Michael Badalucco

Actor, Property man
After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz (where he met and acted with John Turturro), former altar boy Michael Badalucco joined Local 52, his father's union, and began working in the movies as ... Read more »
Born: 12/19/1954 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

Bones 2008, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joe Head Goes Hollywood 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lesser Prophets 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chaos 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boardwalk Empire 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

In My Sleep 2010 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

In Plain Sight 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Resident 2010 (Movie)

Moving Man (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Joey Props (Actor)

Joan of Arcadia 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1996 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 B Perfectly Honest 2003 (Movie)

Eugene/Gene (Actor)

ABC's Christmas in Aspen 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: LisaGay Hamilton 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Radio Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

Frank Raffo (Actor)

Thirteen Moons 2001 (Movie)

Producer (Actor)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 (Movie)

George Nelson (Actor)

The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

David Berkowitz (Actor)

Love Walked In 1998 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

Charlie--Life Attendant (Actor)

Commandments 1997 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Men Lie 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Eric the Soda Man (Actor)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

Counterman at Deli (Actor)

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

Officer Bonomo (Actor)

The Search For One-Eye Jimmy 1996 (Movie)

Joe Head (Actor)

Two If By Sea 1996 (Movie)

Quinn (Actor)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

Cop No 1 (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

AAA Driver (Actor)

The Professional 1994 (Movie)

Mathilda's Father (Actor)

Law & Order 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mac 1993 (Movie)

Vico Vitelli (Actor)

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

New York Taxi Dispatcher (Actor)

South Beach 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Saint of Fort Washington 1993 (Movie)

Bridge Cop 2 (Actor)

Juice 1992 (Movie)

Detective Kelly (Actor)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

Elaine's Bartender (Actor)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Frankie Botz (Actor)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

Hard Hat (Actor)

The Hard Way 1991 (Movie)

Pizza Man (Actor)

Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

Caspar's Driver (Actor)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

Guy from Brooklyn (Actor)

Broadway Danny Rose 1984 (Movie)

Money Ripper (Actor)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

Soda Fountain Clerk (Actor)

Heebie Jeebies (TV Show)

Actor

Pizza My Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunshine Boys (TV Show)

Actor
Art Department (6)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

(Assistant Property Master)

The Hard Way 1991 (Movie)

property assistant (Assistant Props)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

prop buyer(New York) (Props)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

(Props)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

props assistant (Props)

Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 (Movie)

set dresser assistant (Assistant Set Dresser)
Producer (2)

Christmas Story 2009 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Who is Norman Lloyd? 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz (where he met and acted with John Turturro), former altar boy Michael Badalucco joined Local 52, his father's union, and began working in the movies as a prop man. His first big break came when Robert De Niro saw him (and Turturro) in an off-Broadway production of a Sam Shepard play, leading to a small speaking role in "Raging Bull" (1980). His acting career was slow to take off, however, and over the next decade and a half he continued to work behind-the-scenes, often doing double duty by playing bit roles for directors like John Badham and Nora Ephron.

Relationships

Jean Badalucco

Mother

Joseph Badalucco

Father

Joe Badalucco

Brother

Brenda Heyob

Wife
married c. 1997

EDUCATION

Xavierian High School

Bay Ridge , New York
performed in school plays and in skits for school's TV station

State University of New York, New Paltz

New Paltz , New York
acted with John Turturro (who remains one of his closest friends in the business) in a production of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"

Milestones

2001

Reteamed with the Coen brothers to play a barber in the period drama "The Man Who Wasn't There"

2000

Offered nice cameo as bank robber George Nelson in the Coen brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

1999

Cast as David Berkowitz, the 'Son of Sam' killer, in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam"

1997

Played Eric the Soda Man in John Andrew Gallagher's "The Deli"

1997

TV series debut as a regular playing attorney Jimmy Berluti on the ABC drama series "The Practice"; Pfeiffer had recommended the actor to her husband David E Kelley, the series creator and chief writer; Kelley tailored the role especially for the actor

1996

Had co-starring role in "The Search for One-Eye Jimmy" (filmed in 1993)

1996

Worked with Michelle Pfeiffer on "One Fine Day"; played small role of a cop

1994

Acted and worked as assistant properties master for Ephron's "Mixed Nuts"; to date, last behind-the-scenes credit

1993

Appeared in "Sleepless in Seattle", credited as Mike Badalucco

1992

Acted in Turturro's directorial debut, "Mac"

1991

Had bit role and served as property for John Badham's "The Hard Way"

1989

Worked as a prop man on Seidelman's feature "She-Devil"

1988

Worked as props assistant and played a small role of a cop in "Bright Lights, Big City"

1985

Played bit role as a guy from Brooklyn in Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan"; Turturro also appeared

1984

Acted in Allen's "Broadway Danny Rose"

1980

Had first speaking role in a film in Scorsese's "Raging Bull", starring De Niro

1979

Worked as a prop man on Woody Allen's "Manhattan"

1978

First feature credit as a set dresser assistant on "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground", directed by John G Avildsen

1964

His trips with father to movie sets led to him posing for a photograph that was used in "Fail-Safe", starring Henry Fonda

Joined Local 52 (his father's union) as a prop man

Appeared with John Turturro in stage production of Sam Shepard's "The Tooth of Crime"; Robert De Niro saw the play, and suggest both actors to Martin Scorsese

Appeared in over twenty productions with the New Paltz Repertory Company

Bonus Trivia

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"I had already read for a smaller role in the pilot of 'The Practice', but after Michelle [Pfeiffer] talked highly of me ... David wrote my character into the series. But I feel the good Lord had me in mind for this role, because I could not think of a better one in which to present my particular talents." --Michael Badalucco quoted in Daily News, May 3, 1998

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"Acting is a craft. It's very special to be part of a tradition dating back to Greece, and while it might not be the oldest profession, at its best it affirms the nature and ideals of the human experience and the hearts of others." --Badalucco quoted in Daily Variety, March 3, 2000

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