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Following in the footsteps of his father, Ferris Kane, Kane attended Starfleet Academy in the 2360s, and graduated at the top his class. Following his graduation, Ensign Kane was assigned to the USS Hornet, under the command of Captain Peterson.
When the Enterprise was attacked by a Satarran starship and the entire crew's memories were wiped, Kane was found in his quarters by Commander William T. Riker and Ensign Ro Laren. (TNG episode: "Conundrum")
When the Enterprise discovered Montgomery Scott still alive in the transporter of the USS Jenolen, Kane was assigned as Scott's guide, replacing Crewman Coburn, who had an attack of appendicitis. Kane was disinterested in listening to Scott's stories, and later joined the away team to the surface of the Dyson Sphere where Scott had crashed. In the course of the mission, Kane saved William Riker's life, though also accidentally injured Andy Sousa while shooting at some machinery. (TNG novelization: Relics)
Kane considered leaving Starfleet following this accident, but reconsidered after a conversation with Deanna Troi. He later recommended that Scott should be given the shuttlecraft Christopher for his own use. (TNG novelization: Relics)
By 2379, Kane was serving aboard the USS Enterprise-E during the starships battle with the Reman warbird Scimitar. Following the battle, Kane was assigned to guard the door to Captain Jean-Luc Picard's quarters while B-4 was inside. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)