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William P. Yazzie (born 31 August) is an actor and retired park ranger who appeared as a Dorvan V colonist in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Journey's End" in 1994. He received no credit for his appearance.

Yazzie played Snake in the grass in the 1991 western comedy Lucky Luke along with Fritz Sperberg and Cole McKay. He also appeared as an Indian in the spin-off television series Lucky Luke in 1992, with Fred G. Smith. Another appearance was in the 1994 comedy western Botte di Natale, also along with Fritz Sperberg.

Beside working as consultant for the Native American culture and traditions and as translator for the Navajo, Yazzie also appeared in the comedy Outrageous Fortune (1987, with John Schuck), the television movie Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987, with Marc Alaimo, Jeff Allin, Michael Berryman, Richard Chaves, Ann Gillespie, Colm Meaney, Tony Plana, Marco Rodriguez, and Dean Stockwell), the television western Desperado (1987, with David Warner and Bob Hoy), the action western Young Guns (1988), the action thriller On Deadly Ground (1994, with David Selburg, Mike Starr, Webster Whinery, Louise Fletcher, Lena Banks, and Shawn Michael Perry), the thriller Sioux City (1994, with Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Adam Roarke, Earl Boen, Erik Stabenau), the short drama Two Grey Hills (2001), and the television horror film Bone Eater (2007, with Clara Bryant, Walter Koenig, Paul Rae, and Cole McKay) as well as the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Profiler.

Yazzie also worked as park ranger at the Bandelier National Monument and at the Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. He was present during the filming of the comic adaptation The Lone Ranger in 2012.

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