Michael McCary

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Michael McCary
McCary in January 2012
Background information
Birth name Michael Sean McCary
Also known as Mike McCary
Born (1971-12-16) December 16, 1971 (age 46)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Bass vocalist
Years active
  • 1988–2003
  • 2007–present
Associated acts
Website boyziimen.com

Michael "Mike" Sean McCary (born December 16, 1971) is an American singer who is best known as the former bass singer of the R&B group Boyz II Men (in which he was sometimes known as Mike Bass).[1]

In 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems, resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. McCary plays in the film Mannsfield 12, in which he takes on the role of Herold. He has also appeared on the television game show Identity on March 24, 2007. Lately, Michael has been seen in the court room as a celebrity juror on a TV show that airs daily called Jury Duty. He was also shown in the pilot for a talk show with Paula Poundstone called A Pound of Paula, which wasn't picked up.[2]

McCary is the son of Omarnetta Thomas and Robert McCary Sr. He has a brother named Robert McCary Jr. Michael was due to make a long-awaited return to the group in 2011 for their 20th anniversary album with all new material. However, negotiations between McCary and the group broke down, and this was confirmed by Boyz II Men via their website. He is the step-brother of fellow singer Will Downing.


  1. ^ "Michael McCary". Boyz II Men Official website. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "A Pound of Paula Promo". YouTube. January 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 

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