Greg-Michaels.com - Author, Actor
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ABOUT GREG

Greg in a stage production of The Cherry Orchard

If your scrapbook includes a souvenir photo of a hairy barbarian from Universal Studios Hollywood, there's a good chance that I'm the hairy barbarian in the photo. I performed the role of swordsman Kobad Shah in the live stunt show, Conan the Barbarian: A Sword & Sorcery Spectacular. Wielding a broadsword in each hand, I fought to the death over 5,000 times—always to my death, never the big guy's.

Yep, I've been an actor my whole adult life. I've lived and worked in New York, Los Angeles, and parts in between, performing mostly in theater and television. Onstage, I pleased audiences in the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac and was booed as the bad guy, Teddy, in When Ya Comin' Back, Red Ryder? I brought audiences to tears in The Cherry Orchard, and a personal triumph for me was the opportunity to play Custer's Native American scout, Bloody Knife—you see, I'm part Cherokee.
"Bloody Knife," Mark Taper Forum's
production of Romance Language

As for TV, I've acted in over 40 productions—from the silly to the significant, including such shows as The Dukes of Hazzard, X-Files,
and Amber's Story.

I earned a degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin; people chuckle when I say my anthropology degree led me to an acting career, but it's true. Now, acting has led me to writing. After completing a contemporary novel, I thought I'd try historical fiction, The Secrets of Casanova is the result.

Greg and family

I enjoy a great marriage, two terrific sons, and a big gang of wonderful friends. I'm very grateful.

Thanks for reading. Hope to hear from you soon.

Greg as "Kobad Shah," Universal Studios Hollywood

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