Michael Carbonaro Bio, Wiki, Twin, Carbonaro Effect Fake, and Law Suit

Michael Carbonaro Profile

Michael “Joseph” Carbonaro is an American actor and magician. He is well known for his show The Carbonaro Effect. Growing up, he performed magic to earn his college tuition fee while still a teenager. He has also made appearances in several movies and TV series including; The Guiding Light, Law, and Order: Special Victims Unit, and All My Children. He went to NYU Tisch School of Arts where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Michael Carbonaro Age

The famous actor and magician were born in the year 1976 on the 28th of April. Carbonaro is 45 years as of 2021.

Michael Carbonaro Photo
Michael Carbonaro Photo

Michael Carbonaro Height

Carbonaro stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch.

Michael Carbonaro twin

It has been questioned if Carbonaro has a twin that helps him perform some of his tricks. Most tricks where a magician disappears from one place and appears in another place are believed to be performed with identical twins. Carbonaro does not have a twin. He has an elder brother.

Michael Carbonaro is gay/married

The magician is openly gay and also an advocate of the LGBTQ which stands for, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. He is happily married to Peter Stickles 2014 who is also an actor. Peter is best known for his role as the voyeuristic Caleb in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus and as Damian, leader of a gay vampire cult.

Michael Carbonaro’s Net Worth

Through his acting career and his show, The Carbonaro Effect, he has been able to collect an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.

Quick Facts About Carbonaro

Age45 years as of 2021
SpousePeter Stickles
Net Worth$500 thousand

Michael Carbonaro Effect show

Carbonaro is best known for “Magic Clerk” on The Tonight Show. In this show, he gets to trick Unsuspecting customers at a store. He then started another show The Carbonaro Effect which premiered on 2014 May 15. Carbonaro appeared on Chappelle’s show and got to play, Andy Wilson, in the movie, Another Gay Movie. He was awarded Best Actor in a Feature film. He has also made appearances in The Guiding Light, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and All My Children. Carbonaro also stares in his own Comedy and Magic show called The Carbonaro Show. He gets to trick and amuses unsuspecting customers in everyday situations. All this is caught on a hidden camera. The show premiered on 15 May 2014.

The Carbonaro Effect Fake

The show was accused of using actors or it being staged. In an interview, Carbonaro admitted how he uses editing to conceal tricks ” So, yes, definitely, I’m editing around and showcasing what you would be going through if you were there”. Pulling off tricks requires more than just disguises and the show has a crew that consists of 30 people. Parts of Carbonaro Effects are indeed fake.

Michael Carbonaro Law Suit

Producer Beth Einhorn sued magician carbonara for breaking a verbal agreement the two had. She claims that they agreed to create a show based on “Magic Clerk” a “Tonight Show” skit. The two had an equal verbal contract to start a show called “TrickShow” that has a hidden camera and involves tricking customers. She came to find out that Carbonaro had a similar show to the one they wanted to produce that aired in 2014. She claims that the magician did not give her credit for helping him come up with that idea. Einhorn’s gunning for major damages, alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, unfair competition, and more. He will be heading for trial.

Carbonaro Films

  • 2013: The Trouble with Barry as Nolan
  • 2011: God Bless America as Robbie Barkley
  • 2007: I Was a Creature from Outer Space (short) as Jim
  • 2006: Another Gay Movie as Andy Wilson
  • 2003: A Tale of Two Pizzas as Mikey Falcone
  • 2000: The Empath as Young doctor #2

Carbonaro TV Shows

  • 2014–present: The Carbonaro Effect as Himself
  • 2012: Grey’s Anatomy as Dominic Zicaro
    iCarly as Jim
    The Newsroom as Manny
  • 2011: Wizards of Waverly Place as Zelzar, The Robot
  • 2010: CSI: Miami as Gabe Calligan
    How to Make It in America as Marco
  • 2009: 30 Rock as Waiter
  • 2007: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Jeff Trapido
  • 2006: All My Children as Drunken Groom
  • 2004: Chappelle’s Show as WacArnold’s Manager
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