• David Deluise is an American award-winning actor with 115 film and TV credits.
• He is the son of the famous actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and has two brothers in show business.
• He achieved stardom as Jerry Russo in the Disney TV series “Wizards of Waverly Place” from 2007-2012.
• He has since starred in many other successful projects, including Academy Award-nominated western “Blazing Saddles” and the action-comedy “The Cannonball Run”.
• He has a net worth of $10 million as of early 2020 and married for the second time in 2019.

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Net Worth$10 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1971
SpouseBrigitte DeLuise
FactYounger brother of Peter DeLuise and Michael DeLuise.

Who is David Deluise?

David Deluise is an American award-winning actor, who achieved stardom as Jerry Russo in the Disney TV series “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007-2012), then as coach Dominic in the family drama film “Golden Shoes” (2015), and also as Bill in the drama film “The Father and the Bear” (2016), among other roles. So far, he has more than 115 film and TV credits to his name.

David DeLuise Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born David Dominick DeLuise on the 11th November 1971 in Burbank, California USA, he is the son of the famous actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and Carol Arthur. David has two brothers, Peter and Michael DeLuise, who are also in show business – Peter is a writer, actor and director, while Michael is an actor.

Career Beginnings

It was from the ‘90s that David started appearing more frequently in film and TV projects, though he had already made his acting debut back in 1979 in the film “Hot Stuff”, as David Fortunato.

In 1990 he appeared in “21 Jump Street” next to his father and brothers, and continued with minor roles throughout the decade, appearing in such films as “Driving Me Crazy” (1991), “Kicking and Screaming” (1995), and “Too Smooth” (1998), before he secured the role of Bug in the TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun” (1996-2001), and as Darren Warner in the TV comedy series “Jesse” (1998-1999).

He started slowly in the 2000s, with a couple of minor roles, before he was chosen for the lead role in the award-winning romantic comedy film “Bachelor Man” in 2003, starring next to Mark Parra and Missi Pyle.

David Deluise

In the following years, David played Pete Shanahan in the TV sci-fi action series “Stargate SG-1” (2004-2005).

Rise to Stardom

David continued with independent films before he won the role of Jerry Russo, the patriarch of the odd family in the TV series “Wizards of the Waverly Place”. He played the character between 2007 and 2012, while also appearing in spin-offs films, including “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” and “Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana”, both in 2009.

The series became popular with the younger public, and thanks to the success of the series, David became a star.

He has since starred in a number of projects, reaching the number of 119 for now. He was Nick in the film “Sox” (2013), and played Murdoch in the film “Abner, the Invisible Dog”, also in 2013. Three years later he played Bill in the film “The Father and the Bear”, and also started playing Steven in the film franchise “Pup Star”, repeating his role in 2017 in “Pup Star: Better 2Gether” (2017), then “Pup Star: World Tour” (2018), and in “Puppy Star Christmas” (2018).

To speak further of his success, in 2018, David appeared in the biopic about Louis Zamperini, entitled “Unbroken: Path to Redemption”, while most recently he played Dean Romano in the TV series “The Adventures of Velvet Prozak”.

David DeLuise Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

David DeLuise has become an acclaimed actor, though major success has still avoided him. Nevertheless, his hard work has contributed to his net worth, and according to authoritative sources, it is as high as $10 million, as of early 2020.

David DeLuise stands at 5ft 10ins (1.79m) tall, while he weighs approximately 187lbs ~ 85kgs. His vital statistics are currently unknown, and seems to have struggled with being overweight in the past. David has brown eyes and brown hair.

David DeLuise Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, Children

David, being a part of the show business from his early years, hasn’t been very good at hiding details from the media. In regards to his love life, David was married to Brigitte from September 1994 until August 2003; they welcomed two daughters, Riley and Dylan.

Since the divorce, David has continued with his love life, and has married for the second time; in 2015 he started dating Julia Stoepel, a German actress, voice-over artist, and director, and the two married on the 17th October 2019.

David DeLuise’s Father, Dom DeLuise

David’s father, Dom DeLuise was a legendary actor, comedian, director, and producer. Born Dominick DeLuise on the 1st August 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, he passed away on the 4th May 2009 in Santa Monica, California USA, leaving behind an extremely successful career.

