JAY PAUL MICHAELS
Jay Paul Michaels was born in Plattsburg, NY. As a child, he began studying jazz tap, piano, brass, and strings. He has been a student of acting since the age of 15 when he first appeared in the made for TV movie: In the Heat of the Night “Grow old along with me.” After graduating High School at Bridgeport Sr. High School in Bridgeport, WV, he went on to study music and performance at Fairmont State College, WV. After two years of study, he auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music and was accepted. He went on to study at AMDA in NY, as well as the 2nd City and Stella Adler Conservatory program. In 2000, Jay Paul moved to Norway where he studied acting, lighting, and sound and stage management at Romerike Folkehøgskole in Jessheim, Norway. Upon graduation, he moved to Hollywood, CA, and appeared on America’s 50 Sexiest Bachelors as Mr. WV. He then went on to work in regional theater and many non-union Christian-based entertainment projects. Through resilience, extreme dedication, and non-stop strength training, Jay Paul has been able to survive and thrive after several near-fatal accidents that put his life and career on hold. Jay Paul possesses a wealth of knowledge about health and fitness as well as being a master of his acting and musical abilities. He continues to move forward studying with the best of the best here in Los Angeles, including sit-ins with Ivana Chubbuck, Howard Fine, Roseanna Rizzo at Action Acting and he also studies the business of acting with Mark Atteberry.