A San Francisco Bay-area native, as a child Michael Trucco considered following his police officer father into law enforcement. But the onetime sociology and criminal justice major soon found his calling as an actor, and upon graduating with a degree in Theatre Arts Trucco began to pursue a career in entertainment. After a start working in theater, he began to land roles on a number of hit television series, including recurring spots on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Pensacola: Wings of Gold." Trucco has also guest-starred on numerous series, such as "One Tree Hill," "CSI" and "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Big Bang Theory." He is best known for his portrayal of Samuel Anders on three seasons of SyFy's acclaimed series "Battlestar Galactica," and recently Trucco starred in a multi-episode arc as Detective Tom Demming on the ABC series "Castle."
Trucco is lead guitarist in the band "simpleworld," and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Sandra Hess.