Actor Michael Merchant was raised in Poquoson, Virginia. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be involved with makings films and spent much of his childhood trying to memorize the diaologue of his favorite films. During his time at Poquoson High School, he started acting in school plays and filmed his own short on Hi-8 and VHS-C. At the age of 16, Michael met a young director, Jonathan Straiton, and was cast as his brother in his first feature film “Big Fish In Middlesex.” While he studied Communications and Theater at Christopher Newport University. He worked at the Williamsburg “Haunted Dinner Theater” for 8 seasons. Since then he has worked on several feature films such as Straiton’s “Night of Something Strange” and Ron Bonk’s “She Kills”. Recently, he has appeared in other feature films including Drew Bolduc’s “Science Team,” Mark Polonia’s “Amityville Death House,” and Bonk’s newest feature “House Shark.” His swan song will be Straiton’s “Johnny Z.” After that you may find him wasting his life away playing games on Twitch while ignoring his beautiful girlfriend, Sarah Holcomb.