Michael Terry was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Will Terry, an English teacher at the Germantown Friends School and Holly Terry, a third grade teacher at Plymouth Meeting Friends School. He is the youngest of three children. He studied cinematography and drama at Emerson College in Boston. He is a Germantown Friends School graduate. In the summer of 2002, Michael was an apprentice at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival, where he worked on many main stage productions. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked with Noah Wyle’s The Blank Theatre Company.
Michael is a member of the Brimmer Street Theatre Company in Los Angeles. He is starring in the upcoming play All Your Hard Work, written by Miles Brandman and directed by Michael Matthews in July 2012.