Massi Furlan

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Massi Furlan
Massi Furlan 2018.jpg
Furlan in 2018
Born
Massimiliano Furlan

(1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 51)
OccupationActor & Producer

Massimiliano "Massi" Furlan (born 29 September 1968) is an Italian-American actor and producer who began his entertainment career as a stand-up comedian. He is known for appearing in several television series and in the films The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Live by Night (2016), Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) and Bad Boys for Life (2020).

Early life[edit]

Born Massimiliano Furlan in Treviso, Italy to Nereo and Giancarla Furlan, Massi is the eldest of their two sons. While growing up Massi loved to play soccer, a sport at which he excelled. He attended the Liceo artistico art school, specializing in painting.

When Massi was seventeen, he voluntarily joined the Italian Army and served for six years as a specialist in a helicopter crew.[1]

Acting career[edit]

In 2007 Massi moved to Hollywood, CA [2] where he quickly landed roles in the HBO pilot 1%, Days of Our Lives, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. These were soon followed by appearances on General Hospital, Criminal Minds, One Tree Hill, and Aim High.

Massi then appeared in a number of feature films, including The Dark Knight Rises,[3] True Blood, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Trafficked[4] and Live By Night.[5]

Recently, Massi portrayed a designer of Gianni Versace on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and he guest starred as Luca Camilleri on Supernatural. He played the role of Switchblade in Jumanji: The Next Level, released in December 2019.[6] Most recently, Massi appeared as the character Terry Taglin in Bad Boys for Life with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.[7]

Select filmography[edit]

Some of Massi's more notable projects include:

Title Role Director Year Notes #
Bad Boys for Life Terry Taglin Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah 2020 feature film
Jumanji: The Next Level Switchblade Jake Kasdan 2019 feature film
Supernatural Lucca Camilleri Amanda Tapping 2018 TV series
Randy's Canvas Maurizio D'Oro Sean Michael Beyer 2018 feature film
Live By Night Anthony Servidone Ben Affleck 2016 feature film
Trafficked Cesar Will Wallace 2017 feature film
Stalked By My Neighbor Borelli Doug Campbell 2015 TV movie
True Blood Nizar Stephen Moyer 2014 TV series
Tumbleweed: A True Story Antonio Emilio Roso 2014 feature film
NCIS: Los Angeles Mikhail Andros Terrence O'Hara 2013 TV series
Layover Oscar R.D. Braunstein 2012 TV movie
The Bay Anton Gregori J. Martin 2012 TV series
The Dark Knight Rises Janitor at GSE Christopher Nolan 2012 feature film
One Tree Hill Zoran James Lafferty 2012 TV series
Aim High Joey Thor Freudenthal 2011 TV series
Criminal Minds Leon Charles S. Carroll 2011 TV series
General Hospital Giovanni Phideaux Xavier 2010 TV series
Bad Ass Rocco Adamo P. Cultraro 2010 feature film
Medium Drug Cartel Arlene Sanford 2009 TV series
Days of Our Lives Massi Albert Alarr 2008 TV series
Grey's Anatomy Police Officer Michael Grossman 2007 TV series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Volpe, Diane. Interview with Massi Furlan, NCISLA Magazine, 16 May 2013. Retrieved on 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Randy's Canvas - a non-profit fictional film benefiting Autism". www.randyscanvas.org. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Lee, Ann. The Dark Knight Rises: TV Star Massi Furlan Cast in New Batman Film, MetroUK, 5 Oct 2011. Retrieved on 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ Aronson, Sheryl. Massi Furlan An Actor of Villainous Proportions, The Hollywood 360, 2 August 2017. Retrieved on 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ Turner Classic Movies Live By Night, Cast & Crew - Full Cast & Crew
  6. ^ "Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Here's Everything We Know So Far About 'Bad Boys 3' — Including Its Reported Plot". shadowandact.com. Retrieved September 18, 2019.

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