He made more than 125 films and TV appearances, and numerous more in television comedy and talk shows. Dom earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for work on the short-lived comedy series “Lota Luck!”, and some other successful projects included a role in the Academy Award-nominated western “Blazing Saddles” (1974), and the action-comedy “The Cannonball Run” (1981), among others.

A year and more before his death, Dom was diagnosed with cancer, and  died on the 4th of May 2009 of kidney failure. His long-time friends, Burt Reynolds and Mel Brooks paid tribute to him through the Los Angeles Times.

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General Info

Full NameDavid DeLuise
Net Worth$10 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1971
Height1.79 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Television Director
EducationHigh School of Performing Arts


SpouseBrigitte DeLuise
ChildrenRiley DeLuise, Dylan DeLuise
ParentsCarol Arthur, Dom DeLuise
SiblingsPeter DeLuise, Michael DeLuise


MoviesWizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Alone for Christmas, Terror Tract, Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, Kicking and Screaming, Vampires Suck, BachelorMan, Buying the Cow, RoboDoc, Abner, The Invisible Dog, Ira Finkelstein's Christmas, Who's Your Monkey, Dirt Merchant, Mojave Phone Booth, Ar...
TV ShowsWizards of Waverly Place, Megas XLR, Jesse, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles, Heavy Gear

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1David, Michael, Peter, and Dom DeLuise all appeared on 21 Jump Street with David's character being the only one not related to the other's.
2His paternal grandparents were Italian. His mother is of half Italian and half German descent.
3Godmother was Anne Bancroft.
4David, brother Michael DeLuise, brother Peter DeLuise, and father Dom DeLuise have all appeared as guests on Stargate SG-1 (1997). Brother Peter is a regular director and creative consultant for the series.
5He and brother Michael DeLuise both appeared in episodes of CSI: NY (2004). They also appeared in two episodes of Gilmore Girls (2000) in which they played brothers.
6Has guest starred in all three incarnations of the CSI franchise, playing different characters in all three shows.
7His daughter, Riley DeLuise, appeared in Hairshirt (1998) alongside of him.
8Father of actress Riley DeLuise.
9Brother-in-law of actress Anne Marie DeLuise.
10In Happy (1983), he appeared with his father Dom DeLuise, his mother Carol Arthur and his two brothers, Michael DeLuise and Peter DeLuise.
11Ex-brother-in-law of Gina Nemo.
12Daughters, Riley and Dylan
13Son of Dom DeLuise and Carol Arthur.
14Younger brother of Peter DeLuise and Michael DeLuise.




