Michael Antonakos was born in Athens Greece, October 21st, 1982. He moved to Canada at the age of three. His parents owned an Inuit and Native art gallery in Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta. He has been performing since he was nine years old, and spent his youth with the Rocky Mountain Shakespeare Company.
His mother was a ballet teacher/choreographer, where Michael had begun his dance training. His sister a now prominent opera singer got him into singing and he trained with renowned classical teacher Nicoli Kolesnikov.
After moving to Victoria, BC to study drama at Claremont with one of Canada’s theatre Legends Sylvia Hosie, he began performing in musicals, West Side Story, Sweeny Todd, A Chorus Line, John & Jen, Buddy Holly, & In the Heights, to name a few.
After leaving the University of Victory he moved to Vancouver B.C, where he began focusing on film and television, but his career path shifted when he landed his first video game audition with Lord Of the Rings: The Third Age, where he fell in love with motion capture and voice. Because of his physical abilities to transform into other people/creatures and create new unrecognizable voices he became well known performance capture actor in the video game world. Examples include: Sleeping Dogs, Max Steel (Series), Dead Rising 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, Anthem, and is currently staring as Alexios in Ubisoft's Assassins Creed Odyssey.
He has been in multiple t.v series and films: Warcraft, Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld, The Sandlot 2 & 3, Pants on Fire, The Crossing, The Good Doctor, Prision Break, iZombie, When Calls the Heart, Motive, Arrow, Falling skies, Supernatural, Continuum, Fringe, Alcatraz, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
When he’s not acting on screen you can hear his voice in cartoons (Ninjago, My Little Pony, SuperBook) and commercials (Old Spice, BC Hydro, Childrens Hospital, Elections BC)
He is a graduate of the Robbins Academy of Dramatic arts: Citadel Theatre. He is a professional coach, and teacher, and loves training people on the craft.