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Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman is a stand-in performer who often appeared in the role of Darien Wallace on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also served as photo double for Data during the majority of the show's run, from the first season's "The Big Goodbye" through the final episode, as well as for Star Trek Generations. Additionally, he was a Research Consultant for the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.

Hailing from Glendale, California, Vardaman spent a good part of his life in San Jose. He grew up watching Star Trek: The Original Series, becoming a huge fan of the series. He never dreamed that he would become a part of the Star Trek universe himself.

To support himself while he was in school, Vardaman joined the Screen Extras Guild to acquire a part-time job. Less than two weeks later, while signing up with casting, he was spotted and approached for a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As it turns out, the man originally approached for the job was unavailable, prompting the need for a replacement. Despite some initial reluctance from the wardrobe department, Vardaman was fitted with an operations yellow Starfleet uniform and reported for work the following day.
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Today in Trek history

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1923
Yvette Blais (Ray Ellis) is born.
1928
Bob Orrison is born.
1939
Dennis Tracy is born.
1955
Dey Young is born.
1965
Eighth (and last) day of filming on TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Kirk and Mitchell's confrontation on Delta Vega is filmed today. Lucille Ball organizes a big wrap party at the studio after the filming ends.
1966
Seventh (and last) day of filming on TOS: "Balance of Terror".
First day of filming on TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?".
Revised story outline submitted for the undeveloped Original Series episode "The Squaw" by Shimon Wincelberg.
1967
Fourth day of filming on TOS: "Mirror, Mirror". The transporter room scenes are filmed today.
Desilu is officially bought by Gulf+Western, which soon merge it with Paramount Pictures.
1971
Chad Zimmerman is born.
1973
The Thirty-Sixth UK Story Arc continues in Valiant & TV21 #96 with the sixth of sixteen installments.
1987
Second day of filming on TNG: "Haven". Majel Barrett's first scenes as Lwaxana Troi are filmed today.
1994
Sixth day of filming on DS9: "The Search, Part II". The scenes at Quark's Bar are filmed today. Also, the crew of The Science of Star Trek visits the set.
1995
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Non Sequitur".
Final draft script for DS9: "Hippocratic Oath" is submitted.
1998
First day of filming on DS9: "Afterimage".
2000
Fourth day of filming on VOY: "Critical Care".
2003
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Extinction".
2004
Eugene Roche dies.
Third day of filming on ENT: "Storm Front, Part II".
2009
Pocket DS9 novel The Soul Key, by Olivia Woods, is released.

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