Edward Michael Trucco is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the re-imagined 'Battlestar Galactica' and as Justin Patrick on the USA Network television series 'Fairly Legal.'
Born and raised the son of a police officer in San Mateo, California, Michael graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a couple of years until the desire to reach for bigger parts drove him to Los Angeles. He appeared in six plays over the next 2 years, but it was his appearance in "A Few Good Men" that got Michael noticed by a talent manager and thus began his upward climb in film and television.
Trucco became active in television in the late 1990s with appearances in episodes of 'Touched by an Angel,' 'Silk Stalkings,' 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman,' and 'Pensacola: Wings of Gold' with James Brolin among others. He continued appearing in shows of similar genres like 'CSI,'' Heartbeart,' 'Strong Medicine,' 'CSI: Miami,' and others into the 2000s. He played Cooper Lee in six episodes of 'One Tree Hill' from 2005 to 2006.
In 2002, Trucco starred in 'Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled.' In 2005, he joined the drama 'Battlestar Galactica' in the role of Samuel T. Anders, and in 2007 played Jessica Biel's boyfriend on the Sony/Revolution feature Next starring Nicolas Cage. In 2008, he guest-starred on NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victims' and 'The Big Bang Theory.' In 2010, he guest-starred on ABC's series 'Castle,' as Detective Tom Demming, and in the same year Trucco was cast as a series regular in the USA Network series 'Fairly Legal'.
Trucco went on to guest star in a season 6 episode of 'How I Met Your Mother' in 2011, and got a recurring role in the show's eighth season. He is now starring in this season's 'Revenge' as Kenny's brother.
Trucco is also the lead guitarist of the band Simpleworld.