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Michael Whaley, a California native, has more than 25 years of experience in the television and film industry as an actor, director, writer and producer. He began his adventure while attending Culver City High School and later Occidental College where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts. As an actor, Michael has appeared in dozens of television series and films. He was a series regular on NBC's Profiler and BET's LA Friday. He had recurring roles on CSI Miami playing Detective Paul Armstrong, as well as CBS' Early Edition as Detective Paul Bernstein. He was also a cast member of NBC's hit series Sisters, playing Dr. Wes Hayes for two years.
Michael has guest-starred on numerous primetime television shows, including House, The Event, The Mentalist, Frasier, The Philanthropist, NCIS, JAG, ER, Any Day Now, LA Law, Party of Five, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, I'll Fly Away, A Different World, Living Single, and Beverly Hills 90210. Among his feature film credits are A Class Act, The Nation, Fair Game, Retiring Tatiana, and Separate Lives. He has also starred in several television movies, including The Poseidon Adventure, Boy Meets Girl, Running Against Time, and Twice Upon a Time.
Michael began his producing and directing career with the hit comedy GLASSHOUSE, which opened at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The production received an Image Award nomination for Best Theatre Production from the NAACP in 1991.
In 1992 Michael became a partner of Noir Film, a music video production company. Noir Film produced music videos for such artists as Tupac Shakur, Black Pearl, KRS 1, Four Non Blondes and Technotronics. Noir Film also produced several music videos with the Hughes Brothers (Menace to Society, Dead Presidents and The Book of Eli).
After several years of trying to develop and launch a half a dozen independent film projects Michael finally got his chance. In 2001 he began production of his first independent feature film FAIR GAME, in which he produced, directed and wrote, as well as played the lead character. After collecting several awards on the film festival circuit, the film was released in 2006, and can currently be seen on BounceTV. In 2008 his second feature PEACHES was released for home video and subsequently premiered on TV One in 2009. His third feature APPLAUSE FOR MISS E was released for home video in the summer of 2009 and premiered on BET in 2010. Additional production contributions include TVOne's comedy special roast for John Witherspoon, and consulting for production and distribution for several independent projects.
Michael and his wife Stacey have been married for 24 years. They have two children, Jordan, a student at Occidental College, and Jade a high school student at Flintridge Preparatory School.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Whaley