After a year of playing the good guy on Fox's upstart nighttime drama "Melrose Place" (1992-1999), actor Thomas Calabro suddenly find his character doing an about-face, becoming the man viewers loved...
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus||Actor||Andrew West||7|
|Sleep, Baby, Sleep||Actor||n/a||7|
|Best Actress||Actor||Ted Gavin||7|
|L.A. Johns||1996 1995 - 1996||Actor||David Abrams||19967|
|Melrose Place||1998 1991 - 1998||Actor||Dr Michael Mancini||19987|
|Fall of Hyperion||2008||Actor||John Brighton||20087|
|They Nest||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Dr Ben Cahill||19997|
|NCIS||2013 2002 - 2013||Actor||Len Feeney||20137|
|Made Men||1995||Actor||Nicky "Shoes" Piazza||19957|
|Stolen Innocence||Actor||Richard Brown||7|
|A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||n/a||19947|
|Melrose Place||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Dr Michael Mancini||20097|
|No Time To Die||1991 1990 - 1991||Actor||Andy Parma||19917|
|'Til Lies Do Us Part||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Trey Mitchell||20067|
|The Her Perfect Spouse||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Sleep, Baby, Sleep||Actor||Detective Martinson||7|
|An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling||1997 1996 - 1997||Actor||n/a||19977|
|Face to Face||2000||Actor||Philly||20007|
|CSI: New York||2012 2003 - 2012||Actor||Charles Harris||20127|
|Nip/Tuck||2009 2002 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|Greek||2010 2005 - 2010||Actor||Senator Ken Logan||20107|
|Road to Fame on "Melrose Place" & "90210," The||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||n/a||19947|
|Hidden Away||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||Greg Sloan||20127|
|Dream Street||1988 1987 - 1988||Actor||Joey Coltrera||19887|
|Cold Case||2009 2002 - 2009||Actor||ADA William Danner||20097|
|Glee||2014 2008 - 2014||Actor||Mr. Puckerman||20147|
|Intimate Portrait: Alyssa Milano||Actor||Interviewee||7|
|The Best Actress||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Ted Gavin/Narration||19997|
|Intimate Portrait: Tracey Gold||Actor||Interviewee||7|
|Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride||1990 1989 - 1990||Actor||Nearco||19907|
|Ned and Stacey||1996 1994 - 1996||Actor||Don Morelli||19967|
|Touched By an Angel||2002 1993 - 2002||Actor||Alexander Mason||20027|
|Burke's Law||1994 1992 - 1994||Actor||Nick Blackwood||19947|
|I Love The '90s||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Interviewee||20037|
|Made Off-Broadway debut in "Wild Blue"|
|Starred in the USA TV-movie, "They Nest"|
|TV debut in the ABC TV-movie "Ladykillers"|
|Returned to series TV as co-star of the syndicated series, "Hard Knox"|
|Made film debut in "Exterminator 2"|
|Played Dr. Michael Mancini on the FOX drama, "Melrose Place"|
|Reprised his role as Dr. Michael Mancini for the new "Melrose Place" on the CW network|
|Made series debut on the short-lived NBC series, "Dream Street"|
|Began directing episodes of "Melrose Place" (FOX)|
Calabro was born on Feb. 3, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY, where his parents raised him and his sister Susan. He spent much of his childhood in the borough of Queens, where he waited on customers at his father's luncheonette and newspaper stand. At Stuyvesant High School, he played football and had designs on someday making the cut as an NFL quarterback. After graduation in 1977, he attended college at nearby Fordham University, where his dreams of athletic glory were suddenly overtaken by a love of acting. Calabro took to his new passion with great alacrity, even taking on the role of Oberon in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" after classmate and future movie star Denzel Washington dropped out. Calabro solidified his training at the Circle Repertory Company and the illustrious Actors Studio in Manhattan.
