Michael Trucco

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Michael Trucco
Michael Trucco (2010).jpg
Trucco in August 2010
BornEdward Michael Trucco
(1970-06-22) June 22, 1970 (age 44)
San Mateo, California, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Sandra Hess (2009-present)
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Michael Trucco
Michael Trucco (2010).jpg
Trucco in August 2010
BornEdward Michael Trucco
(1970-06-22) June 22, 1970 (age 44)
San Mateo, California, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Sandra Hess (2009-present)

Edward Michael Trucco (born June 22, 1970) is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and as Justin Patrick on the USA Network television series Fairly Legal. He also appeared as a regular guest star on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Early life[edit]

A native of San Mateo, California, Michael Trucco attended Junipero Serra High School. He is the son of a police officer, and was once interested in becoming one himself until college, when he was attracted to theatrical performance. He took a theatre course for non-majors while he was studying Criminal Justice, but he did so well that he was asked to consider changing majors. He changed majors and completed his bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts at Santa Clara University.[1]


Trucco became active in television in the late 1990s with appearances in episodes of Touched by an Angel, Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold among others. He continued appearing in shows of similar genres like CSI, Heartbeart, Strong Medicine, CSI: Miami, and others into the 2000s. He played Cooper Lee in six episodes of One Tree Hill from 2005 to 2006.

In 2002, Trucco starred in Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled. In 2005, he joined the drama Battlestar Galactica in the role of Samuel T. Anders. In 2008, he guest-starred on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit[2] and The Big Bang Theory. In 2010, he guest-starred on ABC's series Castle as Detective Tom Demming. In 2010, Trucco was cast as a series regular in the USA Network series Fairly Legal.

Trucco guest starred in a season 6 episode of How I Met Your Mother in 2011, and had a recurring role in the show's eighth season. He played the recurring character Nate Ryan in the second season of Revenge.

Trucco is also the lead guitarist of the band Simpleworld.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On Sunday, December 2, 2007, Trucco was involved in a car accident with a friend who was driving a Ferrari 360 on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. The vehicle flipped on an embankment, landing upside-down, impacting Trucco's side of the car. Trucco was badly injured in the accident, fracturing four of his vertebrae, while his friend walked away uninjured. He has stated that he initially lost feeling in his arms. He was eventually able to get out of the vehicle after regaining feeling in his hands and used his cell phone to call for emergency help. He was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center for successful surgery. As of December 10, 2007, Trucco was out of the hospital and expected to make a full recovery. Doctors said he was extremely lucky, suffering almost the same injury as Christopher Reeve.[4]


1994Eyes of TerrorOfficerTelevision film
1998Confessions of a Sexist PigTroy
2001Knight ClubDerek
2001Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun, AA Girl, Three Guys, and a GunTrevor
2002Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy FulfilledSteven Verdel/The DjinnDirect-to-video
2003Groomsmen, TheThe GroomsmenScott
2004Perfect RomanceMiles "Boogie" HealeyTelevision film
2009Battlestar Galactica: The PlanSamuel T. AndersDirect-to-video
2010Meteor StormColonel Tom YoungTelevision film
2010All American ToolesTodd TooleShort film
1995Hang TimeTim RitterEpisode: "Earl Makes the Grade"
1996SistersYoung Elton GrenthalEpisode: "The Best Man"
1996Guilt, TheThe GuiltMichael McKenzieEpisode: "Dean's Office"
1996California DreamsDann HazakoffEpisode: "Babewatch"
1997Silk StalkingsDaveEpisode: "Air-Tight Alibi"
1997Sunset BeachOfficerUncredited; season 1, episode 215
1997Touched by an AngelThomas "Tommy" DoyleEpisode: "Venice"
1998Beverly Hills, 90210Josh Hunter3 episodes
1998Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanPatrick CollinsEpisode: "Seeds of Doubt"
1998–2000Pensacola: Wings of GoldLieutenant Tucker "Spoon" HenryMain cast (seasons 2–3); 40 episodes
1999CharmedAlecEpisode: "Love Hurts"
2000Nash BridgesGil ValloneEpisode: "Missing Key"
2000FreedomNolanEpisode: "Siege"
2001Sabrina, the Teenage WitchKevin4 episodes
2001Family LawLee BigelowEpisode: "Bringing Up Babies"
2001ArlissRounder FlemingEpisode: "The Price of Their Toys"
2001That's LifeJason Prader2 episodes
2002ArlissN/AEpisode: "Playing It Safe"
2002Bram & AliceRobertEpisode: "Required Reading"
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationFred DacksEpisode: "High and Low"
2003Tru CallingNick KellyEpisode: "Putting Out Fires"
2003Parkers, TheThe ParkersBillEpisode: "Out with the Old, in with the New"
2003Gramercy ParkNick GranvilleUnsold ABC pilot
2004Strong MedicineVictorEpisode: "Selective Breeding"
2005Strong MedicineZackEpisode: "First Response"
2005CSI: MiamiMitch LockhartEpisode: "One Night Stand"
2005JoeyPaulEpisode: "Joey and the Wrong Name"
2005–2006One Tree HillCooper Lee6 episodes
2005–2009Battlestar GalacticaSamuel T. AndersRecurring (seasons 2–3); main cast (season 4);
35 episodes
2006Him & UsPeteUnsold ABC pilot
2008Eli StoneAdam MitchellEpisode: "One More Try"
2008Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEric LutzEpisode: "Smut"
2008Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang TheoryDr. David UnderhillEpisode: "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis"
2008Man of Your DreamsLarryUnsold NBC pilot
2009Empire StateJimmyUnsold ABC pilot
2010VJohn MayEpisode: "John May"
2010CastleDetective Tom Demming4 episodes
2010100 QuestionsLukeEpisode: "Have You Ever Dated a Bad Boy?"
2011–2012Fairly LegalJustin PatrickMain cast; 23 episodes
2011–2012How I Met Your MotherNick Podarutti7 episodes
2011PsychCal EasonEpisode: "Dead Man's Curve Ball"
2012Young Justice: InvasionAdam StrangeVoice; 4 episodes
2012–2013RevengeNate Ryan7 episodes
2014Killer WomenBilly ParkerMain cast; 8 episodes
2014IntelligenceSecret Service Agent Charlie GriffinEpisode: "Secrets of the Secret Service"
2014Criminal MindsOwen McGregorEpisodes: "Angels" and "Demons"
2014The ExesJeffEpisode: "Love and Death"
2014ScandalState Senator Charles "Chip" Putney1 episode: "Baby Made a Mess"


  1. ^ "Michael Trucco". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Exclusive: Michael Trucco Goes from BSG to SVU" TV Guide. November 10, 2008.
  3. ^ "Fairly Legal cast bio: Michael Trucco". USA Network. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Logan, Michael (April 25, 2008). "BSG's Michael Trucco: "I'm the Luckiest Guy Alive". TV Guide.

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