Michael Trucco portrayed Alec in the season 1 episode "Love Hurts".


Edward Michael Trucco, credited as Micheal Trucco was born in San Francisco, California, USA on June 22, 1970, making him 30 years old. He attended Junipero Serra High School. He is a television actor and lead guitarist of the band "simpleworld". He got his start working in commercials, being an extra and working as a stunt double for Matt Dillon while doing theater work; he was discovered during a theater production of A Few Good Men. Michael is best known for his roles as Sam Anders in Battlestar Galactica and Cooper Lee in One Tree Hill. Although he has appeared as a guest star on several series such as CSI, Castle, Joey and Tru Calling. He had recurring roles on shows such as One Tree Hill and Beverly Hills, 90210 and he has starred in such movies as Next, opposite Nicholas Cage. Michael starred in the T.V. series Fairly Legal.

On Sunday, December 2, 2007, Trucco was involved in a car accident that nearly left him crippled, but he eventually recovered and returned to work.


Michael Trucco Alec

Michael as Alec, firing his crossbow at Leo.

  • Battlestar Galactica (2003)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Big Band Theory
  • Bram and Alice
  • Castle
  • Charmed
  • CSI
  • CSI: Miami
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • Eli Stone
  • Family Law
  • Freedom
  • Joey
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Nash Bridges
  • One Tree Hill
  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold
  • Revenge
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • Silk Stalkings
  • Strong Medicine
  • Sunset Beach
  • That's Life
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Parkers
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Tru Calling
  • Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled
  • Next
  • The Groomsmen
  • Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
  • Confessions of a Sexist Pig

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Michael appeared in Beverly Hills, 90210, which starred Shannen Doherty during its first four seasons.
  • Michael is one of three actors from One Tree Hill to have appeared on Charmed, the others being Bethany Joy Lenz, who appeared as Lady Julia in the season 4 episode "A Knight to Remember" Michael portrayed the uncle of Bethany's character's husband, Nathan Scott, on the OTH series. Also, Danneel Harris portrayed Rachael Gatina, an ex-girlfriend of Michael's character in OTH.
  • Michael Trucco and Ray Wise (who portrayed Ludlow in "Lost and Bound") both appeared in "How I Met Your Mother". Michael portrayed the boyfriend of main character Robin Scherbatsky, while Ray portrayed her father.
  • Michael Trucco also appeared in The Big Bang Theory where he played a one of the love interests of Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco, who also portrayed Billie Jenkins in season 8.

    Trucco playing David Underhill on the Big Bang Theory

  • Michael is one of only a few men who have appeared on the cover of Maxim Magazine.
  • Michael is most interested in open-wheel racing.
  • Michael played football and wrestled in high school.
  • Michael's pet peeve is people who talk too loud on their cellphones.
  • Aside from acting, Michael would have loved to become a competitive race car driver, or policeman.
  • Michael's parents and sister still reside in San Mateo.
  • Michael graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts.
  • Michael's father is a police officer.

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