Badalucco, Michael 1954–

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BADALUCCO, Michael 1954–

(Mike Badalucco)


Born December 20, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; son of Joe (a movie set carpenter, property person, and set dresser) and Jean (a homemaker) Badalucco; brother of Joe Badalucco (an actor, stunt performer, and property person); married Brenda Heyob (a nurse), 1996. Education: State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A. Religion: Roman Catholicism. Avocational Interests: Storytelling.

Addresses: Agent—Lisa Marber–Rich, Atlas Talent Agency, Inc., 36 West 44th St., Suite 1000, New York, NY 10036.

Career: Actor. Appeared in several plays with the New Paltz Theatre Company. Appeared in a photograph that appeared in the film Fail Safe, 1964. Also worked in films as a property person and in other capacities.

Awards, Honors: Q Award nominations, Viewers for Quality Television, best supporting actor in a quality drama series, 1998 and 2000, Emmy Award, 1999, and Emmy Award nomination, 2000, both outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1999, 2000, and 2001, all for The Practice.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jimmy Berluti, The Practice, ABC, 1997–2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sound man, The Sunshine Boys, CBS, 1997.

State trooper, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), HBO, 1997.

Chef Orsino Mangiacavallo, Gourmet Club, Yleisradio (Finland), 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Judge, The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant, ABC, 1999.

Narrator, ABC's Christmas in Aspen, ABC, 2002.

Presenter, ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Bloopers Celebration, ABC, 2003.

A Merry Mickey Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Scott Zifrin, "Jurisdiction," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Tyler Keane, South Beach, NBC, 1993.

Salesman, "The Best, False Friend," Central Park West (also known as CPW), CBS, 1995.

Street vendor, "Forgotten," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998.

Ally's date, "I Know Him by Heart," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Jimmy Berluti, "Chapter Thirteen," Boston Public, Fox, 2001.

Jemmy Berluti, "Flashpoint," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2001.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Lisagay Hamilton, Lifetime, 2002.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Contestant, "Tournament 3, Game 4," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, HBO Plus, 1999.

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1999.

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2000.

Presenter, The Seventh Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001.

Presenter, 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The 2001 Radio Music Awards, ABC, 2001.

Film Appearances:

Soda fountain clerk, Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980.

Money ripper, Broadway Danny Rose, Orion, 1984.

Guy from Brooklyn, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985.

Police officer, Bright Lights, Big City, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1988.

Caspar's driver, Miller's Crossing, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Frankie Botz, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991.

Man in hard hat, Switch (also known as Blake Edwards's Switch), Warner Bros., 1991.

Pizza man, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991.

Sal, Men of Respect, 1991.

(As Mike Badalucco) Detective Kelly, Juice (also known as Angel Town 2), Paramount, 1992.

Elaine's bartender, Night and the City, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Vico Vitelli, Mac, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992.

(As Mike Badalucco) New York taxi dispatcher, Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993.

Second bridge police officer, The Saint of Fort Washington, Warner Bros., 1993.

Joe Head, The Search for One–Eye Jimmy, 1993, Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1996.

AAA driver, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers), TriStar, 1994.

Mathilda's father, The Professional (also known as The Cleaner and Leon), Columbia, 1994.

Men Lie, Panorama Entertainment, 1994.

First police officer, Clockers, Universal, 1995.

Mr. Richards, Dearly Beloved, 1995.

Statistician, Blue in the Face (also known as Brooklyn Boogie), Miramax, 1995.

Counterman at delicatessen, Basquiat (also known as Build a Fort and Set It on Fire and Build a Fort, Set It On Fire), Miramax, 1996.

Lieutenant Bonomo, One Fine Day, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Quinn, Two If by Sea (also known as Stolen Hearts), Warner Bros., 1996.

Paulie (short film), 1996.

Charlie, Lesser Prophets (also known as The Last Bet), 1997.

Detective, Commandments, Gramercy, 1997.

Eric, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997.

Charlie, You've Got Mail, Warner Bros., 1998.

Eddie Bianco, Love Walked In (also known as Ni el tiro del final), TriStar, 1998.

David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999.

George "Babyface" Nelson, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (also known as O' Brother), Buena Vista, 2000.

Mr. Seinfeld, It's a Shame about Ray, 2000.

Frank Raffo, The Man Who Wasn't There, USA Films, 2001.

Producer, 13 Moons, Lot 47 Films, 2002.

Naked Movie (also known as Joe Head Goes Hollywood), Seven Arts Entertainment, 2002.

Eugene (Gene), 2BPerfectly Honest, 2B Pictures, 2004.

Film Work:

Assistant set dresser, Slow Dancing in the Big City, United Artists, 1978.

Property person, Manhattan, United Artists, 1979.

Assistant production manager, Bright Lights, Big City, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1988.

Property person, She–Devil, Orion, 1989.

Property buyer, The Godfather, Part III (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Part III), Paramount, 1990.

Assistant property master, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers), TriStar, 1994.

Stage Appearances:

Vico "Vic" Vitelli, Steel on Steel, West Side Y, New York City, 1983.

Ralph, Chaos and Hard Times, West Side Y Arts Center, New York City, 1985.

Also appeared in The Love of Don Perlimplin for Belia in His Garden, Of Mice and Men, The Tooth of Crime, and Waiting for the Dough.



Daily Variety, March 3, 2000.

People Weekly, July 26, 1999, pp. 101–102.

TV Guide, February 12, 2000, pp. 36–38.