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Michael C. Maronna

Michael C. Maronna

Aspiring filmmaker and actor Michael C. Maronna is perhaps best known as Stuart, the cult character who teaches his boss how to trade stock on the internet in the Ameritrade advertising campaign.

Those commercials garnered him a spot in the Forbes Celebrity 100 List and also Entertainment Weekly's 2000 Summer "If' list for the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment Not bad for a guy who's been in the business since he was five.

Marcum recently completed work on the feature UNCLE with actor/director Bruce McCullough for Revolution Studios, and he has a starring role in Slackers, directed by Ameritrade Commercial Director, Dewey Nicks. His past motion pictures include Home Alone, where he coined the phrase, Kevin, you're such a disease, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Le New York and Expired, a short film by Alice Stone.

At the tender age of five, Michael started appearing in commercials for Trix and Chip's Ahoy and by his twelfth year, Maronna had performed on Broadway in Coastal Disturbances, Into the Light, All My Sons and Shenandoah. He then went on to star as Big Pete in the Cable Ace Award-winning series The Adventures of Pete & Pete on Nickelodeon.

Television guest appearances include roles on Wonderland and The Beat, as well as guest roles on Law and Order and All My Children. He was also the spokesperson for "The Hypnotic.Com Million Dollar Film Festival 2000."

Maronna was honored to perform with former President Clinton in a video spoof of the Ameritrade commercial for the 2000 Foreign Correspondent's Dinner in Washington, DC. He has also been a guest on the Jay Leno show.

Maronna grew up in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. He is 3/8 Irish, 1/8 Dutch and 1/2 Italian. His father was a fireman and his mom is a guidance counselor. Michael is the oldest of three siblings. He was a documentary film major at the SUNY Purchase, and he is a Libra. He is currently writing his first feature length screenplay, and yes it is a comedy!

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Michael C. Maronna Facts

BirthdayOctober 8, 1977 (45)
BirthplaceRhode Island, USA

Selected Filmography

What Alice Found (2003)
40 Days And 40 Nights (2002)
Slackers (2002)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Home Alone (1990)
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