Michael Angarano is a native of New York City, and his earliest roles were for TV shows and films shot within the city's limits. The actor took to his craft at an early age, making his television debut at age eight, playing the son of David Duchovny when the "The X-Files" star hosted "Saturday Night Live." The next year, Angarano broke into film with a small role in 1996's "I'm Not Rappaport," the touching tale of senior moments and friendship based on the Tony Award-winning play of the same name by Herb Gardner. Angarano eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue film and television acting, and became a series regular role on the short-lived crime saga "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family." His first major film role was in the family comedy "Little Secrets," which starred a young Evan Rachel Wood as a child entrepreneur who keeps secrets for a price, and he had a recurring part on the wildly popular sitcom "Will & Grace," playing the meek son of the outrageous Jack McFarland. Each of these increased the young actor's visibility, and in short order he was landing lead roles in big-budget productions like the Disney superheroes adventure "Sky High," the action-packed Jackie Chan/Jet Li martial arts film "The Forbidden Kingdom," and indie productions like the offbeat comedy "Gentlemen Broncos," and the small-town drama "Snow Angels." Subsequently, Angarano toplined Kevin Smith's horror comedy "Red State" and appeared in Steven Soderbergh's all-star thriller "Haywire."
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Made his feature debut in "I'm Not Rappaport," helmed by Herb Gardner
Played Steven Michael Frame on the NBC daytime soap "Another World"
Played Meryl Streep's son in "Music of the Heart"
Appeared in "Cover Me," a critically-acclaimed show on the USA Network
Cast as a young William in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"
Landed a recurring role as Sean Hayes' son Elliot on "Will & Grace" (NBC)
First major film role, "Little Secrets" opposite Evan Rachel Wood
Played young Red Pollard in "Seabiscuit"
Starred as the teenage son of superheroes in "Sky High"
Portrayed a champion skateboarder dying of a brain tumor in "Lords of Dogtown"
Played a 16-year-old with terminal brain cancer in Alex Steyermark's "One Last Thing"
Played a young kid from a dysfunctional family struggling to be a successful baseball pitcher in "Black Irish"
Cast in the romantic drama "Snow Angels" opposite Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell
Co-starred with Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the fantasy adventure "The Forbidden Kingdom"
Appeared in the Kevin Smith-directed action-horror "Red State"
Joined an all-star cast including Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, and Antonio Banderas in "Haywire," directed by Steven Soderbergh
Co-starred with Juno Temple in the fantasy-thriller "The Brass Teapot"
Landed a recurring role on Cinemax's historical medical drama "The Knick"