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Michael came to acting after attaining top MBA and law degrees and a fast-tracked corporate career on the East Coast primarily in management consulting and as an Internet start-up executive.After a number of major life challenges and realizations, he quit corporate life and commenced full-time theatre training in New York. After three years of training and some part-time modeling with Ford in NY, he moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to become a professional actor.In his little time on the West Coast, Michael has worked on over 25 films, mostly in lead roles. Recent dramatic roles in features include: playing a rock star in the feature "Groupie" with Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts; one opposite Adrian Paul in Sci-Fi Channel's "Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke" shot in Bulgaria; playing Jesus Christ in "3 Angels' Messages" (a Revelation Pictures project); and playing the antagonist in the martial arts / action feature "White Wall" shot in LA and Macau.Comedic feature work includes a lead role in "Right Time Wrong Place" (York Entertainment), a supporting role in "Ricky is Famous" and lead roles in multiple Internet skits.He has also worked on many short films, including "Flame of the West" that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. He had a lead role in the short "Touch" opposite French screen legend Carla Marlier.His first real TV work in the U.S. was in an episode of "Saints and Sinners" for MyNetworkTV, followed by another in the TLC TV show "Diagnosis X". He has also shot webisodes for USA Network's "Burn Notice".Fine teachers such as Susan Batson (Nicole Kidman's coach) and Austin Pendleton have commended his ability. In fact, Susan wrote a recommendation for him for a lead role opposite Meryl Streep in "Dark Matter"; and in the 2005 TNT Dramatic Auditions monologue competition, he was named a Semi-Finalist & Prize-Winner out of thousands of nationwide contestants. Since moving to LA he has trained with Margie Haber, Bobbie Chance and at the Larry Moss Studio.Michael has mastered many US and international accents.