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DeLuise in 2006
Michael Robert DeLuise

(1969-08-04) August 4, 1969 (age 53)
Other names Michael R. DeLuise
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1979–2013
Parent(s) Dom DeLuise
Carol Arthur
Relatives Peter DeLuise (brother)
David DeLuise (brother)

Michael Robert DeLuise (born August 4, 1969) is an American actor, film director, and film producer. Best known as Tony Piccolo in ‘’seaQuest DSV’’ (1994-1996), Officer Joey Penhall in ‘’21 Jump Street’’ (1990-1991), TJ in ‘’Gilmore Girls’’ (2004-2007).

Early life, family, and education

Michael DeLuise was born in Los Angeles, California, 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 Michael DeLuise landed his first major role, on the Fox TV series 21 Jump Street. He played Officer Joey Penhall, the younger brother of his brother Peter DeLuise's role, Officer Doug Penhall. He and Peter were also on SeaQuest DSV, where Michael played Tony Piccolo from 1994 to 1996. He made recurring appearances as TJ on the TV series Gilmore Girls and as Andy Sipowicz's older son on the TV series NYPD Blue. He has also made guest appearances on CSI: NY, Lost, and Stargate SG-1.

He played Alan, one of Wayne's headbanger friends in Wayne's World. He also played Matt, the school bully and primary villain in Encino Man.


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Hot Stuff Boy with Fish
1991 Little Secrets Pizza Delivery Boy
1992 Wayne's World Alan
Encino Man Matt Wilson Alternative title: California Man
Almost Pregnant
1993 The Man Without a Face Douglas Hall
1994 Midnight Edition Darryl Weston
1996 The Shot Bob Mann
1999 Hard Time: The Premonition Dee Alternative title: The Premonition
2001 Discord Billy Dunbarton
2002 The Master of Disguise Businessman
2003 Between the Sheets The Real Director Director, producer
2005 Comedy Hell
2007 He Was a Quiet Man Detective Soreson
2008 Patsy Carl
Circle Bill
2009 The Shift The Film Maker
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Happy Television movie
1985 Amazing Stories Boyfriend 1 episode
1986 One Big Family Brian Hatton Unknown episodes
1988 Eisenhower and Lutz Jay Warner 2 episodes
My Two Dads Mitch 1 episode
1989 One of the Boys Luke Lukowski 1 episode
TV 101 Stoner No. 2 1 episode
Class Cruise Boz Crenshaw Television movie
1988 and 1990–1991 21 Jump Street Teenage Doug Penhall and Officer Joey Penhall 12 episodes
1990 L.A. Law Keith Haas 1 episode
Sunset Beat Officer Tim Kelly Television movie
Sunset Beat Officer Tim Kelly 2 episodes
1993 Rio Shannon Patrick Cleary Television movie
Tales from the Crypt Sparks 1 episode
1993–2000 NYPD Blue Andy Sipowicz, Jr. 12 episodes
1994–1996 seaQuest DSV Tony Piccolo 34 episodes
1997 Boys Will Be Boys Skip Larue Television movie
1997–1998 Brooklyn South Officer Phil Roussakoff 22 episodes
1998 3rd Rock from the Sun Paulie Pollone 1 episode
2001 Some of My Best Friends Pino Palumbo 3 episodes
Stargate SG-1 Nick Marlowe (Colonel Danning) 1 episode
2003 The Dan Show Patrick Kennedy Television movie
2004 Las Vegas Harry 1 episode
Lost David 1 episode "Confidence Man"
2004–2007 Gilmore Girls T.J. 13 episodes
2005 Bloodsuckers Gilles Television movie
Alternative title: Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe
2005–2006 CSI: NY Sonny Sassone 2 episodes
2013 Bunheads Jo Jo Deline 1 episode
Music Videos
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Goodbye Earl Cop By the Dixie Chicks
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