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Sean Cameron Michael

1st Lang: English      2nd Lang: Afrikaans (conversational)     
Eyes: Blue     Hair: Dark Blonde     Height: 1.78m     


South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTA) - Nominated: Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film: Fried Barry
South Film & Arts Academy (Chile) - Winner: Best Supporting Actor (Short Film) Stay Safe
South Film & Arts Academy (Chile) - Winner: Best Lead Actor (Feature Film) The Last Victims
Rapid Lion Film Festival - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Feature Film) The Last Victims
Boston SciFi Film Festival - Winner: Best Performance by an Actor (Feature Film) Last Broken Darkness
Underground Film Festival (Germany) / Red Corner Film Festival (Russia) - Winner: Best Actor (Short Film) Tears in the Rain
Kinsale Shark Awards (Ireland) - Winner: Best Performance (Short Film) It’s Complicated


Over the past three decades, South African-born veteran actor Sean Cameron Michael has performed in over 100 local and international TV and film productions and 30 theatre productions (including the Vita award-winning On the open Road opposite David Minnaar and Marius Weyers, as well as the Fleur du Cap award-winning national tour of The Mandela Trilogy.)

He first gained international exposure in Dean Devlin´s Emmy-winning series The Triangle, as well as Fox´s multi-Emmy and Golden Globe nominated feature 24: Redemption (opposite Kiefer Sutherland). He was also a series regular on two seasons of the hit pirate series Black Sails (Starz) where he was considered for an Emmy and SAG award for his portrayal.

Career highlights include working opposite Oscar-winner William Hurt in BBC Films´ The Challenger Disaster, playing the supporting role of Lester (opposite Mads Mikkelsen) in Universal´s The Salvation, the multi award-winning Tears in the Rain, Last Broken Darkness and more recently The Last Victims which had its world premiere in LA at PAFF and opened the Rapid Lion International Film Festival where he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He then went on to win Best Lead Actor at the South Film & Arts Academy in Chile for his portrayal.

Since relocating to Los Angeles over five years ago, where he was awarded an extraordinary ability green card, Michael guest starred and recurred on a number of hit shows including MacGyver (CBS), Shooter (USA), Of Kings & Prophets (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS), Blood Drive (SyFy), Deep State (Fox/Epix) and CBS´ Scorpion opposite Robert Patrick. He also starred opposite Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe in Universal’s The Mummy which grossed over $450M worldwide.

Michael recently co-wrote and exec produced the Netflix Original feature Collision and is attached as a lead to the AST film franchise for Kristrún Entertainment.

He is also a proud member and regular judge for the American Television Academy of Arts & Sciences (The Emmys) and the International Emmy Awards.

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
SPIRAL The Doctor dir. TJ Steyn, Spier Films
MASINGA Jeremiah Mills, Lead dir. Mark Engels, Impi Films
A MOMENT Lead dir. Robert Dos Santos, Insomnia
STAY SAFE Supporting dir. Miha Mazzini, Umetnisko Ustvarjanje
ANGELIENA Supporting dir. Uga Carlini, Netflix
FRIED BARRY Supporting dir. Ryan Kruger, Shudder, AMC
A BOEREKRISMIS Supporting dir. Willem Grobler, Marche Media, Mnet
MARITEAM SERVING THE SEAS Milesh Labonne dir. Sven Fehrensen, ARD Degeto
TRIGGERED Mr Peterson dir. Alastair Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Films
LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME Supporting dir. Olivier Megaton ,Netflix
THE LAST VICTIMS Lead dir. Maynard Kraak, West 5 Films
THE MUMMY Supporting dir. Alex Kurtzman ,Tom Cruise, Universal
LAST BROKEN DARKNESS Lead dir. Chris dos Santos, Karoo Films
TEARS IN THE RAIN Lead dir. Christopher Harvey ,AM Films
LEA TO THE RESCUE Supporting dir. Nadia Tass,Universal
THE SALVATION Supporting dir. Kristian Levring, Zentropa
THE CHALLENGER DISASTER Supporting dir. James Hawes, BBC Films
SAFEHOUSE Supporting dir. Daniel Espinosa; Universal
NATALEE HOLLOWAY Supporting dir. Mikael Salomon, Sony
LOST BOYS , THE THIRST Supporting dir. Dario Piana, Warner Bros
INVICTUS Supporting dir. Clint Eastwood; Warner Bros
STREET TRASH Lead dir. Ryan Kruger, Stage 5 Films, Screambox
BOOGIEHEADS Lead dir. Ryan Kruger, Enigma Ace Films
THE TIME TRAVELERS Lead dir. Ryan Kruger, Enigma Ace Films
THE WEIGHT OF WIND Supporting dir. Christopher B. Kistan, Broken Compass
JIMMY IN PIENK Supporting dir. Hanneke Schutte, Light and Dark Films
DIS KOUE KOS, SKAT Supporting dir. Etienne Fourie, Kyknet, Karoo FilmĀ 
DEATH RACE 3: Inferno Supporting dir. Roel Reine, Universal
DOUBLE ECHO Supporting dir. William Collinson, Karoo Film Company
MAKING ANGELS Lead dir. Christopher B. Kistan, Broken Compass
FAITH LIKE POTATOES Supporting dir. Regardt van den Bergh, Global Creative


