Michael is 6'6". He was born and raised in Fullerton, Orange County, California. He graduated from USC with a degree in Business and became an loan officer at a bank in Los Angeles. A friend took him to see a sketch comedy to show and everything changed for him. He quit his job as a banker. McDonald got a job working for MAD TV.
Michael started his career in acting as an extra for some B-Rate movies in the early 1990's. He gradually earned bigger roles and ended up even directing and writing a few things. After obtaining small rolls in films for awhile, he was offered a job on MAD TV.