Michael Coleman enjoyed an extensive career in film, radio, television, stage, video games, and animation. He has three brothers, and all of them are also actors. One of them is Chad Coleman. Michael is a true family man as he is the father of two girls, Maeve Grace and Belle Charisma with wife Michelle Louise. Michael was born on December 6, 1973, in Vancouver, Canada.
Michael started to love the film when he stayed in Surrey. There he discovered that he has this passion for storytelling. When he was just a fourth-grade student, he took the lead role in their school play, entitled “The Dump Monster.” His costume was nothing but a large box and old newspapers. When he reached school, his passion for film and arts continued. He started to perform in many cable shows. When he is an eleventh-grade student, he starred in a show with his younger brothers.
Start of His Professional Journey
Michael joined a comedy circuit after high school. There, he did some improv, stand-up comedy, and sketches. He was quite lucky to meet several great actors, international and local. Michael Coleman’s fondest memory was performing on stage as Robin Williams watches from backstage. Robin even stayed for a few hours sharing his stories and offering advice to the local comedians. That was one of Michael’s best showbiz memories.
Since then, Michael has directed, starred, and written many modern-day pantomimes based on stories like Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. He was actually nominated and recognized for his work on these plays. There are even theater companies that applied for a license on his productions so they can be performed across the globe.
Aside from meeting Robin Williams, Michael also hung out with Stan Lee, after playing as the Incredible Hulk in a couple of well-received parodies. He also played Happy for Once Upon a Time, an ABC hit series. He also played as Dr. Watson for The Doctor’s Case, where he won the best actor at the Mid Tenn Film Festival in 2018. His other roles include Inonushin for Hello Kitty, Idasa for Dragon Ball Z, Bert Camp for Smallville, and Adam Pi for the film Thirty-Seven.
Michael still enjoys storytelling, and that’s why he chose to share his knowledge with over a thousand students in his own schools. He has built four acting schools in the course of his career. But he has also taught at different institutions.
Acting School Career
The last acting school that Michael built was the Story Institute. There, he puts a very strong focus on storytelling. He teaches how storytellers could make this world a much better place by simply creating work opportunities for actors with a great sense of purpose. He offers diploma programs at the institute while providing actors with unparalleled experience to master the craft and business of acting for film, radio, television, stage, video games, and cartoons. Michael serves as the founder of the institute, as well as the teacher and senior Educational Administrator.