Michael Badalucco Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Aug, 2020
Facts of Michael Badalucco
Date of Birth: 1954 , December-20
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Michael Badalucco
Father Joe Badalucco
Mother Jean Badalucco
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Mexican-American
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Face Color Fair
Married Yes
Married to Brenda Heyob
Children No
Awards Primetime Emmy Award
TV Show The Practice (1997- 2004)
Siblings 1 (Joseph Jr.)
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Emmy-winning actor Michael Badalucoo is professional since 1980, ever since his film debut in Raging Bull (1980). Throughout his career, Badalucco has appeared in 86 TV series and films; he is best known for portraying lawyer Jimmy Berluti in The Practice (1997- 2004). Furthermore, the Brooklyn-born actor appeared in the same aforementioned role in Boston Public, Gideon's Crossing, and Ally McBeal.

Some of Michael's critically acclaimed film appearance includes Miller's Crossing (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Léon: The Professional (1994), and The Man Who Wasn't There (2001).

Who Are Michael Badalucco's Parents?

Badalucco was born on December 20, 1954, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, the USA. His father Joe Badalucco was a set dresser and a movie set carpenter, while mother Jean Badalucco worked as a homemaker. Michael's brother Joseph Badalucco Jr. is also an actor, famous for his role in The Sopranos.

An American by nationality, The Practice actor hails from Mexican-American descent.

Began Acting While At School

At the age of 8, Michael posed a picture for the 1963 film Fail Safe starring Henry Fonda, which seed him with acting interest. He attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn and gained stage experience with work in over 20 theater productions including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Shaw's St. Joan.

After graduating from high school in 1972, Badalucco enrolled at the State University of New York at New Paltz and obtained a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 1976.

Professional Career: Movies and TV Series

In 1980, Michael Badalucoo made his film debut in Raging Bull and worked in Broadway Danny Rose (1984) and Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). Throughout the 90s, the actor earned notable supporting roles in the films: 
Miller's Crossing (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), and Léon: The Professional (1994).

Along with films, Badalucco's prominence in TV career also began to flourish during the 90s. Already with guest appearances in Law & Order (1993) and New York News (1995), the actor gained the TV career breakthrough after his role in The Practice (1997- 2004).

There, Michael portrayed lawyer Jimmy Berlutti in 166 episodes, sharing the screen with Dylan McDermott, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris, and Camryn Manheim. In 1999, the TV series The Practice earned him a  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

CAPTION: Michael Badalucco as Jimmy Berlutti in The Practice SOURCE: People

Moreover, the American actor made brief appearances in TV series: The Young and the Restless (2010), The Confession (2011), Lilyhammer (2014), and Never Have I Ever (2020).

Check out some of his movie credits include:

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) starring George Clooney and Josh Turturro
  • 2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
  • Bewitched (2005) alongside Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell
  • Finding Hope Now (2010)
  • The Jesus Rolls (2019)

Career Update: Michael is set to appear in Blue Wonder, where he will portray Walter Freeman. The project is under post-production.

Net Worth In 2020: How Much Is Michael Badalucco's Salary?

As of August 2020, 65-year-old Michael Badalucco has a net worth of $3 million, thanks to his acting career spanning nearly 4 decades. Despite the fact that Badalucco never had a lead role in films, he indeed became a part of commercially successful films: 

  1. Bewitched (2005)- $131.4 million in box-office
  2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2002)- Box office collection of $72 million

Being a veteran actor, Badalucco earns a considerable sum of money, allegedly in the 6-digit figure. On average, an actor in the United States earns a salary of $57,000 per year.

Who Is Badalucco's Wife?

Michael Badalucco is a married man & enjoys a blissful relationship with his wife Brenda Heyob. As per IMDB, the couple exchanged vows on December 28, 1996, and are together ever since. No report of the duo sharing any children ever came up.

Unlike other celebrities with highlights on their personal life, The Practice actor prefers to keep his relationship details & family status low-key. Reportedly, Michael and his wife live in New York City.

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