Actor. Writer. Director. Producer.
MICHAEL T ORIGINALS
MICHAEL T ORIGINALS
Michael T. Lombardi is an actor, writer, producer, and Emmy nominated director of independent film, television, and web-based entertainment. He currently owns and operates Michael T. Originals, a small Connecticut based production company.
When Michael isn't writing scripts or directing/producing/acting in his own films, he has several jobs which help pay the bills, including hosting events, doing commercial voice-over work, and writing & acting in local television commercials. He is also a proud, long-time volunteer of the Special Olympics organization, where he has worked closely with his aunt Katie who has intellectual disabilities. She has provided him with much inspiration and love over the years, and continues to do so. Everyone should be so lucky.
Michael T. Lombardi began performing in his grandparents living room at age 10, and has been at it ever since. While his background was initially in comedy (Michael is also an accomplished celebrity voice impersonator), he has gone on to have success playing other diverse and challenging dramatic roles.
Raised in Newington, Connecticut, Michael is a graduate of Newington High School and Central Connecticut State University where he earned a B.A. degree in Broadcast Communication and Fine Arts. After a freelance stint with ESPN where he worked in International Promotions as copy writer, he then spent time in Los Angeles, working as a background actor and behind the scenes for E! Entertainment Television as a Focus group Coordinator and copy writer, and for Nickelodeon in promotions.
Once back in Connecticut, Michael began continued to freelance as a writer, while making independent films. He wrote, produced, directed and starred in four films – Kidd’s Gold and the Legend of Belltown Hill (Short Film) which earned him a New England Emmy nomination for best director, Lost & Found (Short Film), Grandpa is a Weirdo! (Feature Length), and the suspense/thriller Creepy Crawley (Feature Length). He then produced a limited event series for the web, the four episode Halloween tribute series Haddonfield Hills.
In 2013, Michael created the family comedy television series Welcome to Grandpaville, which consisted of 9 original episodes, and the 2015 original movie Grandpaland. The show aired it's series finale in August 2016, which paved the way for a new series called Brooke & Carly, featuring several characters from Grandpaville, including Michael's character of Rupert Kincaid.
In addition, Michael has written over 40 feature, short film, and television/web scripts.
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Welcome to Grandpaville/Grandpaland
Brooke & Carly