Michael Angarano

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Michael Angarano
Michael Angarano professional image (headshot).jpg
Born Michael Anthony Angarano
(1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 26)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997– present
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 135 pounds (61 kg)

Michael Anthony Angarano (born December 3, 1987) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Angarano was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Doreen and Michael P. Angarano.[2] He is of Italian descent.[3] His family owns and operates three successful dance studios; two in New York (Brooklyn and Staten Island) and one in California (Los Angeles) called Reflections in Dance.[4] His mother is the owner and director of all three. Kristen, his older sister, is the co-director of the LA studio and is the manager of the NY studios.[citation needed] Younger sister Erica teaches at the LA studio, while going to school at San Diego State University.[5] Angarano graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School in 2005 and currently has an apartment in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles.[6]


In the late 1990s, Michael was one of the finalists for the role of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but lost to Jake Lloyd.[7]

In 2000, 12-year old Angarano acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family. The following year, he landed his first major film role in Little Secrets, opposite Evan Rachel Wood and David Gallagher. Three years later, he starred in the Nickelodeon TV-movie Maniac Magee. He played the lead role in 2005's Sky High. Other film roles include parts in The Bondage, Black Irish, Man in the Chair, Snow Angels, The Final Season, One Last Thing..., The Forbidden Kingdom, Ceremony, and Red State.

On television, Angarano had a recurring role as Elliott, the son of Jack McFarland, on the television series Will & Grace. In 2007, Angarano appeared in four episodes of the 24 as Scott Wallace, a teenager taken hostage by a terrorist.

In 2008, Angarano was featured in Vanity Fair as one of Hollywood's "New Wave" young stars.

He is currently a regular on Cinemax's historical drama The Knick, where he plays Dr. Bertram "Birdie" Chickering, Jr.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 For Richer or Poorer Sammy Yoder
1998 The Pretender Patrick Harper TV, episode "Stolen"
1999 Music of the Heart Nick at 7
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Nick
2000 Almost Famous Young William
The Brainiacs.com Matt Tyler
2001–2006 Will & Grace Elliot television, 11 episodes
2002 Little Secrets Philip
2002 The New Kid Austin
2003 Seabiscuit Young Red Pollard
Maniac Magee Jeffrey Lionel Magee television movie
2004 The Dust Factory Rocky Mazzelli limited release
Summerland Jeb Ekhart television, two episodes
Speak David Petrakis
2005 Dear Wendy Freddie limited release
Sky High Will Stronghold lead role
Lords of Dogtown Sid
2006 One Last Thing... Dylan limited release
Less than Perfect George Denton television, two episodes
2007 The Final Season Mitch Akers
Man in the Chair Cameron
Snow Angels Arthur independent film
24 Scott Wallace television, 4 episodes
Black Irish Cole
The Bondage Charlie
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom Jason Tripitikas lead role
2009 Gentlemen Broncos Benjamin Purvis
2011 The Art of Getting By Dustin
Red State Travis
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning Townsman animated
Ceremony Sam Davis
2012 Haywire Scott
Rugrats Tommy Pickles short film
The Brass Teapot John
2013 The English Teacher Jason Sherwood
Empire State Eddie
2014 Wild Card Cyrus Kinnick Completed
The Knick Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering, Jr. TV series; main cast
Drunk History Walt Disney TV series, 1 episode
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Filming


  1. ^ "The Official Michael Angarano Web Site : FAQs and Facts". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "youngperformer.com". youngperformer.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ Angarano, Michael (2001-04-14). "Re: Hi Mike, do you have ...". The Official Michael Angarano Web Site. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Reflections in Dance". Reflectionsindance.info. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Reflections in Dance". Reflectionsindance.info. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ KidActors (2005-10-08). "The Official Michael Angarano Web Site : Live Chat". Michaelangarano.net. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZSnB7yGylc

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