Michael started on stage in Toronto with a youth sketch-comedy group. He completed 2 years in the Theatre Arts program at the University of Regina. While in university he was accepted to Studio 58, a 3-year professional theatre-training program in Vancouver. The first version of Michael's play Red Bill was produced at Studio 58.
Sterling Studio in Toronto produced Michael's second version of Red Bill in which he also performed. He took it to The Toronto Fringe Festival 2014.
In Vancouver he earned a Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement for his performance in Steel Kiss.
In 2012 Michael was chosen to take part in the acting conservatory at The Canadian Film Centre founded by Norman Jewison. He graduated in 2013.
In television, Michael performed the title role in CBC's multi-award winning production, The Englishman's Boy. In 2008, Michael's outstanding performance in this role garnered him a Gemini nomination for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. Michael's TV credits include a guest starring role on SyFy's Sanctuary, and a recurring role in Global's The Guard.
Independent film credits include, Below Zero alongside Edward Furlong, A Single Shot alongside Sam Rockwell, Heaven's Floor alongside Clea DuVall, The Night Man, 13 Eerie, The Hit Team, and Cole. In addition to his diverse film and television work, Michael has been in a variety of short films.
Michael can be found in Canada's Who's Who. He resides in Toronto.