Sean Cameron Michael
Sean Michael
Portrays Richard Guthrie
Born 24 December 1969
Cape Town, South Africa
Gender Male
Ethnicity South African
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Sean Cameron Michael is an actor and member of the cast of the TV series Black Sails. Michael plays the role of Richard Guthrie.

Personal lifeEdit

Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. After he completed high school he did his two years of mandatory military service as an infantryman in the South African Defence Force in Potchefstroom. After a several small, part-time jobs including things like being a waiter and a chef, he decided to become a full-time actor and singer.

Acting careerEdit

South African-born veteran, Sean Cameron Michael, has performed in over eighty television and film productions in his home country over the past thirty years. He first gained international profile playing the role of Don Beatty in the Emmy Award-winning mini-series, The Triangle. In 2008, he played Cockney mutineer, Nolan Moore, in the Golden Reel Award-winning adventure Crusoe and then French United Nations worker, Charles Solenz, in the multi Emmy and Golden Globe winning feature 24: Redemption. Over 12 million viewers tuned in for the film premier.

This was followed by the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Invictus for director Clint Eastwood, the Prism Award-winning Natalee Holloway and the Primetime Emmy winning America: The Story of Us as Thomas Edison (scoring the highest viewership ratings in network TV history).

In 2012, Michael played the lead in Animal Planet’s TV special, Mermaids: The Body Found, scoring the highest viewership ratings for the channel since 2003. Other credits included Death Race Inferno, the Golden Globe nominated The Girl, and the Emmy-nominated Strike Back TV series. He also provided the voice of the Landlord in the global hit, Safe House (opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds).

Michael's recent credits include starring opposite Oscar winner William Hurt in The Challenger Disaster and the supporting role of Lester in the upcoming feature The Salvation. The Nordic Western is directed by the multiple award-winning Kristian Levring.

In 2014, he played series regular Richard Guthrie in Black Sails.