Hey, I'm Michael!

Los Angeles, California

Hi there! Thanks for clicking on my profile, glad you stopped by! 

I'm really grateful you are considering supporting my story MASARU, that I feel must be told, especially in these difficult times where violence against Asians are on the rise. It's so important to me that we continue portraying Asians in a positive light through this difficult time. 

I'm an actor, writer, producer, and pro figure skater from Los Angeles...yep a true native! :) 

I've been acting for film/tv for the past four years and had the fortune to play roles on shows like Shameless, Cobra Kai, and S.W.A.T. You can also catch me in the LGBTQIA web series "BIFL" which can be found on Revry or YouTube. I play the role of "Oliver" who is an aromantic bisexual that is best friends with an asexual lesbian. This "dramedy" cleverly portrays the important nuances of the LGBTQIA community while still touching upon very universal themes that are truly relatable. It has been my biggest joy being able to be a part of such a progressive and foreward thinking show! 

I graduated from Soka University of America with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, and graduated as Valedictorian of my program at Full Sail University in M.S. in Business Entertainment. 

I'm very passionate about tackling major issues through storytelling. Right now, I'm most passionate about covering topics like LGBTQ identity, gender identity, the Japanese-American experience, systemic racism, and toxic masculinity. I hope to use media arts as a way to tell stories that elicit reflection and social change. 

 

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