Who is Michael Deluise? And Where is He Now?
Michael Robert DeLuise was born on August 4, 1969, in Los Angeles, California, USA; his zodiac sign is Leo, and he is of American nationality. He is an actor, film director, and producer best known for playing one of the primary characters – Officer Joey Penhall – in the police procedural series “21 Jump Street,” written by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh and starring Johnny Depp and Dustin Nguyen. The plot revolves around a police team comprised of young-looking individuals who specialize in apprehending young criminals; the film won two awards and was nominated for two more.
Childhood, And Education
Michael Deluise was raised in Los Angeles with his two brothers, Peter and David, by their father, Dom DeLuise, an American actor, film director, and producer best known for his roles in the films “Fail-Safe,” “Candid Camera,” and the satirical western black comedy “Blazing Saddles,” and their mother, Carol Arthur, an actress best known for her supporting roles in Mel Brooks films. Peter, Michael’s brother, is now an actor and writer, and David is also an actor.
Michael made his film debut at the age of ten when he was cast in the action comedy-drama “Hot Stuff,” starring his father, but thereafter focused on his education.
Michael attended a nearby high school, where he also played football and soccer, but after graduation in 1987, he wanted to focus on his acting career.
Michael was cast as Pizza Delivery Boy in the drama “Little Secrets” twelve years after his debut, and in 1992 he appeared in two films: Alan in the comedy “Wayne’s World” and Matt Wilson in another comedy, “Encino Man.”
In 1993, he played Douglas Hall in the drama “The Man Without a Face,” starring Nick Stahl, Mel Gibson, and Margaret Whitton, about Chuck, who wants to leave home but is unable to enroll in a boarding school; the film received three Academy Award nominations.
In the same year, he played the major character in Howard Libov’s thriller “Midnight Edition,” which also starred Will Patton and Clare Wren, and in 1996, he portrayed Bob Mann in Dan Bell’s comedy “The Shot.” He next participated in the criminal drama science fiction “Hard Time: The Demolition,” followed by supporting appearances in “Discord,” “The Master of Disguise,” and “Comedy Hell.”
In 2007, he played Detective Sorenson in Frank A. Cappello’s romantic thriller drama “He Was a Quiet Man,” which starred Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, and William H. Macy – the tale follows an office worker who becomes renowned after saving a girl’s life; the film received three Oscars.
Michael’s most recent film performances include the 2008 romantic comedy “Patsy,” written and directed by Anton Jarvis, the 2008 short action “Circles,” directed by Yael Shulman, and the 2009 drama “The Shift,” starring Wayne Dyer and Portia de Rossi.
TV Series Characters
Michael had his first TV series appearance as The Boyfriend in a single episode of the anthology series “Amazing Stories” in 1985, and then in numerous episodes of the sitcom “One Big Family” in 1986.
In 1988, he played Jay Warner in two episodes of the comedy “Eisenhower and Lutz,” and Mitch in two episodes of the sitcom “My Two Dads.”
Next his appearance as Stoner No. 2 in the drama “TV 101” the following year, Michael participated in an episode of the legal drama “L. A. Law” and two episodes of the drama “Sunset Beat” in 1990, after being hailed for his portrayal in “21 Jump Street.”
Michael rose to prominence in 1993, when he played Andy Sipowicz, Jr. in 12 episodes of the police procedural drama “NYPD Blue,” and again in 1994 when he played Tony Piccolo in the science fiction series “SeaQuest DSV.” In 1997, he played Officer Phil Roussakoff in the ensemble police drama “Brooklyn South,” and in 1998, he appeared in a single episode of the sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun,” three episodes of the sitcom “Some of My Best Friends,” and a single episode of the comedy “Las Vegas.”
Michael’s most recent TV appearances were in 13 episodes of the comedy-drama “Gilmore Girls” in 2004, starring T. J., two episodes of the police procedural series “CSI: NY” in 2005, and a single episode of the comedy-drama “Bunheads” in 2013.
In 1998, Michael received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television New Dramatic Series.
Producing And Directing
Michael has directed three films: the comedy “Almost Pregnant” in 1992, the thriller “Stringer” in 1993, and another comedy, “Between the Sheets,” in 2003.
He’s also been an executive producer on three films: “Between the Sheets,” the 2006 short drama “Quid Pro Quo,” and the 2012 documentary musical “The Source Family.”
Michael is very private about his personal life, but it is known that he was in a relationship with Sherrie Rose, an American actress, film producer, and director best known for her roles in the Italian natural horror film “Killer Crocodile” in 1989, the action film “No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers” in 1990, and the psychological thriller “Unlawful Entry” in 1991. They dated from 1988 to 1990, became engaged, and then divorced; there are claims on the internet that Sherrie became his wife, but that they divorced soon after. Michael was also involved with pornographic actress Lynn LeMay.
Michael hasn’t mentioned any other women he may have dated before meeting Sherrie, and as of September 2020, he is unmarried, hasn’t married, and has no children.
Other Interests And Hobbies
Michael has always been interested in music and can now play both the piano and the guitar. He enjoys listening to classical music as well as jazz and blues, and his favorite performers are Frank Sinatra and Muddy Waters.
He’s also an accomplished painter, best known for his 2011 picture “Michael & Mom.”
Michael’s main hobby is still traveling, and his acting job has allowed him to travel all over the world, with some of his favorite destinations being Venice in Italy, Paris in France, and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, and Angelina Jolie are among his favorite actors and actresses, while some of his favorite films include “Taxi Driver,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”
Body Structure And Net Worth
Michael’s age is 51. He is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs roughly 145lbs. He has short brown hair and brown eyes (66kgs).
His net worth is predicted to be more than $12 million as of September 2020.