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Jem'Hadar at Dominion headquarters 2

...as a Jem'Hadar guard

Steve Danton is an actor, stuntman, and director who appeared as a Jem'Hadar guard in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine seventh season episode "Strange Bedfellows". He received no credit and was identified by the call sheet for the day of filming, 3 February 1999, on Paramount Stage 18. Danton is the elder brother of regular Trek stuntman Mitchell Danton.

Born as the first son to actor and director Ray Danton and actress Julie Adams, Danton started to work in the film industry as production assistant on projects such as the comedy National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982), the drama Hammett (1982), and the drama Trouble in MInd (1985, with Keith Carradine and Genevieve Bujold).

Also in the '80s, Danton started to work as second assistant director on the television drama Convicted (1986, with John Larroquette and Gabriel Damon), episodes of the television series Hunter, the fantasy comedy Vice Versa (1988, along with second unit director Max Kleven), the horror comedy Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988, with W. Morgan Sheppard), the drama Everybody's All-American (1988), the television comedy The Absent-Minded Professor (1988, directed by Robert Scheerer), and John McTiernan's thriller The Hunt for Red October (1990).

Since 1991 Danton is working as first assistant director on projects such as the war movie Flight of the Intruder (1991), Ridley Scott's drama Thelma & Louise (1991), the drama School Ties (1992), Kathryn Bigelow's science fiction thriller Strange Days (1995), the mystery thriller The Devil's Advocate (1997), the comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998), the drama How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998, with Whoopi Goldberg), the thriller The General's Daughter (1999, on which his fellow Deep Space Nine Jem'Hadar co-star Mark Riccardi worked as stunt coordinator), the thriller K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), the comic adaptation Catwoman (2004), the thriller When a Stranger Calls (2006), and the comedy Get Smart (2008).

Beside his work behind the camera, Danton also appeared in several films as a featured performer including the drama Trouble in Mind (1985), the television drama Convicted (1986), the crime drama Cruel Doubt (1992), the comedy The Evening Star (1996), the drama How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), the thriller The General's Daughter (1999), and the action thriller Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). In 2003 he wrote and directed by short film Wrong Turn which featured Brandon Molale.

More recently he worked as first assistant director on the mystery thriller Shelter (2010), the Human Target pilot episode (2010, with Mark Moses), the thriller Takers (2010, with Zoe Saldana, Tim Sitarz, Troy Brenna, Erik Stabenau, Marcus Young, and Benito Martinez), the action thriller Drive Angry 3D (2011, with Billy Burke, Michael Papajohn, and second unit director and stunt coordinator Johnny Martin), and the horror film Priest (2011, with Karl Urban, Mädchen Amick, and Christopher Plummer).

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