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David Dominick DeLuise

(1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 52)
  • Actor
  • television director
  • podcaster
Years active 1979–present
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Brigitte DeLuise
(m. 1994; div. 2003)
Julia Stoepel
(m. 2019)
Children 2
Parent(s) Dom DeLuise
Carol Arthur
Relatives Michael DeLuise (brother)
Peter DeLuise (brother)

David Dominick DeLuise (born November 11, 1971) is an American actor and television director. He has appeared on numerous television shows as well as films. He is known for Coop in the animated show Megas XLR and Jerry Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.


His first leading role came in 2003 with Dantre Cole, in BachelorMan. He had a recurring role in 3rd Rock from the Sun as Bug Pollone and was a regular performer on Jesse during its first season, playing Jesse's brother Darren. He also played a recurring role in Stargate SG-1 as Pete Shanahan. He was also seen in a Purina commercial for Beneful dog food, and a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial. He also had special appearances in Gilmore Girls season 4 episodes 20 and 22 as TJ's brother.

DeLuise is also known for voicing Coop on the short-lived action animated Megas XLR (later reprising his role for the Cartoon Network game FusionFall) and Sergeant Brutto in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. In 2012, he had a guest role on Rizzoli & Isles as Dominic.

He portrayed the character of Jerry Russo, the family patriarch and former wizard on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie from 2007 to 2012. DeLuise also directed numerous episodes of the series, beginning with the episode "My Tutor, Tutor" (2009). He has since directed episodes of How to Rock, See Dad Run, Lab Rats, and The Thundermans.

In August 2012 he appeared in a commercial for KFC's Original Recipe Bites.

In February 2023 he started the podcast Wizards of Waverly Pod with Jennifer Stone, where both talk about their experience on the show Wizards of Waverly Place.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Hot Stuff David Fortunato
1983 Happy Rogie Television film
1991 Driving Me Crazy Stanley
Seeds of Tragedy Customer Television film
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Villager Uncredited
The Liars' Club Joey Matthews
The Silence of the Hams Policeman #1
1995 Kicking and Screaming Bouncer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Intern
1996 Where Truth Lies Policeman #1
1998 Hairshirt Peter Angelo
The Godson Gaffer
1999 Dirt Merchant Sly
2000 Terror Tract Allen Doyle Segment: "Make Me An Offer"
2001 Ladies and the Champ Darold Boyarsky Television film
Dr. Dolittle 2 School Fish #2 Voice
2002 Rockboy Chadd Nessbaum Short film
Buying the Cow Fratguy
2003 Between the Sheets Director
Art of Revenge Benjamin Bloom
BachelorMan Ted David
2005 Play Dates Billy Television film
2006 Intellectual Property Detective Kopf
Jam Jerry
Where There's a Will Willy Television film
Mojave Phone Booth Michael
2007 Route 30 Original Bill
Who's Your Monkey? Hutto
2008 Dear Me Bass Vanders
Bundy: An American Icon Detective Jennings
Mostly Ghostly John Doyle Direct to video
A Christmas Proposal Andy
2009 RoboDoc Dr. Bonacasa
Prep & Landing Dancer Voice, television short
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Jerry Russo Television film
2010 Vampires ... Fisherman Scully
2011 American Decaf David
2012 Ira Finkelstein's Christmas Max Finkelstein
Last Call Mike
A Christmas Wedding Date Minister Television film
2013 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Jerry Russo Television film
2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail


2015 Unity Narrator Documentary
2016 Believe Tom Blackhorn
Pup Star Steven Television film
2017 Sweet, Sweet Summertime Scott Burns
2018 Unbroken: Path to Redemption Howard Lambert
2021 Last Shoot Out Joe


Year Title Role Notes
1990 21 Jump Street Stevenson Episode: "Number One with a Bullet"
1991 Hunter Randy Morton Episode: "All That Glitters"
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Tony Episode: "The Poker Game"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Toaster #2 Episode: "I've Got a Crush on You"
1994 Blossom Randy Episode: "A Little Help from My Friends"
seaQuest DSV Manager Episode: "Vapors"
1995 Ellen Robber in Hat Episode: "Guns 'N Ellen"
Pig Sty Cal's Friend Episode: "Party!!!"
1996 Buddies Tom Episode: "John, I've Been Thinking"
1996–2001 3rd Rock from the Sun Bug Pollone Recurring role (46 episodes)
1997 Home Improvement Dennis Turner Episode: "Communication Breakdown"
The Single Guy Booth Guy Episode: "Grandfather Clause"
1998–1999 Jesse Darren Warner Main role, season 1 (22 episodes)
1999 Good vs Evil Roland Episode: "To Be or Not to Be Evil"
1999–2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles Sgt. Francis Brutto Recurring role (11 episodes)
2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Todd Lamber Episode: "The Feud"
V.I.P. Alvin Episode: "Lights, Camera, Val"
2001 Grounded for Life Father Tim Episode: "Devil with A Plaid Skirt"
Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Dirx Voice
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cliff Renteria Episode: "Scuba Doobie-Doo"
2003 She Spies The Jeff Episode: "Learning to Fly"
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Jack / Mack Voice, episode: "Flash Memory"
2004 Gilmore Girls T.J.'s Brother 2 episodes
Good Girls Don't Tim Episode: "Oh, Brother"
Las Vegas Tom Episode: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain? "
2004–05 Stargate SG-1 Pete Shanahan 2 episodes
Megas XLR Coop, Evil Coop, additional voices Voice, main role (26 episodes)
2005 CSI: NY Lance Moretti Episode: "Til Death Do We Part"
Blind Justice Detective Jason Strode Episode: "Under the Gun"
ER Brad Anderson Episode: "Blame It on the Rain"
Yes, Dear Dan Episode: "Jimmy the Teacher"
2006 CSI: Miami Paul Sanders Episode: "The Score"
Monk Larry Cutler Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike"
2007 Without a Trace Alex Brown Episode: "Desert Springs"
Bones Santa Jeff Mantell Episode: "The Santa in the Slush"
2007-2012 Wizards Of Waverly Place Jerry Russo Main Role
2011 Imagination Movers Clutch Episode: "One Cool Mover"
Svetlana Episode: "Amerimorphation"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jake Episode: "How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway?"
The Mentalist Mr. Loveland Episode: "Something Rotten in Redmund"
Grey's Anatomy Charlie Connor Episode: "Let the Bad Times Roll"
Rizzoli & Isles Dominick Bianchi Episode: "Crazy For You"
2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Cupid Episode: "Terrible Love".
Pulling the Goalie Therapist Short film
Sox Nick
Abner, the Invisible Dog Murdoch
Alone for Christmas Dad
Delicious Ambiguity John Short
Catch Umpire Short
2014 Baby Daddy David Brinkerhoff Episode: "From Here to Paternity"
Sam & Cat Photographer Assistant Episode: "#GettinWiggy"
Hawaii Five-0 Brad Weiss Episode: "Ho'oma'ike (Unmasked)"
2015 Born Again ... 1 episode
2017 Hey You, It's Me Ben Episode: "Yes! But Different"
Real Rob Dean Edelstein Episode: "Best Play Date Ever"
2019 NCIS Michael Franklin Episode: "Going Mobile"
Shameless Army Proctor Episode: "A Little Gallagher Goes A Long Way"
2021 9-1-1 Tom Gladden Episode: "Ghost Stories"
2022 The Rookie Truman Episode: "Long Shot"
This Is Us Bill Lundy Episode: "Miguel"

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2005 Megas XLR: Appetite for Demolition Coop
2009 FusionFall Coop

See also

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