Biography: Jude Ciccolella is a well-recognized American actor.
His film roles include parts in The Shawshank Redemption as Mert, Boys on the Side as Jerry, Night Falls on Manhattan as Lieutenant Wilson, Star Trek: Nemesis as Romulan Commander Suran, Down With Love as the private eye, The Terminal as Karl Iverson, and the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate as David Donovan.
After guest starring roles in Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and ER, Ciccolella took a recurring guest role on 24. During the show's first and second seasons (2001 - 2003), he played Mike Novick, Chief of Staff to David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert), an African-American Senator who became President.
In the show's fourth season (2005), Ciccolella returned for the last 8 episodes of the season. Mike was now an advisor to Republican Acting President Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin), who had taken over after the downing of Air Force One critically injured President John Keeler (Geoff Pierson).