Michael was born in Cincinnati Ohio to William and Rosemary Showers. He married twice before marrying Heather Knight with whom he had two sons, Nathaniel Evan Showers (5/13/93) and Nicholas Gracian Showers (7/29/96). His granddaughter, Evelyn Lorraine Showers (6/6/2010) shares the first name of his mother's sister, Evelyn Plain. Michael studied pyschology at University of Cincinnati, served in the US Air Force and was a licensed optician in addition to being a talented actor. His son Nicholas, was named for his favorite philosopher: Baltazaar Gracian.