• Curtis Armstrong was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1953 and is an American actor with a net worth of over $2.5 million.
• He is best known for his roles in the "Revenge of the Nerds" series and CW's "Supernatural".
• He attended Oakland University and the Academy of Dramatic Art.
• His first major role was in the 1983 film "Risky Business".
• He is married to producer Elaine Aronson and they have a daughter, Lily Armstrong.

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Short Info

Net Worth$2.5 million
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1953
SpouseElaine Aronson
MarkShort stature
FactAfter high school, he auditioned for, attended and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art (in Rochester, Michigan), which is also the alma mater of Robert Englund, Richard Riehle and Jayne Houdyshell.

Who is Curtis Armstrong?

Curtis Armstrong was born on 27 November 1953 under the sign of Sagittarius, in Detroit, Michigan USA of British and Italian descent. He is a 66-year-old actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Dudley ‘Booger’ Dawson in the “Revenge Of The Nerds” film series and playing Metatron in The CW’s dark fantasy series “Supernatural”. He is also known for co-hosting the TBS reality series “King Of The Nerds”.

How rich is he, as of now? Curtis Armstrong Net Worth

As of mid-2020, Curtis Armstrong’s net worth is over $2.5 million; acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, who has appeared in more than 160 TV and film titles since his career started in 1983.

Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Curtis Armstrong spent his early years in his hometown of Detroit, where he was raised by his father, Robert Leroy Armstrong, and his mother, Norma E. D’Amico, who worked as a teacher. His father passed away from COVID-19 in May 2020. He is American by nationality and of White Caucasian ethnicity. He attended Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan, then upon matriculation in 1972, he enrolled into Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, from which he would later graduate. Parallel with that, Curtis attended the Academy of Dramatic Art.

The 1980s: Rise to Fame

Curtis Armstrong made his debut film appearance as Miles Dalby in Paul Brickman’s 1983 teen sex comedy “Risky Business”, starring alongside Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay.

It was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $63 million. Curtis came to prominence with the role of Dudley ‘Booger’ Dawson in the 1984 comedy “Revenge Of The Nerds”, which he would later reprise in its sequels “Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise” in 1987, “Revenge Of The Nerds III: The Next Generation” (1992), and “Revenge Of The Nerds IV: Nerds In Love” (1994).

In 1985, he played Charles De Mar in the teen dark comedy “Better Off Dead”, and Dennis Gladstone in the comedy “Bad Medicine”. It was followed by his portrayals of Goov in Michael Chapman’s adventure film “The Clan Of The Cave Bear” and Ack Ack Raymond in the romantic comedy “One Crazy Summer”, both in 1986.

Curtis Armstrong

Between 1986 and 1989, Curtis was cast as Herbert Quentin Viola in the ABC comedy-drama series “Moonlighting”.

The 1990s: Continued Success

In 1991, Curtis landed the roles of Arnold Pischkin in the made-for-TV comedy “Hi Honey – I’m Dead” and Ivan Delbert in the comedy “Public Enemy #2”. It was followed by his performance as Country Jake in the 1993 adventure comedy-drama “The Adventures Of Huck Finn”, directed by Stephen Sommers. He then guest-starred in such TV series as “M.A.N.T.I.S.”, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman”, “Diagnosis Murder”, etc. Between 1993 and 1997, he provided the voice to Scooter in the animated adventure comedy series “Eek! The Cat”.

In 1996, Curtis played Clark in Steve Miner’s dark comedy “Big Bully”, portrayed a pastry chef in the action comedy “Spy Hard”, next to Leslie Nielsen, and featured as a chain smoking booster in the Christmas family comedy “Jingle All The Way”, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Afterwards, he played ‘Big’ Ben in the made-for-TV drama “L.A. Johns” and featured as Farley Hall in the made-for-TV biographical comedy-drama “Elvis Meets Nixon”, both in 1997. In the next year, he appeared as a man in diner in the adventure comedy “Border To Border”, directed by Thomas Whelan. By the end of the decade, Curtis also guest-starred in a number of TV series, such as “Felicity”, “3rd Rock From The Sun”, and “Ally McBill”, among many others.

