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Whit Hertford is an American theatre director, writer, and actor. 

Hertford's film career spans three decades and began at an early age, most notably with his appearance in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. He can also be seen alongside Robert Englund in Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, as well as in The Adam's Family, and Full House.  


 In 2009 and 2010 he recurred as "Officer / Detective Ross" on the FOX comedy Raising Hope and as the tyrannical rival choreographer Dakota Stanley during the first season of Glee. Other TV credits include Psych, various appearances on Conan and as the voice of Cadet Kryze on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In 2009 he co-founded the independent film company Sneak Attack with director Ryan Darst. Their American New Wave award-winning short and full-length films (written by Hertford) have screened at festivals all over the US and Europe, including the premiere of the revenge film Wildlife at Cannes Film Festival (2015). The production shot all on location in rural Utah and co-stars Jon HederLauren Lapkus and is scored by Joshua James.

In 2014 he received Best Actor awards for his work as geneticist Jesse Darden in the science fiction independent feature film The Perfect 46 from the Other Worlds Film Festival in Austin, Texas and Filmquest Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, and in 2015 he portrayed Charles Manson in the coming of age 1960s era thriller Prettyface.

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