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Louis Ortiz, Enterprise

Ortiz on the set of Enterprise

Ivy Borg with Borg

Ortiz (right) with fellow actors Ivy Borg and Patrick Barnitt.

Louis Ortiz is an actor who appeared throughout the run of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Enterprise in many different parts. For eleven years Ortiz worked as background performer and stand-in but received no on-screen credit for his appearances.

Ortiz was featured in background material of the specials "O Captain! My Captain! A Profile of Scott Bakula" and "Cast Impressions: Season One" of the ENT Season 1 DVD. Several costumes worn by Ortiz were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, including the costumes from the episodes "Distant Origin" [2], "Bounty" [3], "Vox Sola" [4], "The Shipment" [5], "Stigma" [6], "The Xindi" [7], "Flashback" [8], "Resistance" [9] [10] which was later worn by Holmes Osborne in "Canamar", "Awakening" and "Kir'Shara" [11], "Blood Fever" [12], his Culhane uniform [13], a Starfleet undershirt [14], Klingon uniforms [15] [16], a Xindi-Reptilian costume [17], an alien Enterprise costume [18], and a Suliban costume. [19]

Ortiz has also performed in the films Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1991, with Rick Gianasi), Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991, stunt coordinated by Phil O'Dell), The Mask (1994, with Reg E. Cathey, Christopher Darga, Kevin Grevioux, Scott McElroy, Robert O'Reilly, Jeremy Roberts, and stunts by Joni Avery, Tony Brubaker, John Cade, Chris Durand, Andy Epper, Gary Epper, Lane Leavitt, Eddie Matthews, Peewee Piemonte, Rick Sawaya, and Melodee Spevack), Beyond Desire (1996, with William Bastiani), Fight Club (1999, with Zach Grenier, David Andrews, Eugenie Bondurant, Tim de Zarn, David Lee Smith, Matt Winston, Baron Jay, and stunts by Jeff Imada, Jimmy Nickerson, Lane Leavitt, and Denney Pierce), and Mirror, Mirror IV: Reflection (2000).

He portrayed Jorge in the ER episode Luck of the Draw (1995, with Sam Anderson and Marco Rodriguez). A pictorial of him was shown in the US Playboy (November 1991, Vol. 38, Issue 11) and he served as a craft service man for the film Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991).

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