(written from a Production point of view)
John M. Robotham is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who performed stunts in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Robotham has also worked occasionally as a second unit director for films such as A Very Brady Sequel (1996) and as a special effects coordinator for films such as Whatever It Takes (2000). He has doubled for stars such as Jeff Daniels, Matt Keeslar, and Greg Wise. Robotham is the son of the late stuntman George Robotham and his stepmother is the german actress Karin Dor.
Among his resume are films such as The Island (1980), Flashdance (1983), The Man with Two Brains (1983, with David Warner, James Cromwell, Earl Boen, Jeffrey Combs, and stunts by Eurlyne Epper and Gary Epper), The House on Carroll Street (1988), Mississippi Burning (1988, with Brad Dourif), Pet Semetary (1989, with Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Kavi Raz, Chuck Courtney, and stunts by Donna Garrett and Robert Herron), Ghostbusters II (1989), Nothing But Trouble (1991, with Bertila Damas), Ruby (1992), Pet Semetary II (1992, with Clancy Brown and Bart Mixon), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Road to Wellville (1994), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995, with Tony Todd, Timothy Carhart, Eric Cadora, and Randy Oglesby), Apollo 13 (1995), Absolute Power (1997), House of Frankenstein (1997, with Peter Crombie, Richard Libertini, Karen Austin, Steve Rankin, Nicholas Cascone, Gary Frank, Gilbert Combs, and stunts by Keii Johnston, Monica Staggs, Gary Wayton, and Harry Wowchuk), True Crime (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Phone Booth (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Bewitched (2005, with Todd Stashwick, Scott Alan Smith, and stunts by Doug Coleman, Eliza Coleman, Max Daniels, Chris Palermo, Allen Robinson, Patricia Tallman, Thom Williams, Gary Guercio, and Joni Avery), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), and Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007, with stunts by Buck McDancer).
Robotham has also performed in television series such as CHiPs (1980, with Robert Pine and Tom Villard), North & South, seaQuest DSV (1993, with Stephanie Beacham, Marco Sanchez, W. Morgan Sheppard, Richard Herd, Frank Welker, and stunts by Charlie Brewer), and Strong Medicine (2003, with Spencer Garrett and Callan White, and produced by Whoopi Goldberg).