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Daniel Roebuck
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...as Jaron

Birth name: Daniel James Roebuck
Date of birth: 4 March 1963
Place of birth: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Character(s): Jaron

Daniel Roebuck (born 4 March 1963; age 51) is an actor who played Jaron in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episodes "Unification I" and "Unification II" in 1991. He filmed his scenes between Wednesday 11 September 1991 and Friday 13 September 1991 and on Thursday 26 September 1991 on Paramount Stage 16.

Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Roebuck is probably best known for his recurring roles as Lawyer Clifford Lewis on the drama series Matlock (1992-1995, with David Froman and Michael Durrell), as Richard Bettina in the action series Nash Bridges (1996-2000, with Caroline Lagerfelt and Mary Mara), and as Leslie Arzt in J.J. Abrams' Lost (2005-2010, with Daniel Dae Kim and Terry O'Quinn). He also had a supporting role in the 2000 horror thriller Final Destination, with Tony Todd.

He played Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs in the film The Fugitive (which also featured Andreas Katsulas, Richard Riehle, and Danny Goldring) and reprised his role in the sequel US Marshals (which was directed by Star Trek Nemesis director Stuart Baird). He also starred in the 1986 drama movie River's Edge (also starring Jim Metzler).

Roebuck has played two TV icons in television movies: Jay Leno in The Late Shift (co-starring Ed Begley, Jr. and Lawrence Pressman), which depicted Leno and David Letterman jockeying for the position of host of The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson's retirement and Harry Marshall in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Mork & Mindy". Other roles include playing Frankie Muniz's father in Agent Cody Banks and Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.

Other television appearances include guest roles on ER, Becker, NYPD Blue, Monk, Desperate Housewives (2005), and Boston Legal (2006, with William Shatner and Rene Auberjonois).

In 2009, Roebuck lent his voice to the fan produced audio series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission portraying Admiral Rowan.

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