Michael Edward Stoyanov (born December 14, 1966) is an American actor.

Michael Stoyanov
Michael Edward Stoyanov

(1966-12-14) December 14, 1966 (age 53)[1]
Years active1985–present
Known forTony Russo on Blossom


Stoyanov was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is of Bulgarian and Ukrainian descent.[2] He is best known for his role in the situation comedy Blossom as eldest sibling Anthony "Tony" Russo.[3] He left the show during the show's final season to write for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a move he later said he regretted.[4]

Stoyanov left Late Night within a year and went on to briefly write for Mad TV and Mr. Show. Stoyanov trained with the Chicago improvisational group Second City. He also guest starred in the second season Quantum Leap episode "Another Mother", as Kevin Buckner, an aspiring teenage comedian who is kidnapped. He was cast as one of the Joker's goons in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.



  1. ^ Michael Stoyanov on IMDb
  2. ^ "Michael Stoyanov on Twitter". Twitter. November 18, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "WITH AN EYE ON . . . : Samaria Graham: Is she what 'Blossom' needs to stay fresh?". 1994-03-13.
  4. ^ "Blossom: 1991-1995". People.com. June 26, 2000. Retrieved 2016-09-19.

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