Handsome, hardworking, and a multi-faceted talent, Michael Willett has made a name for himself in the entertainment business, taking on buzz-worthy roles and projects that have made him both a fan favorite and important voice in the LGBTQ community.
From 2014-2016, Michael starred as Shane on the MTV comedy series “Faking It.” The groundbreaking show was nominated for GLAAD awards in both 2015 and 2016, and the cast was presented the key to West Hollywood. In 2013, Michael starred in the independent feature film G.B.F. which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Darren Stein, G.B.F. made waves as the first mainstream teen comedy with a gay protagonist.
California born and raised, Michael always had a love for the arts. His grandfather was a musician, and encouraged and inspired him to pursue entertaining at a young age. Growing up in Fresno, Michael soon found himself performing in local theaters. By the time he was 13, his mom started driving him back and forth to Los Angeles, where he booked his first national commercial. He went on to land guest star roles on “Joan of Arcadia,” “Without a Trace,” “Cougar Town,” and “Blue Mountain State.”
In 2010, Michael made the move back to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. He booked a key role on the Emmy winning series “United States of Tara” for Showtime, shining as "Lionel Trane" in 16 episodes alongside Toni Collette and Keir Gilchrist from 2010-11.
Michael released his first full album of music called REGENERATION in 2016. The album, a look at personal evolution, was released in three phases and managed to pay homage to many of his idols (Bowie, Mercury, Muse, to name a few...) while remaining wholly original.
His newest venture of 2018, PINK SUNGLASSES, is a musical return to his California roots, and will be unveiled through an intimate, west coast tour.
When not working, Michael loves to paint, draw, and rollerblade with his rescue dog Little Dude.