Michael made his professional acting debut as Stradivarius Helberg on the television show ‘Quintuplets’. He then co-starred in the family film ‘Derby Stallion’ opposite Zac Efron and the comedy ‘Grassroots’, with Jason Biggs. Soon after, Michael portrayed a lovesick teenager in the 3D horror thriller ‘The Collection’ and has recurred on various television shows including ‘American Crime Story: ‘The People Vs. OJ Simpson’, ‘Revenge’, ’CSI: New York’, and ‘Nashville’.
Other recent credits include the Netflix film ‘Circle’, a psychological-thriller co-starring Julie Benz and Carter Jenkins, and Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas In Homestead,” which airs every year around the holidays. In 2016, Michael portrayed a psychologically tormented young man left to survive on his own in a post-apocalyptic desert in ‘The Tribe,’ alongside Anne Winters and Jessica Rothe; it debuted at the Savannah Film Festival.
In addition to acting, Michael has established himself as a producer and director. His film, ‘Another Happy Day’, wherein he also acted opposite Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth and Demi Moore debuted in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
Michael is a self-proclaimed Sci Fi, Comic Book and gaming nerd. When he is not working, he loves to be involved with the PATH Organization, Autism Speaks, the Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights and ASPCA. Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Theater from USC, and completed all levels of training at the Groundlings.
Michael can next be seen in “DARK/WEB,” an eight-episode sci-fi series on which he also served as a writer, director and producer.