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Michael Carbonaro

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Michael Carbonaro
Born c. 1976 (age 38–39)
Oakdale, New York, USA
Occupation Actor, magician
Years active 1999–present

Michael Carbonaro (born circa 1976)[1][2] is an Italian 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. This led to a television series with a similar premise, The Carbonaro Effect, which premiered on TruTV on May 15, 2014,[1] following a preview episode on April 1, 2014.[3]

Born and raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island, the younger of two sons of an electrician father and a nurse mother, he attended Connetquot High School in Bohemia, New York.[1] He began performing magic professionally while growing up, earning his college tuition while still in his teens.[1] He holds a bachelor's degree in drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.[1]

In 2004, he was featured on Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central. Following that, Carbonaro played Andy Wilson in the 2006 comedy Another Gay Movie. For his work, he won the Outfest "Best Actor in a Feature Film" award.[4] Carbonaro has also appeared on All My Children (2006), The Guiding Light (2006), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007).

Filmography

Film

Television

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Lovece, Frank (May 13, 2014). "'The Carbonaro Effect': Long Island magician Michael Carbonaro debuts his pranks on TruTV". Newsday (Long Island). Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. ...Carbonaro, 38... 
  2. ^ a b Wolver, Robbie (August 13, 2000). "Thriller Set on Island and Made by Islanders". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015. Michael Carbonaro, 24.... 
  3. ^ "Sneak Peek episode...". Michael Carbonaro Facebook page. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Outfest 2006 Film Competition Winners". Outfest. Archived from the original on July 19, 2006. 
  5. ^ a b "Michael Carbonaro". Baseline / All Media Guide via The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "I Was a Creature from Outer Space". DailyCompilation.com. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Cast". The Trouble with Barry official site. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 

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