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Massi Furlan is an Italian-Japanese actor and comedian who played the featured part of an Enterprise crewmember who can be seen launching the missiles in 2009's Star Trek.  Born in Treviso, Italy, he trained as a method actor in Miami, Florida and later received training in Los Angeles.
Furlan has been seen in such films as Transporter 2 (2005), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). His television credits include co-starring or background roles on such series as CSI: Miami, Dexter, Nip/Tuck, The Unit, and Grey's Anatomy. He has also done commercials for such clients as Jeep, Bacardi, Bud Light, and Toyota.
Furlan most recently worked on the crime film Corrado along with Michael Bailey Smith.