In past years, Michael worked on such television projects as Sister, Sister and Alexandria Hotel, as well as a pilot based on his real-life singing group, Shades of One. He also starred in the feature films, Boys Life 2 (Must Be the Music) and River Made to Drown In. Since May of 1999 until February of 2001, Michael played the role of Juan Santiago on the soap opera General Hospital.
Acting is not Michael's only passion. After graduating from high school, Michael took some time away from acting to focus on his other love -- music. At the time he started working on General Hospital, Michael was lead singer of a talented 4-guy singing group. General Hospital loved the sound that was being created for the group, and especially loved the song produced by Melanie Andrews-Wilder for Michael's group entitled, "We Got The Night." After much thought of how many boy bands were on the scene, the group went their separate ways.
Michael decided to go solo and began collaborating with Melanie. Michael signed a production deal with Melanie's production company, Swing Productions. The two are currently making magic in the studio creating his first CD. General Hospital approached Melanie and made a deal with her for the song "We Got The Night" to be written into the show and performed by Michael. The first episode was taped (December '99) and aired in 2000 on numerous episodes. Michael is living his ideal life.
Michael currently lives with his dog, Sierra, in Los Angeles. When he is not working, writing songs or recording, Michael enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the beach and playing basketball.
Michael has an awesome talent in acting, singing and songwriting, and has a unique pop/acoustic/r&b sounding radio friendly, CD coming soon!
Source: Wilder Entertainment and ABC.com
Facts Here's the basic "need to know" facts on Michael!
Name: Michael Saucedo
Birthdate: July 11, 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Current Place of Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Nationality: Mexican and Irish
Status: Dating Rebecca Herbst
Pets: A dog named Sierra
Hero: His Mother:)
Music Types: Everything from Country to R&B
Singers/Groups: George Michael, Prince, Sting, U2, Billy Joel, Beth Hart, and The Police
Movies: True Romance and White Christmas
TV Show: The Practice
Colors: Red and Blue
Book: Tuesdays With Morrie
Here are some fun, interesting facts about Michael.
Michael can't dance! His co-star Rebecca Herbst (Liz-GH) joked about him having 2 left feet when filming there dance/song number for the Nurses ball on General Hospital.
One of Michael's ex-band mates from his group Shades of One is Jon Huertas who played Brad on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, and another ex-band mate is Jeff Juday who Michael still preforms with.
Michael's age in un-known to many fans, inculding the webmaster. But he is either 24 or 25 years of age. He's been reported to be born in 1976, but he's also been said to be 25 years old, which would make him born in 1975. Hmm...how old is he really??? Update: A few fans have emailed me saying that for sure Michael is currently 24, so I'm just going to assume they are correct for right now:)
Michael is good friends with his General Hospital co-star, Maurice Benard. "Maurice and I have a very different relationship than I have with some of my other friends on the set," says Michael. "We've bonded on a different level. Maurice and [wife] Paula are both very gracious, and I spend a fair amount of time at their house. He always gets the fights [on cable] or practices his new boxing techniques on me, which I'm not too happy about." Seriously..."Maurice is somebody I feel comfortable going to to talk about personal stuff," he sums up. "He's a good guy. Maurice and I have a lot in common," he says.
Michael earned a university degree in African-American Studies.
Michael was given the nick name "Monkey Boy" by Steve Burton (co-star from GH)