In 1973 Michael was born to a female mail carrier and a male factory worker. His young life consisted of Star Wars, GI Joe, Indiana Jones and the Transformers. Not to forget the always popular Atari 2600.
It wasn’t until his sophomore year in high-school when Michael realized his true calling; performing make believe up on stage.
His first production ever was Noises Off where he portrayed Lloyd Dallas. After a mildly successful first show he performed in See How They Run, The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Passion of Dracula, George Washington Slept Here and Good Evening.
After high-school Michael was a bit of a wanderer trying many different jobs such as; Fast Food Employee (yuck), Waiter (yuck again), Fish Market worker (yuck for a third time).
While living in a small apartment an ad for Improv classes at the world famous Second City caught his eye.
He began taking classes in 1993 and by 1997 was director for Second City’s improv camp for kids. In 2000 he started teaching the conservatory program until the theater closed down in 2004.
Michael has taught Improv through The Dramatic Arts Studio, Stagecrafters in Royal Oak and P.S. Center Stage Players.
He has performed with; Some Assembly Required, Void Where Prohibited, The Third Level, Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company, Big Fun Limo, Motor City Improv, The Fourth Wall, Improvishness and M-Squared.
His theater credits include: You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby), Crazy For You (Lank Hawkins), Lie Cheat and Genuflect (Billy Buckle), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Billy Bibbit), Beauty And The Beast (Gaston) Fiddler On The Roof (Fyedka) Move Over Mrs. Markham (Alastair Spenlow), I Hate Hamlet (Andrew McNally) It’s A Wonderful Life (Clarence Odbody AS2 as well as George Bailey)
Michael is married to a wonderful gal by the name of Kelly and has a magical and beautiful daughter who’s moniker is Nina Jade. He lives in Trenton where he reads comic books, watches movies and plays video games…just like a thirteen year old.