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Michael Vlamis is an American actor and filmmaker. He portrays Michael Guerin on The CW's Roswell, New Mexico.

Overview

Prior to Roswell, New Mexico, Vlamis made his television debut as "hipster jerkwad" in an episode of Fox's New Girl (2013, episode 2.13 "Tinfinity"). He's done various shorts and commercials.

From his official website:[1]

Michael is an actor/filmmaker from Chicago currently starring in the CW series, Roswell, NM. He made his debut alongside Zooey Deschanel in New Girl and the Blackpills series he recently starred in, Simi Valley, was nominated for best drama at the 2018 Streamy Awards. In addition to acting, a film he wrote, produced, and starred in, Meme! True Hollywood Story, won the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. His latest feature film, 5 Years Apart, which he produced and starred in alongside Chloe Bennett, will be premiere in 2019. Michael is theatrically represented by CAA and Grandview.

On March 5, 2018, it was announced that Vlamis was cast as Michael Guerin for Roswell, New Mexico, which is his first starring television role.[2][3]

Quotes

At the ATX TV Festival panel in June 2019, regarding Michael's romances with Alex and Maria over season one:[4]

"I had a lot to say about relationships and lost love when I booked this show, and to have two people to share that with was amazing. One is rooted in pain and the other in hope, and I got to play both sides of the spectrum. Not a lot of people get to do that, and the fact that they trusted me with that was a blessing."

Vlamis has been vocal about enjoying kissing co-star Tyler Blackburn on the show. In response to the question, "How does it feel to kiss Tyler Blackburn?" Vlamis responded:[5]

"How you think it feels? Is exactly how it feels. Tyler Blackburn is a phenomenal kisser. He was the first man I ever french kissed in my life, and I'm not gonna lie, I enjoyed it. He had some scruff though, that burned a little bit, but the lips were very smooth and he knows how to use his tongue."

Regarding portraying his onscreen relationships with Heather Hemmens and Tyler Blackburn:[6]

"Look at Heather Hemmens, it's easy to fall in love with Heather onscreen. Tyler Blackburn, although I've never, you know, I'm a straight man in person, but he's easy to fall in love with, you know? Just looking into his eyes, he's so empathetic, and he gives so much, that it's the same exact way I look at Heather."

On representing the LGBTQ+ community:[6]

"I knew there was a lot behind it. Our showrunner, Carina MacKenzie, this meant a lot to her, she wanted to do it right. You don't see a lot of bisexual love triangles on television. This has meant a lot, and I know it's meant a lot to the fans. The amount of messages I've gotten, and people just talk about these relationships on the show. People have come out to their families because of our show. And they send those messages. And so that has been the most rewarding for sure."

On his familiarity with the original Roswell show and Roswell High books:[7]

"I was familiar with the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, but I hadn’t seen the show or read the novels. Once I booked the role, I did research on both to have a feel for the original properties, but I preferred to not dive in too deep, especially not into the original character. It was easier to bring a fresh take that way. Ignorance is bliss. But I have heard the original Michael and myself both have wild hair. So there’s a similarity."

Trivia

  • On June 18, 2019, Vlamis began a social media campaign for "Michael Vlamis Emmy Nomination Nominee," that is, to get nominated for an Emmy for his supporting role as Michael Guerin in Roswell, New Mexico.[8][9][10][11]
  • Vlamis was roommates with co-star Karan Oberoi while filming season 1.

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References

  1. http://michaelvlamis.com/who-am-i/ Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  2. Deadline: ‘Roswell’: Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot by Denise Petski. March 5, 2018.
  3. Hollywood Reporter: CW's 'Roswell' Reboot Rounds Out Cast With Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn by Lesley Goldberg. March 5, 2018.
  4. Nerds and Beyond: ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Cast and Creator Talk Season Two and More at ATX TV Fest Panel. June 10, 2019.
  5. Michael Vlamis from an Instagram Ask Me Anything session. A fan tweeted here.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Jam morning talk show: Interview with Heather Hemmens and Michael Vlamis. Video posted on Twitter May 16, 2019.
  7. Latest Magazine: Exclusive interview with Michael Vlamis from Roswell, New Mexico. August 28, 2019.
  8. Nerds and Beyond: Michael Vlamis Wants YOUR Support. June 18, 2019.
  9. Vlamis Tweeted: SUPPORT ME, SUPPORTING YOU - Michael Vlamis Emmy Nomination Nominee (includes video). June 18, 2019.
  10. Vlamis Tweeted: Dear @TelevisionAcad, please consider the most supportive guy you've never met. #Emmys. June 19, 2019.
  11. Vlamis Tweeted: Hey @chicagotribune, support your fellow Chicagoan who always supports you! @TelevisionAcad. June 19, 2019.
  12. Entertainment Weekly photoshoot: See Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, more in EW and Amazon Prime Video's exclusive SXSW portraits by Lauren Morgan. March 10, 2019.
  13. Entertainment Weekly photoshoot: See Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, more in EW and Amazon Prime Video's exclusive SXSW portraits by Lauren Morgan. March 10, 2019.
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