Steven McMichael

Former United States Marine, Stunt Coordinator, ASO Ambassador & ASO Stunt Safety Advisor

An honourable warm welcome to Steven McMichael. Former United States Marine Corps 1989-1994 (Served in Operation Desert Storm). Steven has been credited with pioneering and being the first true acrobatic martial art film fighter in Canada. Coming from the competitive martial arts scene of the 1980s and 90s (NASKA / NBL). Steve was trained in Wushu during the early 1980s by 5 time North American NASKA champion Peter Morales with subsequent training by Beijing Wushu and Jet Li team members Li Jun Hung and Yu Sho Wen.
Since 1995 he has provided the Canadian film industry with a seamlessly integrated fighting style for films comprised of Wushu, Tae Kwon Do and elements of Capoeira. The combination of these three high impact, high flying and dynamic styles are called North American Freestyle. He has also worked internationally as a stunt performer, fight choreographer, stunt coordinator and second unit director.

Yet, in October 2003, his career in performance came to an abrupt halt due to a severe injury sustained while executing a stunt that resulted in a broken neck, exacerbated by prior injuries. Following a two-year break, he made a triumphant return, even stronger than before, transitioning into the role of a coordinator. Steve’s recent credits include; The Hunger Games: ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and Prey.

See more at: Steven McMichael’s IMDB