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 is featured in the web series Validations, Elle Rose, Night Sweats, and The Noots as well as the forthcoming Frame of Reference, Butterscotch & Chocolate, and Na’Gol – The High Priestess.


Michael’s 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.

Michael plays a sleazy businessman in the horror film Last Holler.




Look for Michael in ads for Son of a Tailor, Just for Men, SharkNinja, 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 almost 15 million times (as of April. 2022). 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.


He voices characters in five narrative podcasts: Between the Devil; Haints, a supernatural historical drama; Big Sandy; and the sci-fi thrillers Derelict and Fathom.

Commercial Reel


“Over Drinking” Little Big Town music video starring Michelle Monaghan and Michael Mau. Premiered October 29. Directed by Running Bear. Watch the video and then read this article from One Country.

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2019 Fatherless

Written and Directed by William M. Crouch

2020 The Noots

Paper Crane Films

2019 Armstrong Real Estate

Directed by Dillon Bock of Hypeman

2019 Holiday World Commercial

Directed by Ross Simpson of Factory

2019 Fayette Heating & Air Commercial–Aired during Super Bowl LIII

Directed by Jason Epperson of Eppic Films

2018 C. Shirock Video– Full Video Available on YouTube.

Directed by John Matysiak of Inkwell Films

2018 NIPSCO Commercial and Mini Spots

Directed by Ryan Noel of Borshoff

*Additional Music on commercial voice reel provided by Kevin Mcleod

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