Michael C. Maronna

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Mike Maronna
Michael C. Maronna

(1977-09-27) September 27, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActor, electrician
Years active1989–present

Michael C. Maronna (born September 27, 1977) is an American actor who has appeared in several television programs and films. He is best known for his roles as "Big Pete" Wrigley on the TV show The Adventures of Pete & Pete and as Jeff McCallister in the movie Home Alone and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Early life[edit]

Maronna was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a fireman father and a guidance counselor mother.[1] He is of one half Italian, three-eighths Irish, and one-eighth Dutch descent. He went to Hunter College High School in New York City, before attending Purchase College of the State University of New York, where he studied filmmaking.


Maronna played older Pete Wrigley in the television show The Adventures of Pete & Pete on Nickelodeon, as well as the character of Jeff McCallister in the movie Home Alone and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. He also portrayed a teenage killer in an episode of Law & Order. In the 2000s, Maronna appeared in the movies Slackers and 40 Days and 40 Nights.

Maronna was in a widely seen series of 1999 ads for the web brokerage Ameritrade, as Stuart, a slacker employee of a clueless boss whom he helps get on the internet with over-the-top zealousness.[2] Maronna reprised the role in a comedy reel with President Bill Clinton which was shown at Clinton's final appearance as President at the 2000 White House Correspondents' Association dinner.[3]

Maronna's last acting credits were in 2004, and since then he has worked as an electrician on films and television in New York. His credits include Sex and The City and Be Kind Rewind.[4]

Maronna has also appeared in the Nada Surf music video Whose Authority. He appeared in a music video from the band The XYZ Affair for the song All My Friends.

Maronna co-hosts the podcast The Adventures of Danny and Mike on with his Adventures of Pete and Pete co-star Danny Tamberelli.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 30, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Ameritrade Commercial: Stewart (YouTube video)
  3. ^ "Clinton's 'Final Days' Farewell Video". YouTube. February 2011.
  4. ^ "Michael C. Maronna Filmography". IMDb. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. ^ The Adventures of Danny and Mike.

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