Birth name Michael Antranig Goorjian NationalityUSA Birth 4 february 1971 (53 years) at San Francisco (USA)
Michael Antranig Goorjian born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. He is also known for his role as Justin, Neve Campbell’s love interest on the Golden Globe winning series "Party of Five" (1994 – 2000), as well as Heroin Bob in the film SLC Punk! . As a director, Michael achieved recognition for his first major independent film, Illusion, a film he wrote, directed and starred in alongside Hollywood-legend Kirk Douglas.
Goorjian grew up in Oakland, and attended Bishop O'Dowd High School, which had a strong drama program. At the age of 14 he decided to audition for a local theatre company thinking it was a ‘cool way’ to skip class. After landing the lead role in a 'not-so-cool play called Computer Crazy, Michael soon found out that the rest of the cast were all senior citizens and that he would have to perform the play at his own junior high. Despite this rather humiliating experience, Michael stuck with acting and eventually trained at UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.
Goorjian won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in the TV movie David's Mother starring Kirstie Alley. Ray Loynd commented that Goorjian contributed "a wealth of physical and emotional detail that underscores the familial havoc".
Michael’s first big Hollywood break came as a dancer when in 1992 he was cast as Skittery in the Disney film, Newsies starring Christian Bale and Robert Duvall. What followed was roles in numerous films including Chaplin with Robert Downey Jr., Forever Young with Mel Gibson, Oscar nominated Leaving Las Vegas, Hard Rain with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater, SLC Punk!, The Invisibles with Portia de Rossi, Broken with Heather Graham and Conversations with God.
Michael also guest starred in a number of television series including Lie to Me, House, Alias, Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without A Trace, Chicago Hope as well as a recurring role on Life Goes On as Ray Nelson.
Michael is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based theater group, Buffalo Nights and starred in the West Coast premiere of Dennis McIntyre’s drama, Modigliani, which won him a L.A. Weekly Theater Award nomination for Best Lead Actor. With the ‘Nights’, Michael also received critical acclaim for playing title roles in both productions of, The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux, and J.B. by Archibald MacLeish. Michael also won a LA Critics Choice and a Garland Backstage West awards for his original choreography for the L.A. production of the musical Refer Madness.
Michael made his first real foray into directing with the mock-documentary Oakland Underground, a comedy about an underground occult music scene in Oakland, CA. From there, Michael made Illusion with Kirk Douglas, which was released theatrically in 2006 after racking up over a dozen festival awards, including Best Screenplay at The Hampton’s International Film Festival, Best Feature at the Lake Tahoe International Film Festival and The Audience Award at the Sonoma International Film Festival. With Illusion Michael was critically lauded for his ability to blend great filmmaking with philosophical depth. Soon after Illusion, Michael began collaborating with the publishing company Hay House to produce and direct a number of films including the documentary You Can Heal Your Life (2007), starring metaphysical author and teacher, Louise L. Hay and The Shift, starring author Dr. Wayne Dyer, along with Michael DeLuise and Portia de Rossi. His most recent work with Hay House is an original film anthology called Tales of Everyday Magic, which explores meaningful philosophical ideas through intimate character-driven stories.
Additional directing credits include the short film Players’ Club which swept the 2006 Elevate Film Festival in Los Angeles, including Best Director and The War Prayer, an adaptation of Mark Twain’s short story by the same title starring Jeremy Sisto. Michael also moonlights directing a circus/cabaret show in eastern-European called Palazzo.
, 1h37 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Horror ThemesFilms about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films ActorsHeather Graham, Jeremy Sisto, Randall Batinkoff, Jake Busey, Scarlett Chorvat, Michael A. Goorjian Roles Thomas Rating54% Hope (Heather Graham) is a night shift waitress who has made several mistakes in her life. She leaves Ohio for Los Angeles, trying to make a living as an entertainer. She meets Will (Jeremy Sisto), who is desperate to win her back. They get involved with drugs. Hope realizes that she needs to break free from drugs, if she wishes to make her dream come true; so she cuts off all ties to Will. Will, however, is prepared to go to any length to ensure that they stay together - even to the extent of committing murder, robbing her workplace and taking her hostage. Towards the end of the story, Hope is shown instead of her own regular customers, while one of the customers is the waitress.
, 1h46 Directed byJean-Claude La Marre GenresComedy ActorsPras, Michael A. Goorjian, Lisa Raye, Bobby Brown, Glenn Plummer, Denyce Lawton Roles Rome / Romie Rating48% Two guys have the winning ticket in a lottery, but the ticket is taken by a woman robbing the restaurant they're in, who swallows the ticket before getting arrested. The guys come up with a scheme to recover the ticket by committing a felony while impersonating women so as to be sent to the same women's penitentiary as the robber.
, 1h34 Directed byDick Maas OriginPays-bas GenresThriller, Horror ThemesMedical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette ActorsWilliam Hurt, Jennifer Tilly, Denis Leary, Michael Chiklis, David Gwillim, Francis Matthews Roles Billy Boy Manson Rating49% Président d'une société pharmaceutique, Walter Richmond est en voyage d'affaires à Amsterdam pour signer un important contrat. Il est accompagné de son épouse Cathryn et de leur petite fille de dix ans, Melissa. Muette, elle est toujours accompagnée d'une petite ardoise magique autour de son cou pour communiquer avec autrui. Alors qu'ils s'installent dans un palace pour y séjourner, ils remarquent que le bâtiment est en pleine effervescence car une rock star est de passage dans la capitale néerlandaise. Dans la confusion, Melissa se perd dans les couloirs de l'hôtel et assiste, par hasard, à un meurtre. La victime n'est d'autre que l'avocat d'un client hollandais de son père. Repérée par les assassins, Melissa s'enfuit et cache en ville auprès d'un SDF. Mais les meurtriers sont prêts à tout pour l'éliminer.