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Lou Elias (born 21 November 1933; age 81) (sometimes credited as Louie Elias) is an actor and stuntman who performed stunts for Star Trek: The Original Series He also appeared in acting roles in several episodes. His only credited appearance, however, was in "And the Children Shall Lead", as an Enterprise technician. Elias is the brother of Trek hair stylist Carolyn Elias and actor James Stacy.
In addition to Star Trek, Elias has made several appearances on Combat! and Charlie's Angels. Additional TV credits include Batman, Gunsmoke, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider, and L.A. Law, as well as the 1978 mini-series How the West Was Won (co-starring William Shatner, William Boyett, Robert DoQui, Fionnula Flanagan, Richard Hale, Brian Keith, Ricardo Montalban, George D. Wallace, Morgan Woodward, and Harris Yulin). He has also appeared in films such as Tickle Me, Posse, Night Moves, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, and Solar Crisis, and has performed stunts for films like Spartacus, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, The Longest Yard, Flashdance, and Dick Tracy.