Michael Trucco

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Michael Trucco
Michael Trucco
Portrays: Samuel Anders
Date of Birth: June 22, 1970
Date of Death: ,
Age: 46
Nationality: USA USA

Michael Trucco (born Edward Michael Trucco on June 22, 1970) is a native of San Mateo, California. He attended Junipero Serra High School, and is the son of a police officer. He was interested in being a cop himself, until his college days, when he was attracted to theatrical performance. He took a theatre course for non-majors while he was studying Criminal Justice, but did so well that he was asked to consider changing majors. He changed majors and completed his BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Santa Clara.

Trucco became active in television in the late 1990's with appearances in episodes of popular series including Touched by An Angel, Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills: 90210, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold among others. He continued appearing in shows of similar genres like CSI, Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled, Heartbeart, Strong Medicine, CSI: Miami, and others into the 2000's. His latest TV efforts consist of several episodes as "Cooper Lee" in One Tree Hill, and of course his current role as Samuel Anders on Battlestar Galactica (2003).

He is also the lead guitarist of the band "Simpleworld".

In December of 2007, Trucco was involved in a motor vehicle accident. He broke his neck, but managed a full recovery from an injury that most likely should have resulted in paralysis or death. As his injury occurred during the WGA strike, he was fortunate to be able to recover before production resumed. "I didn't want BSG to have to rewrite Anders as a sniveling, whining ball of despair who's hiding out in the corner." [1] Trucco now has a distinctive scar on the back of his neck. "I've been told they want to incorporate [it] into BSG--but that's all I'm allowed to say."


  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997)
  • Confessions of a Sexist Pig (1998)
  • Charmed (1999)
  • Ablaze (2001)
  • Knight Club (2001)
  • A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2001)
  • The Groomsmen (2001)
  • Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)
  • Perfect Romance (2004)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2005)
  • One Tree Hill (2006)
  • Next (2007)
  • V (2009)


  1. TV Guide April 28, 2008: 18-19

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