• David Dominick DeLuise is an American television director and actor
• His father is comedian, producer, voice actor and author, Dominick “Dom” DeLuise
• His mother is retired American actress Carol Arthur and his godparents are Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks
• Was a series regular in “Jesse” and voiced Sergeant Francis Brutto in “Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles”
• Has an estimated net worth of $10 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$10 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1971
SpouseBrigitte DeLuise
FactSon of Dom DeLuise and Carol Arthur.

Early life, family, educational background

American television director and actor, David Dominick DeLuise was born on 11 November 1971, in Burbank, California USA. He grew up around his father’s friends, Burt Reynolds, Carl Reiner, Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks. He has a mixed American, German and Italian heritage. His mother is of German and Italian descent, and his paternal grandparents were Italian.

Family’s personal life

His father is American comedian, producer, voice actor, actor, author and chef, Dominick “Dom” DeLuise. He starred in several Mel Brooks-directed films, as a voice actor in numerous films by Don Bluth, and a series of films with his career-long best friend, actor Burt Reynolds.

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Dom passed away at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California on 4 May 2009 from kidney failure at the age of 75, having fought a losing battle against cancer for over a year. He appeared in over 125 television shows and films, and on various talk and comedy shows. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his comedy series, “Lota Luck!” In 1974 he appeared in the western film “Blazing Saddles,” which was nominated for an Academy Award, and in 1981 in the action-comedy, “The Cannonball Run.” His long-time friends, Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds paid tribute to him in the Los Angeles Times after his passing.

David’s mother is retired American actress, Carol Arthur (neé Arata), mostly known for her supporting roles in Mel Brooks-produced films.

Her most memorable part was in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” as Harriett Johnson, the outspoken town school teacher – from that role, the line ‘You are the leading asshole in the state!’ is most often quoted. From the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s, she guest-starred in several television shows.

David has two brothers – Peter John DeLuise is a pianist, director, screenwriter, actor and producer, best known for his role in the Fox television series, “21 Jump Street” as Officer Doug Penhall. He is also recognized for writing and directing science-fiction series’ episodes, especially for the “Stargate” franchise. Michael DeLuise is a film producer, film director and actor. David’s godparents are Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks.


Before joining the acting world, David worked as a clerk in a frozen-yoghurt shop, in carpentry, and did house painting.

Television Series

In 1990 he guest starred as Stevenson in “21 Jump Street.” His character was the only non-relative of the family, as his father and brothers also appeared in the series, but portrayed family members. He then played alongside John Lithgow as Bug Pollone in “3rd Rock from the Sun” from 1996 to 2001. From 1998 to 1999, he was series regular Darren Warner, Jesse Warner’s brother, in “Jesse”, playing opposite Christina Applegate in the first season of the NBC series. Following right on, in 1999 to 2000 he voiced Sergeant Francis Brutto in “Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles.”

In 2004, he guest-appeared in two episodes of “Gilmore Girls” as T.J.’s brother, played by his brother Michael, and was a recurring character in the show from the fourth through to the seventh and final season. From 2004-2005, David played Pete Shanahan in “Stargate SG-1,” which his father and both brothers have all guest appeared in. On several episodes, his brother, Peter, was a regular creative consultant and director.

From 2007 to 2012, David played Jerry Russo in the Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” starring Selena Gomez, the father of Justin (David Henrie), Alex (Selena Gomez) and Max (Jake T. Austin), and the husband of Theresa (Maria Canals-Barrera), appearing in all 91 episodes as the former wizard and family patriarch.

David DeLuise

As a child, Jerry was forced to give up his magical powers when his brother became the designated family wizard after surpassing him in the Wizard Competition.

Jerry opened a Waverly Place Sub Shop and ran it with his wife; when not managing the Sub Shop, he teaches his children how to control their powers and efficiently use magic. He also directed a handful of episodes starting with 2009’s “My Tutor, Tutor.” He had further guest appearances as Charlie Connor in “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2012, and as Brad Weiss in “Hawaii Five-O” in 2014. He has directed episodes of Disney’s “Lab Rats” and Nickelodeon’s “See Dad Run,” “How to Rock” and “The Thundermans.”


David starred as Rogie, the younger version of his father’s character, Roger in the television movie “Happy” when he was just eight-years-old in 1983, appearing alongside both of his parents and his brothers.

In 1993 he played a villager in “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” an intern in 1995’s “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”, and a bouncer in “Kicking and Screaming.” He played alongside his daughter, Riley, as Peter Angelo in 1998’s “Too Smooth”, then Sly in “Dirt Merchant” and Allen Doyle in “Terror Tract” in 1999 and 2000 respectively. His first leading role was as Ted Davis in 2003’s “BachelorMan” opposite Missi Pyle and Mark Parra.

In 2009 he was Jerry Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” a role he reprised in 2013’s “The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex.” He played Fisherman Sculley in “Vampires Suck” in 2010, and in 2016 appeared as Tom Blackhorn in “Believe”, and Steven in “Pup Star.”

Personal life

In September 1994 he married Brigitte, but they divorced in August 2003 after having two daughters together, Riley DeStefano DeLuise born on 4 August 1993, and Dylan DeLuise in 1998. He reportedly dated American producer and actress, Sharon Stone – in 2014, they were seen taking a walk together, and were photographed kissing in West Hollywood, outside Hugo’s Restaurant. Unfortunately, their relationship ended a few months later.

In 2015 he began dating German director, actress and voiceover actress, Julia Stoepel and they married on 17 October 2019. They currently live in Los Angeles, California.


He has brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 187lbs (85kgs).

Net worth and salary

As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated at $10 million.

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)

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