Damian Muziani

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Damian Muziani
Woodbury, NJ
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materWilliam Paterson University
  • Actor
  • Writer
  • Broadcaster
  • Filmmake
Years active2002 - present

Damian Muziani is an award-winning American actor, writer, filmmaker, and broadcaster known for his comedic wit and journalistic sensibilities.[1] He has performed for several hit-TV shows, including Saturday Night Live (2007-2013), Billions (2018), Blue Bloods (2019), Girls5eva (2022), A League of Their Own (2022), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2023). His notable film work includes The Upside (2017), Out of Breath (2022), and the upcoming Netflix biopic Rustin (2023), the first narrative film from Michelle and Barack Obama's Higher Ground series.[2][3]

In 2020, Muziani launched an award-winning weekly news comedy program, Hindsight Tonight (2020-present). The series is produced, written, and hosted by Muziani, covering politics, celebrities, and current events. New episodes are released every Sunday evening on HindsightTonight.com, YouTube, Vimeo, on the Red Coral and DBTV steaming networks.[4][5]

Early Life and Education

Damian Muziani was born in Woodbury, New Jersey. He attended William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, where he co-created and executive produced a student-run production company called Test Pattern[6][7][8].



After graduating college, Muziani formed an interest in stage acting, landing leading roles in The Odd Couple, Doubt, Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown, Over the River and Through the Woods, Here on the Flight Path, and The House of Blue Leaves. He gained notice as a tour de force for his portrayal of Lenny Ganz in Rumors, earning a Perry Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play by the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres. Muziani continued performing on stage and received rave reviews as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, winning the Best Leading Actor award at Burlington County Footlighters[9].


In 2014, Muziani became an on-air Update Anchor for 97.5 The Fanatic FM radio station in Philadelphia. He later served as the SportsCenter Update Anchor for 97.3 ESPN in Atlantic City, NJ, and co-anchored the popular daily segment "3 From the Guys"[10].

Film and Television Work

Muziani has had an extensive career in scripted and unscripted television and has recently forayed into Hollywood-produced feature films. He first appeared in the groundbreaking game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002), followed by several hit-TV shows, news segments, and movies[11].

In 2018, Muziani co-starred in the critically acclaimed Showtime series Billions alongside noted acting veterans David Costabile and Asia Kate Dillon. He then went on to co-star opposite Donnie Wahlberg in a 2019 episode of the American police procedural drama television series Blue Bloods on CBS[12].

With the 2017 feature film, The Upside, Muziani gained notice as a cinema actor working one-on-one in a scene with actor-comedian Kevin Hart. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and grossed $125 million at the global box office[13].

In 2022, Muziani appeared in the documentary film Dio: Dreamers Never Die as the last person to conduct an authorized post-show interview with Black Sabbath's former lead singer Ronnie James Dio after his final performance in 2009.[14] The film premiered at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and has a 100% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes[15]. Muziani was also recognized for his journalistic coverage of the film’s premiere, for which he received two Bronze Telly Awards in the categories of Low Budget Production and Live Events.[16]

Muziani recently co-starred in the Season Two finale of the Peacock TV musical comedy series Girls5Eva (2022), as a neighbor of Sara Bareilles’ lead character Dawn. Also interacting with him in the scene were series regulars Busy Philips, Paula Pell, and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Muziani spoke about the experience in an interview on NJ101.5 FM in New Jersey.[17]

In 2023, Muziani appeared in a national television commercial for Paycom, as an office cube worker. He then played a key role in the series finale of the Amazon Prime hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Muziani played the part of a Central Park police officer in Manhattan in a scene with series star Alex Borstein.

Hindsight Tonight

Muziani became a marketable news media personality in the mid-2000s. He worked as a web reporter for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2007-2008 NHL Hockey Season and was the host of Better Philly, a daytime Talk Show on PHL17 Television in Philadelphia. He has since garnered acclaim for his appearances on Inside Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, ABC News Topline, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. During the 2010 election season, he was awarded three Telly Awards for his appearances on live national television, followed by an additional Telly Award win in 2012 for his interview with guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath[18].

