(written from a Production point of view)
David Chanel is an actor who played an Angosian senator in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "The Hunted". As a background actor he received no credit for his appearance and was identified by the name tag of his costume which was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay.  Chanel also portrayed a command division officer in the third season episode "Sarek".
Chanel played a secret service agent in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, which also featured Brent Spiner, Bill Smitrovich, Leland Orser, Raphael Sbarge, Carlos Lacamara, Tim Kelleher, Robert Pine, Jana Marie Hupp, and Pam Blackwell.