Michael Angarano

Active - 1996 - 2018  |   Born - Dec 3, 1987 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama, Comedy

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Actor Michael Angarano achieved two of his most noteworthy roles back to back, as a violin player in the Wes Craven-directed inspirational drama Music of the Heart (1999) and as the young version of rock journalist-to-be William Miller in Cameron Crowe's semi-autographical seriocomedy Almost Famous (2000). Angarano's subsequent resumé includes supporting parts in such pictures as Seabiscuit (2003), Lords of Dogtown (2005), and One Last Thing... (2005). On the small screen, Angarano played the recurring role of Elliott, Jack's (Sean Hayes) son on Will & Grace (from from 2001-2006), as well as a guest role in the sixth season of 24 (2007). With Man in the Chair (2007) -- a gentle, humorous coming-of-age dramedy about an aspiring teenage film director who finds the fulfillment of his dreams from an unexpected source -- Angarano tackled an associate producer assignment and the lead role concurrently. That same year, Angarano also signed for one of the supporting parts in the David Mickey Evans-helmed baseball drama The Final Season.

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  • Began modeling at age 5.
  • Moved to Los Angeles from New York at 12 years old.
  • Attended an all boys Catholic high school.
  • Was one of three final boys picked to audition for Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.