30 march, 1960
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in Federal Way, Washington where he attended Federal Way High school. He studied Business Administration at The University of Washington. After having overcome a bout with malignant melanoma at the age of 19-the same cancer that took his father's life only one year earlier, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
In addition to his success as an actor in both stage, film and television, Michael is an accomplished fine artist as well. His work is currently represented in several galleries across the country. Michael and his wife Ilka own and operate, McGrady Fine Art.
When not filming, he can be found outdoors sailing, surfing, playing hoops, riding his Harley or soaring his Hang Glider above the mountains of beautiful Santa Barbara.
He holds two black belts in two different styles of Karate. He is actively involved in coaching youth sports having coached all three of his children in a variety of sports.