Bacall took time off from acting to attend U.C.L.A. After graduating with honors in English and Communications, Bacall went back into acting and was immediately cast (as a recurring character) in the critically acclaimed ABC drama Relativity. Bacall was then cast as a series regular in the short-lived Fox comedy Living in Captivity, that was created by Diane English (Murphy Brown). Most recently, Michael guest-starred on ABC's hit comedy The Norm Show, starring Norm MacDonald.
Bacall recently began to write feature screenplays. His first script, Manic, was co-written with friend and fellow thespian Blayne Weaver and is currently in pre-production. Manic, co-financed by the Independent Film Channel's feature division, Next Wave Films, stars Bacall, Don Cheadle (Boogie Nights, Out of Sight) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun). Manic centers around two troubled teens who are institutionalized in a juvenile mental hospital.
Bacall's second screenplay, which was his first solo effort, was recently sold to Intermedia. Bookies is slated for a fall 2000 start with Mark Illsley (Happy, Texas) directing.
When not acting, Bacall enjoys snowboarding and playing guitar. A Los Angeles resident, he is currently writing a script for director Joe Dante (Innerspace, Gremlins).
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