|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, director|
Michael Manasseri (born February 28, 1974) is an American actor and film director.
Manasseri was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Wyatt Donnelly in the TV series Weird Science (1994) and his voice portrayal on Santo Bugito. Manasseri also had a recurring role in the second season of the NBC sitcom Wings as young pilot Kenny McElvey. He guest starred on several TV shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wonder Years, Boston Public, and ER.
He directed his first film, Babysitter Wanted, in 2007, which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain. His second directed film is the 2012 release, the sci-fi/comic book horror film Sucker. He also was a producer on the 2011 Michigan-made film Detention of the Dead directed by his long-time friend, Alex Craig Mann.
In 2020, Manasseri won an Independent Spirit Award (John Cassavetes Award) for his work as a producer on the 2019 comedy, Give Me Liberty.