Michael Carbonaro

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Michael Carbonaro
Born Michael Joseph Carbonaro
(1976-04-28) April 28, 1976 (age 41)
Oakdale, New York, United States
Occupation Actor, magician
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Peter Stickles (m. 2014)

Michael Joseph Carbonaro[1] (born April 28, 1976)[1][2][3] is an American actor, magician, and improv artist.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3] He began performing magic professionally while growing up, earning his college tuition while still in his teens.[3] He holds a bachelor's degree in drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.[3]

Carbonaro is openly gay.[4] He has been married to actor Peter Stickles since 2014.[5]

Career[edit]

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,[3] following a preview episode on April 1, 2014.[6]

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.[7] Carbonaro has also appeared on All My Children (2006), The Guiding Light (2006), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • (filmed 2000) The Empath – Young Doctor #2[2]
  • (2003) A Tale of Two Pizzas – Mikey Falcone[8]
  • (2006) Another Gay Movie – Andy Wilson
  • (2007) I Was a Creature from Outer Space (short) – Jim[9]
  • (2011) God Bless America[8]
  • (2013) The Trouble with Barry[10]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michealjose Carbonaro a.k.a. Micheal J Carbonaro a.k.a. Michael Joseph Carbonaro". United States Public Records, 1970-2009. Retrieved March 19, 2017 – via FamilySearch.org. 
  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. ^ 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... 
  4. ^ Director, Noah Michelson Editorial; Voices, The Huffington Post (2017-02-03). "'Carbonaro Effect' Star Discusses How Growing Up Gay Changed His World View". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Michael Carbonaro Lies About Everything—Except Being Gay". Logo TV. Archived from the original on February 9, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-08.  Additional WebCitation archive on February 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Sneak Peek episode.." Michael Carbonaro Facebook page. March 28, 2014. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Outfest 2006 Film Competition Winners". Outfest. Archived from the original on 2006-07-19. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "I Was a Creature from Outer Space". DailyCompilation.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Cast". The Trouble with Barry official site. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 

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