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Tarik Ergin

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Tarik Ergin (born 7 June 1961; age 54) was a regular background actor for all seven years of Star Trek: Voyager, playing Lieutenant Ayala. Because of his status as a background actor, he was rarely given lines and was only credited twice: in VOY: "Fury" as "Security Guard" and in VOY: "Renaissance Man" as "Tactical N.D.", even though he worked at the conn station in that episode.

His first role on Star Trek was in Star Trek Generations, where he played a background medical technician in sickbay aboard the USS Enterprise-D. He pushed a mobile biobed to the transporter room after Geordi La Forge was returned to the Enterprise, and was one of the crewmembers who sought refuge in crew quarters with Doctor Beverly Crusher and Nurse Alyssa Ogawa during the crash of the saucer module.

He wore the Satan's Robot costume from The Adventures of Captain Proton holodeck program in VOY: "Night", "Bride of Chaotica!", and "Shattered" and played a Hirogen in at least one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

Several costumes worn by Ergin were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, including the Satan's Robot costume, [1] the Hirogen hunter costume, [2] his Maquis vest from "Caretaker", [3] his command division uniform, [4] and a pair of Maquis boots. [5]

Ergin served as CGI stand-in for the Xindi-Insectoids in the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise and as stand-in for Jonathan Frakes in the last episode "These Are the Voyages...". He also appeared in several supporting background roles during the run of Star Trek: Enterprise.

In the interactive movie Star Trek: Borg, Ergin played Lieutenant Coris Sprint, a Starfleet officer whose body is inhabited by the player.

Notably, Tarik Ergin has worn the colors of each department during his time on Star Trek. On Star Trek Generations, he wore blue, then on Voyager he wore red and yellow.

Ergin is a graduate of Cornell University and is a professional lacrosse player.

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