David Dominick DeLuise
November 11, 1971
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Actor, television director|
(m. 1994;div. 2003)
|Parent(s)|| Dom DeLuise |
|Family|| Michael DeLuise (brother)|
Peter DeLuise (brother)
David Dominick DeLuise (born November 11, 1971) is an American actor and television director. He has appeared on numerous television shows as well as films. He is known for Coop in the animated show Megas XLR and Jerry Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place .
His first leading role came in 2003 with Dantre Cole, 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. He also had special appearances in "Gilmore Girls" season 4 episodes 20 and 22 as TJ's brother.
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.
|1979||Hot Stuff||David Fortunato|
|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|
|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|
|2005||Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project||Television movie|
|Play Dates||Billy||Television movie|
|2006||Intellectual Property||Detective Kopf|
|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|
|Prep & Landing||Dancer (voice)||TV short|
|2010||Vampires Suck||Fisherman Scully|
|2012||Ira Finkelstein's Christmas||Max Finkelstein|
|A Christmas Wedding Date||Minister||Television movie|
|2013||The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex||Jerry Russo||Television movie of the series|
|2014||Beethoven's Treasure Tail|
|Pup Star||Steven||Television movie|
|2017||Sweet, Sweet Summertime||Scott Burns|
|2018||Unbroken: Path to Redemption||Howard Lambert|
|2021||Last Shoot Out||Joe|
|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: Chimera, New Order: Part 2, Affinity & Threads|
|Megas XLR||Coop / Evil Coop / Sports Fan (voice)||Main role (26 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|
|2007-2012||Wizards Of Waverly Place||Jerry Russo||Main Role|
|2009||Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie||Jerry Russo||Television film|
|2011||Imagination Movers||Clutch||Episode: One Cool Mover|
|Svetlana||Episode : Amerimorphation|
|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|
|Abner, The Invisible Dog||Murdoch|
|Alone for Christmas||Dad|
|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)"|
|2015||Born Again Virgin||Episode: "Sex, Kings and Wigs"|
|2017||Hey You, It's Me||Ben||Episode: "Yes! But Different"|
|Real Rob||Dean Edelstein||Episode: "Best Play Date Ever"|
|2019||NCIS||Michael Franklin||Episode: "Going Mobile"|
|Shameless||Army Proctor||Episode: "A Little Gallagher Goes A Long Way"|
|2021||9-1-1||Tom Gladden||Episode: "Ghost Stories"|
|2022||The Rookie||Man shot in the shoulder||Episode: "Fight or Flight"|
|This Is Us||Bill Lundy||Episode: "Miguel"|
|2005||Megas XLR: Appetite for Demolition||Coop|
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