Sean Cameron Michael
Sean Michael in 2009
24 December 1969 |
Cape Town, South Africa
While in school, he studied drama with Rita Maas-Phillips. After completing high school, Michael did his two years compulsory National Service as an infantryman in the South African Defence Force in Potchefstroom. After a number of part-time jobs (including being a waiter and a chef) he decided to become a full-time actor and singer.
Over the past thirty years, Michael has performed in more than 80 local and international television series, shorts and feature films. He began his official career in 1993, playing the role of Thomas in an adaptation of The Gospel According to Matthew. In 1996, he also had a recurring role on Egoli: Place of Gold, a long-running South African soap opera.
Michael's first relevant American role came in 2005 when he landed the support lead in Dean Devlin's mini-series The Triangle. Also, in 2008 he joined the cast of 24 playing French UN worker, Charles Solenz, in 24: Redemption. The New York Post singled out Michael's performance saying that his character "might be the most spineless, loathsome character ever created for this show."
The following year, he played the lead in Animal Planet's TV special Mermaids: The Body Found, which scored the highest viewership ratings for the channel since 2003. He appeared in HBO's film The Girl and the Strike Back series. He also worked opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in Universal’s Safe House. In 2013, he starred opposite Oscar winner William Hurt in BBC Films' Royal Television Society's film, The Challenger, about the space shuttle disaster. He then started work on season 1 of Black Sails. The show received several Emmy Awards. The second season premiered in January 24, 2015. Michael was considered for Emmy and SAG awards for his work on season one and two as series regular Richard Guthrie.
In 2016, Michael guest starred in a number of US television shows, including Of Kings and Prophets (ABC), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) and Scorpion (CBS)  in which he played the lead baddie, Shane Copley and once again was considered for an Emmy.
Michael also plays the lead role in the sci-fi short film "Tears in the Rain" which screened at the Boston SciFi Film Festival  and won him the Jury and Audience Best Actor Award at the SciFi Underground Film Festival in Munich, Germany.
The actor will next be seen as the main protagonist, Sam in director Christopher-Lee Dos Santos' indie feature "Broken Darkness", currently on the film festival circuit internationally. Michael also won Best Performance by an Actor in a Feature Film for this role at the Boston SciFi Film Festival (2017).
Michael's next project is the "A.S.T." film franchise in which he plays Gideon, the powerful leader of a black bag operation for the CIA. Filming commences early 2018 in Canada.
|1993||The Gospel According to Matthew||Thomas|
|1994||Woman of Desire||Waiter||Uncredited Role|
|1996||The Making of the Mahatma||Warder|
|1998||Ernest in the Army||Soldier #3|
|1999||Pirates of the Plain||Shopping Network Announcer|
|2000||Shark Attack 2||News Anchor Man||Video|
|2004||Cape of Good Hope||Father Who Doesn't|
|2006||Faith like Potatoes||Fergus Buchan|
|2007||Confessions of a Gambler||Black Suit|
|2008||Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls||Allan Quatermain||Video|
|2008||The Making of 24: Redemption||Charles Solenz||Video Short|
|2009||Invictus||Springbok Equipment Manager||Uncredited Role|
|2010||Themba||Dr. Max Taylor|
|2010||Lost Boys: The Thirst||Ira Pinkus||Video|
|2011||Heart & Soul||Chris Bernard||Short|
|2011||There Are No Heroes||Agent HK||Short|
|2012||Safe House||Landlord||Uncredited Role|
|2013||Death Race: Inferno||New Doctor||Video|
|2013||A Shot at the Big Time||Van Staden||Short|
|2013||Ross Jack: TV's in the Swimming Pool||Gangster||Short|
|2013||Jimmy in Pienk||Buk's Father|
|2013||The Time Travelers||Ronald||Short|
|2014||Prime Circle: Doors||Government Official||Short|
|2016||The Weight of Wind||Nico||Short|
|2016||Lea to the Rescue||Ricardo Carvalho|
|2016||Dis Koue Kos, Skat||Kobus|
|2017||Tears in the Rain||John Kampff||Short|
|2017||It's Complicated||Fairy Godmother||Short (Completed)|
|???||AST - A Sexual Thriller||Gideon||Pre-Production|
|???||Actions Not Words||Colonel Wilcox||Pre-Production|
|1993||Death in the Family||Warder||Unaired Series|
