Dick Miller (born on Christmas Day 1928) is a Bronx, New York native best known for his many movie credits as part of the B-movie acting troupe utilized by cult director Roger Corman. He later became one of director Joe Dante's favored actors as well, appearing in all of his movies—most notably The Howiing. He has played twice on Star Trek—as the holo-news vendor Mac of TNG's "The BIg Goodbye", and as 2024 security guard Vin in the DS9 two-parter "Past Tens