Michael DeLorenzo

Actor, Dancer, Director
A sad-eyed, full-lipped, handsome actor of Italian and Puerto Rican descent, Michael DeLorenzo started out as a dancer in both the "Fame" feature and TV series and left his gypsy days behind as Eddie Torres, the ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1959 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

One, Two, Many 2014 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

The Employer 2013 (Movie)

Keith Caverns (Actor)

186 Dollars to Freedom 2012 (Movie)

Gutierrez (Actor)

Not Forgotten 2009 (Movie)

Casper Navarro (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Hopes 2005 (Movie)

Rocko (Actor)

All of Us 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1997, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Resurrection Blvd. 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Border Patrol 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Rock! Girls & Guitars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Estuvio (Actor)

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

Soldier Velazquez (Actor)

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox Fall Preview Party 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Somebody to Love 1996 (Movie)

Ernesto (Actor)

My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

Butch Mejia (Actor)

The VIDA Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Count on Me 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Pointman 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alive 1993 (Movie)

Rafael Cano (Actor)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

Kid (Actor)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

Private First Class William T Santiago (Actor)

Diggstown 1992 (Movie)

Paulo (Actor)

Head of the Class 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Dog Soup 1989 (Movie)

Gang Leader (Actor)

Cop Killer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Platoon Leader 1988 (Movie)

Raymond Bacera (Actor)

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

Bunny Slotz (Actor)

The Bronx Zoo 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Couch Trip 1988 (Movie)

Lopez (Actor)

Fatal Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Falco (Actor)

Fast Forward 1985 (Movie)

Caesar Lopez (Actor)

Heart Beat 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame 1980 (Movie)

Principal Dancer (Actor)

Angel Street (TV Show)

Actor

Fame (TV Show)

Actor

The Wall (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

One, Two, Many 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

One, Two, Many 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A sad-eyed, full-lipped, handsome actor of Italian and Puerto Rican descent, Michael DeLorenzo started out as a dancer in both the "Fame" feature and TV series and left his gypsy days behind as Eddie Torres, the hot-headed detective who took himself quite seriously on the Fox series "New York Undercover" for four years (1994-97). Although DeLorenzo started dancing at the High School for the Performing Arts in New York (the setting for "Fame"), he always had acting on his mind and when one of the "Fame" TV series leads had personal problems, he was picked from the chorus line to act in several episodes, and continued to do so on and off. Bigger parts were elusive. Although he was a regular on "The Bronx Zoo" (NBC, 1987), in features he managed only a small role as a thug who recognizes Whoopi Goldberg as a narc in "Fatal Beauty" (1987). Although larger feature parts still proved elusive, DeLorenzo joined the cast of the ABC sitcom "Head of the Class" for two seasons (1989-91) as the wolfish Alex Torres. He and co-star Malik Yoba made TV history in "New York Undercover"; no other cop series had featured non-white males in leading roles and lasted more than one season.<p> DeLorenzo's feature work also picked up in the 90s. He was Private First Class William T. Santiago, the object of the drama, in "A Few Good Men" (1992) and Butch Mejia, a doomed rival gang leader, in "My Family/Mi Familia" (1995). He also appeared as Rosie Perez's suitor in "Somebody to Love" (filmed in 1994, released theatrically in 1996). DeLorenzo's stage work has been sporadic, but he did star in "Stand-Up Tragedy" at the prestigious Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1989 and was much praised for his work.

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1982

Milestones

2000

Had featured role in "Gun Shy"

2000

Returned to series TV as co-star of the Showtime drama "Ressurection Blvd."

1998

Returned to films in "Phantoms"

1995

Appeared as Butch Mejia in "My Family/Mi Familia"

1992

Played pivotal role in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men"

1989

Starred in "Stand-Up Tragedy" at the Mark Taper Forum

1987

Cast as Salvatore on the short-lived NBC series, "The Bronx Zoo"

1987

TV-movie debut, "Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies"

1982

Appeared as a dancer and in occasional speaking roles on the series "Fame"

1980

Feature film debut as a dancer in "Fame"

1980

Stage debut, New York revival of "West Side Story"

Played Alex Torres on ABC sitcom "Head of the Class"

Played Detective Eddie Torres on Fox series "New York Undercover"

Bonus Trivia

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"How many shows do you see on TV where there is a person like myself--Puerto Rican--who's a star, and not a drug dealer, and he's carrying the show? You don't. What's so wonderful is, this gives me the opportunity to be a leading man. Because before, I was, like, the gang leader or the drug dealer--you know, the bad guy . . . They're just two dimensional characters." --Michael DeLorenzo in New York Newsday, September 7, 1994

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