Michael Trucco

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Michael Trucco
Michael Trucco (2010).jpg
BornEdward Michael Trucco
(1970-06-22) June 22, 1970 (age 43)
San Mateo, California, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Sandra Hess (2009-present)
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Michael Trucco
Michael Trucco (2010).jpg
BornEdward Michael Trucco
(1970-06-22) June 22, 1970 (age 43)
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 is starring in this season of Revenge as Kenny's brother.

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 by a team led by renowned spine surgeon Dr. Nick Shamie.

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]


1997Pensacola: Wings of GoldLieutenant Tucker 'Spoon' HenrySyndicated American action / adventure drama series
1998Confessions of a Sexist Pig
1998Beverly Hills, 90210Josh Hunter, Noah Hunters Brother4 Episodes: "Cupids Arrow," "The Girl Who Cried Wolf," "Law and Disorder," and "Making Amends"
1998Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanPatrick CollinsEpisode: 6x14 "Seeds of Doubt"
1999Charmed'Alec', the series' first DarklighterAmerican television series
Knight Club
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchKevin
The Groomsmen
2002Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy FulfilledSteven Verdel / The DjinnSequel to the Wishmaster film series
Tru CallingNick KellyAmerican television supernatural drama series
2004Perfect Romance
2005–2007One Tree HillCooper Lee, Nathan Scott's uncle and Deb Lee's brother.Recurring seasons 2, 3 and 4
2005—2009Battlestar GalacticaSamuel T. Anders: athlete, Caprican resistance leader and later Galactica Viper pilot.American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise.
2008Eli StoneAmerican TV series
Man of Your Dreams
The Big Bang TheoryDavid UnderhillAmerican sitcom
Law and Order: SVUEric LutzAmerican police procedural television drama series
2009VJohn MayAmerican science fiction television series
2010CastleDetective Tom Demming4 episodes
Meteor StormColonel Tom Young
2011PsychCal EasonEpisode: "Dead Man's Curveball"
2011—2012Fairly LegalADA Justin Patrick23 episodes
How I Met Your MotherNick Podarutti7 episodes
2012Young Justice: InvasionAdam Strange[5]American animated series.
2012—2013RevengeNate Ryan7 episodes [6]
2014Killer WomenBilly Parker8 episodes [7]


  1. ^ "Michael Trucco". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Exclusive: Michael Trucco Goes from BSG to SVU" TV Guide. November 10, 2008. Retrieved on November 12, 2008.
  3. ^ "Fairly Legal cast bio: Michael Trucco". USA Network. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ BSG's Michael Trucco: "I'm the Luckiest Guy Alive"[dead link]
  5. ^ Truitt, Brian (April 27, 2012). "'Young Justice' heads into sci-fi direction in new season". USA Today. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (September 29, 2012). "Exclusive: Battlestar Galactica Grad Michael Trucco Gets Sweet Revenge Gig". TV Line. 
  7. ^ "IMDB Killer Women (2014– )". IMDB. 

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