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Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (born 8 June 1941; age 76) is the actor who appeared as Lutan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Code of Honor". Ferguson has done TV and film work in a career that stretches from the late '70s to the early '90s. Among his roles are guest appearances on the popular television shows The A-Team (which starred Dwight Schultz) and Hill Street Blues (which starred James B. Sikking).
He also appeared in the movies Boyz N the Hood and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (starring Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Ito, Clancy Brown, Vincent Schiavelli, Raye Birk, Jonathan Banks, and Kevin Sullivan).