Sweet Sweet Summertime2017completedScott Burns
A Woman Deceivedpost-productionBill
Believe2016Tom Blackhorn
Pup Star2016VideoSteven
The Father and the Bear2016Bill
Born Again Virgin2015TV Series
Golden Shoes2015Coach Dominic
A World Away2015/IIThomas Landry
Hawaii Five-02014TV SeriesBrad Weiss
Beethoven's Treasure Tail2014VideoPhil
Lucky Dog2014Lucky (voice)
Baby Daddy2014TV SeriesDavid Brinkerhoff
Delicious Ambiguity2013ShortJohn
Abner, the Invisible Dog2013Murdoch
Alone for Christmas2013VideoDad
Quick Draw2013TV SeriesJeremiah Dunlop
Pulling the Goalie2013ShortTherapist
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex2013TV MovieJerry Russo
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour2013TV SeriesCupid
A Christmas Wedding Date2012TV MovieMinister
Rizzoli & Isles2012TV SeriesDominick Bianchi
Grey's Anatomy2012TV SeriesCharlie Connor
Last Call2012/IMike
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesMr. Loveland
Switchmas2012Max Finkelstein
Wizards of Waverly Place2007-2012TV SeriesJerry Russo
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesJake
American Decaf2011David
Svetlana2011TV Series
Imagination Movers2011TV SeriesBiker
Vampires Suck2010Fisherman Sculley
Prep & Landing2009TV ShortDancer (voice)
Robodoc2009Dr. Bonacasa
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie2009TV MovieJerry Russo
FusionFall2009Video GameCoop (voice)
A Christmas Proposal2008TV MovieAndy
Mostly Ghostly2008VideoJohn Doyle
Dear Me2008Bass Vanders
Bundy: An American Icon2008VideoDetective Jennings
Bones2007TV SeriesSanta Jeff Mantell
Who's Your Monkey?2007Hutto
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesAlex Brown
Route 302007Original Bill
Mojave Phone Booth2006Michael
Monk2006TV SeriesLarry Cutler
Where There's a Will2006TV MovieWilly
Dark Mind2006Detective Kopf
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesPaul Sanders
Play Dates2005TV MovieBilly
Yes, Dear2005TV SeriesDan
ER2005TV SeriesBrad Anderson
Blind Justice2005TV SeriesDetective Jason Strode
Megas XLR2004-2005TV SeriesCoop / Evil Coop / Sports Fan
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesLance Moretti
Stargate SG-12004-2005TV SeriesPete Shanahan
Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project2005TV Movie
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesTom
Good Girls Don't...2004TV SeriesTim
Gilmore Girls2004TV SeriesT.J.'s Brother
Spider-Man2003TV SeriesJack / Mack
She Spies2003TV SeriesThe Jeff
BachelorMan2003Ted Davis
Art of Revenge2003VideoBenjamin Bloom
Between the Sheets2003Director
The Cartoon Cartoon Show2002TV SeriesCoop / Kid
Buying the Cow2002Fratguy
Rockboy2002ShortChadd Nessbaum
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2001TV SeriesCliff Renteria
Heavy Gear: The Animated Series2001TV SeriesDirx (voice)
Dr. Dolittle 22001School Fish #2 (voice)
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-2001TV SeriesBug
Ladies and the Champ2001TV MovieDarold Boyarsky
Max Steel2001TV Series
Grounded for Life2001TV SeriesFather Tim
Terror Tract2000Allen Doyle (segment "Make Me An Offer")
Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles1999-2000TV SeriesSgt. Francis Brutto
V.I.P.2000TV SeriesAlvin
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane2000TV SeriesTodd Lambert
Dirt Merchant1999Sly
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesRoland
Jesse1998-1999TV SeriesDarren Warner
The Godson1998Gaffer
Hairshirt1998Peter Angelo
The Single Guy1997TV SeriesBooth Guy
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesDennis Turner
Where Truth Lies1996Policeman #1
Buddies1996TV SeriesTom
Dracula: Dead and Loving It1995Intern
Kicking and Screaming1995Bouncer (as David Deluise)
Pig Sty1995TV SeriesCal's Friend
Ellen1995TV SeriesRobber in Hat
SeaQuest 20321994TV SeriesManager
Dead at 211994TV SeriesHal
The Silence of the Hams1994Policeman #1
Blossom1994TV SeriesRandy
The Liars' Club1993Joey Matthews (as David DeLuis)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993TV SeriesToaster #2
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993TV SeriesTony
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993Villager (uncredited)
Seeds of Tragedy1991TV MovieCustomer
Driving Me Crazy1991Stanley
Hunter1991TV SeriesRandy Morton
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesStevenson
Happy1983TV MovieRogie
Hot Stuff1979David Fortunato


The Thundermans2014TV Series 1 episode
Lab Rats2013TV Series 1 episode
See Dad Run2013TV Series 1 episode
Pulling the Goalie2013Short
How to Rock2012TV Series 2 episodes
Wizards of Waverly Place2009-2011TV Series 6 episodes


Pulling the Goalie2013Short executive producer


3rd Rock from the Sun1998TV Series performer - 1 episode


Dealin' with Idiots2013the producers wish to thank


Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
FailCast with Ben Giroux2013TV SeriesHimself - Moment of Win Guest
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2010TV MovieHimself
According to Dom2009Documentary shortHimself
Wizards of Waverly Place: Wiz Pix2009Video documentary shortHimself (as David Deluise)
RoboDoc Dissected the Making of RoboDoc2009Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1983TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana2009VideoJerry Russo
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode2006TV Movie documentary


Won Awards

2003D.I.F.F. Jury AwardDahlonega International Film FestivalFeature Film: Best ActorBachelorMan (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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