StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Brian Demonbreun, who served as a background actor in more than 50 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine during its seven-year run and also appeared in a few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. According to Memory Alpha, he died on December 1 at the age of 57 following a long illness.

Beyond his time in the Star Trek universe, the California native appeared, uncredited (as either a background extra or behind the scenes as a stand-in), in such other films and television shows as The Hanoi Hilton, NCIS, Even Money, Balls of Fury and Year of the Dog. He most recently was David Hasselhoff's photo double in Ted 2. Also a videographer and graphic artist, he'd been doing architectural illustrations since 1980 and in 1989 formed his own company, Art Patrol, for which he specialized in black and white and color renderings of houses, existing and from plans.

Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Demonbreun's family, friends and colleagues.

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