After serving as producer and host for the award-winning music variety show, Saltracks, on the ACTS Television Network in the early 1990′s, Mike created and hosted the nationally syndicated music video show, NightVision and later served as scriptwriter for three popular music video programs for JC-TV, TX-10, XVZ, and Rewind. 1993 brought Mike from Texas to Nashville, TN where he, along with his playwright wife, Paula, helped establish Carpenter’s Playhouse, a local community theatre. Together they now serve on the board of Lamplighters Theatre in Smyrna, TN.
Mike started acting seriously while in college after whetting his taste for performing as an award-winning debater and competitive speaker. His roles on the stage have included George Antrobus in Skin of Our Teeth, Judge Danforth in The Crucible, Juror 3 in 12 Angry Men, General Lew Wallace in The Andersonville Trial and Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap. He has appeared in numerous television commercials, short films, music videos, major motion pictures and TV shows including Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, Outlaw Country, with Mary Steenbergen, Lukewarm with Bill Cobbs, A Season of Miracles with and John Schneider, ABC’s hit television drama,Nashville with Connie Britton, and All Saints opposite John Corbett.