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April 28, 1982 |
Oakdale, New York, U.S.
Michael Carbonaro (born April 28, 1982) is an American actor, magician, and improv artist. He is known for his hidden-camera "Magic Clerk" segments on The Tonight Show, in which he tricks unsuspecting customers at a convenience store. A television series with a similar premise, The Carbonaro Effect, now airs on TruTV; it was scheduled to premiere on April 1, 2014, but was rescheduled to May 15, 2014.
In 2003, he kicked off his film career starring as Mikey Falcone in A Tale of Two Pizzas (2003), alongside Vincent Pastore and Frank Vincent, and a year later was featured in Chappelle's Show (2004) on Comedy Central. He also starred in the Off-Broadway comedy, Jewtopia, as the lead character, Adam. Following that, Carbonaro played Andy Wilson in the 2006 comedy Another Gay Movie (2006). For his work, he won the OUTfest "Best Actor in a Feature Film" award.1 Carbonaro has also appeared on All My Children (2006), The Guiding Light (2006), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007). Carbonaro holds a bachelor's degree in drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
- (1999) Bringing Out the Dead – Club Kid
- (2003) A Tale of Two Pizzas – Mikey Falcone
- (2006) Another Gay Movie – Andy Wilson
- (2007) I Was a Creature from Outer Space – Jim
- (2013) The Trouble with Barry – Nolan
- (2004) Chappelle's Show – Manager WacArnolds
- (2006) All My Children – Drunken Groom
- (2006) Guiding Light – Magician
- (2007) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Jeff Trapido
- (2009) 30 Rock – Waiter
- (2010) CSI: Miami – Gabe Calligan
- (2010) How to Make It in America – Marco
- (2011) Wizards of Waverly Place – Zelzar, The Robot
- (2012) iCarly – Cameo Appearence
- (2014) The Carbonaro Effect