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|Birth name:||John David Cullum|
|Date of birth:||1 March 1966|
|Place of birth:||New York City, New York, USA|
J.D. Cullum (born 1 March 1966; age 49) is the actor who played Toral in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Redemption" and "Redemption II". He filmed his scenes for "Redemption" on Monday 15 April 1991 and on Thursday 18 April 1991 on Paramount Stage 16. For "Redemption II", Cullum filmed his scenes on Monday 15 July 1991 and Tuesday 16 July 1991 on Paramount Stage 16.
Since his appearance on TNG, Cullum has gone on to guest star on such popular series as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (with John Fleck and series regular Teri Hatcher), Married... with Children, Sliders, NYPD Blue (with Gordon Clapp), Frasier (starring Kelsey Grammer), and 24 (with Penny Johnson). He also had a recurring role on Judging Amy and was one of the many Star Trek performers to appear in the acclaimed 2001 made-for-TV movie 61*. This movie also featured Seymour Cassel, Robert Costanzo, Charles Esten, Bob Gunton, Robert Joy, Christopher McDonald, Bruce McGill, Michael Nouri, Dell Yount, and Star Trek: Enterprise star Connor Trinneer.
At the time he appeared on The Next Generation, Callum had already appeared in several feature films, beginning with The Manhattan Project alongside Dan Butler, Timothy Carhart, Stephen Markle and Robert Schenkkan in 1986. That same year, he co-starred with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest actor John Glover in the comedy Willy/Milly. 1987 saw Cullum in the political comedy Morgan Stewart's Coming Home with film actor Jude Ciccolella. In 1989, he had a supporting role in the epic American civil war film Glory, which also featured Cliff DeYoung, Bob Gunton, Mark Margolis, Richard Riehle, and Star Trek: Voyager's Ethan Phillips. He then went on to appear in the films Reversal of Fortune with Jad Mager and Tom Wright (1990), Ambition (1991, with Clancy Brown and Celeste Yarnall), Roadside Prophets (1992, with Lee Arenberg, Bill Cobbs, Aaron Lustig, and Biff Yeager), and Forever Young written by J.J. Abrams (1992, with Eric Pierpoint and Nicolas Surovy).
The majority of his recent credits have been TV appearances and voiceover roles on video games, like Kuja from Dissidia Final Fantasy.  However, he does make an occasional appearance in films, such as 2005's Good Night, and Good Luckalong with Robert Knepper, Frank Langella, Glenn Morshower and Ray Wise.