Good looks and a couple of television roles helped to give
actor Michael Gray many years in between and
on the covers of "Tiger Beat" magazine.
Born in Chicago, Michael moved to Florida when he was a young boy.
He caught the acting bug in high school,
and eventually made his way to Hollywood.
In 1972, Michael won the role of Ronnie on the
NBC series The Little People,
a charming sitcom that starred Brian Keith
as a pediatrician with a practice on Oahu, Hawaii.
The series was reworked for the second season and retitled"The Brian Keith Show," and Michael was let go.
Signed to a management deal with Charles Laufer, pubisher of "Tiger Beat," Michael was able to keep a high profile while rounding up
other acting roles. Michael's second series came in 1974,
when he was cast in his signature role,
as Billy Batson on the Saturday
morning series Shazam.
The series ran for 3 years but was then cancelled due to
increasing production costs.
Some of Michael's other credits include:
Life with Father
Room 222 Entertainment Tonight
The Brady Bunch MTV's "I Love The 70's"
Marcus Welby M.D. VH1 Superheros, Where Are They Now?
The Flying Nun E Television, Life After Stardom Dynasty The Retro Radio Live Show, 2010
Although Michael Gray had all the tools one would expect
to be necessary to build a sturdy career, due to type
casting it became harder for him to make
a living at his craft.