Michael Anthony Angarano (born December 3, 1987) is an American actor.

Early life

Angarano was born in Brooklyn, New York to Michael and Doreen Angarano; he has two sisters and a younger brother. He is of Italian descent.

His family owns and operates the dance studio Reflections in Dance in Canoga Park, California. Angarano graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School.


In the late 1990s, Michael was one of the finalists for the role of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, but lost to Jake Lloyd.

In 2000, 12-year-old Angarano acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family. The following year, he landed his first major film role in Little Secrets, opposite Evan Rachel Wood and David Gallagher. Three years later, he starred in the Nickelodeon TV-movie Maniac Magee. He played the lead role in 2005's Sky High. Other film roles include parts in The Bondage, Black Irish, Man in the Chair, Snow Angels, The Final Season, One Last Thing..., The Forbidden Kingdom, Ceremony, The Brass Teapot and Red State.

On television, from 2001 to 2006, he had a recurring role as Elliott, the son of Jack McFarland, on Will & Grace. In 2007, he appeared in four episodes of the show 24 as Scott Wallace, a teenager taken hostage by a terrorist. Since 2014, he has played Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering, Jr. on Cinemax's historical drama The Knick.

Personal life

In 2008, Kristen Stewart said she and Angarano were in a relationship. As of mid-2014, he lives in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, with his girlfriend, actress Juno Temple, whom he met in 2012 during production of their film The Brass Teapot.



1996Childhood's End1st BoyUncredited
I'm Not Rappaport3-year-old Cowboy
1997For Richer or PoorerSammy Yoder
1998River RedYoung Tom
1999Music of the HeartNick at 7
Baby Huey's Great Easter AdventureNick
2000Almost FamousYoung William
The Brainiacs.comMatt Tyler
2002Little SecretsPhilip
The New KidAustin
2003SeabiscuitYoung Red Pollard
2004The Dust FactoryRocky MazzelliLimited release
SpeakDavid Petrakis
2005Dear WendyFreddieLimited release
Sky HighWill Stronghold
Lords of DogtownSid
2006One Last Thing...DylanLimited release
The BondageCharlie
2007The Final SeasonMitch Akers
Man in the ChairCameron
Snow AngelsArthur
Black IrishCole
2008The Forbidden KingdomJason Tripitikas
2009Gentlemen BroncosBenjamin Purvis
2010CeremonySam Davis
2011The Art of Getting ByDustin
Red StateTravis
Noah's Ark: The New BeginningTownsmanVoice role
2012The Brass TeapotJohn
2013The End of LoveHimselfCameo
The English TeacherJason Sherwood
Empire StateEddie
2015Wild CardCyrus Kinnick
The Stanford Prison ExperimentChristopher Archer


1995Saturday Night LiveDavid Duchovny's son1 episode: "David Duchovny/Rod Stewart"
New York News1 episode: "Welcome Back Cotter"
1997Stranger in My HomeDrewTV Movie
CybillTimmy1 episode: "The Wedding"
1998Grace & GlorieBicycle KidTV Movie
The PretenderPatrick Harper1 episode: "Stolen"
1999As the World TurnsMatthew John "M.J." Dixon
Seven DaysEvan Hamilton1 episode: "For the Children"
2000-2001Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI FamilyChance ArnoMain cast
25 episodes
2001Say UncleNickTV Movie
2001–2006Will & GraceElliot11 episodes
2003Maniac MageeJeffrey Lionel MageeTV Movie
My Life with MenBenTV Pilot
ERZack1 episode: "The Greater Good"
2004Less than PerfectGeorge Denton2 episodes: "The Crush", "Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas"
2005SummerlandJeb Ekhart2 episodes: "Leaving Playa Linda", "Where There's a Will There's a Wave"
Kevin HillEthan Claypool1 episode: "Only Sixteen"
200724Scott Wallace4 episodes
2012Entry LevelJakeTV Movie
2014The KnickDr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering, Jr.Main cast
20 episodes
Drunk HistoryWalt Disney1 episode: "Hollywood"