Series Role Director / Production Company
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELDT Cordell Hull dir. Malcolm Venville, Film Afrika, History Channel
CATCH ME A KILLER Robert Ressler Ep 3,4 dir. Tracey Larcombe, Kowalski Media, Mnet
LUDIK (S1) Arend Brown, Recurring dir. Ian Gabriel, Netflix
DIE BYL (S3, S4) Harold Vermeer dir. Liesl Spies & Leon Kruger, Marche Media, Kyknet, Showmax
ROOSEVELT Senator Aldrich ROOSEVELT William Finn dir. Malcolm Venville, Radical Media for HISTORY CHANNEL
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Chief Manager (Ep. 5) dir. Brian Kelly, Slim Film + Television and Federation for BBC
CARS THAT MADE THE WORLD US General Palmer dir Ritesh Gupta, History Channel, Trilogy Creative Studios
DIE BOEKKLUB S 3 Richard dir. Nina Swart, SHOWMAX, Infinity Films
VAGRANT QUEEN (Ep 9) Duke dirs. Jem Garrard, Danishka Esterhazy, Cindy Lee, Blue Ice Pictures, Syfy
THE DEVIL SPEAKS S2, Ep.6 Dick Cleveland dir. Ben Reid, Arrow Media UK
SPREEUS Jeremy dir. Jaco Bouwer, Marche Media
DEEP STATE 2 Colonel Russel (Ep 8) dir: Matthew Parkhill
DEEP STATE Recurring dir. Matthew Parkhill ,Epix
MACGYVER Guest Star dir. Lily Mariye ,CBS
SHOOTER Recurring dir. Simon Jones, Mark Wahlberg.(USA)
BLOOD DRIVE( Eps. 105, 106,107, 110, 111, 112) Recurring dir. Roel Reine,Universal
SCORPION Guest Star dir. Omar Madha, CBS
BLACK SAILS I and II Series Regular dirs. Alik Zakharov, Michael Bay, prod. STARZ
THIS LIFE (South African version) Series Regular dir. Maynaard Kraak, Fremantle
OF KINGS AND PROPHETS Recurring dir. Duane Clark, Romeo Tirone, ABC
STRIKE BACK Recurring dir. MJ Bassett , HBO, Sky
ORIGINS Guest Star dir. Celso Garcia, National Geographic
24, Redemption (TV movie) Guest Star dir. Jon Cassar, Fox,Imagine

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
Full list available on request
FULL CIRCLE (PANSA award) Lead dir. Steven Pillemer; Kalk Bay Theatre
PILLOW TALK Lead dir. Karen Jeynes,Intimate
MANDELA TRILOGY (Naledi award) Supporting dir.Michael Williams, National Tour
ON THE OPEN ROAD (Vita award) Supporting dir. Ilse van Hemert , Tesson Theatre, Civic Theatre
BABY Supporting dir.Alfred Rietmann, Artscape
VERS and KABARET Supporting dir. Alfred Rietmann, Artscape

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
Rita Maas Phillips (RADA) Speech & drama
Peter Kelley (New York) Scene Study
Prof. Pamela Christian American dialects
Paul Weber (Los Angeles) Scene Study
Joe Bill (Chicago) Improvisation
Matt Ryan & Martin Koch Les Miserables workshop
Liz Wright & Zandi Casan & Jazz Workshop Vocal Coaching (lyrical tenor)

Special Skills

Afrikaans, Standard American, Southern American, Australian, British RP, Cockney, German, French, Russian, South African English (various)
Horseback riding
Singing (Lyrical Tenor)
2 years Infantry training (South African Defense Force), weapon training, hand-to-hand combat, Basic stunts

Video Clips

English (fluent)
Varies from instructor (formal), to real person (informal), spokesperson (authoritative),narrator (omniscient storyteller) to announcer (movie trailers).Soft Sell, Medium Sell, Warm, Straight
Southern American , Standard American, British RP, Cockney, French, Polish, South African English

Over the past 30 years, seasoned actor Sean Cameron Michael has performed in over 80 local and international television series and feature films, as well as doing numerous commercials and voice-overs. In the nineties he was a regular voice-artist for Mnet Movie Magic and since 2012 has been the voice of LG’s Smart TV, 3D TV and Green Health Plus global TV and cinema campaigns. Sean has also worked as the narrator and voice artist on a number of documentaries and corporate videos, including Miglio Jewelery (2010), Nelson Mandela Rhodes Hotel & Spa (2011), Cape Times (2012), Sanlam Glacier (2012), Sygnia Asset Management (2013), as well as international dubbing work for a Lebanese animated series (2013). Michael also voiced the lead role in Nicholas Sparks’ (The Notebook, Message in a Bottle) epic #1 New York Times bestselling audiobook Every Breath.

Voice Clips

  • Sean Michael - Hard Sell - Remax
  • Sean Michael - Soft Sell - Dial Undirect Insurance
  • Sean Michael - Straight Read - Corporate Liberty
  • Sean C Michael - Corporate Capitec Bank
  • Sean C Michael - ACCENT - American Movie Trailer Voice
  • Sean C Michael - ACCENT - British Movie Trailer Voice
  • Sean C Michael - ACCENT - Standard American, Russian, British RP, Afrikaans, Southern American,
  • Sean C Michael - EVERY BREATH
  • Sean Michael - Toyota Agya