First Half of the 2000s

From 2001 to 2002, Curtis featured as Sal the Pig-Boy in the sci-fi series “The Chronicle”, broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel, after which he landed the roles of a campus cop in the romantic comedy “Van Wilder: Party Liaison” and Keach in the made-for-TV sci-fi thriller “Project Viper”, both in 2002. Thereafter, he starred as Dexter Pearlsley in the Christian comedy film “Quigley”, Herb Cohen in the comedy “My Dinner With Jimi”, and Jerry the Butler in the made-for-TV comedy “Return To The Batcave: The Misadventures Of Adam And Burt”, all in 2003. In the following year, Curtis appeared in such roles as Mr. Ralph in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s sports comedy “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story”, LaJean in the romantic comedy musical “The Seat Filler”, and Ahmet Ertegun in the biographical drama “Ray”, starring alongside Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington.

Between 2004 and 2005, Curtis was cast as Matt in the UPN sitcom “One On One”, after which he portrayed Morgan Ball in the comedy crime “Man Of The House” and Mike in the romantic drama “Greener Mountains”, both in 2005.

Voice Overs and Other Roles in the late 2000s

He then provided the voice to various characters in such TV series as “Stroker And Hoop” (2005), “American Dad!” (2005-2020), and “The Emperor’s New School” (2006-2008). In 2006, Curtis played Janitor in the sports comedy “Pucked”, starred as Mr. Welch in the family drama “Akeelah And The Bee”, and featured as Dr. Soberin Exx in Richard Kelly’s comedy-drama “Southland Tales”, next to Dwayne Johnson and Sarah Michelle Gellar. He then portrayed Jonas in the comedy-drama “Moola” and Ned in the comedy “Route 30”, both in 2007.

Curtis’ next major role came in 2008, when he played Dushkan in the comedy thriller “Ratko: The Dictator’s Son”, followed by his portrayals of The Professor in the family adventure comedy “The Gold Retrievers” and Mr. O’Donnell in the comedy “American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love”, both in 2009. In 2010, he featured as Governor Gabe Gaithright in the comedy “Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend” and Mr. Thompson in the comedy “High School”. He also guest-starred in such TV series as “My Name Is Earl”, “Legally Blondes”, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

The 2010s

In 2011, Curtis appeared as Mr. Button in the romantic comedy “Hit List”, played Mitchell Wolf in the crime comedy “Flypaper”, and featured as Max in the made-for-TV comedy “The Dog Who Saved Christmas”. During the same year, he landed the role of attorney Peter Goldman in the TNT police procedural crime drama series “The Closer”, which he would later reprise in its 2016 spin-off “Major Crimes”.

He then provided his voice to the title role of The Hub’s animated series “Dan Vs.” (2011-2013) and several characters in the Nickelodeon’s animated series “Robot And Monster” (2012-2015). He even received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his work on “Dan Vs.” Between 2013 and 2016, Curtis was cast as Metatron / Marv in The CW’s dark fantasy series “Supernatural”. Moreover, he served as the co-host of the TBS reality series “King Of The Nerds” from 2013 to 2015. He also starred in the role of Principal Foster in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” (2013-2018).

Recent and Upcoming Roles

Curtis’ next significant role came in 2018, when he portrayed Burt in the comedy web series “Champaign ILL”, after which he played Mr. Rathbone in the 2019 adventure comedy “Malibu Rescue”.

Speaking of nerds, I'm off to the Sherlock Holmes 159th birthday festivities with the Baker Street Irregulars.

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He also guest-starred in such TV series as “Bones”, “MacGyver”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, among many others. Curtis will feature as Bill Gibsby in the upcoming made-for-TV mystery film “Blind Psychosis”, which is currently under post-production.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Curtis Armstrong has short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while his weight hasn’t been revealed.

Personal Life

Curtis Armstrong is a married man – his wife is famous producer Elaine Aronson. The couple tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held on 2 January 1994, and have just one daughter named Lily Armstrong. Even though Curtin was raised in a Catholic family, he eventually converted to Judaism after marrying.

General Info

Full NameCurtis Armstrong
Net Worth$2.5 million
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1953
Height1.63 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Voice Actor, Singer
EducationOakland University, Berkley High School


SpouseElaine Aronson
ChildrenLily Armstrong
ParentsNorma E. Armstrong, Robert Leroy Armstrong


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
MoviesRevenge of the Nerds, Risky Business, Better Off Dead, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Akeelah and the Bee, One Crazy Summer, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Southland Tales, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, Dodg...
TV ShowsKing of the Nerds, Dan Vs., The Emperor's New School, Stroker and Hoop, The Chronicle, Eek! The Cat, Moonlighting, American Dad!

