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Phillip Glasser (born 4 October 1978; age 43) is the actor who was hired to play a young Ru'afo in the end scenes of Star Trek: Insurrection. After the first test screenings, the films ending was re-shot and his scene replaced. The scene, titled scene #301-304 "Alternate Ending", was later included in the special edition's DVD feature "deleted scenes". Glasser's name, although he had no lines, remained in the end credits of the movie.

Born in Tarzana, California, he is known in animation circles for voicing the character of Fievel Mousekewitz in the two American Tail films, An American Tail in 1986 and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West in 1991. Nehemiah Persoff voiced Fievel's "papa" in both movies, while Christopher Plummer lent his voice to the first. Glasser went on to voice Fievel for the short-lived television series Fievel's American Tails, on which Gerrit Graham and Kenneth Mars were also involved.

Glasser earned a Young Artist Award in 1988 for his vocal performance in the first American Tail movie. He was nominated for a second Young Artist Award for his work on the TV series. Glasser was succeeded in the direct-to-video American Tail sequels by Star Trek Generations actor Thomas Alexander Dekker.

Glasser has also been seen in such live-action films as Problem Child (1990) and Poolhall Junkies (2002). He also lent his voice to the animated 1992 movie Bebe's Kids, as did George D. Wallace. He has recently stepped into the role of film producer with the comedy Kickin It Old Skool, starring Christopher McDonald and Alan Ruck and released in 2007.

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