Michael Cimino was born on November 10, 1999 in Las Vegas, California to his parents Deb and Philip Cimino. The only child to result from that marriage, he current has younger siblings after his father’s remarriage.
His first acting role was in the short 2012 film Chrismas Letter, where he played a character with the same name as his own. After that, he acted in the 2015 short film Limitless Potential as Bob, before portraying the younger Teijo in the independent film Shangri-La Suite, though his role was just portrayed in a single photograph used in the film.
In 2018, he played Dej in the short film Dog Days, and Brlayden in an episode of the Disney “reality” series Walk the Prank. He also appeared in the CBS series Training Day, which is based off the 2001 film of the same name, in 2017. He played Young Sadik, but the series came to an end after just 13 episodes. It is best known as the last TV appearance actor Bill Paxton made before his untimely death in 2017.
Prior to his break-out role as Victor Salazar in 2020’s Love, Victor, Michael’s most recent roles were starring in the short crowd-funded film No Child Left Behind, and playing Bob Palmeri in the horror movie Annabelle Comes Home (which was the seventh film in the Conjuring series, and third instalment of the Annabelle-centric movies) in 2019.
Outside of acting, Michael is also a talented singer. He often posts videos of himself singing and playing the guitar on his various social media platforms, such as his TikTok or Snapchat. He’s also a vegan, and in the summer of 2020, participated in various Black Lives Matter protests and helped raise awareness over police brutality.
Trivia & Fast Facts
- Michael is a Scorpio.
- Michael is Puerto Rican on his mother’s side, and Italian, Germian and Swiss on his father’s side.
- Michael studied TV/Film Acting, Improv, Scene Study, On Camera Technique at the Billy Hufsey School of Performing Arts, and graduated in 2012.
- He is currently managed by Megan Silverman Management and represented by AEFH Talent Agency.