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#Marks / Signs
1Short stature


1[on Risky Business (1983) It was a very, very strange because I had trained to be a stage actor, and that was my goal. My goal was not to make movies or do television. That wasn't on my agenda at all. The fact that I was doing an off-Broadway play in New York and got some attention, and people started sending me out for film auditions. That's just one of those things that happened. I assumed, especially since the ones I'd gone in on, I hadn't gotten, that this was just part of my job. I have to go in and read for these people, but there was no thought of-and so when I got this part-in the first place, of course, Tom [Cruise] was all of 18, I think, at the time. I had no idea who he was. He'd done a few movies, but nothing I'd seen, and so to me, he was just another really ambitious, young actor who worked very hard, and no reason to think necessarily until I saw the film that he had necessarily a huge career ahead of him until I saw the film and went, oh, okay. I get that now. It was a very good experience, but I was conscious at all times that this was probably the only time that I would do a movie, so I kept a journal for the whole time I was on the movie-copious journal, making notes every day, not just about the movie but about what was going on outside the movie and all that and the different characters, the people I was working with, and so on. I remember thinking vividly because I knew this was the only time anyone would ever hire me to do a movie, so I wanted to remember the experience.
2For an actor to have a role that they're recognized and remembered for over the years, it's unusual. It's very lucky if it happens once - and it's luck that it's happened to me a couple of times.
3There's something about the way of playing a repellent character, that if you can play him with a certain amount of charm, you can get away with a lot.
4You can do gross-out until the cows come home but if there isn't something to balance it, then it's not going to work at all.
5Sometimes, a person has to be dead a while before people can appreciate what they did when they were alive.
6To be honest, I haven't seen a lot of the current crop of teen movies because there's only so much time and there's nothing that really drives me to do it.
7My vision had always been that I was gonna be a stage actor and that was it.
8It was very natural that people just think of me as a comic actor.
9In 1984, nobody knew what cable was going to be. It was there, but you didn't know where it was going.
10I'm a character actor but unlike a lot of character actors, I don't look radically different from film to film and there was a bunch of them at once.
11The movies that I did in the '80s were either good or bad, but I never was oppressed with any feeling - I mean, I thought it was ridiculous to play high school or college students when I was 30. But at the same time, that was really done then.
12I tend to not really care for remakes in general. Mainly they are horrible.
13I'm at least getting my foot in the door as far as doing straight dramatic parts, which no one would have ever considered me for in the '80s. I never objected to that because I love doing comedy, and I'm not the kind of actor that insists that unless you're doing a serious dramatic role, you're not acting.
14I'm not an improv guy. I'm not a nerd, I play one on television.
15Without a plan, there's no attack. Without attack, no victory.
16As an actor I'm part of a long line of character people you can take back to the silent movies. There's always the little guy who's the sidekick to the tall, good-looking guy who gets the girl.
17I try to work and enjoy life, and that's about all.
18I was going to middle school in Berkley, and I did not fit in at all. Like a lot of kids, I found theater to be a good place for me.
19I like people who try to do big things.


1Has English, Italian and Scottish ancestry.
2Has one daughter: Lily Armstrong (born 1966).
3Is an investitured member of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. In 2006, he was given the investiture "An Actor, and a Rare One", which had previously been the investiture of Richard B. Shull.
4Best known by the public for his role as fraternity brother Booger in Revenge of the Nerds (1984).
5Best known for his famous line in Risky Business (1983): "Sometimes, you just gotta say, WTF!".
6Has appeared as "that guy" in the 1980s montage commercial for Progressive Insurance.
7After high school, he auditioned for, attended and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art (in Rochester, Michigan), which is also the alma mater of Robert Englund, Richard Riehle and Jayne Houdyshell.
8Has played a character nicknamed Booger in Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and a character named Snot on American Dad! (2005).
9Classmates with musician Marshall Crenshaw. They both graduated from Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan.
10Claims that after doing Revenge of the Nerds (1984), everyday of his life someone recognizes him as Booger (although he says this does not bother him in the least).
11Attended and graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
12Attended and graduated from Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan (1972).
13Is an expert on the work of singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson.




