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Loren Janes (1 October 1931 – 24 June 2017; age 85) was a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in two episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. He was William Shatner's stunt double in the episode "Charlie X" and Richard Tatro's stunt double in the episode "I, Mudd".
He also served as stuntman on several television Westerns, including Gunsmoke, Have Gun - Will Travel, and The Rifleman, as well the crime series Barnaby Jones and The Streets of New York, the family drama Little House on the Prairie, and the 1985 mini-series North and South.
His extensive credits also includes such epic feature films as The Ten Commandments (featuring Dame Judith Anderson, Lawrence Dobkin, and Michael Ansara), Spartacus (featuring Jean Simmons, Peter Brocco, John Hoyt, and Seamon Glass), Robert Wise's The Sand Pebbles, and The Poseidon Adventure, as well as such science fiction classics as Planet of the Apes, Logan's Run, Escape from New York, and Back to the Future.