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Ray Park (August 23, 1974 in Glasgow, Scotland) played the character of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. The character was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, whose lines were dubbed over Park's. Ray Park's talents as a stuntman and martial artist allowed him to perform the difficult moves required by the role.
Park performed stunts as The Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow (1999, Tim Burton), although the Horseman was played by Christopher Walken in non-combat scenes. Park also portrayed another athletic villain, Toad, in the first X-Men film (2000, Bryan Singer). Toad briefly showed off his "lightsaber" skills in the movie with a metal pole as homage to his Star Wars counterpart; similarly, the Headless Horseman also moves his sword in this fashion.
In a 2007 interview with C.C. Banana, Park revealed that he intends to pass along his martial arts wisdom by opening his own training academy in Los Angeles, with hopes of later taking the venture worldwide.
Park also plays the mute ninja Snake Eyes in the movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009, Stephen Sommers).