Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

  • Highest Rated: 49% Hit & Run (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Father of Invention (2011)
  • Birthday: Jul 11, 1972
  • Birthplace: Oceanside, NY
  • Familiar to television addicts for sporting the trademark chrome-dome as (pre)criminal mastermind Lex Luthor on television's Smallville, self-assured actor Michael Rosenbaum has also provided voice-over work for such comic-book inspired animated series as Batman Beyond and Justice League (for which he voiced the role of the Flash). Born in Oceanside, Long Island, in July of 1972, Rosenbaum began his acting career in high school by landing a role in a play on a bet. Subsequently enamored with the stage, Rosenbaum earned a B.A. in theater and communications from Western Kentucky University. Continuing to act on-stage but hungering for more challenging roles, the aspiring actor packed his bags and set his sights on New York. Performing in off-Broadway plays and low-budgeted independent films, Rosenbaum fueled his passion and became familiar to nighttime television viewers in a recurring role as the "Amsterdam Kid" on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. It wasn't long before Rosenbaum was cast in the WB series Tom (starring Tom Arnold), and feature roles began to follow shortly after. Turning up in such films as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and Urban Legend (1998), Rosenbaum would alternate between television (Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, The Zeta Project) and film (Sweet November and Rave Macbeth [both 2001]) before turning up as one of a trio of gender-bending college students (alongside Harland Williams and Barry Watson) in 2002's Sorority Boys. In addition to acting, Rosenbaum is an avid hockey player/fan as well as a musician.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Neighbor Scott 2018
11% Back in the Day Screenwriter Jim Owens Executive Producer Director 2014
49% Hit & Run Gil $13.7M 2012
No Score Yet Justice League: Doom Flash 2012
No Score Yet Catch .44 Brandon 2011
0% Father of Invention Eddie the Ex 2011
0% Brother's Justice Himself 2011
No Score Yet Decision Jackson Connors 2011
No Score Yet Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Tanthalas 2007
2% Kickin' It Old Skool Kip Unger $4.5M 2007
17% Cursed Kyle 2005
35% Racing Stripes Ruffshodd $49.2M 2005
No Score Yet Static Shock Trapper 2004
34% Bringing Down the House Todd Gendler 2003
33% Poolhall Junkies Danny $0.6M 2002
12% Sorority Boys Adam $10.2M 2002
No Score Yet Justice League: Starcrossed the Movie Actor 2001
No Score Yet Rave Macbeth Actor 2001
15% Sweet November Brandon $24.5M 2001
No Score Yet Eyeball Eddie Actor 2000
19% Urban Legend Parker 1998
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil George Tucker 1997
No Score Yet The Devil & the Angel Actor 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2016
33% Impastor
2015-2016
Buddy Dobbs
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Panelist
  • 2014
56% Breaking In
2011-2012
Dutch
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Director Lex Luthor/Alexander Lex Luthor
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2004
  • 2001
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
14% The Tom Show
1997-1998
Jonathan Summers
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Biography
Producer
No Score Yet Mission Control
2014
Bus
No Score Yet The Zeta Project
2001-2002
Voice

QUOTES FROM Michael Rosenbaum CHARACTERS

Superman
In the light of breach of trust revealed to us during the vandal savage matter. We have to decide whether batman should be allowed to remain in the league. All those in favor of
Superman
In the light of breach of trust revealed to us during the vandal savage matter. We have to decide whether batman should be allowed to remain in the league. All those in favor of.
Wonder Woman
Wait before we vote I think the accused sholud be allowed a few words in his defense.
Green Lantern
Second
Green Lantern
Second.
Superman
Okay (pause tuns) Batman
Superman
Okay [pause tuns] Batman.
Batman
My actions don't require any defense in the same situation I'd do it again.
Flash
Awe, Comm on!
Batman
As individuals and even more so as a group the justice league is far too dangerous to lack a fail safe against any possible misuse of our power.
Wonder Woman
We use our power to protect the world and always have.
Batman
And what if we ever used it for some other purpose (stands up) If you people can't see the potential danger of a out of control justice league.I don't need to wait for a vote I don't belong here . (gets up leaves and walks away)
Batman
And what if we ever used it for some other purpose [stands up] If you people can't see the potential danger of a out of control justice league.I don't need to wait for a vote I don't belong here . [gets up leaves and walks away]
Parker
(answers the phone - at his party) - Hello?
