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... as Lt. Branson (2002)

You may be looking for effects cameraman and supervisor/second unit director Michael Owens.

Michael P. Owen is a stunt actor and stuntman who played the unfortunate Lieutenant Branson in the film Star Trek Nemesis. As a stuntman, he did his own stunts in the film, as well.

In addition to Nemesis, Owen has performed stunts for such films as Forrest Gump (1994), Austin Powers (1997), Air Force One (1997), Starship Troopers (1997), Blade (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Italian Job (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Poseidon (2006), and Transformers (2007). Owen had a small acting role as a guard in Ang Lee's 1999 Western film, Ride with the Devil, for which he also performed stunts. Enterprise guest actor Zach Grenier also had a role in this film. For the 2000 film Gone in 60 Seconds, Owen worked as both a stunt actor and stunt driver. He was Thomas Jane's stunt double for 2004's The Punisher, based on the Marvel Comics character.

From 1998 to 2000, Owen did stuntwork for the television series V.I.P. (with stunt coordination by Jeff Cadiente and Star Trek: The Next Generation and Voyager guest actor Albie Selznick and Enterprise guest actor Geoff Meed). In that latter year, he was seen in an episode of Nash Bridges with Michael Bailey Smith and Tracey Walter. His other TV credits include guest spots on Diagnosis Murder (in a 2001 episode with Dakin Matthews), CSI: Miami (2004, with John Kassir), and Crossing Jordan (2005, starring Miguel Ferrer).

Not to be confused with the English soccer player, Michael Owen.

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