Originally from New York City, Michael began his acting career after moving to San Francisco nearly ten years ago. He graced many Bay Area stages performing in more than 30 productions. He received critical praise from the SF Chronicle and Variety for his portrayal of the titular character in the original production of Ishi: The Last of the Yahi. In San Francisco he was represented by one of the top talent agencies until his recent move to Hollywood. Here he continued his training at the Howard Fine Studio with Howard himself.