Multi Hyphenate, Michael Emanuel is the Star/Producer of the MTI/REDRUM distributed, multi-award winning film titled "LUCKY". A familiar face and quintessential 'EVERYMAN", this award winning actor/producer/writer has appeared in numerous feature films, television shows and hundreds of national TV commercials.
In addition to LUCKY, he can been seen in a wide variety of roles in films such as OUTBREAK, BLUE CHIPS, THE SIXTIES, INVASION, ABOUT SARAH, to name a few. He recently wrapped starring roles in the independent film titled HAPPY HOLIDAYS, the SHOWTIME ORIGINAL feature film titled THE GOOD HUMOR MAN with Kelsey Grammer and Jorge Garcia, the independent thriller titled GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN with Brooke Shields/Scott Glenn and a starring role in the soon to be art-house hit HAPPY HOLIDAYS. He also has just wrapped a vital supporting role in the indie psychological thriller, THE UNINVITED.
On television, Michael can be seen weekly in the hit ABC drama THE NINE as Tom Mitchel. He also has “guest starred” in shows such as DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, THE SUM OF US (LIFETIME pilot), MONK, THREAT MATRIX, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, PASSIONS, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, MANHATTEN AZ., BLACK SCORPION, PACIFIC BLUE, YOU WISH, and BEVERLY HILLS 90210.
Additionally, Michael is "that guy" in hundreds of memorable national commercials. He “LOWERED HIS CHOLESTROL” for HONEY NUT CHERRIO’S, walked like an Egyptian for THERMACARE, and protected his nest egg for A G EDWARDS. Additionally, his work has helped sell products for, DHL, SBC, CENTURY 21, SEARS, SNICKERS, HEALTHY CHOICE, MCDONALDS, KAY JEWLERS, AT&T, DISNEY, TYLENOL, GM, SATURN, AMERICAN AIRLINES, HUD, among many, others.
Michael has an extensive theatrical resume, including the plays, THE ELEPHANT MAN, E/R, OF MICE AND MEN, REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT and others. With a gifted comedic flair, he has studied and/or performed with such legendary comedy/improv groups as SECOND CITY, IMPROV OLYMPIA, THE GROUNDLINGS, THE LA CONNECTION, and THE SYNDICATE.
In 2007 Michael’s production company CANAL STREET FILMS, has recently wrapped the first of a slate of ten feature films. The first movie is titled THE UNINVITED and stars Marguerite Moreau, Brittany Curran and MEN AT WORK front-man, Colin Hay.
Other projects on the Canal Street Films slate are a American Gothic horror film titled ONE NIGHT, a contemporary horror thriller titled A POUND OF FLESH, Stephan Sustarsic’s follow up to LUCKY titled THE TENDERFOOT and a Native American inspired horror film titled MANEATER. Other projects on Michael’s producing slate are the inspired true coming of age story titled BUCK JACKSON, the Chicago set, gritty crime thriller titled JUICE and an ensemble comedy titled SAN BERNARDINO.