Michael Angarano is an American actor best known for his recurring television roles as Elliott, the son of Jack McFarland, on the sitcom Will & Grace; and as Scott Wallace, a teenager taken hostage by a terrorist, in the sixth season of the action series 24.
He is also known for his starring role as Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering Jr., one of the Knick's junior surgical attendants who stays at the Knick despite his father's pleas that he go to a more respectable hospital, in the period drama television series The Knick.
Angarano was also seen in Craig Zisk's The English Teacher, starring opposite Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane, and Greg Kinnear.
Angarano starred in Empire State opposite Liam Hensworth, Dwyane Johnson and Emma Roberts. He was seen in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire opposite Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum and Ewan McGregor.
Additionally, Angarano starred opposite Melissa Leo and John Goodman in Red State, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He appeared in Gavin Wiesen's The Art of Getting By opposite Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore and Max Winkler's Ceremony opposite Uma Thurman.
His breakthrough performance came in Wes Craven's Music of the Heart, opposite Meryl Streep, in 1999. Shortly after, he starred in Cameron Crowe's Academy Award nominated film Almost Famous opposite Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Zooey Deschanel and Patrick Fugit.
Angarano's other film credits include The Brass Teapot opposite Juno Temple; Jared Hess' Gentlemen Broncos opposite Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement; David Gordon Green's Snow Angels opposite Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale; Rob Minkoff's The Forbidden Kingdom opposite Jackie Chan and Jet Li; Catherine Hardwicke's Lords of Dogtown opposite Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch; Mike Mitchell's Sky High opposite Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston; Brad Gann's Black Irish; Alex Steyermark's One Last Thing opposite Cynthia Nixon; Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy; Gary Ross' Seabiscuit opposite Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges; David Evans The Final Season opposite Sean Astin and Rachael Leigh Cook; and Michael Schroeder's Man in the Chair opposite Christopher Plummer.
Angarano's other television credits include E.R., CSI, Less Than Perfect, Summerland and Kevin Hill.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Los Angeles.