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John N. Graffeo (9 October 1941 – 20 July 2007; age 65) was a Hollywood art department member who worked on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as a member of the swing gang, the group responsible for constructing and taking down sets, along with Michael C. Gian and lead man Michael Friedman.
Graffeo's career in the entertainment industry spans 42 years. Early in his career, he did prop work on 1956's Around the World in 80 Days and was a set decorator for the 1963 version of Mutiny on the Bounty. He worked on many other film and television shows throughout the years. According to his obituary at North County Times/The California, he won an Emmy Award as one of the lead men on the 1981 mini-series East of Eden.