Muziani's prolific background in broadcast journalism ultimately paved the way for the weekly comedy-news capsule, Hindsight Tonight. The show, written, produced, and hosted by Muziani, covers trending U.S. headlines, including politics, pop culture, and current events. It premiered in 2020 to strong reviews, with the critical consensus praising Muziani for his quickfire and witty comedic reflections.

In 2021, Muziani's writing on the show was nominated for an Emmy Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and received multiple w3 and Davey awards for the show's second season.

Hindsight Tonight has continued to attract a global audience and garner critical acclaim, sweeping the 2022 awards season in multiple categories. The show’s notable 2022 accolades include a Gold "People's Telly" Award, a Silver Telly Award in the category of Best News Feature, two Gold Viddy Awards in the categories of Video Podcast and Short-Form Web Video, and three Communicator Awards, all silver "distinction" awards, in the categories of Excellence in Copywriting, Individual Comedy Series, and Individual News Series.

The highly coveted "People's Telly" is awarded to the program that receives the most public votes in each category. The Gold Telly won by Hindsight Tonight was in the category of Best Online Series, beating out entries from Major TV networks, including FOX, ESPN, MTV, CBS, BET, and others.

Hindsight Tonight is currently in its fourth season.

Personal Life

Muziani has been vocal about his dedication to the craft of acting, having taken various "survival jobs," as he puts it, to support the lifestyle necessary to prepare for and attend auditions in a competitive industry.

During an interview with the online magazine, Vizaca, Muziani revealed that his previous employer was the target of the former New York Attorney General, resulting in an FTC complaint. According to Muziani, he agreed to help an estranged college friend with his charitable fundraising organization in exchange for a survival-job salary so he could continue to attend auditions and focus on his acting career. As a result of the complaint, Muziani became collateral damage, ultimately agreeing to pay a fine to clear his name. In the interview, Muziani describes the entire experience as traumatizing but is thankful to the reporters and investigators who exposed his former employer's misdeeds.

Outside of his various side jobs and entertainment work, Muziani enjoys spending time with his wife and cat, watching football, and taking day trips to exciting places.


S.No Year Movie/TV Show/Short Film Role Credit
1 2002 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Self Self
2 2005 Average Joe Self Self
3 2006 Most Evil John Wayne Gacy Actor
4 2006 America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back Fugitive Jose Perez Actor
5 2006 Utter Disaster Damian Muziani Actor
6 2008 Placebo Vic Actor
7 2007-2013 Saturday Night Live Narc / Bada Bing Patron Actor
8 2008 Forensic Files Eddie Makdessi Actor
9 2009 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Vendor Actor
10 2010 The Best and the Brightest Photographer Actor
11 2010 Hardball with Chris Matthews Self Self
12 2013 Killer Profile Bill Currier Actor
13 2015 Patric Officer Brady Actor
14 2015 Let’s Ask America Self Self
15 2016 Bennie’s Skip Actor
16 2016 Grave Secrets Thomas Harrison Actor
17 2017 The Upside Foreman Actor
18 2018 Billions Russian Asshole Actor
19 2019 Extra Toppings Tony P Actor
20 2019 Blue Bloods Super Actor
21 2019 Squid Ink Elliot Mitchel Actor
22 2019 Such A Deal Pierre Actor
23 2019 The NFL Today Mouthy Chauffeur Self
24 2020 The Saint of the Impossible Customer with Cap Actor
25 2020 Jesus V. Satan: Rise of the Zombies Satan Actor
26 2020 Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D & Vinny Bobby Britt / Marco Self
27 2022 Girls5eva Man on Street Actor
28 2022 Out of Breath Franchini Actor
29 2022 Rustin Cab Driver Actor
30 2022 DIO: Dreamers Never Die Interviewer Self
31 2022 A League of Their Own Italian Waiter Actor
32 2023 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Central Park Cop Actor



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