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Robert "Rob" McCabe is an actor, stunt performer, body double, and stand-in performer who served as stand-in for Eric Bana on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. McCabe previously served as stand-in for Bana on Steven Spielberg's drama Munich (2005) and the comedy Lucky You (2007).

McCabe worked as stand-in for several actors, including Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Muse Watson in the horror sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), for Prinze, Jr. in the comedies She's All That (1999) and Boys and Girls (2000), for Liam Neeson in Jan de Bont's horror thriller The Haunting (1999, alongside Vanessa Grayson), for Peter Stormare in John Woo's war drama Windtalkers (2002), for Keanu Reeves in the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003), the comedy Something's Gotta Give (2003), and the comic adaptation Constantine (2005), for Tony Goldwyn and Billy Connolly in the drama The Last Samurai (2003, written by John Logan), for Will Ferrell in the comedies Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004), Kicking and Screaming (2005), and Must Love Dogs (2005), for Hugh Jackman in Christopher Nolan's mystery drama The Prestige (2006), and for Jason Lee in the family movie Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007).

He was the main stand-in for Brendan Fraser in several films, including the comedies George of the Jungle (1997), Blast From the Past (1999), Bedazzled (2000), and Monkeybone (1999), as well as his occasional stunt double, and worked as photo double and utility stand-in on the science fiction film Deep Impact (1998, with Denise Crosby), the television series The X-Files, and the science fiction sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004).

McCabe is possibly best known as butt double for Ben Affleck in Michael Bay's war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), on which he also worked as set and production assistant on the second unit and appeared in a background role as a rescue sailor.

McCabe had background roles as a co-worker in the comedy Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004, with Holmes Osborne, Stephen Root, and Glen Hambly), as an American athlete in the drama Munich (2005), and as a stunt performer in the My Name Is Earl episode Early Release (2007, alongside Thom Williams).

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