Dan Curry is the Visual Effects Producer for Star Trek: Enterprise. He graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts and minor in Theatre from Middlebury College in Vermont, and then went to Humboldt State University in California, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Theatre. After receiving his graduate degree, he joined the peace corps in Thailand, where he learned to speak fluent Thai and Lao, and became a martial arts expert.
Upon returning to the U.S. he taught painting, drawing, graphic design, set design and fabrication, perspective drawing, and rendering until 1979, when he started working in the motion picture industry. Since then, he has worked on over 70 features, including "Star Trek Generations" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."
Dan has worked on the Star Trek TV series since 1987, first as visual effects supervisor on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and then as Visual Effects Producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, while also directing second unit for all three shows. Dan also has done extensive artwork for the shows, including conceptual design, motion control photography, animation, electronic and optical compositing, matte painting, space ship design, storyboarding, and martial arts choreography. His martial arts work includes developing the Klingon martial arts form "Mok'bara" and inventing the Klingon weapons the "bat'leth" and the "mek'leth".
Dan has been nominated 15 times for the Emmy award for his visual effects work on Star Trek, and has won seven times. He has also earned two International Monitor awards.