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Gary Baxley is a stuntman and stunt coordinator who portrayed Ensign Thorne in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "In Theory" in 1991. Baxley filmed his scenes and stunt on Tuesday 9 April 1991 on Paramount Stage 9 and also coordinated his own stunt. He later performed stunts in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Baxley is the nephew of stuntman and stunt coordinator Paul Baxley, the cousin of stuntman and director Craig R. Baxley, and the great-cousin of stuntman Craig Baxley, Jr.. His son is Hunter Baxley, who also performed stunts in Star Trek: Insurrection.
Among his stunt resume are the films The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977, with John Gillespie, Erik Cord, and Tony Epper), Predator (1987, with Kevin Peter Hall and Richard Chaves), Dark Angel (1990, with Matthias Hues, Sherman Howard, Michael J. Pollard, Sam Anderson, Tony Brubaker, Folkert Schmidt, and stunts by Paul Baxley, Doug Coleman, and Lane Leavitt), Total Recall (1990, with Michael Champion, Ronny Cox, Roy Brocksmith, Lycia Naff, Marc Alaimo, Ken Gilden, Frank Kopyc, Robert Picardo, and stunts by Simone Boisseree, Ann Chatterton, Vince Deadrick, Jr., Doug Coleman, Dana Dru Evenson, Nick Dimitri, Freddie Hice, Cherie Tash, and Vince Deadrick), Universal Soldier (1992, with Ed O'Ross, Leon Rippy, Lilyan Chauvin, Joel Kramer, Mirron E. Willis, John DeMita, and stunts by B.J. Davis, Dana Dru Evenson, and Vince Deadrick, Jr.), Shadow Conspiracy (1997, with Theodore Bikel, Terry O'Quinn, Scott Strozier, Dey Young, Regi Davis, Casey Biggs, and stunts by Simone Boisseree, Al Goto, Dana Dru Evenson, and Kim Washington), Red Dragon (2002, with John Rubinstein, Brenda Strong, Robert Curtis Brown, Michael Cavanaugh, William Lucking, Elizabeth Dennehy, Mark Moses, and stunts by Monica Staggs, Joey Box, Steve Kelso, Peewee Piemonte, and Denney Pierce), and Hide & Seek (2006).
His resume also includes television series such as Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Dukes of Hazzard, Raven, Sliders (starring John Rhys-Davies), The Invisible Man, and Raines.