Michael DeLuise- Son of Dom DeLuise and Carol Arthur

Who Is Michael DeLuise?

Michael DeLuise is an American actor known for his recurring role as TJ in Gilmore Girls. DeLuise was born on August 4, 1969. 

In addition to this, DeLuise has also been a part of SeaQuest DSV, 21 Jump Street, Wayne’s World, and Brooklyn South.

Apart from being an actor, DeLuise is also a director and producer. 

He has directed Between the Sheets, Stringer, and the video for Almost Pregnant. Likewise, he has been the documentary’s executive producer, The Source Family, the Quid Pro Quo video, and Between The Sheets.  

Michael Deluise

Quick facts

Full nameMichael Robert DeLuise
BirthdayAugust 4, 1969
Age53 years old
Sun signLeo
TraitsPositive: Lively, fun, loyal, and honest
Negative: Possessive, impatient and egoistic
BirthplacePacific Palisades, CA, USA
Currently residingSanta Monica, California, USA
ParentsDom DeLuise (father),
Carol DeLuise (mother)
GrandparentsVincenza “Jennie” (née DeStefano),
John DeLuise
SiblingsPeter DeLuise,
David DeLuise
EducationPalisades High School,
Tuff University
ProfessionActor, director, and producer
Net WorthUSD 12 million
Social mediaTwitter,

Early life

Michael Robert DeLuise was born on August 4, 1969, in Los Angeles, California, to Dom DeLuise and Carol Arthur.

Michael is a Leo. A Leo male is lively, fun, loyal, and honest; however, he is possessive, impatient, and self-centered.

Old pictures of Michael Deluise with his brothers

The name is of Hebrew origin and means “who is like God?” or “gift from God.”

Michael comes from a family of actors. His father, Dom DeLuise, was a renowned comedian and actor. Dom is known for his work in Spaceballs: the Animated Series, Duck Dodgers, Robot Chicken, and Father of the Pride.

His mother, Carol DeLuise, was an actress who had supporting roles in many Mel Brooks movies.

Michael DeLuise has two siblings, Davis and Peter DeLuise.

David is an actor, director, and producer. Likewise, Peter is an actor known for his work in Stargate SG-1, 21 Jump Street, and Stargate: Atlantis.


Michael DeLuise is an unmarried man, and he has no children, biological or adopted.

He was previously in a relationship with actress and director Sherrie Rose.

The two started dating in 1988 and separated in 1990. After this, DeLuise was reportedly dating actress Lynn LeMay. However, this relationship also did not work out. 

Portrait of Michael DeLuise

Dom DeLuise (father)

Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise father of Michael DeLuise

Dominick DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 1, 1933. Dominick is popularly known as Dom.

His father was a public employee, and his mother was a homemaker. Dom was the youngest of the three children.

The father of Michael DeLuise was an actor, comedian, producer, director, author, and chef. In addition, he has given voice to multiple animated characters.

Dom DeLuise passed away on May 4, 2009, due to kidney failure.

Carol Arthur (mother)

Carol Arthur with her husband Dom DeLuise
Carol Arthur with her husband, Dom DeLuise

On August 4, 1935, Carol Arthur was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. Her father was a police officer.

Carol has completed her education at East Rutherford High School.

Just like Dom, Michael DeLuise’s mother was interested in acting. She has played minor roles in several movies, including Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles, etc.

Carol Arthur died on November 1, 2020, at 85.


Three sons of Dom and Carol Arthur
Michael DeLuise with his brother Peter and

Michael DeLuise has two brothers, Peter and David DeLuise.

Like the family, all the brothers are active in the entertainment industry. They have acted, directed, and produced several tv series.

Peter DeLuise is the eldest of all.


Michael DeLuise debuted in the industry with the movie Hot Stuff in 1979. He appeared in the film alongside his father, Dom.

In 1990, DeLuise worked as Officer Joey Penhall in the TV series 21 Jump Street.

He worked alongside his brother Peter DeLuise in SeaQuest DSV. The actor played the role of Tony Piccolo in the science-fiction TV series.

Moreover, Michael appeared in a recurring role on Stargate SG-1. His father, Dom, and his brother Peter also had a cameo in the TV show.

He also had a recurring role in The Warner Bros Gilmore Girls starring Lauren Graham and Alexia Bledel. He portrayed the role of TJ, the buffoonish brother-in-law of the character Luke Danes.

DeLuise was a part of the show until its last season. In addition, he and his brother, David DeLuise, worked alongside each other in some episodes of CSI: NY.

Besides this, DeLuise directed Between the Sheets, Stringer, and Almost Pregnant. Likewise, he produced The Source Family, the Quid Pro Quo video, and Between The Sheets.

Michael DeLuise was also the editor of the romantic comedy Between the Sheets. Similarly, he is also an exceptional oil painter. His painting “Michael & Mom” was displayed at Vermont’s Arts Center in 2011.

Filmography of Michael DeLuise

1979Hot StuffBoy with Fish
1985Amazing StoriesBoyfriend
1986One Big FamilyBrian Hatton
1988Eisenhower and LutzJay Warner
1988My Two DadsMitch
1988 and 1990–199121 Jump StreetTeenage Doug Penhall and Officer Joey Penhall
1989One of the BoysLuke Lukowski
1989TV 101Stoner No. 2
1989Class CruiseBoz Crenshaw
1990L.A. LawKeith Haas
1990Sunset BeatOfficer Tim Kelly
1991Little SecretsPizza Delivery Boy
1992Wayne’s WorldAlan
1992Encino ManMatt Wilson
1992Stringer– (Director)
1992Almost Pregnant– (Director)
1993The Man Without a FaceDouglas Hall
1993Rio ShannonPatrick Cleary
1993Tales from the CryptSparks
1993–2000NYPD BlueAndy Sipowicz, Jr.
1994Midnight EditionDarryl Weston
1994–1996SeaQuest DSVTony Piccolo
1996The ShotBob Mann
1997Boys Will Be BoysSkip Larue
1997–1998Brooklyn SouthOfficer Phil Roussakoff
19983rd Rock from the SunPaulie Pollone
1999Hard Time: The PremonitionDee
2000Goodbye EarlCop
2001DiscordBilly Dunbarton
2001Some of My Best FriendsPino Palumbo
2001Stargate SG-1Nick Marlowe (Colonel Danning)
2002The Master of DisguiseBusinessman
2003Between the SheetsThe Real Director
2003The Dan ShowPatrick Kennedy
2004Las VegasHarry
2004–2007Gilmore GirlsT.J.
2005Comedy Hell
2005–2006CSI: NYSonny Sassone
2007He Was a Quiet ManDetective Sorenson
2009The ShiftThe Film Maker
2013BunheadsJo Jo Deline

net worth

Michael is one of the most successful TV actors in Hollywood. He has acted in several movies and tv series.

He has accumulated a net worth of USD 12 million from several projects he has worked on.

Social media

Michael DeLuise is active on multiple social media platforms. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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