An athlete in his college days to pioneering the roles of a thriller actor in his prime time, this man has lived it all. Michael Raymond-James made his debut from Minor Blues which would lead him to projects that were meant to succeed with every passing appearances and movie. The True Blood star was at the peak of his career when he starred in Terriers but saw a stiff decline after his show was canceled. However, he chose to inspire himself and is riding success once again that deserves a grand applause.
Career And Professional Life
Michael is a trained actor from Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and graduated from Clarkston High School. During his high school days, he was football and track standout but later flourished in the entertainment business. He made his debut in 2000 with Minor Blues where he portrayed a role of Dill.
Before his debut, he performed in stage shows including The Petrified Forest. The actor then appeared in an episode of Line of Fire as Threat. After making several appearances in TV series, he hit the jackpot in 2008 when he was cast in True Blood as Rene Leiner.
In 2010, he starred in Terriers as Britt Pollack; the show was canceled on 6th December the same year but had 13 episodes to his credits. The actor, however, claimed top ranks with the TV show Once Upon a Time and Game of silence in the period of 2012-2016.
Recently, in 2018, Michael joined the CBS Drama Series, Tell Me A Story, written by Williamson. In the series, he portrayed the role of Mitch, a lifelong blue-collar worker who is struggling to provide a better life for his wife by working for his rude father-in-law. To meet his needs, he engages himself into the occasional life of crime with his brother, Eddie.
How Much Is Michael’s Net Worth?
The True Blood star is working in entertainment for over 15 years and has appeared in many TV shows along with a handful of movies as well. His professionalism can be understood by the fact that he hired a personal dialect coach to prepare for his role in True Blood.
His work ethics and dedication boost his decent net worth of $7.7 million and will see growth in coming days.
Michael, An Open Supporter Of Gay Marriage!!!
The celebrated actor showed valiant effort and supported gay marriage and even raised his voice against Michigan’s Ban on gay marriage. The actor also questioned the intent of people in 2012 and said that he honestly doesn’t understand why anyone is against gay marriage.
The Once Upon a Time actor supports and believes that gay people deserve happy married life as straight people do.
Is Michael Dating Or Is He Single?
The actor has kept his personal relationship in disguise and dodges any questions related to his private life in media. While his co-stars like Sebastian and Jennifer; Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are in romantic relationships, Michael enjoys being the third wheel to them and has admitted that he did that multiple times with each couple.
Michael Raymond James with his friend Colin O'Donoghue (Photo: Pinterest)
As of now, the hunk is focusing on his acting career and looking to make big in the industry. So, people speculate that he is too busy to have a family and getting married to a wife.
Michael, 40, hasn’t revealed any of his past or present girlfriends, so it’s hard to draw any conclusions whether he is looking for any serious relationship or not.
But he frequently updates of his family life on social media. He shared an emotional post on 12 September 2018, about the uncertain death of his brother-in-law, Mike Avery.
He mentioned that he agonized with tears in his eyes for a couple of days and also stated that he wished to honor the life of his brother-in-law, a well-lived life with integrity, which went off after the battle with deadly cancer. Furthermore, he added that his family loves him and he will remain forever in their hearts.
Michael Raymond-James was born with the birth name Michael Weverstad on 24th December 1977. He was born to American parents and belongs to mixed ethnicity with Norwegian (one quarter), French-Canadian (one quarter), Swedish (one eighth), German, English, and Irish descent. The True Blood star possesses a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches and has an excellent physique.