Mikey North was born in Cayton, Scarborough and began acting around the age of twelve in productions at the local Y.M.C.A. and the Scarborough Dance Warehouse. Whilst acting in a play at the Scarborough Sixth Form College he was spotted and gained an agent at the age of 18. His first professional work was in the play 'Bottle Universe' in London's West End, which won him the British Theatre Guide's award for the most promising newcomer. Small roles in television shows like 'The Bill' and 'Waterloo Road' followed and in 2008 he joined the cast of 'Coronation Street' as a member of the troublesome Windass clan.