Michael was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. He discovered his love for acting a bit later life. It wasn't until the age of twenty one when he decided to jump right in; and fell it love with it soon after. Michael started his studies at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and it was there he realized acting had become a passion. Some of Michael's Tv/Film credits include co-starring roles on Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It', HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire', Hank in 'Last Night Carol' (Harvard Selected) and appearances in 'Rebel in the Rye' directed by Danny Strong and starring Nicholas Holt, 'First Reformed' directed by Paul Schrader and starring Ethan Hawke, and CBS's 'Braindead'. Stage credits include, Biff in 'Death of a Salesman' at the Elmwood Playhouse NY, 'Nowhere Man' set in London playing a British musician at the Theatre for the New City NYC, and 'Shades of Blue' playing the seething antagonist at the Midtown Theatre Festival NYC.