Mike C. Manning started his entertainment career at the age of 14 in Horizon Stage’s production of “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”and soon after “Oliver!” based on the classic Charles Dickens story. He won several awards in both academic and community theater programs. Growing up between Florida and Colorado, Mike has a passion for skiing, wake boarding, surfing, and anything outdoors. He’s trained in stunts, film/TV combat and enjoys extreme activities like cliff diving and bungee jumping. Mike has also been fortunate enough to spend considerable time in different regions of the world, living in foreign countries and experiencing various cultures.
Mike lives in Los Angeles as an actor, writer, and producer. Mike’s career has included roles like “Craig” in the film “I Do” along with Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Alicia Witt, and the fun role of “Ray” in The Hallmark Channel’s “Operation Cupcake” directed by Bradford May. Mike played “Greg” in the feature film “Black Hearts,” in addition to being a producer on the film. In addition, you’ll see Mike on Disney Channel’s hit show “Crash and Bernstein” as well as “Hawaii Five-0” on CBS. Look out for Mike as “Nick Swift” in Disney Channel’s new snowboarding movie “Cloud 9.” Mike’s hosting credits include the “2010 American Music Awards” live for ABC and UStream.
While living in Washington, D.C. for MTV’s Real World, Mike became involved with politics and has since increased his involvement to become a public figure for equal rights for many non-profit organizations. He was awarded the 2011 “Courage Award” by LifeWorks for his work involving homeless youth in Los Angeles and has received many other awards by magazines and charity groups.
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