A SAG-AFTRA member since 2022, Michael plays Dr. Grinder on Season 4 of Tyler Perry’s The Oval. You will also be able to see him snapping photos on the upcoming Fox series Monarch, starring Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins.
Michael will play Simon Wagoner in the forthcoming TV series Frame of Reference.
Michael is featured in the films Wounded Healer, Cuffin Season, and the Lifetime movie Dating Hell.
His independent acting projects include the short films A Man Departed, Sleep Tight, Gourmet, Help, The Deal, Lavender Boy, Palace of Helen, Goodnight August, and Housegirl. The award-winning short film Fatherless, in which Michael stars alongside Chad Eric Smith, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime, as is the award-winning comedy feature Our Scripted Life.
Look for Michael in ads for Walt Disney World, Just for Men, CHI Health, LifeProof Flooring, and Sonnen. Michael’s shoulder appeared in a commercial for Secret Deodorant with WNBA star Swin Cash. He was also featured in spots for Eli Lilly, Bose, and Lexington Clinic. He performed with his family in two commercials for Holiday World. He “starred” as a “Chilly Chilly” king in a Super Bowl commercial for Fayette Heating & Air. He can also be seen in ads for NIPSCO, Datto, HealthStream, Four Roses, and other brands.
In April, 2021, Michael was featured as Anne Wilson’s father in her video “My Jesus,” which has been viewed over 24 million times. In 2020, Michael starred in the RaeLynn video “Me About Me” opposite rancher and model Jacqueline Sullivan. He also starred in the Little Big Town video “Over Drinking” with Michelle Monaghan. Other video roles include a boxing ref in the Jeezy/Rick Ross song “Almighty Black Dollar,” a butler in the Rick Ross video “Pinned to the Cross” and
“sexy janitor” in the C. Shirock music video “Stand With Me Tonight.”
Michael voices characters in several narrative podcasts: Nobodies, The Leap, Between the Devil; Haints, a supernatural historical drama; Big Sandy; and the sci-fi thrillers Derelict and Fathom. You can also hear him in several episodes of A Blind Play of Social Forces.
*Additional Music on commercial voice reel provided by Kevin Mcleod
- Aerosol Of My Love by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7013-aerosol-of-my-love License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
- Guts and Bourbon by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3836-guts-and-bourbon License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
- Somewhere Sunny (ver 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4389-somewhere-sunny-ver-2- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
- Arroz Con Pollo by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3381-arroz-con-pollo License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license