David DeLuise

David DeLuise

Birth name: David Dominick DeLuise
Born: November 11, 1971
Age: 52
Birthplace: Burbank, California, U.S.
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David Dominick DeLuise (born November 11, 1971) is an American actor and television director best known for his starring roles on Megas XLR and Wizards of Waverly Place.

DeLuise was born in 1971, the youngest son of actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and actress Carol Arthur (née Arata).[1] He is the brother of actor, writer, director Peter DeLuise and actor Michael DeLuise.[2]

He married Brigitte DeLuise in September 1994. They were divorced in May 2003. They have two daughters, Riley DeLuise, 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. He was also 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 How to Rock, See Dad Run, Lab Rats and The Thundermans.

In August 2012 he appeared in a commercial for KFC's Original Recipe Bites.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Hot Stuff David Fortunato
1983 Happy Rogie Television movie
1991 Driving Me Crazy Stanley
Seeds of Tragedy Customer Television movie
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Villager (Uncredited)
The Liars' Club Joey Matthews
The Silence of the Hams Policeman #1
1995 Kicking and Screaming Bouncer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Intern
1996 Where Truth Lies Policeman #1
1998 Hairshirt Peter Angelo
The Godson Gaffer
1999 Dirt Merchant Sly
2000 Terror Tract Allen Doyle (Segment: "Make Me An Offer")
2001 Ladies and the Champ Darold Boyarsky Television movie
Dr. Dolittle 2 School Fish #2 (voice)
2002 Rockboy Chadd Nessbaum Short Film
Buying the Cow Fratguy
2003 Between the Sheets Director
Art of Revenge Benjamin Bloom
Bachelor Man Ted David
2005 Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project Television movie
Play Dates Billy Television movie
2006 Intellectual Property Detective Kopf
Jam Jerry
Where There's a Will Willy Television movie
Mojave Phone Booth Michael
2007 Route 30 Original Bill
Who's Your Monkey? Hutto
2008 Dear Me Bass Vanders
Bundy: An American Icon Detective Jennings
Mostly Ghostly John Doyle Direct to video
A Christmas Proposal Andy
2009 RoboDoc Dr. Bonacasa
Prep & Landing Dancer (voice) TV short
2010 Vampires Suck Fisherman Scully
2011 American Decaf David
2012 Ira Finkelstein's Christmas Max Finkelstein
Last Call Mike
A Christmas Wedding Date Minister Television movie
2015 Unity[4] Narrator Documentary
2016 Believe Tom Blackhorn
Pup Star Steven Television movie
2017 Sweet, Sweet Summertime Scott Burns
2018 Unbroken: Path to Redemption Howard Lambert


Year Title Role Notes
1990 21 Jump Street Stevenson Episode: Number One with a Bullet
1991 Hunter Randy Morton Episode: All That Glitters
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Tony Episode: The Poker Game
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Toaster #2 Episode: I've Got a Crush on You
1994 Blossom Randy Episode: A Little Help from My Friends
seaQuest DSV Manager Episode: Vapors
1995 Ellen Robber in Hat Episode: Guns 'N Ellen
Pig Sty Cal's Friend Episode: Party!!!
1996 Buddies Tom Episode: John, I've Been Thinking
1997 Home Improvement Dennis Turner Episode: Communication Breakdown
The Single Guy Booth Guy Episode: Grandfather Clause
1998-1999 Jesse Darren Warner Main role, season 1 (22 episodes)
1999 Good vs Evil Roland Episode: To Be or Not to Be Evil
1999-2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles Sgt. Francis Brutto Recurring role (11 episodes)
2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Todd Lamber Episode: The Feud
V.I.P. Alvin Episode: Lights, Camera, Val
1996-2001 3rd Rock from the Sun Bug Pollone Recurring role (46 episodes)
2001 Grounded for Life Father Tim Episode: Devil with A Plaid Skirt
Max Steel (voice) Episode: Swashbuckers
Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Dirx (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cliff Renteria Episode: Scuba Doobie-Doo
2003 She Spies The Jeff Episode: Learning to Fly
Spider-Man Jack / Mack Episode: Flash Memory
2004 Gilmore Girls T.J.'s Brother Episodes: Luke Can See Her Face & Last Week Fights, This Week Tights
Good Girls Don't Tim Episode: Oh, Brother
Las Vegas Tom Episode: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
2004-05 Stargate SG-1 Pete Shanahan Episodes: Threads, Affinity, New Order: Part 2 & Chimera
Megas XLR Coop / Evil Coop / Sports Fan (voice) Main role (25 episodes)
2005 CSI: NY Lance Moretti Episode: Til Death Do We Part
Blind Justice Detective Jason Strode Episode: Under the Gun
ER Brad Anderson Episode: Blame It on the Rain
Yes, Dear Dan Episode: Jimmy the Teacher
2006 CSI: Miami Paul Sanders Episode: The Score
Monk Larry Cutler Episode: Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike
2007 Without a Trace Alex Brown Episode: Desert Springs
Bones Santa Jeff Mantell Episode: The Santa in the Slush
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Jerry Russo Television film
2011 Imagination Movers Clutch Episode: One Cool Mover
Svetlana Episode : Amerimorphation
2007-12 Wizards of Waverly Place Jerry Russo Main Cast (91 episodes); Disney Channel Original Series
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jake Episode: How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway?
The Mentalist Mr. Loveland Episode: Something Rotten in Redmund
Grey's Anatomy Charlie Connor Episode: Let the Bad Times Roll
Rizzoli & Isles Dominick Bianchi Episode: Crazy For You
2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Cupid Episode: "Terrible Love".
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Jerry Russo Television movie
Pulling the Goalie Therapist Short film
Sox Nick
Abner, The Invisible Dog Murdoch
Alone for Christmas Dad
Delicious Ambiguity John Short
Catch Umpire Short
2014 Baby Daddy David Brinkerhoff Episode: "From Here to Paternity"
Sam & Cat Photographer Assistant Episode: "#GettinWiggy"
Hawaii Five-0 Brad Weiss Episode: "Ho'oma'ike (Unmasked)"

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2009 FusionFall Coop

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