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SemanticsEdit

Does one play a stand-in? Aren't those the guys used as placeholders while the important actors get dressed? ;) -- Cid Highwind 21:36, 22 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Maybe he played a stand-in within the Bashir 62 program? Warp One 21:51, 22 Dec 2005 (UTC)
I think Warp One, what Cid is getting at is the use of grammar. It would seem "appeared" as a stand-in or was "paid" as a stand-in would be most accurate. Suppose it all depends if they made it on screen. --Alan del Beccio 22:46, 22 Dec 2005 (UTC)

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Whoever played these Ferengi characters, uncredited, if most DEFINITELY ***not*** the same 6'2" bodybuilder, stuntman and actor William Smith, who speaks four languages, served as a Russian language specialist in the Korean War, had CIA and NSA clearance, et cetra. There is *no way* he played a Ferengi, credited or otherwise, on any Star Trek series. The very idea is ludicrous. Look at the guy's IMDb page, which lists dozens of legitimate acting credits over 40 years but nowhere mentions any stand-in work on Star Trek. William Smith was not doing stand-in work in the 1990s. 208.4.251.216 01:27, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

I am also not sure if this William Smith is the same as listed on IMDb, but I know that the actor who played the Ferengi extra on Voyager is a "William Smith". Perhaps we should remove the information about the man listed on IMDb until we know who the man really is? For the stand-in. I read many times here on MA that a stand-in appeared in an episode. This is incorrect, background performers or extras appear in episodes as the people in small roles (uncredited), crowd scenes and in the background. A stand-in is a man/ woman who substitutes for an actor/ actress for the light settings, camera testings, etc. A "pure" stand-in does not appear on screen! There are many stand-ins who had a second job, the job of a background extra, for example Lorine Mendell, Carl David Burks, Richard Sarstedt and many others. This is the reason I created the Category:Stand-ins. ;) – Tom 01:43, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

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