David DeLuise

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David DeLuise
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DeLuise in 2007
David Dominick DeLuise

(1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 51) [1]
Occupation(s)Actor, television director
Years active1979–present
Brigitte DeLuise
(m. 1994;div. 2003)

Julia Stoepel
(m. 2019)
Parent(s) Dom DeLuise
Carol Arthur
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. [2]



1979 Hot Stuff David Fortunato
1983HappyRogieTelevision movie
1991 Driving Me Crazy Stanley
Seeds of TragedyCustomerTelevision movie
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Villager(Uncredited)
The Liars' ClubJoey Matthews
The Silence of the Hams Policeman #1
1995 Kicking and Screaming Bouncer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Intern
1996Where Truth LiesPoliceman #1
1998 Hairshirt Peter Angelo
The Godson Gaffer
1999 Dirt Merchant Sly
2000 Terror Tract Allen Doyle(Segment: "Make Me An Offer")
2001Ladies and the ChampDarold BoyarskyTelevision movie
Dr. Dolittle 2 School Fish #2 (voice)
2002 Rockboy Chadd NessbaumShort Film
Buying the Cow Fratguy
2003Between the SheetsDirector
Art of Revenge Benjamin Bloom
BachelorManTed David
2005Untitled Oakley & Weinstein ProjectTelevision movie
Play DatesBillyTelevision movie
2006 Intellectual Property Detective Kopf
Jam Jerry
Where There's a WillWillyTelevision movie
Mojave Phone Booth Michael
2007 Route 30 Original Bill
Who's Your Monkey?Hutto
2008Dear MeBass Vanders
Bundy: An American Icon Detective Jennings
Mostly Ghostly John DoyleDirect to video
A Christmas ProposalAndy
2009 RoboDoc Dr. Bonacasa
Prep & Landing Dancer (voice)TV short
2010 Vampires Suck Fisherman Scully
2011American DecafDavid
2012 Ira Finkelstein's Christmas Max Finkelstein
Last Call Mike
A Christmas Wedding DateMinisterTelevision movie
2013The Wizards Return: Alex vs AlexJerry RussoTelevision movie of the series
2014Beethoven's Treasure Tail


2015 Unity [3] NarratorDocumentary
2016 Believe Tom Blackhorn
Pup StarStevenTelevision movie
2017Sweet, Sweet SummertimeScott Burns
2018 Unbroken: Path to Redemption Howard Lambert
2021 Last Shoot Out Joe


1990 21 Jump Street StevensonEpisode: Number One with a Bullet
1991 Hunter Randy MortonEpisode: All That Glitters
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years TonyEpisode: The Poker Game
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Toaster #2Episode: I've Got a Crush on You
1994 Blossom RandyEpisode: A Little Help from My Friends
seaQuest DSV ManagerEpisode: Vapors
1995 Ellen Robber in HatEpisode: Guns 'N Ellen
Pig Sty Cal's FriendEpisode: Party!!!
1996 Buddies TomEpisode: John, I've Been Thinking
1997 Home Improvement Dennis TurnerEpisode: Communication Breakdown
The Single Guy Booth GuyEpisode: Grandfather Clause
1998–1999 Jesse Darren WarnerMain role, season 1 (22 episodes)
1999 Good vs Evil RolandEpisode: To Be or Not to Be Evil
1999–2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles Sgt. Francis BruttoRecurring role (11 episodes)
2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Todd LamberEpisode: The Feud
V.I.P. AlvinEpisode: Lights, Camera, Val
1996–2001 3rd Rock from the Sun Bug PolloneRecurring role (46 episodes)
2001 Grounded for Life Father TimEpisode: Devil with A Plaid Skirt
Max Steel (voice)Episode: Swashbuckers
Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Dirx (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cliff RenteriaEpisode: Scuba Doobie-Doo
2003 She Spies The JeffEpisode: Learning to Fly
Spider-Man Jack / MackEpisode: Flash Memory
2004 Gilmore Girls T.J.'s BrotherEpisodes: Luke Can See Her Face & Last Week Fights, This Week Tights
Good Girls Don't TimEpisode: Oh, Brother
Las Vegas TomEpisode: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
2004–05 Stargate SG-1 Pete ShanahanEpisodes: Chimera, New Order: Part 2, Affinity & Threads
Megas XLR Coop / Evil Coop / Sports Fan (voice)Main role (26 episodes)
2005 CSI: NY Lance MorettiEpisode: Til Death Do We Part
Blind Justice Detective Jason StrodeEpisode: Under the Gun
ER Brad AndersonEpisode: Blame It on the Rain
Yes, Dear DanEpisode: Jimmy the Teacher
2006 CSI: Miami Paul SandersEpisode: The Score
Monk Larry CutlerEpisode: Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike
2007 Without a Trace Alex BrownEpisode: Desert Springs
Bones Santa Jeff MantellEpisode: The Santa in the Slush
2007-2012 Wizards Of Waverly Place Jerry RussoMain Role
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Jerry RussoTelevision film
2011 Imagination Movers ClutchEpisode: One Cool Mover
Svetlana Episode : Amerimorphation
2012 Hot in Cleveland JakeEpisode: How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway?
The Mentalist Mr. LovelandEpisode: Something Rotten in Redmund
Grey's Anatomy Charlie ConnorEpisode: Let the Bad Times Roll
Rizzoli & Isles Dominick BianchiEpisode: Crazy For You
2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour CupidEpisode: "Terrible Love".
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Jerry RussoTelevision movie
Pulling the GoalieTherapistShort film
Abner, The Invisible Dog Murdoch
Alone for Christmas Dad
Delicious AmbiguityJohnShort
2014 Baby Daddy David BrinkerhoffEpisode: "From Here to Paternity"
Sam & Cat Photographer AssistantEpisode: "#GettinWiggy"
Hawaii Five-0 Brad WeissEpisode: "Ho'oma'ike (Unmasked)"
2015 Born Again Virgin Episode: "Sex, Kings and Wigs"
2017Hey You, It's MeBenEpisode: "Yes! But Different"
Real Rob Dean EdelsteinEpisode: "Best Play Date Ever"
2019 NCIS Michael FranklinEpisode: "Going Mobile"
Shameless Army ProctorEpisode: "A Little Gallagher Goes A Long Way"
2021 9-1-1 Tom GladdenEpisode: "Ghost Stories"
2022 The Rookie Man shot in the shoulderEpisode: "Fight or Flight"
This Is Us Bill LundyEpisode: "Miguel"

Video games

YearTitleVoice role
2005Megas XLR: Appetite for DemolitionCoop
2009 FusionFall Coop

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