Michael DeLuise Movies and Career Information
Aug 04, 1969
Michael Robert DeLuise (born August 4, 1969) is an American actor, film director, and film producer. DeLuise was born in Los Angeles, the second son of actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and actress Carol Arthur, and the brother of actor, writer, director Peter DeLuise and actor David DeLuise. DeLuise made his film debut in 1979 opposite his father in the 1979 comedy Hot Stuff. In 1990 he landed his first major role with the Fox hit series 21 Jump Street. He played Officer Joey Penhall, the younger brother of Peter DeLuise's Officer Doug Penhall. He also starred with his brother Peter on SeaQuest DSV where he played Tony Piccolo from 1994 to 1996. Aside being part of the iconic set of headbangers in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" scene in Wayne's World and as the school bully and primary villain Matt in Encino Man, he is also well known for his recurring appearances on the critically acclaimed NYPD Blue where he played Andy Sipowicz, Jr.. He has made recurring appearances as TJ on Gilmore Girls, and made guest appearances on CSI: NY, Lost, and Stargate SG-1. In addition to film and television roles, DeLuise also appeared in the Dixie Chicks' video for "Goodbye Earl".