South African-born veteran actor Sean Cameron Michael started acting professionally at the age of twelve in musical theater. With a career spanning over thirty years, he is today regarded as one of Africa’s most successful exports, having performed numerous leading and supporting roles in over eighty television and film productions and 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. Theater highlights include the Vita Award-winning On the Open Road and as Father Huddleston in the Naledi award-winning musical-opera, The Mandela Trilogy. He first gained international exposure in Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin’s Emmy-winning mini-series The Triangle, as well as 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 Michael Bay’s hit pirate adventure series Black Sails for Starz Entertainment. 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 200 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 western 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 he had supporting roles in feature films Dis Koue Kos Skat, Double Echo and American Girl: Lea to the Rescue, while on television he guest starred opposite Gary Sinise in CBS’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Of Kings & Prophets (ABC), as well as the lead baddie role of Shane Copley in Scorpion opposite Robert Patrick on CBS. In February 2017 Michael played the lead role in the sci-fi short film Tears in the Rain which won him the Jury and Audience Best Actor Award at the SciFi Underground Film Festival in Munich, Germany. The actor went on to win Best Performance by an Actor at the Boston SciFi Film Festival for his lead protagonist role of Sam in the indie feature film Broken Darkness. Michael recurs on the hit Mark Wahlberg-produced conspiracy drama Shooter (USA) as Russian diplomat Grigory Krukov, opposite Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps. He will next be seen on the big screen in Universal’s The Mummy and recurring as Old Man Heart in the grindhouse series Blood Drive on Syfy.
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