Born in Princeton, NJ, Michael E Knight nevertheless considers himself a Californian. He spent his early years in Ojai in Southern California, where his father was a faculty member at a boys' preparatory school, which he also attended. The family later moved to San Francisco. He is the only one of three sons in his family to pursue acting.
Acting had been Mr. Knight's ambition since the age of 12. He earned his degree in theater arts in only three years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He then came to New York for more technical training at the Circle in the Square Theater, graduating in 1982.
Mr. Knight created the role of Tad in 1983 and was honored with two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series (1986 and 1987). He left the show for a short time to pursue acting projects on the West Coast, which included a starring role in the feature film Date with an Angel, and various primetime appearances. He returned to All My Children in 1988 and stayed for two years.
Just prior to rejoining the cast of All My Children in 1992, Mr. Knight starred in the play Run for Your Wife on the Los Angeles stage. He also completed a lead role in the Columbia Pictures feature film, Hexed, and has guest-starred in a variety of primetime series -- including Murder, She Wrote, Dear John and Grapevine. Mr. Knight co-starred in the off-Broadway play Wrong Turn at Lungfish, and appeared in the ABC movie for television, She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, and in the off-Broadway play Cakewalk, with Linda Lavin.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Princeton, NJ
DATE OF BIRTH: May 7, 1959