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Ravi Valleti (born 8 September 1979; age 38) is an actor and producer who appeared as a Starfleet Academy cadet in Star Trek. He did not receive on-screen credit for his work. [1]

Valleti was born in Hyderabad, India to Telugu Indian parents. Valleti made his professional acting debut at age 9 in a stage production of Nachiketa. He returned to acting at Santa Clara High School, from which he graduated in 1997. While attending Santa Clara High, he played Chief Bromden in the school's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Valleti holds a double BS in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California at Irvine. He wrote and delivered the commencement speech at his graduation entitled "Where Are All The Flying Cars?".

Valleti further trained in acting at the Living the Art Institute in Valley Glen, California, at the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, and with VoiceOne SF Sunday Improv. He had a supporting role in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival short film "Next Round". He made his major studio film debut in the comedy 17 Again, released a month before Star Trek.

Currently, Valleti is working on the feature film "Overwhelm the Sky", and his film "Devised" has been completed. Valleti is authoring a debut book, his Intersectional Futurist memoir "Rocket Scientist."

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