Best-known for his role as sexy CIA agent Vaughn on the ABC hit "Alias," Michael was born November 27, 1968, in France. His mother is American, and his father is famed French singer Louis Vartan. His parents divorced when he was five years old, and as a child he shuttled between France and the U.S. At the age of eighteen, Michael moved to the States to avoid mandatory service in the French armed forces.
He made his acting debut in the French film "Un homme et deux femmes."
"The Pallbearer," in which he starred with David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow, was his first big American movie.
He had a minor breakout role as the charming English teacher in the hit "Never Been Kissed."
In 2001, Michael became a regular on the spy series "Alias." He also briefly dated the show's star Jennifer Garner, who has since married Ben Affleck. Hockey is a passion with Michael, so much so that the creators of "Alias" worked it into the show. His newest movie is "Monster In-Law," starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda.