If you have watched the TV series All American, the character Jordan Baker (whose real name is Michael Evans Behling) easily comes to mind. The 25 year old is one of the major actors on the show, a highly talented and charming young American actor who has featured in a good number of classic American films. Behling is already blazing the trail in the American movie industry at such a young age. The facts here will give you more insight into who he is and what he is up to.
He is 6 Feet 2 Inches Tall At 25 Years Old
Michael Evans Behling, who is nicknamed Mike B, was born on March 5, 1996, making him 25 years old. At his age, Michael stands at a massive height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m or 188 cm).
With the height of the young actor and the average height of a Hollywood actor being 5 feet 10 inches, it is obvious that Michael is taller than most Hollywood actors by 4 inches. Also, the average height of American men is 5 feet 9 inches, implying that Michael Evans Behling is taller than the average American man by 5 inches.
In addition to his height, the weight of Michael Evans Behling is 194 lbs (88 kg). At his age, he is moderate with his weight, as the age and weight are commensurate. This is confirmed by a Healthline report that gives the average weight of American men in their 20s to 30s as 197.9 lbs (89.8 kg).
Other Interesting Facts To Know About Michael Evans Behling
1. He is of Mixed Race and was Born in Ohio, United States
Michael Evans Behling is known to be fluent in German, and that leaves people wondering about his background. The truth is that the American actor was born by a black father and a white mother. His father has his origin from Africa (Nigeria to be precise), while his mother happens to be German. His surname too is German (Behling).
The young and promising actor was born in Columbus, Ohio where he lived the first two years of his life. He, however, grew up with his family in Columbus, Indiana. He also has three siblings (Matt, Adam, and Andrea) with whom he grew up. His older brother is already married with two kids while his older sister lives in Indianapolis; she is a teacher. The youngest child in the family graduated from school in 2020.
2. Michael Evans Behling was Adopted as a Child
There was no information about what actually happened to his biological parents two years after he was born, but Michael Evans was adopted by Mike Behling and Carol Behling, who took care of him as their biological son. Michael’s family had ten acres of land, plenty of dogs and cats, and a chicken coop in their possession. The family was well off as they lived on and controlled a large and viable farm. Growing up in an environment like this gave Evans the opportunity to explore all the potentials he’s got in him and tap into the one that perfectly expresses his personality and passion (acting), which has brought him thus far in his career and stood him out among his family members as the most prominent.
3. He Is A Sports Enthusiast
Michael Evans Behling played some sports while growing up. His interests include volleyball, soccer, baseball, and running track, which has been his favorite. Apart from being a footballer for his high school, he ran track for two years. He also ran track in college by competing in the 400-meter hurdles at the highest amateur level. However, he had to quit sports when he underwent two surgeries as a result of two incidents that caused him a broken foot. Despite that, he stills continues to practice in his spare time and frequently shares the video on his YouTube channel – MichaelB05. Moreover, he was the assistant Track and Field coach for about one-and-a-half years in 2017 for Columbus North high school, and he was also the women’s Volleyball JV coach for five months in 2015 for the same high school.
4. Michael Dropped Out of School To Pursue Careers in Modelling and Acting
After Michael Evans Behling completed his high school education at Columbus North High School in Indiana, he proceeded to Indiana State University. After spending two years as a pre-med student, he dropped out of school to pursue a career in modeling and acting, which later gave him headway, even though the modeling and acting career have no correlation to medicine which he was pursuing earlier at school. Meanwhile, prior to the start of his acting career, he had worked for the Donner Aquatic Centre in Columbus, Indiana as an assistant director.
However, his mother had previously suggested he try out modeling while in school, a suggestion he later took seriously after quitting school. Behling eventually began modeling and did numerous advertising campaigns with the likes of White Castle, Adidas, Macy’s, and Finish Line. He did well with the modeling career, and his team later discovered his potential in acting of which they encouraged him to try acting and go for auditions.
5. He Gained Fame Through Acting
At the age of 21 years and having been convinced by his team to try auditioning for an acting role, Michael Evans Behling gave acting a shot with a role in the episode – The Lady Doth Protest on the television series Empire; in 2017. He got another role in March 2018 as Jordan Baker on All American, two weeks after filming for the pilot commenced. The role Behling played (as Jordan Baker, the main cast) in the award-winning television series brought him to the limelight, as the series became a hit. He is at the moment represented by HRI Talent and Management 101.
Due to his brilliant performance in All American in 2018, Behling got another role as Brady in the Good Shepherd episode of the TV series, Grey’s Anatomy, in 2019. His popularity began to grow further in the film industry as a result of his frequent appearances in films and TV series. Also in 2021, he starred in a direct-to-video film titled A Cinderella Story: Starstruck, where he played the role of Jackson Stone.
6. Micheal Co-owns a Clothing Line Named DesignedAt5AM
Behling co-owns DesignedAt5AM with his high school friends: Drew Thompson, Floyd Athaide, and Nicholas Stevens, which they established in 2019. The business name was formed from the idea that only good things happen at 5 a.m. Michael’s motto (business never sleeps) and Drew’s early morning swimming practices were combined in the idea to form the business name.
The clothing brand is known for its various apparel types which include raincoats, quarter-zip neck sweaters, embroidered shirts, and hoodies. Behling often gets the brand promoted through his social media platforms and through videos on his YouTube channel.
7. Michael Evans Behling’s Relationship Status
Behling is currently dating someone and we learned about this in 2019 following his interview which was reported on xoneclo.com. However, he has not disclosed his lover’s identity or stepped out in the public with his sweetheart. But with time, he will surely make his relationship with her public. His admittance of being in a relationship with a lady has finally put to rest the speculations that the young and handsome actor is gay.