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.
|Full name||Michael Robert DeLuise|
|Birthday||August 4, 1969|
|Age||53 years old|
|Traits||Positive: Lively, fun, loyal, and honest|
Negative: Possessive, impatient and egoistic
|Birthplace||Pacific Palisades, CA, USA|
|Currently residing||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Parents||Dom DeLuise (father),|
Carol DeLuise (mother)
|Grandparents||Vincenza “Jennie” (née DeStefano), |
|Education||Palisades High School,|
|Profession||Actor, director, and producer|
|Net Worth||USD 12 million|
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.
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.
Dom DeLuise (father)
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)
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.
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
|1979||Hot Stuff||Boy with Fish|
|1986||One Big Family||Brian Hatton|
|1988||Eisenhower and Lutz||Jay Warner|
|1988||My Two Dads||Mitch|
|1988 and 1990–1991||21 Jump Street||Teenage Doug Penhall and Officer Joey Penhall|
|1989||One of the Boys||Luke Lukowski|
|1989||TV 101||Stoner No. 2|
|1989||Class Cruise||Boz Crenshaw|
|1990||L.A. Law||Keith Haas|
|1990||Sunset Beat||Officer Tim Kelly|
|1991||Little Secrets||Pizza Delivery Boy|
|1992||Encino Man||Matt Wilson|
|1992||Almost Pregnant||– (Director)|
|1993||The Man Without a Face||Douglas Hall|
|1993||Rio Shannon||Patrick Cleary|
|1993||Tales from the Crypt||Sparks|
|1993–2000||NYPD Blue||Andy Sipowicz, Jr.|
|1994||Midnight Edition||Darryl Weston|
|1994–1996||SeaQuest DSV||Tony Piccolo|
|1996||The Shot||Bob Mann|
|1997||Boys Will Be Boys||Skip Larue|
|1997–1998||Brooklyn South||Officer Phil Roussakoff|
|1998||3rd Rock from the Sun||Paulie Pollone|
|1999||Hard Time: The Premonition||Dee|
|2001||Some of My Best Friends||Pino Palumbo|
|2001||Stargate SG-1||Nick Marlowe (Colonel Danning)|
|2002||The Master of Disguise||Businessman|
|2003||Between the Sheets||The Real Director|
|2003||The Dan Show||Patrick Kennedy|
|2005–2006||CSI: NY||Sonny Sassone|
|2007||He Was a Quiet Man||Detective Sorenson|
|2009||The Shift||The Film Maker|
|2013||Bunheads||Jo Jo Deline|
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.
Michael DeLuise is active on multiple social media platforms. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.