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Scott E. Hart is an animal trainer who worked with Gary Gero for Birds & Animals Unlimited as cat trainer for the Somali cats portraying Spot on the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episodes "Data's Day" and "In Theory".
Hart worked as animal supervisor on the television series Magnum, P.I. between 1981 and 1988. Other television credits are Tales from the Crypt (1990, with Larry Drake, Georgann Johnson, and William Frankfather) and Dream On (1994, with Michael McKean).
Film work as animal trainer and wrangler includes the comedy Seems Like Old Times (1980), the comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, with Alan Ruck), the comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987, with Michael McKean and Richard Herd), the comedy Christmas Vacation (1989), the television horror film Strays (1991), the thriller To Protect and Serve (1992, with Jessie Lawrence Ferguson), the drama The Shawshank Redemption (1994), the crime drama The Minus Man (1999, working with Gary Gero), the drama The Last Producer (2000), the short drama Katherine (2002, with Sierra Pecheur), and the comedy Anger Management (2003).