Michael Maurice “Knightmage”
Michael Maurice “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. A 14 year veteran Deputy Sheriff, Michael hasn’t been cosplaying for long but he’s quickly making a name for himself. The love for the comic and video game genre has been in his heart since he was little and it shows when he creates and puts his costumes on. Having many of his creations praised and displayed on numerous occasions.
Michael has had the opportunity to work on 4 different Hollywood comic book movie productions. First on the 2006 film “Spiderman 3”. Having being bit by the creative bug, that same year Michael auditioned for the reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Michael developed a character named “Knightmage” for the show and was made a possible alternate for the broadcast. Michael would once again capture an opportunity in 2011 when he was cast in the Hollywood blockbuster film “The Avengers” as well as in “The Dark Knight Rises”. While filming “The Dark Knight Rises” he was selected for the “Stunt Action Team” which allowed him to work closely with the stunt team, the coordinator, director and main actors filming in both Pittsburgh and New York. Most recently he was an extra in Captain America 2: Winter Soldier. Michael is also a member of the independent production company “Together Brother Productions” which produced such fan films as “Clash in the Knight, The Legion of Injustice and most recently The Joe Files and Flash Fall”. Michael and Together Brothers are currently working on a documentary titled “Cosplay is Colorblind”.
Michael decided to revitalize his “Knightmage” creation in the form of an original live action web-series which is currently in production and can be seen on the YouTube Channel “Knightmage11”, on www.Facebook.com/Knightmage1 and followed on Twitter @Knightmage.
Michael also is a spokes model for the independent comic company “Shot In The Dark Comics” having his likeness used for an upcoming original superhero comic character.
Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups such as “The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio”.
If you wish, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/Knightmage1 and follow on Twitter @Knightmage