The youngest son of legendary actor and comedian Dom DeLuise, David DeLuise is now perhaps the most popular dad on TV. He's won the admiration of millions of children and parents for his portrayal of family patriarch Jerry on the hit Emmy-winning Disney Channel series, "Wizards of Waverly Place." He reprises that role next year in the "Wizards" reunion film, which shoots this fall.
DeLuise has been a familiar face to television audiences for years for his recurring roles in the hit series "Stargate SG-1" and "3rd Rock from the Sun." He was a series regular opposite Christina Applegate on NBC's "Jesse", and he recently guest starred in "Bones," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Grey's Anatomy," "Hot in Cleveland," "The Mentalist," "CSI" and "CSI: New York."
On the big screen, DeLuise has appeared in "Vampires Suck," "Mostly Ghostly," "Bachelorman," "Dirt Merchant," "Dracula, Dead and Loving It," "Kicking and Screaming" and "Last Call." Upcoming is the comedy, "Ira Finkelstein's Christmas," opposite Elliot Gould.
DeLuise is now directing as well as acting, having helmed multiple episodes of Nickelodeon's "How to Rock" and Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place."
In addition to his father, who inspired David to begin his acting career, his older brothers Peter and Michael and his mother Carol are also actors. David began his career at the age of 8 when he starred as Dom's son in the TV movie, "Happy". He has two daughters and lives in Los Angeles.