Michael "JOVO" has always had a love affair with the silver screen, storytelling and entertaining people. Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada he dreamt of being an actor. Being a dual resident of the US and Canada allows him the convenience and luxury of working legally on both sides of the border. After a successful, storied career as a production designer and decorator, he continues his evolution in film as a performing artist.
His favorite recent project found him playing a retired bare knuckle boxer in the multi award winning short film SCATTERBRAIN. Michael received the runner up for Best Actor and an Honourable Mention at the LA Indie Short and Hollywood Gold Award Festivals in 2022. Recent projects include: playing Hitman Sammy in the short film ESCAPE, and LA Bachelor, Timothy in the short film THE LITTLE THINGS MATTER, in which he also received a Best Actor nomination. Catch Michael as Scuba Man in the upcoming, eccentric, quirky short film entitled OLL KORRECT.
When he is not performing, training, or staying active, Michael spends time volunteering at Born to Act Players a non-profit servicing the Downs Syndrome community in LA. He also enjoys hanging out with his beautiful wife Rosanne, daughter Aylah and their precious rescue dog Lola, the one-eyed teacup Yorkiepoo — they can be found doing day trips up and down the Southern California coast.
I believe in being prepared, working hard and having an open mind and heart. Being present in the moment with a positive attitude for doing whatever it takes to accomplish greatness.
Michael was recently nominated as Best Actor for the short film THE LITTLE THINGS MATTER, and received an Honorable Mention from the LA Indie Short Festival and the Hollywood Gold Awards for his performance as Brando in SCATTERBRAIN.
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