Michael is an actor, best known for his role as the flamboyant Reverend Steve Newlin on HBO's hit series, TRUE BLOOD and is currently a reoccurring character on CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Over the last decade Michael has had recurring roles on national commercials as well as TV and movies such as HOT IN CLEVELAND, SILICON VALLEY, SHAMELESS, SAVED and WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU. Other film and TV work includes FIREFLY, VERONICA MARS, THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2, HAWAII 5-0, MAJOR CRIMES, NCIS,BANSHEE CHAPTER, SCRUBS and BEAUTY & THE BRIEFCASE.
In addition to acting, Michael is an avid writer who recently completed DC COMICS TALENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP and has since written for SUPERMAN and NIGHTWING.
Other published work includes co-writing TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE for IDW and HBO, as well as writing the follow-up series, TRUE BLOOD ONGOING. Michael also co-authored STEVE NEWLIN'SFIELD GUIDE TO VAMPIRES for Chronicle Books. He is also the creator and writer of LUCID, a high concept spy genre story that interweaves occult mythology in a parallel universe published by ARCHAIA.