Michael is of Italian and Norwegian descent.
Michael will become a regular on Battlestar Galactica in its fourth season.
Michael appeared on the cover of Maxim Magazine.
Michael is a native of San Mateo, California.
Michael likes to watch World Cup.
Michael is most interested in open-wheel racing.
Michael played football and wrestled in high school.
Michael's pet peeve is people who talk too loud on their cellphones.
Michael's height is 6'3''
Aside from acting, Michael would have loved to become a competitive race car driver, or policeman.
Michael's parents and sister still reside in San Mateo.
Michael graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts.
Michael's father is a police officer.
Michael starred in a 2007 film Next.
Michael: (On working with Nicolas Cage) Yeah, working with Nic Cage was definitely a highlight in my career so far. The man is near legendary...for me at least. "Raising Arizona" "Leaving Las Vegas", "Moonstruck", "Adaptation" and on and on. He's a really interesting cat...extremely gracious and present. I had a real good time shooting that. And Jessica Biel was a real sweetheart...very nice to work with.
Michael: (On directing) As for the directing thing, definitely something I plan on repeating when the opportunity presents itself. It was a real education being on that side of the camera. I learned a lot obviously about directing, lighting, lens choice, editing etc., but also very helpful as an actor to see things from that side for a change.
Michael: Yeah, unlike most Americans, I LIKE soccer (football).
Michael: (On race car drivers) As for drivers, I like Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards but then again I'm partial to the west coast. Dale Earnhardt was my all-time favorite, of course. Jeff Burton, Rusty Wallace, Michael Waltrip, Dale Jarret, the list goes on...
Michael: Yes, my family is extremely proud (I hope..pretty sure). Their support has been huge. I would love to get some more chances to direct again. I had a great experience the first time on "Pensacola".
Michael: I love auto racing, so I don't really have a fav. team in the conventional sense....which leads me to: The Long Beach Grand Prix. I absolutely intend to participate in the Celebrity Pro/Am Race there in the near future! As for food/drink etc., I'm constantly evolving my tastes and expanding my palette so it's hard to say (how's that for some good ole fashioned b.s.?).
Michael: Yes, the band is called 'simpleworld'. I am, in fact, the "fancy" guitar player. We have not played live for quite some time as our drummer and keyboard player both left the band over a year ago. We did manage to record an 8 song CD before we quit playing altogether. It's our second CD actually and I think better than the first. We should be making it available soon.