Michael Billy is the producer and costar of the feature film “The One” (2011) After over a decade on national television Michael Billy is making his big screen debut as Stephan, the outspoken and witty best friend. As a television personality- Michael began his career commentating on various political issues with his raw and clever delivery. From 2007- 2009 Michael hosted the 3 time Emmy nominated show "In The Life" on PBS. "In The Life" airs in over 75 million homes in every major market across the US. While hosting ITL, Michael co-hosted a national morning radio program, “The Me And Vinnie Show” on SIRIUS XM radio and held the coveted seat of sidekick on “The Alex Bennett Program” (2007- 2010)
Michael Billy has been profiled by CNN- been on the NY TIMES “What To Watch” list- and has appeared on MSNBC, FOX, NBC, The Ricki Lake Show, The Leeza Gibbons Show and on The Game Show Networks “Without Prejudice.”
A New Jersey native, Michael started his comedy and acting career in local community theatre and soon became a staple of the professional theatre and live performance community. Michael mixed his love for comedy and theater with his passion for human rights and American politics. Having survived a brutal gay bashing at age 14, Michael had an early understanding of himself and the world around him. Michael used that experience to write a one man act appropriate for middle schools, high schools, and colleges. By age 18 Michael had toured colleges and Universities all over the country speaking to audiences between 5 and 1,000 students. Michael received 2 national awards honoring his efforts in education.
In 1998 Michael had been invited to lunch at The White House to take part in a “Safe Schools Conference.” While in Washington Michael met with Attorney General Janet Reno to discuss federal hate crimes legislation and spoke in front of thousands on the Capital steps at the Matthew Shepard Vigil. While educating the nation on homophobia in our schools, Michael became a political player in the 2000 Presidential elections where gay rights was a key political issue. Michael then joined Karenna Gore Shiff and Rebecca Lieberman in their “Youth Outreach Campaign.”
Michael received the Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign (1999) and the Sue Anne Big Crow Award for civil rights and education from the National Education
At age 16, Billy was one of the youngest people to ever serve on the board of trustees for the National 4 H Council with full voting rights
He has written and produced three (3) music albums.
we gave Michael Billy a Flip HD camera which is
about the size of an IPOD and told him to document
his day. To keep the simplicity going we edited
it in IMovie. We think you'll find the result
of this experiment amusing.