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Lou DeGrado (born 1931 - died 13 February 2008, age 77) was an actor and dancer who appeared as an Alsaurian citizen in the Star Trek: Voyager second season episode "Resistance" for which he filmed his scenes on Friday 29 September 1995 and Monday 2 October 1995 on Paramount Stage 16.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, DeGrado started a career as professional ice skater, mentored by Sonja Henie. He soon started to work in plays and at the Roxy Theatre on Broadway. During the time of World War II, DeGrado served in the army and was the choreographer for the army's variety troupe show.
In the 1970s he became a spokesperson for Polident and in the 1980s and 1990s, DeGrado appeared in numerous soap operas, television series, and feature films. He appeared in several episodes of the television series Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer.
DeGrado also worked as Ricardo Montalban lookalike and was contracted to appear on several Fantasy Island themed shows, events, and conventions. Beside working as dance host aboard the Royal Cruise Line, he joined the cast of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a theatre group. In February 2006, he received his star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame.
Lou DeGrado passed away in Palm Springs, California on 13 February 2008 at the age of 77.