Frequency2016TV SeriesKarl Pierce
New Girl2013-2016TV SeriesPrincipal Foster / Dr. Foster
Supernatural2013-2016TV SeriesMetatron / Marv
Major Crimes2016TV SeriesPeter Goldman
Gumshoe and Stiletto2015ShortGumshoe (voice)
Highston2015TV SeriesUncle Billy
Cocktails & Dreams2015TV MovieBooger (as Sir Curtis Armstrong)
Workaholics2015TV SeriesRichard Ottmar
Bound & Babysitting2015TV MovieSteve
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014Maru (voice)
Gumshoe2014ShortGumshoe (voice)
TripTank2014TV SeriesCandy Van Man
Locker 132014Clifford Marley (segment "story #2")
Poker Donkey2013ShortRaymond
Robot and Monster2012-2013TV SeriesRobot / Marf / Robot-Bot / ...
The Game2008-2013TV SeriesDr. Dawson / Dr. Parker
Bones2013TV SeriesOscar Schultz
Dan Vs.2011-2013TV SeriesDan
Route 30, Too!2012Deer Hunter Bob
Scandal2012TV SeriesAttorney Cole
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesClark
The Closer2011TV SeriesPeter Goldman
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure2011VideoKenny
Hit List2011Mr. Button
The Dog Who Saved Halloween2011TV MovieMax
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesComputer Guy
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011Clint
Flypaper2011Mitchell Wolf
$#*! My Dad Says2011TV SeriesCarl
Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend2010Governor Gabe Gaithright
Glory Daze2010TV SeriesMorty Feldman
Mafia II2010Video GameCivilians (voice)
The Benevolent Byzantine Order of the Nobles of the Enigmatic Oracle2010ShortClifford
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2010TV SeriesClint Pudder
Blue Mountain State2010TV SeriesRonnie Hayes
High School2010Mr. Thompson
Zeke and Luther2010TV SeriesClarence Fitzle
American Pie Presents the Book of Love2009VideoMr. O'Donnell
The Forgotten2009TV SeriesLouis
House M.D.2009TV SeriesRichter
The Gold Retrievers2009The Professor
The Tale of RJ2009ShortRJ's Dad
Legally Blondes2009VideoMr. Golden
My Name Is Earl2009TV SeriesChaz Dalton
Ratko: The Dictator's Son2009Dushkan
The Emperor's New School2006-2008TV SeriesMr. Moleguaco Mr. Maleguaco
Foreign Exchange2008Marvin
Beer for My Horses2008D.A. Levine
The Riches2008TV SeriesBarry Stone
iCarly2008TV SeriesStore Clerk
Psych2008TV SeriesJervis
Wizards of Waverly Place2008TV SeriesThe Zit
Reaper2007TV SeriesRuss
Standoff2007TV SeriesNorris Burke
Shredderman Rules2007TV MovieMayor Izzo
Ghost Whisperer2007TV SeriesHarold
Route 302007Ned
Smokin' Aces2006Morris Mecklen
Me, Eloise2006TV Series
Boston Legal2006TV SeriesDr. Zachary Simon
Southland Tales2006Dr. Soberin Exx
Akeelah and the Bee2006Mr. Welch
In Justice2006TV SeriesHarris Sharp
Stroker and Hoop2005TV SeriesDouble-Wide / Zombie Ken / Bear Collector / ...
Grey's Anatomy2005TV SeriesRobert Martin
The Buzz on Maggie2005TV SeriesBugspit
Greener Mountains2005Mike
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesArnold Peters
Man of the House2005/IMorgan Ball
One on One2004-2005TV SeriesMatt
Post Mikey2004ShortNorman Hubbard
Ray2004/IAhmet Ertegun
The Seat Filler2004LaJean
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy2004Brodrick Dooley
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004Mr. Ralph
Oliver Beene2004TV SeriesHobo Bob
Good Morning, Miami2004TV SeriesJeweler
Conversations2004ShortJosh Candleman
Double Shot2004Short
Joan of Arcadia2004TV SeriesSecurity Guard God
Big Time2004ShortZamboni
Tales of a Fly on the Wall2004TV MovieThe Fly
The Bar2003Ozwald Rosencrantz
Rock Me, Baby2003TV SeriesBob
Ed2001-2003TV SeriesMr. Cheswick
Grounded for Life2003TV SeriesCurtis
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt2003TV MovieJerry the Butler
My Dinner with Jimi2003Herb Cohen
Quigley2003Dexter Pearlsley
Titletown2003TV Movie
Project Viper2002TV MovieKeach
Van Wilder2002Campus Cop
Crossing Jordan2002TV SeriesHerb / The Punisher
V.I.P.2002TV SeriesRodney
Gale Force2002VideoSteve Chaney
That '70s Show2001TV SeriesBarry Donovan
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption2000Video Game voice
Batman Beyond2000TV SeriesWarren
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesTiny Tim Fallow
