Born in Cape Town, South African thespian Sean Cameron Michael started acting at the age of twelve in stage musicals. While continuing his schooling, he studied drama with Rita Maas-Phillips (RADA) and after completing two years national service in the South African Defense Force, Michael decided to pursue acting professionally.
With a career spanning over thirty years, Michael has performed numerous leading and critical supporting roles in television and film productions for endless distinguished international organizations, such as Universal, HBO, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, BBC Films, NBC, Animal Planet, History Channel, 20th Century Fox, CBS, ABC and Imagine Entertainment.
He has worked with some of the top actors, directors and producers in the world today, including Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Ryan Reynolds, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, William Hurt and Michael Bay.
With over thirty theater productions under his belt, highlights include the Vita Award-winning On the Open Road and recently as Father Huddleston in the Naledi award-winning musical-opera, The Mandela Trilogy. Internationally he has performed in over 80 television series, shorts, music videos and feature films. Highlights include Bryan Singer's Emmy-winning The Triangle and Fox's multi Emmy and Golden Globe nominated feature 24: Redemption (opposite Jon Voight and Kiefer Sutherland). Over 12 million viewers tuned in for the premiere.
More recently he worked opposite Games of Thrones' Charles Dance in the Emmy-nominated Strike Back series, as well as Oscar winner William Hurt in BBC Films' Royal Television Society's award-winning The Challenger Disaster. In 2013 he secured the series regular role of Richard Guthrie in the hit pirate adventure series Black Sails for Starz Entertainment and Platinum Dunes. Season 1 garnered 4 Emmy nominations and 2 wins, with Michael being considered for a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He returned in season 2 which premiered in over 175 countries and was once again considered for an Emmy, as well as a SAG Award.
A highlight of 2015 was Michael playing the supporting role of Lester in Zentropa/Universal's feature The Salvation for director Kristian Levring, alongside Mads Mikkelsen, Jonathan Pryce and Eva Green. He also became a permanent US resident based in Los Angeles and a member of SAG-Aftra.
In 2016 Michael will be seen playing supporting roles in feature films Dis Koue Kos Skat, Double Echo and Lea to the Rescue, and also his first lead role in the indie feature, Last Broken Darkness, for director Christopher-Lee Dos Santos. On television he can be seen guest starring opposite Gary Sinise in CBS's Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, as well as the role of Copley in Scorpion opposite Robert Patrick.
Name: Sean Cameron Michael
Known for: Black Sails
BirthDay: 24, Dec ,1969