Michael was born and raised in London, England and later immigrated to Canada with his family when he was sixteen years of age.
Upon arrival in Toronto, Ontario, they eventually settled in Georgetown. He chose theater arts as an elective and it is there that Michael says "He found his tribe'. Inspired by his Theater Arts teacher Michelle Mole, he was soon voicing all the school announcements and heavily involved in the high school theatrical productions. He would soon write, produce and perform his own show, which he toured around various venues in Toronto. He then joined and acted in several productions with the Georgetown Little Theater Company and Bramalea theater company The New Generation Players. He later created the curriculum and taught an after school theater program to grade seven and eights in his hometown of Georgetown, Ontario. Eventually Michael would move west to Victoria B.C. where he studied performing arts and art history at The University of Victoria. He was later cast in the lead role of Teddy in the Simon Gray play Molly which ran at the Phoenix Theater at the University of Victoria to rave reviews! During this period he auditioned and became a member of The Corner Store Theater Company and Edna Browns Dinner Theater Company where he performed in several productions to great reviews! It was in Victoria where Michael was approached by the Creative Director Chris Ogilvie at CJVI and he first began voicing radio commercials as well as comedy sketches for the station. Word got out and very soon after Michael would also be voicing radio commercials for CKDA and CFAX also located in Victoria B.C. By the mid eighties the film industry was getting a foot hold in Vancouver, B.C. So, Michael made the move to Vancouver to pursue an on camera film career. He continued to hone his craft at The Gastown Actors Studio and attended regular classes with veteran actor Claire Kaplan. Eventually he would guest star on popular TV Series such as , The X-Files, Stargate, Viper, Seven Days, Hawkeye, Cold Squad, The Commish, Poltergeist and many others as well as feature films such as Dreamcatcher, My Husbands Secret Life & Motive to name a few. It was a chance meeting with fellow actor and now close friend Scott McNeil that Michael learned of the growing voice over industry in Vancouver and some advice to attend a workshop by renowned voice actor and director Sue Blu in Los Angeles who was coming to Vancouver to scout new talent by means of a workshop. Michael took the workshop and had a blast! Later Sue Blu would be back in town to cast GI Joe Extreme and Michael would land the role of Sgt. Savage. Many roles and many shows would follow...he's played more Super Villains and Super Heroes than you can shake Batman's Utility Belt at...everything from, Leonardo in the Mutant Ninja Turtles, Starscream in Transformers Armada, Energon and Cybertron, Cobra Commander in GI Joe, Niles Van Roekel in The Marvel Nemesis video game Rise of The Imperfects, Nappa in Dragon Ball Z, The Blob in X-Men, Ronan the Accuser in The Fantastic Four, Kazuki Fuse in Jin Roh, and yes he's played Batman as well as the Joker in Warner Premier's Batman Black & White!
With a career that now spans 30 years from the stage to motion pictures to voice over he's a multi award winning actor!
Michael has voiced everything from animated series, video games, motion comics, radio and television commercials to movie trailers, audio books, documentaries and television station Id's for KVOS TV Bellingham. Wa. USA and NTV Canada.
Michael resides in Vancouver, B.C. with his wife and four children.
He is represented by The Characters Talent Agency in Vancouver B.C. and by Fountainhead Talent in Toronto, Ontario.
Michael currently stars as William Nekton in DHX's new animated TV series The Deep airing on Family Channels CHRGD Network, he also plays Will Nektons nemesis Hammerhead. Michael also stars as Commander Ferrus Forge in Mattel's internationally released hit series "Max Steel", Disney DHX's "Slugterra" as Stoker, Drake and Millard as well as Rainmaker & The Weinstein Company's Animated Feature Film "Escape from Planet Earth" as Shanker's Father recently in theaters.