Michael C. Maronna


Best known for his role as Big Pete on Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete, actor Michael C. Maronna's career began with that very role. Originating as a series of one-minute shorts, the quirky vignettes about two brothers with the same name soon turned into a series of half-hour specials before becoming a regular series in 1993. Maronna's resumé also included a role as one of the many McCallister siblings in 1990's Home Alone, but following Pete & Pete's three-season run, he took a break to attend college, earning his degree in filmmaking from Purchase College of the State University of New York.

Maronna reappeared in 1999 in a series of smart, humorous ads for the brokerage firm Ameritrade, in which he played a punky, slacker employee named Stewart, who shows his boss how to use the Internet with over-caffeinated bombast. He even appeared with President Clinton in a parody of the ad for a comedy reel about Clinton's last days in office that was shown at the 2000 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Maronna then got back into movies, appearing in a number of comedies like Slackers and 40 Days and 40 Nights. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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