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Gregory Hinton, The Seventh
...as a bar alien

Gregory Scott Hinton is the actor who played an alien bar visitor in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "The Seventh". Hinton previously served as stand-in for actor Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr. in the pilot episode "Broken Bow". For both appearances, Hinton received no screen credit.

Hinton was born in Newark, New Jersey to Arthur James and Hilda Scott Hinton-Brice. He's a graduate of Santa Monica College in California, where he studied Arts and Humanities. Gregg started his acting career in San Franciscico, studying at the American Conservatory Theater under coaches such as Diane Salinger, Chip Fields, and Dee Wallace Stone. In addition to his theater, film and television credits, Hinton also continued to make his mark on the commercial scene: Target, General Motors, Alka Seltzer, 7-11, El Pollo Loco, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Harley-Davidson, La Quinta, Dennys, HP and Progressive. He abides by the credo, "Always show up ready to work and work harder than the next guy".

Hinton has portrayed various characters in stage plays, including performances as George Mingo in "Zetta" and as a Troll in "My Father's Vodka". He also voiced several television commercials and moved to Los Angeles in 1992.

In 1994 he made his film debut with an appearance as a bouncer in the comedy I'll do Anything, which featured Star Trek performers Robert Joy, Wren T. Brown, Steve Vinovich, Andy Milder, Aaron Lustig, and Kate McNeil. He continued with the television comedy Toothless (1997, starring Kirstie Alley and with Zach Duhame, Patrick Kerr, Joel Swetow, and Joel Brooks) and appearances in the television series The Parent' Hood (1997), The Norm Show (1999, with Rebecca McFarland), and Lizzie McGuire (2001, with Hallie Todd). Beside his acting jobs, Hinton served as stand-in and body double for actors Michael Clarke Duncan, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., Frank McRae, and James "JB" Brown.

In 2001 he portrayed a bouncer opposite Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston in the rock movie Rock Star. This supporting role was followed by appearances in the television series Family Affair (2003), On the Spot (2003), Lucky (2003), Drake & Josh (2004), Phil of the Future (2004), Scrubs (2005, with Ken Jenkins), Punk'd, Mad TV, Without a Trace (2005, with Enrique Murciano and Rick Pasqualone), and Yes, Dear (2004 and 2005, along Jennifer Williams and Bill Cobbs). Other credits include the comedy National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (2003), the comedy In Good Company (2004, with John Cho, Malcolm McDowell, and Scott Sahadi), standing in for Michael Clarke Duncan in the adventure film The Scorpion King (2001, starring Dwayne Johnson), and a memorable supporting role as a bouncer in the remake Charlie's Angels (2000).

More recently, Hinton had supporting roles in the fantasy film D-War (2007, along Holmes Osborne, Matthias Hues, and Derek Mears) and in the television series ER (2007, with Scott Grimes, Leland Orser, and Lily Mariye), Heartland (2007 and 2009), Bones(2010), Southland (2010), Cougartown (2010), Glee (2010), Zeke & Luther (2011), Melissa & Joey (2012) and Ringer (2012).

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