Michael Graziadei

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Michael Graziadei
Born (1979-09-22) September 22, 1979 (age 34)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Michael Graziadei (born September 22, 1979) is an American actor best known for his role as Daniel Romalotti on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Life and career[edit]

Graziadei was born in Germany. He returned to the United States and began acting at the age of 5 in a production of The King and I.[1] On stage, he also appeared in The Servant of Two Masters and History of the Devil.[1] In 2004, he was cast as Daniel Romalotti, the Phyllis Summers' son, in the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. He is 14 years younger than the actress who plays his mother on the show, Michelle Stafford. In 2013 he left from soap for career in primetime television. In 2005 and in 2006, he was nominated an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.[2][3] In film, Graziadei starred in Boogeyman 2 (2007), Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009), and The Outside.

Graziadei guest-starred in number of television series, including NCIS, Criminal Minds, 90210, Castle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..[4] He had a recurring roles on FX's American Horror Story as Travis Wanderley, a young boyfriend of Jessica Lange's character,[5] and on The CW's The Secret Circle.[6] In 2013, after leaving daytime, Graziadei was cast as series regular in ABC pilot Westside.[7] The pilot not was picked up to series. Later, he was cast as male lead in Lifetime drama series The Lottery, opposite Marley Shelton.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Boogeyman 2 Darren
2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef Mace
2009 The Outside Ned Blakey
2011 Halfway to a Blackout Chas Knopfler Short film
2012 Transspecular Bobby Brovado Short film
2013 The Blackout Chas Knopfler


Year Title Role Notes
2004–13 The Young and the Restless Daniel Romalotti Series regular
Nominated-Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer
Nominated-Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2006)
2004 Grounded for Life College Guy Episode: "Communication Breakdown"
2004 NCIS Chuck Episode: "Split Decision"
2008 Criminal Minds Steven Episode: "In Heat"
2008 90210 Eric 3 episodes
2008 The Cleaner Aaron Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Castle Brent Johnson Episode: "Nanny McDead"
2009 Crash Gavin Buckley 3 episodes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kurt Francis Episode: "Blood Moon"
2010 CSI: NY Keith Borgese Episode: "Sanguine Love"
2010 Miami Medical Scott Episode: "Golden Hour"
2010 Saving Grace Kaz Episode: "Let's Talk"
2010 Ghost Whisperer Kyle/Seth Episode: "Dead Ringer"
2011 Necessary Roughness Tyler Paxton Episode: "Dream On"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Travis Wanderley 5 episodes
2012 The Secret Circle Callum 4 episodes
2013 Justified Mason Goines Episode: "Truth and Consequences"
2013 Westside Josh Nance TV pilot
2013 The Client List Bobby Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Jakob Nystrom Episode: "The Well"
2014 The Lottery Kyle Series regular
2014 Grimm Ken Episode: "My Fair Wesen"


  1. ^ a b "Michael Graziadei 411". Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". TVWeek. New York: Crain Communications. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The 33rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. February 8, 2006. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Valby, Karen (2013-11-01). "'Agents of SHIELD' doing 'Thor' crossover | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  5. ^ "'American Horror Story' adds Michael Graziadei to cast - US TV News". Digital Spy. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: The Secret Circle Lands Two New Bad Boys - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  7. ^ "Michael Graziadei Joins ABC's 'Venice'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Lifetime Casts Trio In Pilot 'The Lottery', Duo In 'Deliverance Creek'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 

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