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Tolaris

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Enrique Murciano (born 9 July 1973; age 41) is an actor of Cuban descent who played Tolaris, a Vulcan crewmember aboard a civilian transport ship Vahklas who becomes involved with T'Pol, in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Fusion". However, he is probably best known for his role as Special Agent Danny Taylor on the CBS television series Without a Trace from 2002 through 2009.

Born in Miami, Florida, Murciano attended the prestigious Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He originally studied to become a lawyer, going so far as to attend law school in Boston, Massachusetts, but ultimately decided to pursue an acting career. To this end, he moved to Los Angeles, California, acquiring a role in the 1997 action film Speed 2: Cruise Control.

After making guest appearances on Suddenly Susan and The Pretender in 1999 and appearing in the Oscar-winning film Traffic in 2000, Murciano had a supporting role as Sgt. Lorenzo Ruiz in Ridley Scott's acclaimed war drama Black Hawk Down, opposite Eric Bana (Nero in Star Trek), Tom Hardy (Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis) and frequent Star Trek guest actor Glenn Morshower. It was while working on this film that Murciano met producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who went on to produce Without a Trace, bringing Murciano on board as a regular cast member.

Murciano was next seen on the big screen as the male lead in the 2005 comedy Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Dangerous, which co-starred William Shatner and Diedrich Bader. He also had a supporting role in the 2005 drama The Lost City and co-starred with Jason Alexander and Ron Perlman in 2006's How to Go Out on a Date in Queens.

Besides acting, Murciano also executive produced the made-for-TV youth drama A Separate Place, sharing a Daytime Emmy Nomination in 2005 for Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special. Murciano has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award and an ALMA Award for his role on Without a Trace.

Murciano worked with many veteran Star Trek performers during his time on Without a Trace, including Kirstie Alley, Casey Biggs, Rosalind Chao, Bruce Davison, Roxann Dawson, Rosemary Forsyth, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn, Gregory Itzin, Natalia Nogulich, Lawrence Pressman, Andrew Robinson, Tim Russ, Marina Sirtis, Susanna Thompson, Tony Todd, Connor Trinneer, and Anton Yelchin.

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