrias is a skilled martial artist who trained under the masters Joon Kim and Jin Ha Choi. He has a black belt in Taekwondo and is als trained in boxing, kickboxing, grappling, gymnastics, precision stunt driving, and certified by the South Bay Fire Academy. He has doubled for actors such as Yancy Arias (in Kingpin and Live Free or Die Hard), Jason Gedrick (in Wanted), Danny Pino (in The Shield and Night Stalker), and Brian Bloom (in Drive).
Arrias has performed in several television series, including General Hospital, She Spies (2003), Passions (2005), Charmed, CSI: New York (2005, with Joel Brooks), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005, with Wallace Langham and Conor O'Farrell), Crossing Jordan (starring Miguel Ferrer), The Agency (starring David Clennon, Ronny Cox, and Daniel Benzali), J.J. Abrams' Alias, 24, Numb3ers (2006, with Anthony Vitale and stunts by Glenn Goldstein), Treshold (starring Brent Spiner), The O.C., CSI: Miami (2004 and 2007, with David Lee Smith and Michael Owen), and Entourage.
His feature film performances include the fantasy film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), the drama Seabiscuit (2003, with Michael Ensign, Ed Lauter, Shay Duffin, and stunts by Kevin Derr and Marty Murray), Peter Berg's action film The Rundown (2003, starring The Rock), the adventure Hidalgo (2004), the sequel Spider-Man 2 (2004, with Kirsten Dunst and Donna Murphy), Wes Craven's horror film Cursed (2005), the sequel The Legend of Zorro (2005), the science fiction film Ultraviolet (2006, with stunt performers Mike Smith, Jennifer Caputo, and Chris Torres), the thriller Next (2007, with Jim Beaver and Charles S. Chun), and the fourth installment of Die Hard, Live Free or Die Hard (2007, with Tim Russ).
Arrias served as stunt coordinator for the feature films King of the Lost World (2005, with Boni Yanagisawa) and Shapeshifter (2005).
Arrias recent projects are the drama Charlie Wilson's War (2007, with Brian Markinson and Cyia Batten), the comic hero film Iron Man (2008, with Bill Smitrovich and Faran Tahir), the drama Days of Wrath (2008, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and stunts by Mike Gunther, Joey Anaya, and Jimmy Ortega, under stunt coordination of Manny Perry), the comedy Tropic Thunder (2008, with stunts by Yoshio Iizuka, Mike Mukatis, Lin Oeding, and Xuyen Valdivia), and the action drama Blood and Bone (2008, with Troy Brenna and fight coordinator Fernando Chien).