Michael Graziadei

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Michael Graziadei
Born (1979-09-22) September 22, 1979 (age 38)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Michael Graziadei (born September 22, 1979) is an American actor, 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 at 11 years old. He began acting in Germany, on stage, at the age of 5 in a production of The King and I.[1]While at The University of New Hampshire he also appeared in The Servant of Two Masters and History of the Devil.[1] In 2004, he was cast as Daniel Romalotti, 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 the films Boogeyman 2 (2007), Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009), and The Outside (2009).

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 television, Graziadei was cast as a series regular in the ABC drama pilot Westside.[7] The pilot was not picked up for the continuing series. Later, he was cast as the male lead in the Lifetime drama series The Lottery, opposite Marley Shelton.[8]The show was cancelled after one season.[9]

In August 2016, Graziadei reprised his portrayal of Daniel Romalotti on The Young and the Restless for a limited run, in celebration of the soap's 11,000th episode. He also landed recurring roles on the Audience mixed martial arts drama series Kingdom and the Amazon Video historical period drama series Good Girls Revolt.[10]



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


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Grounded for Life College Guy Episode: "Communication Breakdown"
2004–13, 2016 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Daniel Romalotti Role held: May 10, 2004 – January 3, 2013; July 30 – August 2, 2013, September 1, 2016
Nominated – Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2006)
2004 NCIS Chuck Episode: "Split Decision"
2008 Criminal Minds Steven Episode: "In Heat"
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Aaron Episode: "Pilot"
2008 90210 Eric 3 episodes
2009 Castle Brent Johnson Episode: "Nanny McDead"
2009 Crash Gavin Buckley 3 episodes
2010 CSI: NY Keith Borgese Episode: "Sanguine Love"
2010 Saving Grace Kaz Episode: "Let's Talk"
2010 Miami Medical Scott Episode: "Golden Hour"
2010 Ghost Whisperer Kyle/Seth Episode: "Dead Ringer"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kurt Francis Episode: "Blood Moon"
2011 Necessary Roughness Tyler Paxton Episode: "Dream On"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Travis Wanderley 5 episodes
2012 Secret Circle, TheThe Secret Circle Callum 5 episodes
2012 Mob Doctor, TheThe Mob Doctor Louis Episode: "Confessions"
2013 Justified Mason Goines Episode: "Truth and Consequences"
2013 Client List, TheThe Client List Bobby Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"
2013 Longmire Richard Montero Episode: "Sound and Fury"
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Jakob Nystrom Episode: "The Well"
2014 Grimm Ken Episode: "My Fair Wesen"
2014 Lottery, TheThe Lottery Kyle Walker Lead role; 10 episodes
2015 Kingdom Drew Parker 3 episodes
2016 Good Girls Revolt Gregory 5 episodes
2017 APB James Kilton Episode: "Hate of Comrades"


  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. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2014-10-17). "‘The Lottery’ Cancelled By Lifetime". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  10. ^ Rice, Lynette (July 6, 2016). "Young and the Restless is bringing back Daniel Romalotti Jr. — exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. United States. Time Inc. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 

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