Edward DonnoVeteran stuntman, stunt coordinator and stunt actor Edward Donno passed away in his sleep on October 19. Donno was 79 years old.

Edward “Eddy” Donno was a well-respected stuntman and had a career spanning over 50 years.

Donno performed stunts in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek: First Contact. He played the murdered chef aboard Regula 1, in The Wrath of Khan.

He won two Stuntman Awards (1985 best vehicular stunt for Beverly Hills Cop and 1986 best vehicular stunt for To Live and Die in L.A.) He was also nominated for an Emmy Award in 2003 (for outstanding stunt coordination for the television series 24).

Regula_I_chef,_Eddy_DonnoDonno had a lengthy resume which included some of the following:

  • The Green Berets
  • The Gumball Rally
  • The Blues Brothers (SWAT Team Commander)
  • Scarface
  • Die Hard 2
  • 24
  • The Untouchables
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Supernatural
  • The A Team
  • Beverly Hills Cop & Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Independence Day
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Rock
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds
  • Days of Thunder

Donno’s son, Tommy, is also a stuntman, and worked on Star Trek: First Contact.

Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.

Sources IMDb, Memory Alpha, Star Trek.com