(written from a Production point of view)
Phillip Glasser (born 4 October 1978; age 36) is the actor who played a young Ru'afo in scenes that were later deleted from Star Trek: Insurrection. Although his scene, titled scene #301-304 "Alternate Ending" was removed from the film and only included in the Star Trek: Insurrection (Special Edition) DVD feature "Deleted scenes", his name 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 set for release on 27 April 2007.