Michael Lightsey was born in Ohio in 1973. He grew up with an eclectic childhood and a passion for the arts. He has worked as an illustrator, painter, writer, photographer, musician, dancer, singer, actor, ticket seller, grip, stagehand, director and producer. He studied art at Columbus College of Art & Design and theater at The Ohio State University. He is also a father of two beautiful children, an Eagle Scout and a member of Mensa. He currently lives in Los Angeles.