Michael Tucci Acting Coach

Michael Tucci (born 15 April 1946 in New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American film, TV, and stage actor. Graduated from H.Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, New York. He played the T-Birds member Sonny LaTierri for the 1978 film version Grease, a role that he is best known for. He portrayed law student Gerald Golden in the TV series The Paper Chase from 1983 to 1986. For five years Tucci played Garry Shandling's best friend Pete Schumaker on the cult classic It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986–1990). He also spent more than three years touring with companies of the musical "Chicago," performing as lead character Roxy Hart's husband, Amos. On television he also played Dick Van Dyke's friend and hospital administrator Norman Briggs, for the first four seasons of Diagnosis: Murder. Tucci is currently teaching and coaching Introduction to Fine Arts and Theater Arts at St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 15th, 1946
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. H. Frank Carey Junior-Senior High School Public high school

H. Frank Carey High School is a public high school located in Franklin Square, New York serving students in the seventh through twelfth grades from the towns of Franklin Square, Garden City South, West Hempstead, and Elmont. The school's principal is Mrs. Valerie Angelillo. The assistant principals are Mrs. Sharon Collins, Mr. John Kenny, and Mr. Marc Isseks.

Type Middle school
Founded
2008
Headquarters
230 Poppy Avenue, New York
Official web page www.careyhighschool.com
Wikipedia article

People attended H. Frank Carey Junior-Senior High School connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

1. Mimic 2 (2001)

Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
played Dr. Shapiro
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
Jean de Segonzac
7 Show list $10M

Mimic 2 is a 2001 science fiction horror film, directed by Jean de Segonzac, with a script inspired by a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. The movie was a direct-to-DVD sequel to Mimic, and was followed by Mimic 3: Sentinel. The thriller stars long-time film veteran Edward Albert, along with Alix Koromzay, Bruno Campos and Jon Polito.

Awards

Top cast

Nicky
Phillip
Daryl
Leon
Det. Klaski
Darksuit
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Nathan Hope
English
United States of America

2. Chance of a Lifetime (1991)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Jonathan Sanger
1 Show list

Chance of a Lifetime is a 1991 romantic comedy film written by Lynn Roth and directed by Jonathan Sanger.

Awards

Top cast

Lloyd Dixon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Debra McGuire
English
United States of America

3. Grease (1978)

Musical, Romance
played Sonny
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
25 Show list 2 Show list $6M

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. It was successful both critically and at the box office. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States, behind the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever, another film starring Travolta. A sequel, Grease 2, was released in 1982, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer. Only a few of the original cast members reprised their roles.

Awards

1979 People's Choice Award for Favorite Musical Motion Picture
1979 People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie

Top cast

Dancer #27
Mrs. Murdock
Betty Rizzo
Eugene Felnic
Mr. Lynch
Kenickie Murdoch
Coach Calhoun
Principal McGee
Marty Maraschino
Blanche
Frenchy
Nurse Wilkins
Dancer #19
Tom Chisum
Putzie
Vince Fontaine
Doody
Dancer #10
Patty Simcox
Waitress
Cha-Cha DiGregorio
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Grease: The Musical, Grease
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. It's Garry Shandling's Show

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Showtime
September 10th, 1986 May 25th, 1990 4
Scott Nemes
Bernadette Birkett
English

2. Trapper John, M.D.

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 23rd, 1979 September 4th, 1986 7
Simon Scott
Mary McCarty
English

3. Flying Blind

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

FOX
September 13th, 1992 May 2nd, 1993 1
Robert Bauer
English

4. Diagnosis: Murder

Crime, Mystery, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
Joyce Rebeta-Burditt
October 29th, 1993 May 11th, 2001 9 English

5. The Paper Chase

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
Showtime
April 15th, 1983 August 9th, 1986 4
Herb Mendelsohn
Carole Goldman
Tom Fitzsimmons
Jessica Salem
English

Guest TV appearances

Alice

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E03 November 16th, 1980
S05-E04 November 16th, 1980 Dino ,

Barney Miller

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982, on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker. Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E10 January 21st, 1982
S06-E12 January 3rd, 1980 Rizzo ,
Jeff Stein
S05-E06 October 12th, 1978 Rubin

Cagney & Lacey

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

External resources

Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from October 8, 1981 to May 16, 1988. A police procedural, the show stars Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as New York City police detectives who lead very different lives: Christine Cagney was a single, career-minded woman, while Mary Beth Lacey was a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct. The two main actresses combined to win the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for six consecutive years, a winning streak unmatched in any major category by a show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E18 March 3rd, 1986 Polonais

Diff'rent Strokes

Program genre

Family
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman and widower named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E23 March 23rd, 1985 Officer Jim Coletta

JAG

Program genre

Military
Adventure Film
Thriller
Legal
Drama
Mystery
Legal drama

External resources

JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC Productions.nOriginally conceived as a Top Gun meets A Few Good Men, the pilot episode of JAG first aired on NBC on September 23, 1995, but the series was later canceled on May 22, 1996, after finishing 79th in the ratings, leaving one episode unaired. Rival network CBS picked up the series for a midseason replacement, beginning on January 3, 1997. For several seasons, JAG climbed in the ratings and was on the air for nine additional seasons. JAG furthermore spawned the hit series NCIS, which in turn spun off NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.nIn total, 227 episodes were produced over 10 seasons. At the time of the original airing of its fifth season in the United States, JAG was seen in over 90 countries worldwide. JAG entered syndication early in 1999 and is still regularly repeated.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E20 April 27th, 1999 Father Genaro
Dana Coen

Life's Work

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Life's Work is an American situation comedy series that aired from September 1996 to June 1997 on the ABC channel; the show stars Lisa Ann Walter as Lisa Ann Minardi Hunter, an assistant district attorney in Baltimore.nLisa Ann always wanted to practice law since she was young because she always argued with her parents. She also had a basketball coach husband named Kevin Hunter who served as the patriarch of the family. Together, they raised a 7-year-old daughter Tess and a toddler son named Griffin. During the entire run of the series, a simple electric guitar instrumental solo was used as the show's opening theme. Laugh tracks were used in all episodes in the sitcom as it was filmed live before a studio audience.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 January 7th, 1997 Principal Blair The Square""

Lou Grant

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner in the title role as a newspaper editor. Unusual in American television, this drama series was a spinoff from a sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.nAired from 1977 to 1982, Lou Grant won 13 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. Asner won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1978 and 1980.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E03 November 16th, 1981 Marvin

MacGyver

Program genre

Espionage
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action

Official site

External resources

MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and various other networks abroad from 1985 to 1992. The series was filmed in Los Angeles during seasons 1, 2 and 7, and in Vancouver during seasons 3–6. The show's final episode aired on April 25, 1992 on ABC.nThe show follows secret agent Angus MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson, who works as a troubleshooter for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, MacGyver served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War. Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife. He prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E01 September 16th, 1991 Philip Sherman

Night Court

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom
Legal

External resources

Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan court, presided over by the young, unorthodox Judge Harold T. Harry Stone.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 27th, 1984
Bob Stevens

Once and Again

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 21, 1999 to April 15, 2002. It depicts the family of a single mother and her romance with a single father. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the same team that created thirtysomething and produced My So-Called Life.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 April 18th, 2001 Arnold ,
S02-E22 May 2nd, 2001

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