Michael grew up in St. Louis and was active in sports, the outdoors and the arts. He majored in theatre at the University of Missouri and studied acting in Los Angeles during the summer. He moved to LA, booked his first audition, and worked in film and television as an actor, writer, and director for live television shoots.
Now living in Austin, TX he's an actor, a counselor, and serves with a nonprofit. He's also writing and developing film and television projects based on real events. Michael enjoys home renovation projects and spending time with his wife and kids in both the city and hill country of Texas.