|Born||Edward Michael Trucco
June 22, 1970
San Mateo, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sandra Hess (2009-present)|
Edward Michael Trucco (born June 22, 1970) is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and as Justin Patrick on the USA Network television series Fairly Legal. He also appeared as a regular guest star on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
A native of San Mateo, California, Michael Trucco attended Junipero Serra High School. He is the son of a police officer, and was once interested in becoming one himself until college, when he was attracted to theatrical performance. He took a theatre course for non-majors while he was studying Criminal Justice, but he did so well that he was asked to consider changing majors. He changed majors and completed his bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts at Santa Clara University.
Trucco became active in television in the late 1990s with appearances in episodes of Touched by an Angel, Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold among others. He continued appearing in shows of similar genres like CSI, Heartbeart, Strong Medicine, CSI: Miami, and others into the 2000s. He played Cooper Lee in six episodes of One Tree Hill from 2005 to 2006.
In 2002, Trucco starred in Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled. In 2005, he joined the drama Battlestar Galactica in the role of Samuel T. Anders. In 2008, he guest-starred on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Big Bang Theory. In 2010, he guest-starred on ABC's series Castle as Detective Tom Demming. In 2010, Trucco was cast as a series regular in the USA Network series Fairly Legal.
Trucco is also the lead guitarist of the band Simpleworld.
On Sunday, December 2, 2007, Trucco was involved in a car accident with a friend who was driving a Ferrari 360 on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. The vehicle flipped on an embankment, landing upside-down, impacting Trucco's side of the car. Trucco was badly injured in the accident, fracturing four of his vertebrae, while his friend walked away uninjured. He has stated that he initially lost feeling in his arms. He was eventually able to get out of the vehicle after regaining feeling in his hands and used his cell phone to call for emergency help. He was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center for successful surgery.
|1997||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Lieutenant Tucker 'Spoon' Henry||Syndicated American action / adventure drama series|
|1998||Confessions of a Sexist Pig|
|1998||Beverly Hills, 90210||Josh Hunter, Noah Hunters Brother||4 Episodes: Cupids Arrow, The Girl Who Cried Wolf, Law and Disorder, and Making Amends.|
|1998||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Patrick Collins||Episode: 6x14 "Seeds of Doubt"|
|1999||Charmed||'Alec', the series' first Darklighter||American television series|
|A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun|
|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Kevin|
|2002||Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled||Steven Verdel / The Djinn||Sequel to the Wishmaster film series|
|Tru Calling||Nick Kelly||American television supernatural drama series|
|2005–2007||One Tree Hill||Cooper Lee, Nathan Scott's uncle and Deb Lee's brother.
Played during seasons 2, 3 and 4.
|American television drama|
|2005—2009||Battlestar Galactica||Samuel T. Anders: athlete, Caprican resistance leader and later Galactica Viper pilot.||American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise.|
|2008||Eli Stone||American TV series|
|Man of Your Dreams|
|The Big Bang Theory||David Underhill||American sitcom|
|Law and Order: SVU||Eric Lutz (Guest appearance)||American police procedural television drama series|
|2009||V (2009 TV series)||John May||American science fiction television series|
|2010||Castle (TV series)||Detective Tom Demming (4 Episodes)||American comedy-drama television series|
|Meteor Storm (film)||Colonel Tom Young|
|2011||Psych||Cal Eason||Episode Dead Man's Curveball|
|2011—2012||Fairly Legal||ADA Justin Patrick (main role; 23 episodes)||Television series|
|How I Met Your Mother||Nick Podarutti (7 episodes)||American sitcom|
|2012||Young Justice: Invasion||Adam Strange||American animated series.|
|2012—2013||Revenge||Nate Ryan (7 episodes)||American drama series.|
- "Michael Trucco". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Exclusive: Michael Trucco Goes from BSG to SVU" TV Guide. November 10, 2008. Retrieved on November 12, 2008.
- "Fairly Legal cast bio: Michael Trucco". USA Network. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- BSG's Michael Trucco: "I'm the Luckiest Guy Alive"[dead link]
- Truitt, Brian (April 27, 2012). "'Young Justice' heads into sci-fi direction in new season". USA Today. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Ausiello, Michael (September 29, 2012). "Exclusive: Battlestar Galactica Grad Michael Trucco Gets Sweet Revenge Gig". TV Line.