After landing several commercials in the early 1980s, Calabro formally began a screen career in 1984, appearing in that year's crime thriller "Exterminator 2." A year later, he could be seen on the small screens, acting in "Out of the Darkness" (1985), a CBS made-for-television movie examining the hunt for "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz. In 1987, Calabro appeared in a notable role in the off-Broadway play "Wild Blue," playing a young gay man in the segment "Rules of Love." It was not until 1988 that the actor returned to television screens, this time with an ABC telefilm, "Ladykillers." His character, Cavanaugh, was a policeman who went undercover in a strip club to become its next hot dancer. Calabro followed up with NBC's short-lived drama series "Dream Street" (1989), shot in Hoboken, NJ, about a working-class community.
Calabro put his New York attitude to use on the East Coast actor's staple "Law and Order (NBC, 1990- ), as well as the syndicated miniseries "Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride" (Syndicated, 1991). By the early 1990s, Calabro had also made the leap to Los Angeles and began working quickly, appearing on one of the Columbo telefilms, "No Time to Die" (ABC, 1992). By mid-1992, Calabro was cast in "Melrose Place," producer Aaron Spelling's spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210" - and the rest was history.
The spin-off series focused on the hopes and dream-filled lives of the residents of a Los Angeles apartment complex - versus the same concept taking place at East Beverly High on its sister show. Originally, Calabro saw himself playing Billy Campbell, the unassuming quiet single guy of the building - not the dutifully married doctor Michael Mancini. After the first season, which surprisingly lacked serious sizzle, producers retooled the entire show, adding actress Heather Locklear as a conniving, tough-minded landlord. Meanwhile, Calabro's character became a philandering, crafty schemer and one of the show's top villains - breaking poor, devoted wife Jane Mancini's (Josie Bissett) heart on more than one occasion.
As "Melrose Place" took off, Calabro took time out for the occasional made-for-television project, first tackling the role of a detective in "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" (ABC, 1995), then a charismatic con-artist trucker in "Stolen Innocence" (CBS, 1995), both opposite actress Tracey Gold. In 1995, Calabro appeared on the big screen as Nicky "Shoes" Piazza in the Queens drama "Made Men" (1996). He also started to appear in projects on his Fox home turf in 1996, guest-starring on the sitcom Thomas Hayden Church and Debra Messing sitcom, "Ned and Stacey" (1995-1997) and shooting the prostitution drama "L.A. Johns" (1997) later that year.
When "Melrose Place" came to a highly publicized and campy close at the end of the 1998-99 season, Calabro was the only series regular to appear on the show throughout its entire run. During three of its later seasons, Calabro - who perhaps knew the show better than most - had directed four episodes. After the hectic daily schedule of "Melrose Place," Calabro was free to pursue other projects, though anything resembling his previous success was hard to come by. In late 1999, Calabro went into a series of telefim projects, first playing Ray, the best friend of a deceased hockey player in the supernatural drama "Ice Angel" (2000); then appearing in the E! comedy "The Best Actress" (2000), playing a magazine writer while providing the film's narration. Also in 2000, Calabro took the lead in the made-for-TV horror film, "They Nest" (USA, 2000), playing a local doctor trying to save a Maine island from an infestation of killer bugs.
Working more sporadically, Calabro returned to features to play one of several beleaguered sons who attempt to reconnect with their father in the low-budget comedy "Face to Face" (2001). After filming the pilot for "Hard Knox" (2001), he made a complete return to work with the feature thriller "The Perfect Husband" (2004), then finished out the year on Hallmark's holiday television movie "Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus." The next year, Calabro was back on major network programming, playing Dr. Abrams on an episode of F/X's plastic surgery drama "Nip/Tuck" (2003- ), then a district attorney on "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003- ). Meanwhile, Calabro had prominent roles in a couple of television movies, co-starring in the sci-fi thriller "Ice Spiders" (Sci-Fi, 2007) and the crime thriller "'Til Lies Do Us Part" (Lifetime, 2007).
|Elizabeth Calabro||Wife||Married from 1993-2007|
|Conner Calabro||Daughter||Born in September 1996; mother, Elizabeth Calabro|
|Augie Calabro||Son||Born c. 1997; mother, Elizabeth Calabro|
|Luca Calabro||Son||Born c. June 1999; mother, Elizabeth Calabro|
|The Actors Studio|
|Stuyvesant High School|
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