|1993||Egoli: Place of Gold||Menasse's Disciple||Guest Role: 1 episode|
|1996||Egoli: Place of Gold||Brett||Guest Role: 7 Episodes|
|1996||Rhodes||Messenger||Guest Role - Unknown Episode|
|1997||The Adventures of Sinbad||Young Timur||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|1999||CI5: The New Professionals||Male Officer||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|1999||Fallen Angel||Doctor Antoine||TV Movie|
|2002||Madam & Eve||Steven||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2002||Home Alone 4||Cop||TV Movie|
|2002||The Red Phone: Manhunt||Kathy's Father||TV Movie|
|2002||Pavement||Uniform Cop 3||TV Movie|
|2004||This Life||Miles Stewart||Main Role: 39 Episodes (1 Season)|
|2005||Charlie Jade||Barry||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2005||Supernova||Customer #1||TV Movie|
|2005||Sci-Fi Inside: 'The Triangle'||Don Beatty||TV Movie|
|2005||The Triangle||Don Beatty||Main Role: 3 Episodes (Mini Series)|
|2006||Operation Rainbow Warrior||New Zealand Journalist||TV Movie|
|2007||To Be First||Orthopaedic Surgeon||TV Movie|
|2008||Ella Blue||Muller||Unknown Mini Series|
|2008||Shooting Stars||Jean-Pierre||Unknown Series|
|2008||Crusoe||Nolan Moore||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2008||Special Forces Heroes||Ulrich Wegener||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
|2008||24||Charles Solenz||TV Movie|
|2009||Natalee Holloway||Paul Van Der Sloot||TV Movie|
|2010||The Secret of the Whales||Journalist||TV Movie|
|2010||America: The Story of Us||Thomas Edison||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
|2011||Get Out Alive||Clifford Draper||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2011||Outcasts||Clark Johnson||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2011||Mermaids: The Body Found||McCormick||TV Movie|
|2011||Beaver Falls||Uma's Dad||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2012||Infested!||Jeff Menning||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
|2012||The Great British Story: A People's History||William Levett||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
|2012||Strike Back||Dr. Vasiliev||Guest Role: 2 Episodes|
|2012||The Girl||Robert Burks||TV Movie: Uncredited Role|
|2012||Manking the Story of All of Us||Benjamin Latrobe Jr.||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
|2013||The Challenger||Judson Lovingood||TV Movie|
|2013||Banged Up Abroad||Detective Swainson||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
|2014||When We Were Black||Unknown||Main Role: 6 Episodes (Season 2)|
|2014-2015||Black Sails||Richard Guthrie||Main Role: 10 Episodes (Seasons 1-2)|
|2016||Scorpion (TV series)||Shane Copley||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2016||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Noah Coetzee||Guest Role: 1 Episode|
|2016||Of Kings and Prophets||Nabal||Guest Role: 2 Episodes|
|2017||Blood Drive||Old Man Heart||Recurring Role: 8 Episodes|
|2016-2017||Shooter||Grigory Krukov||Recurring Role: 4 Episodes|
|2017||Origins: The Journey of Humankind||William Tyndale||Documentary Series: 1 Episode|
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- Smith, Austin (3 November 2008). "Jumpin' Jack". New York Post. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Jason J. Hughes (29 April 2010). "America: The Story Of Us Breaks Ratings Records". Television Blend. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "Animal Planet Slays With Best-Ever May in Network History". Animal Planet Press Release. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Cannes critics simply crave Danes in westerns". The Copenhagen Post. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
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- "WATCH: Award-winning local sci-fi short film, Tears in the Rain". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
- "Local short-film Tears in the Rain wins big international award". Critical Hit. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
- "SA SciFi wins award in Munich - Transafricaradio". Transafricaradio. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
- "Last Broken Darkness Crashes Down on the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival this February 18th!". www.28dayslateranalysis.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
- "AST". WeekendSpecial. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2018-05-24.