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Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Nicklin is a Los Angeles-based actor, award-winning producer, and entrepreneur. He has acted in more than 30 films, dozens of commercials and industrials, and has appeared as himself on more than 300 television news programs serving as a dedicated lifestyle contributor and topic expert. Nicklin has produced a multitude of short films, industrial and promotional content, and more than 100 live events. He also produced and directed an on-location lifestyle television talk show, and segment produced for several shows on which he appeared.

A native of California, Nicklin grew up in Santa Barbara and attended San Jose State University's College of Business. In his freshman year, Nicklin began modeling and acting, appearing in TV commercials and industrials, before discovering that his innate love of acting could be expanded into helping others to find their own spotlights as well. At only 25, Nicklin was presented with the invaluable opportunity to acquire an ownership stake in the talent agency representing him, and after accepting, he became a managing partner and a SAG-AFTRA franchised agent. Nicklin represented 150 actors and models for film, television, industrials and print. After a decade of leading his agency into unprecedented growth, Nicklin launched a second successful boutique talent agency focusing on print and runway modeling in Beverly Hills.

Nicklin strategically exited his career as a talent agent after nearly 15 years when he landed a recurring contributor position on a newly launched syndicated morning lifestyle television show. He became a well-recognized on-air personality and consumer trends contributor, and appeared on news programs and network and syndicated morning shows for over a decade in Los Angeles and New York. Nicklin also served as a media performance specialist, training talent in all aspects of media appearance from teleprompter reading and IFB use to navigating the red carpet.

After spending more than a decade serving as a contract strategist for a multinational corporate incubator during the dot-com heyday of the 90s and launching a firm providing strategic consulting to more than 300 business owners and corporations, as well as creating performance based training programs for major brands including Marriott, Universal Studios, Bally, Four Seasons, Westfield, and Macy's, Nicklin decided to revisit his passion for acting and producing and reentered the entertainment industry.

He has since acted in more than 30 shorts and feature films; and commercials, industrials, music videos and web series. He has also produced several projects including short films, industrials, a PSA, and an award-winning music video. Reinvigorated by the industry, Nicklin began providing strategic counseling to actors and other artists pursuant to navigating the business and branding aspects of their careers and enjoyed doing so to the degree that he launched a boutique management company in 2013 and put his own acting pursuits on hold for three years while managing a roster of as many as 30 actors and other talent. In 2016, Nicklin resumed his acting and producing interests, and has several projects and business interests in development.

Nicklin regularly travels the world and has visited more than 60 countries. He applies the insight he gleans from his intercontinental journeys to his philanthropic work, contributing strategic counsel and hands-on assistance to a number of non-profit organizations and has served on the boards of two notable Los Angeles theatres.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steven P. Le Vine

Trivia (12)

Nicklin formerly owned two highly successful model/talent agencies in Beverly Hills and the San Francisco bay area.
After his appearance on "George & Alana" during their premiere week, he was cast as a weekly guest contributor for the remainder of the show run.
His first job at age 16 was assembling children's toys and furniture for a store in Santa Barbara, CA.
Nicklin has been a self-employed entrepreneur since University, and has not had an "employer" since the age of 20.
Hosted a live on-location game show series for the California Lottery.
Made his theatre directorial debut in 2010 with the "LA Café Plays" series at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.
Co-wrote his first screenplay in 1999, the romantic comedy "Emergency Stop".
Michael joined fellow cast members singing "White Christmas" with legendary singer and actress Rosemary Clooney and daughter-in-law Debbie Boone while appearing on the "George & Alana Show".
Co-presented with legendary actress Diahann Carroll (White Collar, Grey's Anatomy, Dynasty) in a Chevrolet-sponsored conference entitled "Being the First and Making It Last" in San Francisco, CA. Carroll is one of eight African-American actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.
He studied directing actors for film and television at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia.
Nicklin was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.
Michael Nicklin became a member of the Board of Directors of The Blank Theatre Company in 2013. Located in Hollywood, CA, The Blank Theatre was founded in 1990 by its current Artistic Director/Producer Daniel Henning. TBT's Artistic Producer Noah Wyle also serves as the Board Chairman.

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