- Studied economics in college before pursuing acting.
- Sang and played guitar for the band Redchair.
- Has appeared in many TV series of the sci-fi genre, including Earth: Final Conflict, The Outer Limits, and Stargate Atlantis.
- Attended The William Davis Centre for Actors' Study in Vancouver, which was founded by William B. Davis, the "cigarette-smoking man on The X-Files. Michael also appeared on The X-Files.
- Is an avid reader.