Parker
(answers the phone - at his party) Hello?
Brenda
You're gonna die tonight.
Parker
Oh, really? I see. The call's coming from inside the house. Could it be an urban legend? Am I right? Hello? Hey, don't get shy on me all of a sudden, f**k face. This is the one about the baby-sitter, right? She's getting those scary, harassing phone calls. When she traces them back...they're coming from inside the house, right? But aren't you forgetting something? I'm not babysitting any kids.
Parker
Oh, really? I see. The call's coming from inside the house. Could it be an urban legend? Am I right? Hello? Hey, don't get shy on me all of a sudden, f**k face. This is the one about the baby-sitter, right? She's getting those scary, harassing phone calls. When she traces them back, they're coming from inside the house, right? But aren't you forgetting something? I'm not babysitting any kids.
Brenda
Wrong legend. This is the one about the old lady...who dries her wet dog in the microwave!!!
Brenda
Wrong legend. This is the one about the old lady who dries her wet dog in the microwave!
Parker
(runs in the kitchen and sees his dead dog in the microwave) - Goddamn, fu**ing sick, motherfu**er!
Parker
(runs in the kitchen and sees his dead dog in the microwave) Goddamn, fu**ing sick, motherfu**er!
Parker
(complimenting his girlfriend Sasha) - Hey, who's my girl...That's my girl!
Parker
(complimenting his girlfriend Sasha) Hey, who's my girl? That's my girl!
Paul
Look, you might wanna end this party a little early.
Parker
What?
Paul
(about the murders) - Natalie was right all along.
Paul
(about the murders) Natalie was right all along.
Parker
Say no more. Everybody, listen up! No, listen. Turn the music down. Listen, everybody. Paul here, he thinks we should end the party. No. Tell everybody why they should go home.
Paul
(embarrassed) - There's a killer on campus.
Paul
(embarrassed) There's a killer on campus.
Parker
And let me guess...This killer is offing people...based on urban legends?
Parker
And let me guess, this killer is offing people based on urban legends?
Paul
(embarrassed) - Yeah, that's right.
Paul
(embarrassed) Yeah, that's right.
Parker
Well, I've got a legend that you may or may not have heard of. This mediocre Woodward and Bernstein wanna-be realized...I'm gonna graduate in a couple of weeks and end up writing gardening tips...for Martha Stewart's "Living." Hang on...Unless I get a really hot story; something that really flies. I got it. I'll take advantage of my homicidal instincts...and I'll start killing people...in a trendy, attention-getting, cover-story...kind of way...basing them on urban legends.
Parker
Well, I've got a legend that you may or may not have heard of. This mediocre Woodward and Bernstein wanna-be realized I'm gonna graduate in a couple of weeks and end up writing gardening tips for Martha Stewart's 'Living.' Hang on. Unless I get a really hot story; something that really flies. I got it. I'll take advantage of my homicidal instincts and I'll start killing people in a trendy, attention-getting, cover-story kind of way, basing them on urban legends.
Paul
(pissed off) ...Why don't you have another drink? (Paul walks away)
Paul
(pissed off) Why don't you have another drink? (Paul walks away)
Parker
Maybe you're the one that should leave and let everybody else have a GOOD TIME!!! (Everyone at the party cheers)
Parker
Maybe you're the one that should leave and let everybody else have a GOOD TIME! (Everyone at the party cheers)
Natalie
(crying) - It's like someone out there is taking all these stories...and making them reality?
Natalie
(crying) It's like someone out there is taking all these stories, and making them reality?
Parker
Then my big question is, what is he gonna do next? Maybe put spider eggs in bubble gum or ram a gerbil up a celebrity's ass.
Parker
Whoa, wait a minute...Scratching on the roof of the car. Don't you guys get it? Come on...Just like that urban legend.
Parker
Whoa, wait a minute. [Scratching on the roof of the car] Don't you guys get it? Come on. Just like that urban legend.
Parker
(about Damon's ordeal and disappearance) - It was a mannequin. Damon uses it all the time to scare pledges during hazing. He also has this life-size blow-up doll. But you don't wanna know about that.
Parker
(about Damon's ordeal and disappearance) It was a mannequin. Damon uses it all the time to scare pledges during hazing. He also has this life-size blow-up doll. But you don't wanna know about that.
