Michael Stoyanov

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Michael Stoyanov
Born Michael Edward Stoyanov
(1966-12-14) December 14, 1966 (age 50)[1]
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Known for Anthony Russo in Blossom

Michael Edward Stoyanov is an Ukrainian-American actor.


Stoyanov was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is of Bulgarian and Ukrainian descent.[2] He is best known for his role in the situation comedy Blossom as eldest sibling Anthony Russo.[3] He left the show after several seasons to write for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a move he later said he regretted.[4]

Stoyanov left Late Night within a year and went on to briefly write for Mad TV and Mr. Show. Stoyanov trained with the Chicago improvisational group Second City. He also guest starred in the second season Quantum Leap episode "Another Mother", as Kevin Buckner, an aspiring teenage comedian who is kidnapped. He was cast as one of the Joker's goons in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.



  1. ^ Michael Stoyanov at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Michael Stoyanov on Twitter". Twitter. November 18, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1994-03-13/news/tv-33323_1_samaria-graham
  4. ^ "Blossom: 1991-1995". People.com. June 26, 2000. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 

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