Michael Rodrigues is a Sydney based actor and martial artist, appearing in film and television over the past few years. Growing up in Brisbane, Australia, Michael attended school at The Gap State Primary and then The Gap State High School. He started training in martial arts from the age of 7, primarily in Tae Kwon Do through the International Tae Kwon Do Federation. After the completion of high school, Michael commenced study at Queensland University of Technology, studying a Bachelor of Justice. Before becoming an actor, he worked in several jobs including the Australian Army, Queensland Police, a Youth Worker with Family Services and for the State Government in Queensland, Australia. Throughout the years he expanded his martial arts knowledge through other styles such as Tong Long Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Capoeira and various weapon styles, which had a direct influence in his desire to be a performer. After deciding to become an actor in 2005 and taking up study at Queensland University of Technology, Michael was cast in the channel 7 television series, Forensic Investigators. In 2007, Michael commenced work at Warner Brothers Movie World on the Gold Cast. He was a performer there for two years before moving to Melbourne in 2009. With a background in action and crime drama, his major credits have included City Homicide, Rush, Sea Patrol and Secrets & Lies. Michael has also had extensive training and experience in screen action performance, which is regularly utilised in his career.