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Television

Superstore

 

Co-Star

 

NBC, Ruben Fleischer, Dir.

Chasing Life

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, Steve Miner, Dir.

The Rebels

 

Co-Star

 

Amazon, Jay Chandrasekhar, Dir.

Enlisted

 

Co-Star

 

FOX, Phil Traill, Dir.

Last Man Standing

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, John Pasquin, Dir.

Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

 

Co-Star

 

MTV, Jeffrey Blitz, Dir.

Brothers & Sisters

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, Bethany Rooney, Dir.

Men of a Certain Age

 

Co-Star

 

TNT, Phil Traill, Dir.

FlashForward

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, Michael Rymer, Dir.

Cop House (pilot)

 

Co-Star

 

FOX, Brett Ratner, Dir.

Grey's Anatomy

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, Jessica Yu, Dir.

Desperate Housewives

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, David Goldman, Dir.

Criminal Minds

 

Co-Star

 

CBS, Anna J. Foerster, Dir.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

 

Sketch Player

 

ABC, Andy Fisher, Dir.

Pushing Daisies

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, Brian Dannelly, Dir.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

 

Co-Star

 

F/X, Jerry Levine, Dir.

Two and a Half Men

 

Co-Star

 

CBS, Gary Halvorson, Dir.

Las Vegas

 

Co-Star (RECURRING)

 

NBC, T. McKiernan, D. Solomon, Dirs.

King of Queens

 

Co-Star

 

CBS, Rob Schiller, Dir.

A.T.O.M.

 

Co-Star (Voiceover)

 

Syndicated, SIP Animation

House, M.D.

 

Co-Star

 

FOX, Dan Attias, Dir.

Everybody Hates Chris

 

Co-Star

 

UPN, Jerry Levine, Dir.

Scrubs

 

Co-Star

 

NBC, Rick Blue, Dir.

Will & Grace

 

Co-Star

 

NBC, James Burrows, Dir.

 

Situation:Comedy

 

Participant

 

Bravo, Sean Hayes, Prod.

 

Huff

 

Co-Star

 

Showtime, Mark Piznarski, Dir.

 

Tonight Show with Jay Leno

 

Sketch Player

 

Michael Rydell, Writer/Dir.

 

Malcolm in the Middle

 

Co-Star

 

FOX, Bryan Cranston, Dir.

 

General Hospital

 

Co-Star (RECURRING)

 

ABC, M. Madeiras/D. Forsyth, Dirs.

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

Co-Star

 

UPN, Doug Petrie, Dir.

 

Felicity

 

Co-Star

 

WB, Joanna Lovetti, Dir.

Family Law

 

Co-Star

 

CBS, Fred Gerber, Dir.

General Hospital

 

Co-Star

 

ABC, Alan Pultz, Dir.

Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers

 

Co-Star (VO)

 

ABC, Andrea Romano, Voice Dir.


Film

Finding Hope

 

Supporting

 

Finding Hope Prods., Diane Namm, Dir.

Broken Lizard's The Slammin' Salmon

 

Supporting

 

Broken Lizard Prods., Kevin Heffernan, Dir.

I-See-You.com

 

Supporting

 

FilmQuest, Eric Steven Stahl, Dir.

P Sound (Short Film)

 

Lead

 

Mofford Direct, Eric Mofford, Dir.

Next! (Short Film)

 

Lead

 

Extra Tartar Prods., Michael Merton, Dir.

The Krolidite Conflict (Short Film)

 

Lead

 

Extra Tartar Prods., Michael Merton, Dir.

Visiting Day (Short Film)

 

Lead

 

Extra Tartar Prods., Michael Merton, Dir.

Life Planners

 

Supporting

 

Reel Cheese Prods., Autumn Cornwell, Dir.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

 

Supporting

 

Warner Brothers, Brian de Palma, Dir.


Theatre

Judgment at Nuremberg

 

Emile Hahn

 

West of Broadway/Santa Monica Playhouse

Capsized Flotsam

 

Tyndal/The Admiral

 

Ark Theatre

Deep Tissue Comedy Release I & II

 

Sketch Comedy Troupe Member

 

Theatre Neo

I Was a Teenage Homo!

 

Dr. Mervin Rorschach

 

Theatre Neo

Looking for Normal

 

Frank

 

Theatre Neo

A F**kin' Christmas Carol

 

Perry/Fezziwig

 

Theatre Neo

The Architect of Destiny

 

Dad

 

Inkwell Theatre Co./Zephyr Theatre

Life During Wartime

 

Mr. Devries

 

Company of Angels

The White House Murder Case*

 

Attorney General Cole

 

Theatre Neo

Acting Alone

 

Lyndon Johnson/J. Edgar Hoover

 

Elephant Asylum

Lucifer's Lament

 

St. Peter

 

Company of Angels

O Solo Neo!

 

Bill (in Bill's Synapse)

 

Theatre Neo

50 Hour Drive-By Theatre Festival

 

Cashio (in Shakespeare Lives!)

 

Zombie Joe's Underground

Astroglyde 2002

 

Bill (in Bill's Synapse)

 

Zombie Joe's Underground

The Valiant

 

Father Daly

 

Company of Angels

Coming Attractions

 

"Rolling Publisher" (9 others)

 

Theatre Neo

A Lonely Monkeyhouse

 

Robyn

 

Company of Angels

Neo a la Carte

 

Ritchie (in A Table for Two)

 

Theatre Neo

Save Me from My Sister

 

Fred Leifer

 

Hudson Ave. Theatre

One of the All-Time Greats**

 

Ric Rifkin

 

Woodland Hills Theatre

The Baka

 

Doctor Johnson

 

24th Street Theatre

The Dutch Hill Mob

 

Seamus

 

Ventura Court Theatre

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

 

Prosecutor Richard Schultz

 

Odyssey Theatre

A Sting in the Tale***

 

Inspector Berry

 

Long Beach Playhouse

Yikes! It's Improv!

 

Improv Troupe Member

 

Multiple Venues

Spokesong****

 

Trick Cyclist

 

Long Beach Playhouse

Dead Souls

 

Constable

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

The Recruiting Officer

 

Tycho

 

Odyssey Theatre

* Nomination - Best Revival Production, LA Weekly
** Nomination - Best Supporting Actor, Valley Theatre League
*** Nomination - Best Supporting Actor, Long Beach Community Theatre
**** Winner - Best Actor - Long Beach Community Theatre
Training

University of Wisconsin Drama Program
On-Camera Technique - Loren Bivens (ongoing)
Scene Study and Dramatic Improvisation - Frank Condon
Comedy Improvisation - Jed Smith
Sitcom Technique and Improv - John Michalski
Acting for the Camera - LA Film Actors Lab
Method Acting Technique - Ned Manderino
Animation Voiceover Technique - Susan Blu, Andrea Romano
Commercial Technique - Barbara Divisek, Megan Foley, and Tepper-Gallegos workshops


Special Skills

Professional writer of television cartoons (2 Emmy Award nominations), standup comic, physical comedian, singer (tenor), tennis player (intermediate), bowler (excellent), fisherman (very lucky), closet marksman (some handgun and rifle experience) and computer geek. Great with kids. Dialects: various American, various British, Irish, German, French, Eastern European. Foreign languages: Spanish (proficient, but not fluent).


View Michael's combined acting/writing resume
on
The Internet Movie Database