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Ian Ray, also known as Ian Ray Hawke, is an actor who appeared as a Tyran technician in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode "The Quality of Life" in 1992. Episode director Jonathan Frakes took Gene Roddenberry's principle of biological diversity in alien species very seriously, casting Asian, African American, and Caucasian actors to portray the Tyrans. They vary dramatically in size and, at 6 feet 3 1/2 inches, Ray is the tallest of the Tyrans. As a background actor he received no credit for his appearance but he did earn his Screen Actors Guild card.
Ian Ray has appeared in various television commercials as Count Dracula or other vampires and was featured in the television drama Yesterday Today (1992, with Kevin Tighe), the television movie McBride and Groom (1993), the crime drama In the Line of Fire (1993, with Clyde Kusatsu and Michael Zurich), the Dream On episode "The Homecoming Queen" (1994, with Chris Demetral, Kim Cattrall, and David Graf), the western comedy Wild Wild West (1999, with Musetta Vander, James Lashly, and Ian Abercrombie), and the drama Pearl Harbor (2001). He was featured as a teacher of undertakers in the Six Feet Under episode "Crossroads" (2001, with Ed Begley, Jr. and Ed O'Ross), a Beverly Hills psychiatric patient in the television comedy Sick in the Head (2003, with Andrea Martin), a hapless Englishman in Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006), an undercover agent in the crime drama Julia (2008, with Saul Rubinek and Jude Ciccolella, and as a Hollywood Boulevard Dracula impersonator in the crime series The Closer (2009). He was also featured in a principal role as a council member in the science fiction adventure John Carter (2012, with Don Stark and Joe Billingiere), as a psychotic inmate in the drama K-11 (2012, with Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., Franc Ross, and Tim de Zarn), and as the evil Giles McNamara in the episode "The Nail In The Coffin"(2014) in the hit series Bones.
The actor has also worked as a body double and stand-in for such actors as Donald Sutherland, John Cleese, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Patrick Bauchau on a number of films including Space Cowboys (2000, starring James Cromwell), The Out-of-Towners (1999), Sneakers (1992), and Panic Room (2002), and on the movie poster for the comedy Rat Race (2001).IanRay (talk) 07:19, June 6, 2014 (UTC)