Mike Genovese appeared in two episodes of "Quantum Leap", in different roles.
|Birth name:||Peter Michael Genovese|
|Born:||April 26, 1942|
|Birthplace:||St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Ellen Crawford, ?-present |
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Double Identity" and "Mirror Image" (series finale)|
|Character played:||Mr. Collins/|
Don Geno Frascotti
Mike Genovese (born Peter Michael Genovese on April 26, 1942) appeared as mobster/leapee Don Geno Frascotti in Quantum Leap episode titled "Double Identity" in Season 1 and as Mr. Collins in the series finale episode, "Mirror Image".
A veteran character actor known for playing heavies, Mike has appeared in many films such as two Richard Pryor starred vehicles, JoJo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) and Harlem Knights, which also co-starred Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx and Della Reese, and guest roles on TV series such as The Dukes of Hazzard, Star Trek:The Next Generation, ER, Chicago Hope, and JAG, just to mention a few. For ER, the long-running medical drama which airs on NBC, Genovese appeared in a recurring role as Officer Al Grabarsky, where he appeared opposite his real life wife, actress Ellen Crawford, who was as cast regular as Nurse Lydia Wright, his character's girlfriend. he appeared in twelve episodes of the series from 1994 through 2000.
In 1979, Mike had a notable performance as Philip Marlowe at Chicago's Organic Theater in Stuart Gordon directed adaptation of Raymond Chandler's "The Little Sister." In 2005, he appeared as Rev. Tollhouse in "The Book of Liz" play by Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris at the 2nd Stage Theatre, Hollywood.