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Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, television director, and art historian.

Weller has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, including RoboCop (1987) and its sequel RoboCop 2 (1990), in which he played the title character, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).[1] He has also appeared in such films as Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite (1995), the Oliver Stone-produced The New Age (1994), and David Cronenberg’s adaptation of William Burroughs’s novel Naked Lunch (1991).

Aside from a Saturn Award nomination for his RoboCop role, Weller received an Academy Award nomination for his 1993 short Partners, in which he also acted. In television, he hosted the program Engineering an Empire on the History Channel from 2005 to 2007. He also played Christopher Henderson in the fifth season of 24, Stan Liddy in the fifth season of the Showtime original series Dexter, as well as Charles “Charlie” Barosky in 11 episodes in (Season 6) of Kurt Sutter ‘s long running Sons of Anarchy. Since 2012, Weller has been involved in the A&E (now Netflix) series Longmire both as a director and an actor. In 2017, Weller appeared on The Last Ship as Dr. Paul Vellek. (wiki font).

Paolo Angelo Nespoli (born 6 April 1957) is an Italian astronaut and engineer of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2007, he first traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist of STS-120. In December 2010 he again traveled into space aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft as an Expedition 26/27 flight engineer. Nespoli’s third spaceflight was on board Soyuz MS-05, which launched in July 2017 for Expedition 52/53. He was also the European Space Agency’s oldest active astronaut prior to his retirement in 2019.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace engineering in 1988 and his master’s degree in 1989 in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Polytechnic University in New York.

He is a professional engineer, a private pilot, an advanced scuba diver and a nitrox diver. Due to his military background, he is also a master parachutist, parachute instructor, jump master, high altitude low opening and Special Forces operator in the 9th Paratroopers Assault Regiment. He joined the Italian Army in 1977
Awards
Nespoli has received the following awards:

2007 NASA Space flin Medal
2007 Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
2009 Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana
2015 America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation.

Jeffrey Weissman (born October 2, 1958) is an American actor. He has appeared in dozens of motion pictures and TV shows, most notably as George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III with Michael J. Fox, and as Teddy Conway in Pale Rider with Clint Eastwood, with John Lithgow in Twilight Zone: The Movie, guest star spots on Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Max Headroom, Dallas, The Man Show, and with Dick Van Dyke on Diagnosis: Murder and as Screech’s Guru on Saved by the Bell.

He continues to act, on stage, film & television. He coaches and teaches, from the art of commedia dell’arte to film technique, with students including both professionals and newcomers to the arts. He recently got rave reviews as OCD winemaker Gerry Hannon in the feature mockumentary Corked!. He co-stars in dozens of indies since 2005. And he teaches acting for film, directing, writing and improv at San Francisco School of Digital Film Making.(wiki font)

James Vee (born 3 February 1959) is a Scottish[1] actor, puppeteer and stunt performer. He is best known for playing a number of Doctor Who monsters and aliens including Bannakaffalatta in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned, as well as the Graske in the Doctor Who spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures. He is also well known as the actor for R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, replacing the late Kenny Baker, who died in 2016.

Vee started his career as a stunt double/performer for various small actors[2] and extras in films such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Vee also starred as Cheeky the dwarf in the King’s Theatre, Glasgow adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.[1]

Vee was original auditioned for R2D2 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although filming clashed with Pan at the time and Vee was not used. In November 2015, he was cast as R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, succeeding Kenny Baker before Baker’s death in August 2016 (wiky font)