David DeLuise

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David DeLuise
David DeLuise 2007.jpg
DeLuise in 2007
BornDavid Dominick DeLuise[1]
(1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 42)[1][2]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
OccupationActor, television director
Years active1990-
Spouse(s)Brigitte DeLuise (1994-2003; divorced)
ParentsDom DeLuise and Carol Arthur
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David DeLuise
David DeLuise 2007.jpg
DeLuise in 2007
BornDavid Dominick DeLuise[1]
(1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 42)[1][2]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
OccupationActor, television director
Years active1990-
Spouse(s)Brigitte DeLuise (1994-2003; divorced)
ParentsDom DeLuise and Carol Arthur

David Dominick DeLuise (born November 11, 1971) is an American actor and television director.

Personal life[edit]

DeLuise was born in 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He is the youngest son of actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and actress Carol Arthur (née Arata), and the brother of actor, writer, director Peter DeLuise and actor Michael DeLuise.[3]

He married Brigitte DeLuise in September 1994. They were divorced in May 2003. They have two daughters, Riley De Luise, who appeared in Hairshirt with him, and Dylan DeLuise.

His godmother was the late Anne Bancroft and his sister-in-law (married to Peter) is Anne Marie DeLuise.


His first leading role came in 2003, 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. Also he was seen in a Purina commercial for Beneful dog food, and a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial.

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 2005, he starred opposite Maggie Wheeler on the NBC pilot The Sperm Donor. 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 the Nickelodeon series How to Rock and See Dad Run.

In August 2012 he appeared in a commercial for KFC's Original Recipe Bites.[4]


1979Hot StuffDavid Fortunato
199021 Jump StreetStevensonEpisode: Number One with a Bullet
1991HunterRandy MortonEpisode: All That Glitters
Driving Me CrazyStanley
Seeds of TragedyCustomer
1993The Liars' ClubJoey Mattews
Robin Hood: Men in TightsVillager
Saved by the Bell: The College YearsTonyEpisode: The Poker Game
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanToaster #2Episode: I've Got a Crush on You
1994BlossomRandyEpisode: A Little Help from My Friends
The Silence of the HamsPoliceman #1
SeaQuest 2032ManagerEpisode: Vapors
1995EllenRobber in HatEpisode: Guns 'N Ellen
Pig StyCal's FriendEpisode: Party!!!
Kicking and ScreamingBouncer
Dracula: Dead and Loving ItIntern
1996BuddiesTomEpisode: John, I've Been Thinking
Where Truth LiesPoliceman #1
1997Home ImprovementDennis TurnerEpisode: Communication Breakdown
The Single GuyBooth GuyEpisode: Grandfather Clause
1998HairshirtPeter Angelo
The GodsonGaffer
1998–1999JesseDarren WarnerRecurring
1999Good vs EvilRolandEpisode: To Be or Not to Be Evil
Dirt MerchantSly
1999–2000Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers ChroniclesSgt. Francis BruttoRecurring
2000ZoeTodd LamberEpisode: The Feud
V.I.P.AlvinEpisode: Lights, Camera, Val
Terror TractAllen Doyle
1996–20013rd Rock from the SunBug PolloneRecurring
2001Heavy Gear: The Animated SeriesDirx
Grounded for LifeFather TimEpisode: Devil with A Plaid Skirt
Max Steel(voice)Episode: Swashbuckers
Ladies and the ChampDarold Boyarsky
Dr. Dolittle 2School Fish #2 (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCliff RenteriaEpisode: Scuba Doobie-Doo
2002RockboyChadd NessbaumShort Film
Buying the CowFratguy
2003Between the SheetsDirector
Art of RevengeBenjamin Bloom
Bachelor ManTed David
She SpiesThe JeffEpisode: Learning to Fly
Spider-ManJack / MackEpisode: Flash Memory
2004Gilmore GirlsT.J.'s BrotherEpisode: Luke Can See Her Face
Episode: Last Week Fights, This Week Tights
Good Girls Don'tTimEpisode: Oh, Brother
Las VegasTomEpisode: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
2005Play DatesBilly
Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project
2004–2005Stargate SG-1Pete ShanahanRecurring
2005CSI: NYLance MorettiEpisode: Til Death Do We Part
2004–2005Megas XLRCoop / Evil Coop / Sports FanMain Voice
2005Blind JusticeDetective Jason StrodeEpisode: Under the Gun
ERBrad AndersonEpisode: Blame It on the Rain
Yes, DearDanEpisode: Jimmy the Teacher
2006CSI: MiamiPaul SandersEpisode: The Score
Dark MindDetective Kopf
Where There's a WillWilly
MonkLarry CutlerEpisode: Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike
Mojave Phone BoothMichael
2007Route 30Original Bill
Without a TraceAlex BrownEpisode: Desert Springs
Who's Your Monkey?Hutto
BonesSanta Jeff MantellEpisode: The Santa in the Slush
2008Dear MeBass Vanders
Bundy: An American IconDetective Jennings
Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?John Doyle
A Christmas ProposalAndy
2009FusionFallCoop (voice)Video game
Wizards of Waverly Place: The MovieJerry RussoDisney Channel Original Movie
Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana
RoboDocDr. Bonacasa
Prep & LandingDancer (voice)TV short
2010Vampires SuckFisherman Scully
2011Ira Finkelstein's ChristmasMax Finkelstein
SvetlanaEpisode #2.4
American DecafDavid
2012Hot in ClevelandJakeEpisode: How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway?
2007–2012Wizards of Waverly PlaceJerry RussoMain Cast; Disney Channel Original Series
2012The MentalistMr. LovelandEpisode: Something Rotten in Redmund
Last CallMikeRizzoli and Isles (2012 season)
Grey's AnatomyCharlie ConnorEpisode: Let the Bad Times Roll
Rizzoli & IslesDominick BianchiEpisode: Crazy For You
2013R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourCupidEpisode: "Terrible Love".
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. AlexJerry Russo2013 television special


  1. ^ a b David DeLuise Biography (1971–). Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  2. ^ a b According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  3. ^ Headshrinker, Michael. 7 May 2009, Palisades-Post, "Dom De Luise, 75; Actor Was Town's 1984 Honorary Mayor". Accessed 12 May 2009. He changed his name to just David De Luise
  4. ^ KFC Original Recipe Bites Hide-and-Seek Commercial

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