Michael De Nola

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I am finally going to be studying with film/TV guru Bob Krakauer. I'm going to wear a neck brace to my first class to keep my head from moving around. I'll let you know how it works out.


I just shot a scene on the show (redacted) with the lovely (redacted). I have been advised because of a non-dislosure agreement not to reveal any information about the show. I must say though that I had a (redacted) great time.


Here's a little film I did the voiceover for:


Please pardon our appearance while we undergo renovations!


Finally a pin came through. Just shot a scene with the lovely Marianne Jean-Baptiste on Blindspot.


Pinned again. Right through my thorax. Never mind. Just continue with your day. Repeat after me: I don't need this. It's just icing on the cake. I don't need to work. Every day above ground is a good day. 

Oh fuck it. Book me, dammit.


So a picture of me with Ray Liotta from a scene on Shades of Blue found its way to a gossip item in the Daily Mail.

They say he had his face sanded or something. 

It's not true!

I know because I had to squeeze his face. As his doctor, I can assure you that it's the same old pock-marked Ray we all know and love. 


I just got booked a a freaked-out cabbie on "Person of Interest". I was just being myself... 


At the "Cruise" wrap party with my "son" Noah Robbins (r) and the genial Lucas Salvagno


I just booked a role as a Greek father in the upcoming movie "Cruise" by Robert Siegel, the guy who did "The Wrestler".

Thank you Tasos Tsakoyas, who I used to work with in my dad's factory, for my many roles with a Greek accent:

Me: Hey Tasos, do you have a crescent wrench?
Tasos: Use your dick.


Ouch. I had a pin in me for a week for a nice role on Person of Interest. Note to producers: I am not a voodoo doll. But thanks for thinking of me!


It happened. They called me in to be a younger, hipper Santa Claus. When will they learn that simply having a beard DOESN'T MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE SANTA CLAUS?


The frost is on the pumpkin, so it's the time of year for a commercial casting director to bring me in for an audition as Santa Claus. Happens every year. 


That was fun.


I just booked a role on the show "Shades of Blue" on NBC with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. I play a doctor in a scene with Ray Liotta. 


Vanessa and I can't get those papparazzi off our backs.

Tribeca premiere


When I Live My Life Over Again is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18th


Here's a production still with Amber Heard fuzzy me...



I just shot a co-star role on the new comedy show "Difficult People" on the HULU Network.

Also, the Christopher Walken film "When I Live My Life Over Again." is opening at Tribeca in April. I play a supporting role and wrote and played some of the music in the film.



I'm on hold for a role on the TV show "Forever." I consider this excellent news, even though HOLD means they are probably negotiating with Alfred Molina for the role. Is HOLD a way of torturing actors by sticking "pins" into them? Discuss.


Here's one of my scenes with Milan Mumin from Love Hunter, now at the Quad Cinema...

The film LOVE HUNTER, in which I play the lead's best friend, is coming to The Quad Cinema next week after a successful European run.

I've got a lot of good scenes in the movie, and I even play the saxophone...

Quad Info

Love Hunter website


Last two weeks: Co-star audition for Gotham: no. Co-star audition for The Mysteries of Laura: Mais non. Another co-star audition for Mysteries of Laura: Non, non, non! Sacre Bleu!!


I'm excited to report that I'll be studying with Wynn Handman starting next week.


I'm on Boardwalk Empire tonight...


Producer's session for guest star on "Person of Interest"......a rocket into deep center field, caught at the fence.


Spent the night getting beat up in the film "Vitelli's". Don't know why they're beating me up-they already killed me a year ago.


A fun day shooting in Narragansett for the Christopher Walken film "When I Live My Life Over Again."


2 producer's call backs for a guest star on The Blacklist...a mighty swing, but foul-tipped into the catcher's mitt.


Just booked a scene on Boardwalk Empire as a gangster. Note to self: From now on attend all auditions in tux.


I booked a commercial as a Mafia don for a Japanese ESL school. They paid everyone who attended the audition.


I just booked a nice emotional co-star role on "Blue Bloods". We shoot Tuesday.

Callbacks on my last three auditions. I'm gonna start charging.


I just created this macabre little movie for all you Disney fans out there.



This weeks auditions: Blue Bloods, ATT.

Updates, schmupdates...Let's drop some names.
Last week I did a table read for the upcoming film "When I Live my Life Over Again with my "close personal friends" Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci and Bob Balaban.

"Love Hunter" just screened in Warsaw and is coming to NYC next month.

I am now taking Improv classes at The Upright Citizens Brigade. Not that you care.

Shame on me for ignoring my updates. I just got booked as the goofy father of the lead in the comedy "The Smut Locker".

Last month I played the serious father of the lead in the film "Woven".

My new tagline: Father of the lead.
Thursday night my character in the pilot "Vitelli's" will get killed in cold blood in an alleyway in Manhattan. This will be great fun, as I've never been killed before.
 Just wrapped a shoot for the feature "Love Hunter" with Serbian rock star (!) Milan Mumin
I just booked a top-of-show scene on "Unforgettable" with Poppy Montgomery.
I can't believe I did this...a spoof infomercial. They found me online, no audition, we did it in one 14-hour shoot.
I just had a callback for a guest star role on Blue Bloods.
New headshots are here. What do you think of my new head?
Yikes! I booked a photo shoot for a drug company! I must really look sick.
Shooting more scenes for the pilot "Vitelli's" tomorrow night.
New headshots coming soon. I just did a shoot with Lev Gorn, master photographer.
Latest auditions:
A callback as POSEIDON for vitamin water
30 Rock (audition #7)
Louis (second time)


After 4 weeks of six-day-a-week rehearsal, Sweet Sweet Motherhood opens this week at Here Arts Center in Manhattan. I play one of two characters in the play, Dr. Henry Stein, a Molecular Biology professor who is approached by one of his students with an intriguing and terrifying proposal. It's a comedy...with dark nuggets...and it's delicious.



I just booked a co-star role on Law and Order:CI. That means I will have appeared on all three Law and Orders. This may be illegal.

I am now freelancing with Jerry Kallarakkal of DDO Artists

The Whirling Dervish had a successful premiere at CineQuest. Apparently this is a big deal. I'm from San Francisco. When I was growing up, nothing that happened in San Jose could possibly be a big deal.

Ladies and gentlemen, the new reel is up...and it's already obsolete! But then again, aren't we all?

The film The Whirling Dervish (I play a lead as a Sufi Sheikh) has been selected for a SAG screening...stay tuned
Recent theater releases of films I'm in:
The Narrows w/Vincent D'Onofrio (Hasidic drug dealer)
Winter of Frozen Dreams w/ Keith Carradine, Thora Birch (Ryan
Stingray Sam (Head Scientist)

Just had my third audition at 30 Rock...waiting...
Last week: another producer's session at Law and Order (swing and a miss)

 Hoo-boy. I'm a Spanish husband of a globe-trotting bigamist

Just finished filming on Stingray Sam as the lead scientist on a planet of pregnant men. You got a problem with that? Well it's going to Sundance, so can it, Jack. This is the latest from the people that made the cult classic American Astronaut

Here's the preview for the film I recently completed, The Whirling Dervish. I play the Sheikh.

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