David DeLuise
David Deluise
Name David DeLuise
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth November 11, 1971
Role on Haunting Hour Cupid
David DeLuise played Cupid in the season 3 episode "Terrible Love."

David Dominick DeLuise (born November 11, 1971) is an American actor and television director.

Personal life

DeLuise was born in 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He is the youngest son of actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and actress Carol Arthur (née Arata), and the brother of actor, writer, director Peter DeLuise and actor Michael DeLuise.[3]

He married Brigitte De-Luise in September 1994. They were divorced in May 2003. They have two daughters, Riley, who appeared in Hairshirt with him, and Dylan.

His godmother was the late Anne Bancroft and his sister-in-law (married to Peter) is Anne Marie DeLuise.


His first leading role came in 2003, in BachelorMan. He had a recurring role in 3rd Rock from the Sun as Bug Pollone and was a regular performer on Jesse during its first season, playing Jesse's brother Darren. He also played a recurring role in Stargate SG-1 as Pete Shanahan. Also he was seen in a Purina commercial for Beneful dog food, and a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial.

DeLuise is also known for voicing Coop on the short-lived action animated Megas XLR (later reprising his role for the Cartoon Network game FusionFall) and Sergeant Brutto in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. In 2005, he starred opposite Maggie Wheeler on the NBC pilot The Sperm Donor. In 2012, he had a guest role on Rizzoli & Isles as Dominic.

He portrayed the character of Jerry Russo, the family patriarch and former wizard on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie from 2007 to 2012. DeLuise also directed numerous episodes of the series, beginning with the episode "My Tutor, Tutor" (2009). In 2012, he directed two episodes of the Nickelodeon series How to Rock.

In August 2012 he appeared in a commercial for KFC's Original Recipe Bites.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Hot Stuff David Fortunato
1983 Happy Rogie
1990 21 Jump Street Stevenson Episode: Number One with a Bullet
1991 Hunter Randy Morton Episode: All That Glitters
Driving Me Crazy Stanley
Seeds of Tragedy Customer
1993 The Liars' Club Joey Mattews
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Villager
Saved by the Bell: The College Years Tony Episode: The Poker Game
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Toaster #2 Episode: I've Got a Crush on You
1994 Blossom Randy Episode: A Little Help from My Friends
The Silence of the Hams Policeman #1
SeaQuest 2032 Manager Episode: Vapors
1995 Ellen Robber in Hat Episode: Guns 'N Ellen
Pig Sty Cal's Friend Episode: Party!!!
Kicking and Screaming Bouncer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Intern
1996 Buddies Tom Episode: John, I've Been Thinking
Where Truth Lies Policeman #1
1997 Home Improvement Dennis Turner Episode: Communication Breakdown
The Single Guy Booth Guy Episode: Grandfather Clause
1998 Hairshirt Peter Angelo
The Godson Gaffer
1998-1999 Jesse Darren Warner Recurring
1999 Good vs Evil Roland Episode: To Be or Not to Be Evil
Dirt Merchant Sly
1999-2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles Sgt. Francis Brutto Recurring
2000 Zoe Todd Lamber Episode: The Feud
V.I.P. Alvin Episode: Lights, Camera, Val
Terror Tract Allen Doyle
1996-2001 3rd Rock from the Sun Bug Pollone Recurring
2001 Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Dirx
Grounded for Life Father Tim Episode: Devil with A Plaid Skirt
Max Steel (voice) Episode: Swashbuckers
Ladies and the Champ Darold Boyarsky
Dr. Dolittle 2 School Fish #2 (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cliff Renteria Episode: Scuba Doobie-Doo
2002 Rockboy Chadd Nessbaum Short Film
Buying the Cow Fratguy
2003 Between the Sheets Director
Art of Revenge Benjamin Bloom
Bachelor Man Ted David
She Spies The Jeff Episode: Learning to Fly
Spider-Man Jack / Mack Episode: Flash Memory
2004 Gilmore Girls T.J.'s Brother Episode: Luke Can See Her Face
Episode: Last Week Fights, This Week Tights
Good Girls Don't Tim Episode: Oh, Brother
Las Vegas Tom Episode: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
2005 Play Dates Billy
Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project
2004-2005 Stargate SG-1 Pete Shanahan Recurring
2005 CSI: NY Lance Moretti Episode: Til Death Do We Part
2004-2005 Megas XLR Coop / Evil Coop / Sports Fan Main Voice
2005 Blind Justice Detective Jason Strode Episode: Under the Gun
ER Brad Anderson Episode: Blame It on the Rain
Yes, Dear Dan Episode: Jimmy the Teacher
2006 CSI: Miami Paul Sanders Episode: The Score
Dark Mind Detective Kopf
Jam Jerry
Where There's a Will Willy
Monk Larry Cutler Episode: Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike
Mojave Phone Booth Michael
2007 Route 30 Original Bill
Without a Trace Alex Brown Episode: Desert Springs
Who's Your Monkey? Hutto
Bones Santa Jeff Mantell Episode: The Santa in the Slush
2008 Dear Me Bass Vanders
Bundy: An American Icon Detective Jennings
Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? John Doyle
A Christmas Proposal Andy
2009 FusionFall Coop (voice) Video game
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Jerry Russo Disney Channel Original Movie
Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana
RoboDoc Dr. Bonacasa
Prep & Landing Dancer (voice) TV short
2010 Vampires Suck Fisherman Scully
2011 Ira Finkelstein's Christmas Max Finkelstein
Svetlana Episode #2.4
American Decaf David
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jake Episode: How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway?
2007-2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Jerry Russo Main Cast; Disney Channel Original Series
2012 The Mentalist Mr. Loveland Episode: Something Rotten in Redmund
Last Call Mike Rizzoli and Isles (2012 season)
Grey's Anatomy Charlie Connor Episode: Let the Bad Times Roll
Rizzoli & Isles Dominick Bianchi Episode: Crazy For You
2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Cupid Episode: "Terrible Love".
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Jerry Russo 2013 television special


  1. ^ a b David DeLuise Biography (1971–). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  2. ^ a b According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at
  3. ^ Headshrinker, Michael. 7 May 2009, Palisades-Post, "Dom De Luise, 75; Actor Was Town's 1984 Honorary Mayor". Accessed 12 May 2009. He changed his name to just David De Luise
  4. ^ KFC Original Recipe Bites Hide-and-Seek Commercial

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