Michael May (born April 29, 1999) is an American actor and model. He is known for playing Chuck Scolnik in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2008–12) and Simon Spry on the Netflix series Sweet Magnolias (2020–present).

Early life

Michael May, was born in Atlanta, GA on April 29, 1999. He began his acting career at the age of 3 when he sang his first solo on stage in the play "Bye-Bye Birdie." At the age of 5, he attended an "Open-Call" audition in Atlanta, Ga where he was discovered by Joy Pervis of J Pervis Talent Agency.[1]

Career

Acting

After booking several commercials such as 790 the Zone, Belk, and a Tommy Hilfiger Runway show, Michael booked his first movie "Good Intentions" at the age of 6.

At the age of 7, Michael booked his second feature film "The Lost and Found Family", where he played the foster brother of Lucas Till. Several months later he booked the feature film "Blood Done Sign My Name" starring Rick Schroder, Lela Richon, and Nate Parker. Unbeknownst to Michael, in this film, he would be playing the brother of two of his future television co-stars Lee Norris and Cullen Moss.[2]

Michael landed his first television role at the age of 8, on the hit show One Tree Hill. Originally cast as "Chuck Scolnik", he started as a day-player and "schoolyard bully" to co-star Jackson Brundage. Michael was cast in, and eventually guest starred in over thirty episodes across four One Tree Hill seasons.[3]

Music

While filming late one night, the producers of OTH discovered that Michael was not only an actor, but that he also was a singer/songwriter. He performed his original song not only on the episode of One Tree Hill but also on stage with fellow co-star and Warner Brothers recording artist, Tyler Hilton. They performed live at such venues as Eddies Attic in Atlanta, GA and the Soapbox Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina.[4]

Music

While filming late one night, the producers of OTH discovered that Michael was not only an actor, but that he also was a singer/songwriter. He performed his original song not only on the episode of One Tree Hill but also on stage with fellow co-star and Warner Brothers recording artist, Tyler Hilton. They performed live at such venues as Eddies Attic in Atlanta, GA and the Soapbox Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina.[5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2011 An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf Taylor McTuttle (voice) TV movie
2012 American Reunion Stifler (13 yrs.)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2012 One Tree Hill Chuck Scolnik Recurring role (seasons 6-9)
2015 Halt and Catch Fire Chet Jensen Episode: "Extract and Defend"
2016 Game of Silence Nate Whitehead Episode: "Into the Black"
2019 Creepshow Eddie (segment "All Hallow's Eve") Episode: "All Hallow's Eve/The Man in the Suitcase"
2020–present Sweet Magnolias Simon Spry Recurring role

Discography

The following is a list of albums and songs by Michael May that has been recorded.

Singles

Year Title Album Notes
2012 "We're Gonna Make It" One Tree Hill Soundtrack Episode: In the Room Where You Sleep (2012)

References

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