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Cal hudson

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Bernie Terry Casey (born 8 June 1939; age 75) played Calvin Hudson in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "The Maquis, Part I" and "The Maquis, Part II".

Casey was not a Star Trek fan when he was cast as Hudson. In a 1994 interview he said "I did "The Maquis" because I wanted to work with Avery Brooks, whom I admire as an actor". Casey was impressed by Brooks' performances in Spenser for Hire and A Man Called Hawk. [1]

Among his film work, Casey starred in the 1984 comedy hit, Revenge Of The Nerds with James Cromwell and Brian Tochi. He portrayed Admiral Vanalden in a memorable episode of seaQuest 2032 entitled "Chains of Command" alongside Gary Bristow, where his adversary's name was also Hudson. He also played Bubba Haywood in Roots: The Next Generations (with Brock Peters, Percy Rodriguez, John Rubinstein, Bruce French, and Paul Winfield). Casey is also one of the only Star Trek actors to have played a major role in the James Bond film franchise, becoming the first African-American to play CIA agent Felix Leiter opposite Sean Connery in the unofficial Bond film, Never Say Never Again in 1983. He also appeared in the 1980 mini series, The Martian Chronicles, based on Ray Bradbury's book. The series also featured Fritz Weaver.

Before becoming an actor, Casey was a track and field champion and professional football player. As a Screen Actors Guild member, Casey worked in several positions for this union and was recently voted to serve as SAG National Board alternate and to the Hollywood Division Board of Directors. [2]

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