g cover Local man has small but pivotal role in ‘Argo’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Eric Grigorian for The Boston Globe Brandon Tabassi, a Massachusetts native, has a small but important role in the movie "Argo." Warner Bros. PICTURES Tabassi in one of the key scenes of Ben Affleck’s film “Argo.” Eric Grigorian for The Boston Globe Brandon Tabassi in Los Angeles, where he lives and works as an actor. Tabassi with former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe Tabassi with the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Michele McDonald for The Boston A Red Sox baseball cap Tabassi got from Senator Ted Kennedy. Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe Tabassi's parents, Emile and Merh, at their home. Eric Grigorian for The Boston Globe "I'd stand on street corners at stores, schools, and say, “I’m only 16 years old. I can’t vote but if I could, I’d vote for Senator Kennedy because he embodies what I envision the future to be.'"