3rd Rock from the Sun1999TV SeriesKen Fretts
Felicity1999TV SeriesDanny
L.A. Doctors1999TV SeriesCharlie Fielding
Brimstone1998TV SeriesJimmy G.
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer1998TV SeriesConfederate Soldier
Border to Border1998Man in Diner
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesMitch Beeber
Safety Patrol1998TV MovieBert Miller
Alright Already1997TV SeriesDr. Russell Conn
Elvis Meets Nixon1997TV MovieFarley Hall
The Hunger1997TV SeriesBart Brookman
L.A. Johns1997TV Movie'Big' Ben
Jingle All the Way1996Chain Smoking Booster
Eek! the Cat1993-1996TV SeriesScooter
Suddenly Susan1996TV SeriesHarvey
Ellen1996TV SeriesTom
Spy Hard1996Pastry Chef
Big Bully1996Clark
Diagnosis Murder1995TV SeriesDr. Morton Freberger
Dream On1995TV SeriesPete LaSalle
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesAlbie Swinson
M.A.N.T.I.S.1995TV SeriesB.B. Rantzer
Cybill1995TV SeriesCharlie
A.J.'s Time Travelers1995TV SeriesLeonardo de Vinci
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love1994TV MovieDudley (Booger) Dawson
Public Enemy #21993Ivan Delbert
Sirens1993TV SeriesSamuel Wayne
ABC Weekend Specials1993TV SeriesTom
The Adventures of Huck Finn1993Country Jake
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation1992TV MovieDudley 'Booger' Dawson, Esq.
Mann & Machine1992TV SeriesEric Easton
Hi Honey - I'm Dead1991TV MovieArnold Pischkin
Murphy Brown1990TV SeriesElliot
Grand1990TV SeriesYale Pinhaus
How I Got Into College1989Arcadia Bible Academy Recruiter (uncredited)
Moonlighting1986-1989TV SeriesHerbert Quentin Viola Burt Viola Bert Viola ...
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise1987Booger
One Crazy Summer1986Ack Ack Raymond
The Clan of the Cave Bear1986Goov
Bad Medicine1985Dennis Gladstone
Better Off Dead...1985Charles De Mar
Revenge of the Nerds1984'Booger'
Risky Business1983Miles Dalby


King of the Nerds2013TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes


American Dad!2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D.2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
iCarly2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ray2004/Iperformer: "Mess Around"
Moonlighting1987-1988TV Series performer - 2 episodes


A Goofy Movie1995additional written material


A Goofy Movie1995additional writer


Captain Kyle's Cosplay Spotlight2016TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)2010Documentary special thanks


After Dark with Julian Clark2016TV SeriesHimself
Harmontown2015TV SeriesHimself
King of the Nerds2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
Sidewalks Entertainment2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2nd Annual Geekie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tweet Out2014TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Operation Resurrection2013DocumentaryHimself
More One Life to Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Emmy Nominee
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Playboy Morning Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Rules of Engagement2011TV SeriesHimself
USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland2008Video documentary shortHimself
American Scary2006DocumentaryHimself - Actor
Memories of Moonlighting2006Video documentary shortHimself
Johnny Bravo2004TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: 'Moonlighting' Exposed2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesKenny
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryMiles Dalby
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary


Won Awards

2004Horror Genre AwardShockerFestBest ActorConversations (2004)

Nominated Awards

2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalDan Vs. (2011)
2013BTVA Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Creation of a New Character (First Time Being Animated)Robot and Monster (2012)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesRobot and Monster (2012)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramDan Vs. (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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