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David Mattey (born 5 November 1969; age 44) is a stuntman and stunt actor who played an Orion guard in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland". His make-up and airbrush color for his Orion costume was done by Brad Look and Steve Anderson.

Mattey was born in Rochester, New York, is a graduate of the Virginia Tech, and is the cousin of actor John Mattey. Because of his height of 6'10" it's easy to spot him. He is also a stage actor, in stage plays such as "Of Mice and Men" and "Hamlet", and stand-up comedian and is one of the founding members of the comedy group "Small, Medium, Large". As a stuntman he has also worked on several live stunt shows such as "Waterworld" (2003-2006) at the Universal Studios.

In 2003 he was honored with a Citation Award at the Abilene WESTfest for outstanding special effects in the film Black Gulch (2003, with Time Winters).

His resume includes films such as Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000, with Kathleen Wirt), Paper Doll (2003), Berserker (2005), House of the Dead 2 (2005), The Last Sentinel (2007), and Lonely Street (2007, with Nikki Cox, Mike Starr, and Ellen Albertini Dow).

Mattey has also guest starred and performed stunts in television series such as Another World (1998-1999), Angel (2003, with Leland Crooke), E-Ring (2005, with Camille Saviola and Ned Vaughn), The District, Joey (2005, with Boni Yanagisawa and stunts by Peewee Piemonte), Monk, and Charmed (2005 & 2006, with Elizabeth Dennehy, Glenn Morshower, and Leland Crooke).

More recently, Mattey portrayed the Man Mountain in the superhero movie Hancock (2008, along Elizabeth Dennehy, Gregg Daniel, Jack Axelrod, and stunts by Robin Bonaccorsi, Eddie Braun, Charlie Brewer, Stacey Carino, Doug Coleman, Eliza Coleman, Shauna Duggins, Justin Rodgers Hall, Terry Jackson, Hubie Kerns, Jr., Theo Kypri, Rob Mars, Heidi Moneymaker, Michael Papajohn, Paul Sklar, and Xuyen Valdivia), Bigfoot in the comedy Strange Wilderness (2008), and as stunt double in the action comedy Get Smart (2008, with The Rock). Among his current projects are the family adventure jack and the Beanstalk (2008, with Christopher Lloyd and Daniel Roebuck), the thriller Lonely Street (2008, with Nikki Cox and Ellen Albertini Dow), the horror comedy Blood Shot (2009, with Brad Dourif, Michael Bailey Smith, and Troy Brenna), the drama Charlie Valentine (2009, with Matthias Hues and Kevin Scott Allen), the drama Glass Houses (2008), and as visual effects coordinator, post production coordinator, editor, and actor in the drama The Steamroom (2008).

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