Michael plays Jake Taylor’s role on Emmy-award winner Lena Waithe’s “The Chi,” a coming of age drama. The series showcases the Southside of Chicago and its everyday real-life struggles. By understanding the complexities of life and tapping into his versatility as an actor, Michael’s talents were highlighted while playing his character. For Michael, this role came at the right time. While he is just like any other typical teenager his age that enjoys playing video games, hanging with friends, and playing basketball, Michael understands that family and giving back to the community is important. His experience growing up in an urban community and playing Jake has inspired a more profound love and appreciation for where he comes from and what kids go through. With upcoming projects and guest-starred appearances in NBC’s action-drama series “Chicago Fire,” acting has become an essential part of Michael’s life. These experiences have also led Michael to tap into other hobbies and business ventures. In October 2019, Michael released his first single, Drip. While acting is Michael’s focus, he has looked up to other artists like Lil Baby, Lil Durk King Von, and G Herbo as a source of inspiration, and music became another way to channel his creativity. Michael is also working alongside his mother, Keisha Johnson launching the new clothing line “Crown Me.” Michael, as the young visionary, seeks to empower anyone who wears his designs. The clothing line’s mission is to give empowerment back to the self and encourages anyone who wears it to reclaim his or her royalty. “Crown Me” brings out the inner king and queen. Show up to the scene royally.