Beck was born just ten days after late comic actor John Belushi, within the same year. Both were born within seven months of *Officer And a Gentleman* star Richard Gere.
Despite physically-demanding roles in *The Warriors* and *The Last Ninja* (an unsold pilot movie), Beck has no formal martial-arts training.
Michael is frequently mistaken for composer-musician-singer Steve Winwood, whom he resembles.
Played quarterback for his college football team at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
He is 5 foot 11 inches tall.
Michael spent a lot of time -- a whole lot of time -- trying to explain to the writers of Houston Knights that "Y'all" had to be used only in the plural -- and only rarely. He was adamant that Southern accents and colloquialisms be used properly and not to stereotype Southerners. He was also very adamant about his accent being correct for the Houston area of Texas.