Actor who have portrayed Luke Girardi on it series Joan of Arcadia and made his debut while Adolescent Niles Crane with an bout of Frasier. He was also solid as Mack for the series Z Country. He started his acting profession at age group 10, playing young versions of well-known television personas. He performed Mike Newton in the Twilight film series. He includes a sister called Sarah and two nephews and two nieces. He was wedded to Marissa Lefton from 2008 until 2011. He later on wedded Samantha Maggio in 2016. He was solid in the Twilight film series alongside Kristen Stewart.
Awards Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Movies Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, Boy Meets Girl, Day of the Dead, Star Trek: Insurrection, Born Bad, The Boys of Abu Ghraib, The Last Survivors, Archie's Final Project, The United States of Leland, The Coverup, A Haunting In Cawdor, Choose Connor, An American Crime, American Son, The Angel Doll, Lost Dream, Remember the Daze, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Wilderness Love, Chasing Eagle Rock, The Grind, A Killer Walks Amongst Us, Grace Unplugged, Beware of the Demented, The Perceivers, An Old Man's Gold, Unrequited
TV Shows Joan of Arcadia, Disney's House of Mouse, Z Nation
Star Sign Leo
Guest starred with Joan of Arcadia co-star Christopher Marquette in Criminal Minds' episode "JJ" (2010). Joan's dad, Joe Mantegna, is a regular cast member of Criminal Minds.
His mother is of Russian Jewish descent.
In July 2010, Michael was invited to Germany, by the USO to be the celebrity guest for their first USO educational tour. He worked with over 600 students and spent time with wounded soldiers.
Andrew Dorsett, the Young Frasier to his Young Niles in Frasier (1993) episode "Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name," plays in a band with one of Welch's friends who is also one of his former drum instructors.
Has two nephews named Paul and Sammy and 2 nieces named Sarah and Sophie.
Got his first car, a Toyota Prius, in October 2004.
The actresses who played his girlfriends, Mageina Tovah and Becky Wahlstrom, in Joan of Arcadia (2003) were eight and twelve years older than him respectively even though they were all supposed to be much the same age.
Appeared in episodes of two different television series which originally aired on January 21, 2001 on Fox: The X-Files (1993) episode "Badlaa" and Malcolm in the Middle (2000) episode "New Neighbors."
As his eyes are blue in real-life, he had to wear contact lenses when playing the younger version of Colonel Jack O'Neill in the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Fragile Balance" as Richard Dean Anderson (who plays the usual version of the character) has brown eyes.
Michael got engaged to Samantha at the Thirst Project Gala, 2015. Sarah, Michael's older sister, works as an outreach director as an Optometrist. She is married to Paul and they have a son. Michael also enjoys a close extended family.
Comments that after shooting the entire first season of Joan of Arcadia (2003), he was recognized just as equally from a single episode of Stargate SG-1 (1997).
Part of what got him into acting was his flexible ability to accurately emulate other roles and dialects.