Michael has 3 older brothers and 4 older sisters and 1 younger sister.
Micheal began bodybuilding at age 7.
Mike won the 2006 Iron Warrior title by competing in a Festival of Strength Decathlon. He defended his title in June, 2007 and won again.
Mike owns and operates the Signature Fitness Gym chains.
In the 2004 fan film "World's Finest" Mike plays Clark Kent/Superman. The film was made by a fan and therefore became ineligible to be sold for profit. It can be found and downloaded on the internet.
Mike now appears on the 2008 version of "American Gladiators" as Titan. He appeared as Thor in the live touring version of the original "American Gladiators" show in 1994. He is the only Gladiator to appear in both versions of the show.
Mike has received the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Certificate of Merit for his contribution of time and donations to U.S. Armed Services.
Mike is 6 foot 3 inches tall and he weighs 251 lbs.
Mike has won the title of Mr. Universe four times.
Mike has appeared on over 460 magazine covers for muscle, fitness and workout magazines.
Mike is dyslexic and volunteers his time to organizations involved in dyslexia.