Michael “Knightmage” Wilson
|Michael Maurice “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. A going on 14 year veteran Deputy Sheriff, Michael hasn’t been cosplaying for long but the love for the comic and video game genre has been in his heart since he was little. |
Michael has had the opportunity to work on 3 different Hollywood comic book movies. First in the 2006 film “Spider-Man 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 first auditioned in Washington D.C. Michael was then invited to audition again a few weeks later in Philadelphia, Pa. where he was made a possible alternate for the show.
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.
Michael then 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 Facebook.com/Knightmage1 and followed on Twitter @Knightmage.
When Michael started cosplaying it opened new doors. 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 sick 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.” Michael also became 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.”