Michael Badalucco

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Michael Badalucco
Born (1954-12-20) December 20, 1954 (age 60)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Brenda Heyob (1996-present)

Michael Badalucco (born December 20, 1954) is an American actor known for his role as lawyer Jimmy Berluti on the ABC legal drama The Practice. He won the 1999 Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for his role on the show.

Life and career[edit]

Badalucco, an Italian American, was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jean, a homemaker, and Joe Badalucco, a set dresser, movie set carpenter and property person.[1][2] His brother is Joseph Badalucco Jr., whose most notable role was Jimmy Altieri in the show The Sopranos.

He attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, graduating in 1972. He was the guest speaker at the 2005 commencement. He later attended SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, New York.

He is married to Brenda Heyob.



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Raging Bull Soda fountain clerk
1984 Broadway Danny Rose Money Ripper
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Guy from Brooklyn
1990 Men of Respect Sal
1991 The Hard Way Pizza Man
1991 Switch Hard Hat
1991 Jungle Fever Frankie Botz
1992 Juice Detective Kelly
1992 Mac Vic Vitelli
1992 Night and the City Elaine's bartender
1993 Sleepless in Seattle New York Taxi Driver
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Bridge Cop #2
1994 Men Lie Unknown
1994 Léon: The Professional Mathilda's father
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Joe Head
1994 Mixed Nuts AAA Driver
1995 The Sunshine Boys Sound man Television movie
1995 Dearly Beloved Mr. Richards
1995 Blue in the Face Statistician
1995 Clockers Cop #1
1996 Two If by Sea Quinn
1996 Paulie Paulie Short film
1996 Basquiat Counterman at deli
1996 One Fine Day Lt. Bonomo
1997 Love Walked In Eddie Bianco
1997 Commandments Detective
1997 Path to Paradise State Trooper Television movie
1997 The Deli Eric the Soda Man
1997 Lesser Prophets Charlie
1998 You've Got Mail Charlie
1999 Summer of Sam Son of Sam
2000 It's a Shame About Ray Mr. Seinfeld
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Baby Face Nelson
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Frank
2002 13 Moons Producer
2002 Naked Movie Joe Head
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Eugene
2004 Gourmet Club Chef Orsino Mangiacavallo Television movie
2005 Bewitched Joey Props
2005 Pizza My Heart Lou Prestolani Television movie
2006 Broken Circle Mitchell Stevens
2007 Joulutarina Emil
2009 Nowhere to Hide Paulo Farina
2009 The Deported Store Patron
2009 In My Sleep Derek
2010 Finding Hope Now Roger Minassian
2013 Fading Gigolo Burly Driver


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order David Zifrin Episode: "Jurisdiction"
1995 Central Park West Salesman Episode: "The Best, False Friend"
1995 New York News Street Vendor Episode: "Forgotten"
1997–2004 The Practice Jimmy Berlutti 166 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999-2001)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1998, 2000)
1999 Ally McBeal Jimmy Berlutti Episode: "I Know Him By Heart"
2001 Boston Public Jimmy Berlutti Episode: "Chapter Thirteen"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Jimmy Berlutti Episode: "Flashpoint"
2005 Joan of Arcadia Father Payne Episode: "Common Thread"
2006 Justice Frank Larusa Episode: "Addicts"
2008 Bones Scott Starret Episode: "The Finger in the Nest"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tom Galli Episode: "Babes"
2008 Monk Owen McCloskey Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Miracle"
2010 Cold Case Don Bardwill Episode: "Bombers"
2010 In Plain Sight Benny Cusato Episode: "Death Becomes Her"
2010 Private Practice Nick Episode: "What Happens Next"
2010 The Young and the Restless Mark Hogan 8 episodes
2010 Boardwalk Empire Harry Price Episode: "Home"
2011 The Confession Arty 2 episodes
2011 Chaos Fred Farmer 3 episodes
2014 Lilyhammer Joey Salmone 2 episodes


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