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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 February 1959New York City, New York, USA
Nickname Cisco
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael began acting in 1989 on the Off Broadway stages of New York City. He then continued his passion into the film and television arena, while maintaining his love for the theatre. He was asked to appear in several of the Law & Order series, The Handler, The Practice, Robbery Homicide Division as well as feature and independent films. While working with some of the industry's most prominent actors and directors, he watched and learned from them working closely in-front, as well as behind the camera. Since then Michael has been concentrating on his teaching, as well as his directing. He continues writing for film and television. (In The Box, Shifting Point, Comeback, Mutual Acquaintance, Bomb Squad Unit and Falco). Michael has taught at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. His passion for the arts has also led him to open The Malisa Theatre Academy as well as The New York Theatre Academy, where he teaches classes as well as directs performances in New York City. The New York Theatre Academy is home to many actors and Michael has established himself as one of the Industry's leading acting teachers. He coaches and mentors some of the industry's most respected actors, both on location, and in his classes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Jennifer Ciesar (1999 - 2000) (divorced)
Barbara Cross (1987 - 1996) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (1)

Michael is the Founder/President and Creative/Artistic Director of The Malisa Theatre Academy where he provides his acting program, mentoring his (International and Domestic) students with " The Actor's Methodology " at the studio in New York City.

Personal Quotes (2)

Do what you want to do, without the intent of hurting others.
The life of the Character comes from the life that you share, from your soul.

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