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Michael Carbonaro
Born
Michael Joseph Carbonaro

(1976-04-28) April 28, 1976 (age 42)
Oakdale, New York, United States
OccupationActor, magician
Years active1999–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.

Early life

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]

Career

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.[4]

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

Personal life

Carbonaro is openly gay.[6] He has been married to actor Peter Stickles since 2014.[7]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
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)[9] Jim
2011 God Bless America[8] Robbie Barkley
2013 The Trouble with Barry Nolan[10]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Chappelle's Show WacArnold's Manager Episode #2.2
2006 All My Children Drunken Groom 2 episodes
2006 Guiding Light Magician / Rookie Cop 5 episodes
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jeff Trapido Episode: Philadelphia
2009 30 Rock Waiter Episode: St. Valentine's Day
2010 CSI: Miami Gabe Calligan Episode: Reality Kids
2010 How to Make It in America Marco Pilot episode
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Zelzar, The Robot 2 episodes
2012 Grey's Anatomy Dominic Zicaro Episode: Have You Seen Me Lately?
2012 iCarly Jim Episode: iFind Spencer Friends
2012 The Newsroom Manny 2 episodes
2003–14 Tonight Show with Jay Leno Magic Clerk
2014–present The Carbonaro Effect Himself 68 episodes

References

  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. ^ "Sneak Peek episode..." Michael Carbonaro Facebook page. March 28, 2014. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Outfest 2006 Film Competition Winners". Outfest. Archived from the original on 2006-07-19.
  6. ^ Michelson, Noah (February 3, 2017). "'Carbonaro Effect' Star Discusses How Growing Up Gay Changed His World View". HuffPost. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ a b "Michael Carbonaro". AllMovie.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. 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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