Michael was born in Germany and has two older brothers. In 1991, his family moved to Bogotá, Colombia, where he visited the Colegio Andino in Bogotá. At the age of 11, his family moved back to Hannover, where he graduated in 2007. In the same year he started his acting career at the Junges Schauspiel Hannover. The production of "Romeo and Juliet", where he starred as Mercutio, was selected in 2009 for the Berliner Festspiele.
In 2008 he made his debut in the movie House of Boys, starring alongside Stephen Fry and Udo Kier. Since then he has appeared in various roles for film and television.
In order to develop as an actor, he continuously works together with acting teachers from England, America and Spain. He has been trained in Meisner Technique, Alexander Technique, Animal Studies, Improvisation and Script Analysis.