Michael Joseph Pierce is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), The Television Academy and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
He is an actor that has lived his entire life in Southern California and is a 2nd generation San Diegan.
His roles in front of the camera started in his teens with small appearances in films, commercials and Television. Early acting jobs included appearances in popular TV Movies and a frequent Disco Dancer on the Soap Opera ‘General Hospital’ in the 1980’s, during the Luke and Laura story line. He can currently be seen in many character roles in Short Films, Festival Films, Music Videos and on TV. TV Shows in the past few years include; 'Believers', 'Very Important Person', 'Killing Time', ‘Declassified’, ‘People Magazine Investigates', 'American Gangster; Trap Queens', 'Unusual Suspects', 'Americas Most Wanted'. and 'Harry Potter; Hogwarts Tournament of Houses'.
He can be seen in dozens of commercials for a myriad of companies including Riverside Metro Volkswagen, Santa Ana College, Augustine Casino, Kaiser, Montclair Radiology, and Letter Joy, portraying Benjamin Franklin. He was the commercial spokesman/TV husband for Glucose Health/Glucodown Ice Tea Drink Mix from 2016-2021.
In 2020 he portrayed a Priest in the Horror Mini Series 'Confessions' from Serrano Studios, streaming on Amazon Prime. 'Confessions' WON the Grand Jury Award for BEST WEB SERIES from the ONIROS FILM AWARDS in 2020 and continues to win awards for Best Web Series at Major Festivals including BEST ACTOR AWARDS from the Hollywood Blood Horror Fest, The Oniros Film Awards and the Rome International Movie Awards Film Festival.
In 2020 he started writing a Comedy Web Series, 'A Barman's Aperitif' which came to fruition and six episodes were filmed at the beginning of 2021. Michael acted as the Writer, Producer, Assistant Director and Editor as well as acts in the series. It is currently in post production and will be released on Valentine's Day , 2023 on YouTube.
In 2020 Michael also wrote a short Noir Comedy, 'Memento' which he filmed in February of 2021, that has been released and is currently on the short Film Festival Circuit, winning over Eighteen awards.
In 2021 Michael worked on a Pilot for Showtime, called 'Coercion' that was directed by Susannah Grant and based on Rebecca Benders personal story of entrapment in the world of sex trafficking. He portrayed a Russian Oligarch.
In 2022 Michael filmed a role in the Netflix Docuseries about Bill Veeck. He was also cast as General Mills in the Jerry Seinfeld Directed Netflix Comedy 'Unfrosted', being released in 2023. He was seen in November and December 2022 on ION TV in the new Holiday film; DOGNAPPED: Hound for the Holidays.
His theater resume spans as many years, beginning with the San Diego Repertory Theater in 'Mother Courage' with Whoopi Goldberg. Recent Theater Projects have been 'Mack and Mabel', 'The Bad Seed' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to name a few.
He is currently represented by Courtney Peldon at AQUA Talent Agency Globally for Film and Television.
He is represented in the Southeast by Anna Slay at Devise Talent Agency.
He is managed by Maxx Maulion at KREATIV Media Partners.
Michael studies acting with Carey Scott at The REHEARSAL ROOM and with Corey Parker at The BGB STUDIO.