Michael Copon

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Michael Copon
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Michael Copon (2010)
Born Michael Sowell Copon
(1982-11-13) November 13, 1982 (age 33)
Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S
Occupation Actor, model, film producer
Years active 2001–present

Michael Sowell Copon (born November 13, 1982) is an American actor, model, producer, and singer. He is known for playing Felix Taggaro in the television series One Tree Hill, Vin Keahi in the television series Beyond the Break, and Lucas Kendall in Power Rangers Time Force.

Early life[edit]

Copon was born in Chesapeake, Virginia to a Filipino father, and a mother of German descent, Monica (Sowell).[1][2] He went to Deep Creek High School.


In 2001, Copon was cast by the Fox Kids Network as the Blue Power Ranger, Lucas Kendall, on the Power Rangers Time Force television series. He reprised this role in two episodes of Power Rangers Wild Force. In 2004, he appeared in a music video for the song "Backflip" by Raven-Symoné which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. Copon portrayed the recurring character Felix Taggaro on the television series One Tree Hill. From 2006 to 2009, Copon recurred on the drama series Beyond the Break on The N network.[3] In between that time (in 2005) he appeared (and subsequently won) the competition on VH1's "But Can They Sing?"[4][5]

In 2008, Copon played the love interest of Ashley Benson in straight-to-video movie Bring It On: In It to Win It.[6] Copon followed this up in 2008 playing the titular role in straight-to-video movie The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.[3][7]

On September 8, 2010, Copon released "Let's Get Nasty"[8] on iTunes and in the same year he appeared on a TV commercial ad as a spokesperson for an Asian TV station foundation called Bantay Bata.[9] Copon starred in the thriller Killer Holiday in which he also produced the film and did stunts as well.[10] Copon is also a member of the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball team which raises funds for various schools and charitable organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area.[11]

In the summer of 2012, Copon started co-hosting a weekend radio show on Positive Hit Radio the Current, WJLZ 88.5 FM, in Virginia with Trina Olson called "Saturday Night with Trina & Mike."[12] The show airs Saturday nights from 5PM – 10PM ET and features Christian rock and hip hop music. The show is streamed live on the station's webpage.

Copon is Executive Producer of Michael Copon Studios.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dishdogz Palmer
2006 All You've Got Artie Sanchez
2006 Elevator Hot guy at party
2007 Bring It On: In It to Win It Penn Direct-to-video
2008 The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior Mathayus Direct-to-video
2009 Dark House Greg [14]
2010 Night of the Demons Dex Thrilby
2010 BoyBand Brad
2010 A Forgotten Innocence Andrew
2011 Killer Holiday Spider
2011 247 °F Michael
2012 Music High Tommy
2013 Project Fear Rob
2013 Blood on the Border Sancho


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Lucas Kendall/Blue Time Force Ranger Lead role; 40 episodes
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force Lucas Kendall/Blue Time Force Ranger Episodes: "Reinforcements from the Future: Part 1 and Part 2"
2003 Even Stevens Boy at beach Episode: "Surf's Up"
2004–05 One Tree Hill Felix Taggaro Recurring role (Season 2); 11 episodes
2005 Scrubs Pedro Episode: "My Big Move"
2005 Reno 911! Kane Episode: "Dangle's Son"
2005 But Can They Sing? Himself Won competition
2005 That's So Raven Ricky Episode: "Boyz 'N Commotion"
2006 That's So Raven Ricky Episode: "Be Prepared"
2006 Sideliners Joey Ambrose
2006–09 Beyond the Break Vin Keahi Main role; 21 episodes
2008 Greek Shane Episodes: "Barely Legal" and "Mr. Purr-fect"
2009 CSI: Miami Walter Leeson Episode: "Head Case"
2010 Finding My Past Louis Alfred Sunshine
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Junior Satele Episode: "Malama Ka Aina"
2011 Kourtney and Kim Take New York Himself 1 episode[15]
2015 Dystopia Nicholai Upcoming series


  • Lakeland (2015) (pre-production) – Executive Producer
  • Dystopia (2015) – Producer, Co-creator
  • Fearless (2015) – Producer
  • Killer Holiday (2013) – Producer


  1. ^ "Michael Copon – EthniCelebs – Celebrity Ethnicity |What Nationality Background Ancestry Race". Ethnicelebs.com. April 15, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Virginian-Pilot Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Thomas K. Arnold (October 18, 2007). "Universal video traps new 'Scorpion' tale". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Amy Ryan (November 1, 2005). "Snap Judgment: 'But Can They Sing?'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Tim Stack (November 18, 2005). "The misguided style of VH1's But Can They Sing". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ C. Molly Smith (August 24, 2015). "How Bring It On passed the spirit stick to a universe of cheer-tastic sequels". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Joe Leydon (August 27, 2008). "Review: ‘The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior’". Variety. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Let's Get Nasty: Michael Copon: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.abscbnfoundation.org/mediacenter/index.html[dead link]
  10. ^ "The Official Movie Site". KillerHoliday.com. August 22, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hollywood Knights". Hollywood Knights. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Saturday Night with Trina & Mike". Facebook. September 27, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Michael Copon Studios". IMDB Pro. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Dennis Harvey (July 25, 2010). "Review: ‘Dark House’". Variety. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ Annie Barrett (January 24, 2011). "'Kim and Kourtney Take New York' premiere: Crazy Scott, poor Baby Mason, and no Krazy Khloe". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 

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