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 52)
Treviso, Veneto, Italy
OccupationActor
Film producer

Massimiliano "Massi" Furlan (born 29 September 1968) is an Italian-American actor and film 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, California[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]

Filmography[edit]

Some of Massi's more notable projects include:

Title Year Role Director Notes #
Grey's Anatomy 2007 Police Officer Michael Grossman Uncredited, Episode: "Crash Into Me: Part 1"
Days of Our Lives 2008 Massi Albert Alarr 1 episode
Medium 2009 Drug Cartel Arlene Sanford Uncredited, Episode: "Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo"
Bad Ass 2010 Rocco Adamo P. Cultraro feature film
General Hospital 2010 Giovanni Phideaux Xavier 4 episodes
Criminal Minds 2011 Leon Charles S. Carroll Episode: "Supply and Demand"
Aim High 2011 Joey Thor Freudenthal 4 episodes
One Tree Hill 2012 Zoran James Lafferty Episode: "Catastrophe and the Cure"
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Janitor at GSE Christopher Nolan feature film
The Bay 2012 Anton Gregori J. Martin 3 episodes
Layover 2012 Oscar R.D. Braunstein TV movie
NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 Mikhail Andros Terrence O'Hara 2 episodes
Tumbleweed: A True Story 2014 Antonio Emilio Roso feature film
True Blood 2014 Nizar Stephen Moyer Episode: "Jesus Gonna Be Here"
Stalked By My Neighbor 2015 Borelli Doug Campbell TV movie
Live By Night 2016 Anthony Servidone Ben Affleck feature film
Trafficked 2017 Cesar Will Wallace feature film
Randy's Canvas 2018 Maurizio D'Oro Sean Michael Beyer feature film
Supernatural 2018 Lucca Camilleri Amanda Tapping Episode: "A Most Holy Man"
Jumanji: The Next Level 2019 Switchblade Jake Kasdan feature film
Muna 2019 Adrian Kevin Nwankwor feature film
Bad Boys for Life 2020 Terry Taglin Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah feature film

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Here's Everything We Know So Far About 'Bad Boys 3' — Including Its Reported Plot". shadowandact.com. Retrieved September 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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