Michael Badalucco

Highest Rated: 100% Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Lowest Rated: 10% Mixed Nuts (1994)
Birthday: Dec 20, 1954
Birthplace: Not Available
From his earliest days, Michael Badalucco could feel the beacon of show business drawing him ever closer to a career as an actor. There was just something about him that drew people's attention, and his love for film, combined with his natural knack for entertaining friends and family, helped the painfully shy youngster overcome his aversion to the spotlight and develop his talent with the full blessing of his mother and father. Badalucco is a Flatbush native whose Sicilian father worked as a movie set carpenter when he was growing up; his parents instilled in him a strong devotion to family and religion that would serve as a guiding light through his life and career. Badalucco was in the third grade when his father was working on the Sidney Lumet thriller Fail-Safe, and when the script called for a young boy, the elder Badalucco offered the services of his son without hesitation. Though his screen debut as an ill-fated Russian general's son was a non-speaking role that required little more than standing still for a few photographs, the aspiring young actor was already on the path to a successful acting career. In the following years, Badalucco earned his bachelor's degree in theater arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and it was there that he cut his teeth on-stage and made the acquaintance of another up-and-coming talent named John Turturro. During his years at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, Badalucco essayed roles in over 20 plays. When their appearances in the off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime caught the attention of actor Robert De Niro, both Badalucco and Turturro were called into director Martin Scorsese's office to audition for supporting roles in Raging Bull. Not only did the experience provide young Badalucco with the chance to appear onscreen with one of his cinematic idols, but it also set into motion a career that would find him turning up in such acclaimed films as Miller's Crossing (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), and The Professional (1994). Throughout the 1990s, Badalucco rose steadily through the ranks with a series of memorable supporting roles. His performance in the romantic comedy One Fine Day (1996) prompted star Michelle Pfeiffer to recommend Badalucco to husband David E. Kelley for a role in Kelley's weekly law drama The Practice. Not only did Badalucco get the part, but his performance as Jimmy Berluti would ultimately serve as his breakout role. After re-teaming with Jungle Fever director Spike Lee to essay the role of disturbed serial killer David Berkowitz in 1999's Summer of Sam, Badalucco stepped into the shoes of notorious gangster George "Baby Face" Nelson for the throwback Coen brothers comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? the following year. His role in the Coens' subsequent film, The Man Who Wasn't There, found Badalucco threatening to become a Coen regular, and after appearing opposite Steve Buscemi in 13 Moons, the Practice star joined old friend Turturro in the comedy drama 2 B Perfectly Honest.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Heart, Baby! Sgt. Colby 2018
No Score Yet Addiction: A 60's Love Story Sam Kendrick 2015
No Score Yet Dancer and the Dame Harrier 2015
55% Fading Gigolo Burly Driver $3.2M 2014
No Score Yet Zarra's Law Actor 2014
No Score Yet Heebie Jeebies Billy Butler 2013
35% The Resident Moving Man 2012
13% In My Sleep Derek 2010
67% Who Is Norman Lloyd? Producer 2007
No Score Yet Pizza My Heart Lou Prestolani 2005
24% Bewitched Joey Props $62.3M 2005
No Score Yet The Gourmet Club Actor 2004
No Score Yet 2b Perfectly Honest Eugene/Gene 2004
No Score Yet 13 Moons Producer 2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There Frank $7.5M 2001
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? George `Babyface' Nelson $45.2M 2000
51% Summer of Sam Son of Sam 1999
68% You've Got Mail Charlie, Lift Attendant 1998
No Score Yet Love Walked In Eddie Bianco 1998
No Score Yet Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) Charlie 1997
No Score Yet The Deli Eric the Soda Man 1997
24% Commandments Detective 1997
68% Basquiat Counterman At Deli 1996
No Score Yet Search for One-Eye Jimmy Actor 1996
41% Blue in the Face Statistician 1995
69% Clockers Cop No. 1 1995
11% Two if by Sea Quinn 1995
10% Mixed Nuts AAA Driver 1994
72% Léon: The Professional Mathilda's Father 1994
No Score Yet The Search for One-Eyed Jimmy Joe Head 1994
80% The Saint of Fort Washington Bridge Cop #2 1993
73% Sleepless in Seattle New York Taxi Dispatcher 1993
57% Night and the City Elaine's Bartender 1992
64% Mac Vico Vitelli 1992
78% Juice Detective Kelly 1992
81% Jungle Fever Frankie Botz 1991
74% The Hard Way Pizza Man 1991
33% Switch Hard Hat 1991
No Score Yet Men of Respect Sal 1991
91% Miller's Crossing Caspar's Driver 1990
63% Bright Lights, Big City Policeman 1988
85% Desperately Seeking Susan Guy from Brooklyn $27.5M 1985
100% Broadway Danny Rose Money Ripper 1984
96% Raging Bull Soda Fountain Clerk 1980

TV

CREDIT
53% Doubt
2017
Judge Jeff Mallard
  • 2017
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Ronnie Russo
  • 2016
90% Bones
2005-2017
Scott Starret Scott Starret/Pilot
  • 2014
  • 2008
47% CHAOS
2011
Fred Farmer
  • 2011
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Harry Price
  • 2010
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Don Bardwill
  • 2010
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Nick
  • 2010
No Score Yet Justice
2006
Frank Larusa
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Jimmy Berluti
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Jimmy Berluti
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
David Scott Zifrin
  • 1993

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