Actor, J Michael Briggs was born in Houston Texas. His career in entertainment started out in music. In 1989 while attempting to further his music career in Hollywood, J Michael, on the advice of actor friend, Peer Ebbighousen, started to do background work to make extra money. While working on a TV comedy for DISNEY/NBC called Hull High, director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Newsies) befriended and put him in front of the camera for the first time. After that, everything changed. He moved to Orlando Florida to learn acting in the Theater. While there, he studied at Zoe and Company with Russ Blackwell from the prestigious Circle in The Square in New York. While there, learning to hone his craft he was fortunate enough to work in class alongside, now well known actor, Tory Kittles, (Miracle at St. Anne, Sons of Anarchy, etc…). In 1998 J Michael earned a Pierrot Award for best supporting actor in the theater production of The Amorous Ambassador. In December of 1999 he made the move back to Los Angeles and has been steadily increasing his body of work. In the early years in Los Angeles he won a few notable featured roles on The Norm Show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and the blockbuster film, Pearl Harbor. He won the best actor award for his portrayal of Mufasa in the LBCC production of The Circle of Life, based on the Broadway hit, The Lion King. In 2008 J Michael paired with long time friend and fellow actor, Canyon Prince to produce a risky little web-series about internet dating, called The Romantic Foibles of Esteban (http://www.idatedesteban.com/). The gamble paid off. The show was a success in the newly forming Los Angeles web series community. The critics praised J Michael’s work, comparing him to the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Later the show would be honored as a trend setter in the burgeoning web series market. Today J Michael continues to book higher and higher profile roles. Recently, a recurring role as Officer Briggs on “Homicide Hunter” for Discovery ID, a Co-Star role on “Vindicated”, for the BET Network, a Guest Star role as Sean Shadomy, on Killer Outbreaks for Animal Planet and a supporting role in the feature film, Vanquisher by Magnolia Home Entertainment. Most recently he just finished shooting a Sci-Fi film, with Brian Tee (Tokyo Drift, Crash, The Series) and Mirelly Taylor (Lost); The Historian Paradox, directed by long time friend and award winning writer/director, Deon H. Hayman. Coming up for J Michael is another feature film as he just signed on with Global Film Studios and Toronto Pictures for a supporting role in their next worldwide theatrical release, Abused in America, directed by the celebrated Italian director, Bruno Pischiutta, shooting in July 2011 in Brasov, Romania.
UPDATE!!! The Historian Paradox had it’s world premier at the 2011 Big Island Film Fest in Hawaii and won The Audience Choice Award!
J Michael strongly supports the Sea Shepherd organization (http://www.seashepherd.org/) for their ocean conservation efforts and is a proud celebrity Happiness Ambassador for the charity group, HappyCharity.org http://www.happycharity.org/Home.html
You may contact J Michael through Gisela Shiffler at 3G Management 1 310 855 4054 email: email@example.com
You can get all the latest news for J Michael through his Facebook fan site at: http://www.facebook.com/JMichaelBriggsFanPage?ref=ts
and on his IMDB page at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2618232/