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Evora delegation, Insurrection

...as one of the Evora delegates

Mark Muñoz is an actor and stuntman who portrayed one of the Evora delegates in Star Trek: Insurrection alongside his brothers Michael Muñoz and Mario Muñoz. He received no credit for this appearance.

Muñoz' family appeared in several Trek projects. Beside his two brothers, his mother Nancy Muñoz and his sister-in-law Marisa Muñoz also portrayed characters in different series. He was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Sports and stunts always were a part of his life; he wrestled in High School and was a professional jockey for over twenty years. The latter occupation brought him into the stunt business and he performed stunts as a jockey in the television series Arli$$ and in the 1997 action comedy Beverly Hills Ninja, which also features stunts by Debby Lynn Ross, Jeff Imada, Eugene Collier, and Jay Caputo.

He performed stunts and doubled actors in the comedy BASEketball (1998), the independent film Fly Boy (1999, with Gregory Itzin and stunts by Brian Hite), the drama Simpatico (1999, with Nicole Forester and Joseph Hindy), the television drama Horse Sense (1999, with Freda Foh Shen and Tom Virtue), the television movie Miracle in Lane 2 (2000, with Molly Hagan, Roger Aaron Brown, Rick Fitts, Jim Jansen, Freda Foh Shen, and James Lashly), as well as in the television series Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Ultimate Revenge (2001), and Family Law (2001, with Christopher McDonald, Christine Healy, Richard Beymer, and Reiner Schöne).

Muñoz portrayed Dr. Krovitz in the Frasier episode Halloween (1997, alongside Kelsey Grammer and Dan Butler), performed stunts as one of the apes in Tim Burton's remake Planet of the Apes (2001), served as kid stunt double in Sam Raimi's comic adaptation Spider-Man (2002), and was one of the stunt jockeys in the drama Seabiscuit (2003, with Michael Ensign, David Doty, Ed Lauter, Shay Duffin, Michael Buchman Silver, and stunts by Kevin Derr, Jim Halty, and Marty Murray).

Further credits include stuntwork in the horror fantasy film Van Helsing (2004), the television series Everybody Hates Chris, Surface (2006), Crossing Jordan (2005 and 2006, alongside Miguel Ferrer), Wildfire (2007, with James Read and stunts by Clint Lilley), and Dexter (2007, with Keith Carradine and stunts by Alina Andrei and Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom), the comedy The Shaggy Dog (2006), and Paul Thomas Anderson's drama There Will Be Blood (2007, with stunts by Brian Avery, Mike Justus, Keii Johnston, Denney Pierce, and Paul Sklar).

More recent projects in 2008 include the comedies Drillbit Taylor, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, starring John Cho, Step Brothers, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, the Numb3ers episode Blowback, with Paul Lacovara and Hugh Aodh O'Brien under stunt coordinator Peewee Piemonte, the family movie Opposite Day alongside his brothers, the action sequel Crank 2: High Voltage, and guest roles in the television series Last Comic Standing and Tiny Entourage.

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