Michael played basketball and baseball in High School in Hackensack, NJ.
On The Shield after the first season Michael was not allowed to drive in scenes with Catherine Dent, his driving scared her.
Michael has one son, Jordan Michael Jace.
Michael's film debut was in "Forest Gump".
Michael's character of Officer Julien Lowe, on The Shield, was originally supposed to be killed off in the shows first season, however Shawn Ryan, the shows creator, was so taken with his performance that they decided to keep him.
Michael attended the Classic Stage Conservatory in New York.
Michael is a published author.
Michael did voice work for the video game of "The Shield" reprising the role Officer Julien Lowe.
Michael was married to Jennifer Bitterman, they divorced in 2002.
Michael is 6' 3 1/2" (1.92m) tall.