Natalie
It wasn't a mannequin...Damon was dead.
Natalie
It wasn't a mannequin. Damon was dead.
Parker
Come on. Damon is the best practical joker on this campus, all right? He once convinced a freshman he was the middle Hanson brother to get laid.
Brenda
(about the girl who was murdered) - Hey did anyone here know her? She roomed in Daley.
Brenda
(about the girl who was murdered) Hey did anyone here know her? She roomed in Daley.
Parker
No.
Sasha
No.
Brenda
(Brenda sees Natalie daydreaming) - Hello? (Snaps her fingers) ...Space cadet?
Brenda
(Brenda sees Natalie daydreaming) Hello? (Snaps her fingers) Space cadet?
Natalie
Oh, no, I didn't know her.
Damon
Actually, you know, I did know her.
Sasha
You did?
Damon
(looks saddened) - Yeah...I'll miss her, too, 'cause...that girl gave great head. (Starts laughing) You get it? She gave great head. (Laughs) Come on...That was good.
Damon
(looks saddened) Yeah, I'll miss her, too, 'cause that girl gave great head. (Starts laughing) You get it? She gave great head. (Laughs) Come on, that was good.
Parker
(while Damon fakes a convulsion after swallowing pop rocks) - He's gonna explode!
Parker
(while Damon fakes a convulsion after swallowing pop rocks) He's gonna explode!
Professor Wexler
Something you might have heard about mixing Pop Rocks and soda?
Brenda
Well, supposedly...your stomach and your intestines, everything bursts.
Professor Wexler
Really? Anyone you know who died this way?
Brenda
Mikey, from the cereal commercial. Give it to Mikey. He'll eat anything.
Professor Wexler
(puts up a picture of little Mikey from the commercial) - You mean him?
Professor Wexler
(puts up a picture of little Mikey from the commercial) You mean him?
Parker
(mimics little Mikey from the commercial) - "Mikey likes it."
Parker
(mimics little Mikey from the commercial) 'Mikey likes it.'
Professor Wexler
What if I told you that this is Mikey...alive and well and working as an ad executive in New York City? Would you drink some then?
Professor Wexler
What if I told you that this is Mikey, alive and well and working as an ad executive in New York City? Would you drink some then?
Damon
(about swallowing the pop rocks) - I'll do it!
Damon
(about swallowing the pop rocks) I'll do it!
Parker
Hey Paul!
Paul
Yeah?
Parker
Before you go, if there's another E. coli crisis in the cafeteria...I want you to have the biggest, juiciest burger on me.
Parker
Before you go, if there's another E. coli crisis in the cafeteria, I want you to have the biggest, juiciest burger on me.
Paul
I'd love to. That article almost got me the student Pulitzer.
Brenda
Bye Paul.
Parker
(mimicking Brenda) - Bye Paul.
Parker
(mimicking Brenda) Bye Paul.
Parker
So this guy...he was a professor on campus, maybe 25 years ago.
Parker
So this guy, he was a professor on campus, maybe 25 years ago.
Brenda
What did he teach?
Parker
I don't know. Physics or some sh*t.
Paul
Abnormal psychology...You know...if you wanna tell the story right-
Paul
Abnormal psychology. You know, if you wanna tell the story right.
Parker
Not the point of the story, paperboy! But fine. Abnormal psych it is. Anyhoo...this guy, he just flips out, you know? Goes completely berserk. Grabs a hunting knife...and he strolls into Stanley Hall. Bangs on every door. And every student that answers their door...he takes that little knife, and he cuts their throat...ear to ear. Yeah. He does away with an entire floor...before finally stabbing himself...straight through the heart. And thus...the annual Omega Sigma Phi bash.
Parker
Not the point of the story, paperboy! But fine. Abnormal psych it is. Anyhoo...this guy, he just flips out, you know? Goes completely berserk. Grabs a hunting knife, and he strolls into Stanley Hall. Bangs on every door. And every student that answers their door, he takes that little knife, and he cuts their throat, ear to ear. Yeah. He does away with an entire floor, before finally stabbing himself, straight through the heart. And thus, the annual Omega Sigma Phi bash.
Brenda
So you have a frat party to commemorate a massacre?
Parker
You betcha.