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Daniel Betances (born 19 August 1974; age 43) is an actor who played a holographic shuttle pilot in the Star Trek: Voyager fifth season episode "Extreme Risk". He filmed his scene along with Roxann Dawson on Monday 29 June 1998 on Paramount Stage 9.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Betances studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York between 1994 and 1998. Prior to his appearance in Star Trek, he worked on Rob Bowman's sport comedy Airborne (1993, with Jim Jansen and Jason Matthew Smith). His brother is editor, producer, and director David Betances.

He had guest roles in episodes of Alias (2001, with stunts by Shauna Duggins and Dennis Keiffer, created and produced by J.J. Abrams, and produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman), The Division (2002, with Michelle Bonilla), Haunted (2002), Passions, NYPD Blue, Charmed (2002, with Melinda Clarke), The Unit (2006, with Abby Brammell and Carlos Lacamara), Lincoln Heights (2007, with Michael Reilly Burke, Andrew Borba, and James Black), and a recurring role in three episodes of CSI: Miami (2003-2004, with Salli Elise Richardson, Victor Rivers, Pat Healy, Boris Lee Krutonog, and David Lee Smith).

Betances appeared in the drama Open Window (2006, with John Eric Bentley), the short film Shooter (2007), the short horror film Deviation (2009), the short drama Missed Conception (2010), the action drama Jackers (2010, with Zero Kazama), the action film The Last Preacher (2012), and the short action drama Dogs of War (2012). He also lent his voice to the video games Medal of Honor (2010, with Rick Pasqualone) and Syndicate (2012, with Roger Cross, Andy Milder, Ken Lally, Nolan North, and Fred Tatasciore) and had a guest role in Justified (2010).

More recently, Betances appeared in the short action comedy The Stockwells (2014), starred in the second season of the action series Black (2014), had guest roles in episodes of Shooters Stance (2014) and Party Girls (2014), and worked on the adventure Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015, with Clint Lilley). On The Stockwells and Party Girls, Betances also worked as executive producer.

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