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Also Known As: Michael Aaron Fishman Died:
Born: October 22, 1981 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: actor

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Known to countless fans the world over as the precocious DJ Tanner on the classic sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997; 2018- ), Michael Fishman first became a well-known actor when he joined the series at the young age of 7. Born in Los Angeles in 1981, Fishman essentially grew up before the eyes of the show's massive audience, sticking with the series until it wrapped in 1997. He would go on to make some minor appearances on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and in the science fiction film "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," but Fishman largely retired from acting following "Roseanne." He continued to serve as a spokesperson for charitable organizations including the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and the Red Cross, but for the most part, Fishman spent the ensuing 20 years coaching youth baseball and working in carpentry to support his family. Eventually, Fishman's two interests in woodworking and baseball led to him providing award-nominated production design for the series "Sport Science" (Fox Sports Net, 2007-) in 2007. Fishman himself continued to remain out of the spotlight however, until 2018 when he rejoined his "Roseanne" castmates and reprised the role of D.J. for a hotly...

Known to countless fans the world over as the precocious DJ Tanner on the classic sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997; 2018- ), Michael Fishman first became a well-known actor when he joined the series at the young age of 7. Born in Los Angeles in 1981, Fishman essentially grew up before the eyes of the show's massive audience, sticking with the series until it wrapped in 1997. He would go on to make some minor appearances on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and in the science fiction film "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," but Fishman largely retired from acting following "Roseanne." He continued to serve as a spokesperson for charitable organizations including the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and the Red Cross, but for the most part, Fishman spent the ensuing 20 years coaching youth baseball and working in carpentry to support his family. Eventually, Fishman's two interests in woodworking and baseball led to him providing award-nominated production design for the series "Sport Science" (Fox Sports Net, 2007-) in 2007. Fishman himself continued to remain out of the spotlight however, until 2018 when he rejoined his "Roseanne" castmates and reprised the role of D.J. for a hotly anticipated reboot of the series.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Teen In Van
2.
 Little Big Foot 2: Journey Home, The (1998) Mike Holliday
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1988:
Was cast as D.J. Conner on the sitcom "Roseanne" at age seven.
2001:
Made a small appearance in Steven Spielberg's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
1997:
Appeared as Gregg on the "Seinfeld" episode "The Apology."
1998:
Was a producer on Roseanne Barr's talk show "The Roseanne Show"
2007:
Was a production designer on "Sport Science"
2018:
Reprised the role of D.J. on ABC's successful reboot of "Roseanne"
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wife:
Jenny Briner. Married on October 22, 1999 in Las Vegas.

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sister:
Robyn Fishman. Older; born c. 1978.
brother:
Matthew Fishman. Born 1991.
son:
Aaron Fishman. Born on November 19, 1999.

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