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is an American
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actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as George Francisco on Fox Network's Alien Nation
. He has appeared on all of the Star Trek
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s. He played five characters in the four series from 1993 to 2005.
He is the son of retired CBS news correspondent Robert Pierpoint
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. He attended Catholic University, where he received his MA in fine arts. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School
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in Bethesda, Maryland
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and was on the wrestling, soccer, and tennis teams. He received his BA degree from the University of Redlands, majoring in philosophy. He was captain of the soccer team, and took his first drama course as a senior. He married his college girlfriend, Lind until 1985, she remarried later to her first boyfriend.
- Windy City (1984) – Pete
- Invaders from Mars
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(1986) – Rinaldi
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(1986–1987) – Paul
- Alien Nation (1989–1990) – Det. George Francisco
- Matlock: The Suspect (1991) – David Houk
- Forever Young
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(1992) – Fred
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
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(1993) – Ambassador Voval
- Time Trax
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(1993) – Jason Peterman
- Alien Nation: Dark Horizon
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(1994) – Det. George Francisco
- Alien Nation: Body and Soul
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(1995) – Det. George Francisco
- The Stranger
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(1995) – Sheriff Gordon Cole
- Midnight Man
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(1995) – Paddy White
- Alien Nation: Millennium
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(1996) – Det. George Francisco
- Driven (1996) – Hal
- Alien Nation: The Enemy Within
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(1996) – Det. George Francisco
- Liar Liar
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(1997) – Richard Cole
- Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy
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(1997) – Det. George Francisco
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(1997) – Major
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(2003) – Sheriff
- Four Weeks Four Hours (2004) – Larry
- Messiah (2004) – Abbot
-Plot:The film opens with Kate Collins walking up to a house. She knocks and a woman answers the door. Kate explains that although she doesn't know her she has a long story to explain....
(2004) – Mr. Carmichael
- Star Trek: Enterprise
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(2005) – Harris
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(2005) – Earl
- Four Weeks, Four Hours (2006) – Larry
- TV Virus (2007) – Rett
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
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(2009) – NSA Officer
- Phil Cobb's Dinner for Four (2011) – Phil Cobb
- Donner Pass
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(2011) – George Donner
Guest starring appearances
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- "For the Uniform"
- Babylon 5
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- "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars
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