About

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mike has been a successful actor for more than 20 years. Most recently you’ve seen him in Law & Order Criminal Intent as Chief of Detectives Kenny Moran as well as the Emmy Award winning HBO film Recount. Mike also appeared as legendary football coach Bobby Bowden in the film We Are Marshall and co-stars in the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame production Front of the Class. He other recent credits include Big Love, Thief, The Riches as well as the films Miami Vice and The Ultimate Gift.

Over the years, Mike has made memorable appearances in such projects as The Sopranos, CSI: NY, Conviction, Warm Springs, One Tree Hill, CSI: Miami, ER, Runaway Jury, From the Earth to the Moon, Ray and Remember the Titans. He is also one of the stars of Two Soldiers, the 2003 Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short Film.

In addition, Mike is one of the busiest actors around in commercials and voiceovers. His credits include Xerox, Ford, Buffalo’s, Wal-Mart, TNT, Bell South, Sprite, CNN, McDonald's, UPS, Hills Brothers, Georgia Power, Publix, Wachovia, Sudafed, Zoo Atlanta, Chevrolet, The Atlanta Thrashers, Miller Lite, Sun Trust Bank, GTE, Blockbuster Video--just to name a few.

From January 2002 until September 2004, Mike served as Georgia’s representative on the National Board of the Screen Actor’s Guild. He is currently the Georgia local President of SAG.

Training

Mike's training began at UCLA where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater and also won the Natalie Wood Acting Award. Since then he has studied at the famous Groundling Theater in Hollywood and studied cold reading for several years with Brian Reise. In addition to his acting, for the past several years Mike has taught in Los Angeles and Atlanta where his effective insights based on his many years of working in film & TV, have helped many actors develop a simple, successful technique.

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