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Michael Fishman

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Full Name
Michael Aaron Fishman

October 22, 1981 (age 42) (
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Years active

Movies and TV shows
Roseanne, Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home, The Chaldean

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Matthew Fishman, Robyn Fishman

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Lecy Goranson, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, John Goodman, Johnny Galecki

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Michael Aaron Fishman (born October 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, writer and producer best known for playing D.J. Conner on the long-running series Roseanne.


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Personal life

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Fishman is married and has two children.

Roseanne: 1988–1997, 2018

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Fishman's acting career began after he met Roseanne Barr during an early audition. She asked him to tell her a joke. He said, "Why did the turtle cross the road? ... Chicken's day off." She was impressed, and although he had no experience, Barr fought for Fishman to play D.J. Conner. He worked on Roseanne from age six to fifteen.

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On April 28, 2017 it was announced that an eight episode revival of Roseanne was in the works and being shopped around to various networks and that it will feature most of the original main cast however it is unknown if Fishman will reprise his role as D.J. Conner.On May 16, 2017 it was confirmed that Fishman has signed on to appear in the revival which will air mid-season in 2018 on ABC.

Post-Roseanne work: 1997–2000

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After nine seasons, Roseanne ended in 1997. Fishman lamented, "the end of the show was one of the hardest times of my life. I was devastated. The cast and crew were my family. I'll always love so many of those people. They shaped me as a person and made me who I am".

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Fishman continued to act while attending the Orange County High School of the Arts at Los Alamitos High School in the Musical Theater and Technical Theater departments.

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He appeared in guest roles on Walker, Texas Ranger and Seinfeld, and earned a recurring role alongside Andrew Dice Clay on Hitz just before it was canceled. Fishman also appeared in films, including Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He then reconnected with Barr as a co-host of The Roseanne Show, which ran for two years before it was canceled in 2000.

Return to entertainment industry and Roseanne revival: 2006–present

After the death of Glenn Quinn, Fishman reconnected with his entertainment industry roots. He began working behind the camera to gain the technical skills "necessary to move toward directing and producing", and has done set building, set design, camera operating, assistant directing and props. Fishman was the primary builder and fabricator in an art department group nominated for an Emmy in "Outstanding Set Design / Art Direction" on "Sports Science".

Since 2006, Fishman has been taking acting classes to "refine my acting skills in order to return as an adult". During these years, he has also begun to write and create his own material. In a recent interview he declared, "I'm back pursuing my first love. You don't always know how much you love something until it's gone. Losing Glenn Quinn reminded me how little time we have and motivated my pursuit of acting again full time". Fishman's goal is "to not only earn good work as an actor, but write and produce good work for others. I take professionalism very seriously. Whoever hires me is getting a motivated blue-collar worker ready to show what I can do as an adult”.

On August 3, 2011, Fishman appeared on the Passover episode (season 1 episode 7) of Barr's reality show Roseanne's Nuts.

Fishman wrapped "Undrafted" starring with Aaron Tveit, Chace Crawford, Tyler Hoechlin, Joseph Mazzello, Philip Winchester, Matt Barr, James Belushi, Billy Gardell and Manny Montana (The film was released on July 15, 2016, by Vertical Entertainment.)

Awards and nominations


  • 2007: Nominated, "Outstanding Production Design / Art Direction" - Sports Science
  • TV Land Award

  • 2008: Won, "Innovator Award" - Roseanne
  • Young Artist Award

  • 1989: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Under Nine Years of Age" - Roseanne
  • 1991: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Under Nine Years of Age" - Roseanne
  • 1995: Won, "Best Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • YoungStar Awards

  • 1997: Nominated, "Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series" - Roseanne
  • References

    Michael Fishman Wikipedia

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