Michael Cornacchia

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Michael Cornacchia is the creator of "American Comedy." Consisting of actors, writers, directors, producers, stand-up comedians, technicians, editors, and web developers, American Comedy creates content for the stage, web, television, and film. Michael and his team have been working together for over 15 years. The core group met at the University of Southern California School of Theatre. Upon graduation, with their training and vast network of peers including students from the USC School of Cinema, Michael and his colleagues immediately started working in the entertainment industry.


Michael Cornacchia hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Theatre. Michael has appeared in numerous television shows including “ER”, “The Practice”, “Six Feet Under”, “CSI: New York”, “The Tick,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “October Road”. Michael was also in the well-known internet series, “Terry Tate: Office Linebacker”. He worked with Kevin Pollack in the 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Film, “Our Time is Up”. He has also voiced the role of Eddie in the video game version of “Reservoir Dogs”. He was the voice of Frankie in the academy award winning animated film, “Happy Feet.” Star Wars fans know him as Jabba the Hutt and Admiral Ackbar in Patrick T. Gorman’s, “The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes”. Michael can also be heard on the Kids’ WB series, “Legion of Super Heroes” as Bouncing Boy. Recently Michael appeared in BOTH the “Hannah Montana” TV series and “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Michael just completed shooting Edoardo Ponti’s romantic comedy, “Coming and Going,” starring Sasha Alexander and Rhys Darby. Michael’s short, “Michael Poppins in The Curious Case of the Beastie Yeasties” in which he stars in and produced, was just selected to appear in the Los Angeles Comedy Festival. Michael also acted in and produced his first horror feature film, “Grey Skies.” Michael also created a short spoofing popular ghost hunting shows called, “What the F&#$ Was That?!”

Michael performs stand-up comedy throughout Los Angeles at the Improv, Akbar, Room 5, Molly Malone's, and the famous Friars of Beverly Hills. Michael's hilarious facial expressions and hysterical outlook on life keep his audiences in stitches. Michael is a comedic force in Hollywood who has been compared to Jack Black, Jonathan Winters, John Belushi, and the Great One himself, Jackie Gleason.

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