Michael Badalucco is an American actor, who started his career as a prop master for films shot on location in New York City. Born in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, Badalucco's father was a movie set designer and his mother worked in wardrobe. The actor studied drama at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and he made his film debut playing a small role in Scorsese's 1980 film, Raging Bull. For the next twenty years, Badalucco became a character actor for film and television, never landing a major role. He got his big break on the set of the film, One Fine Day, in 1996 with a little help from actress Michelle Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer's husband, David E. Kelley, was producing a new TV drama called The Practice, and she thought Badalucco would fit in as one of the cast members. Badalucco nailed his casting call, and he worked on the successful series until 2004, performing in an occasional film in the off-season. After the Practice, the actor continued to appear on TV in a list of hit shows that include In Plain Sight, Boardwalk Empire, Private Practice and Monk.