(written from a Production point of view)
Max Supera is the actor who played Patterson Supra in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Disaster" in 1991. He filmed his scenes on Monday 19 August 1991, Wednesday 21 August 1991, Friday 23 August 1991, and Tuesday 27 August 1991 on Paramount Stage 8, 9, and 16.
Supera also appeared as the young Vinnie Delpino in two episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D. (1990-1992, starring Lawrence Pressman and James B. Sikking). In addition, he starred in an unsold television pilot called The Belles of Bleeker Street in 1991. He has since left professional acting.