Famous Burlingtonians

Michael Riley - Actor/Producer

Michael Riley became interested in acting as a student at Lord Elgin High School in Burlington, and went on to study at the National Theatre School in Montréal. He is an actor and producer he has played Dr. Thom on the television series Being Erica and Brett on Power Play.  He has won 6 Gemini’s for various roles throughout his career. As a stage actor, he received a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for his performance as Arkady in George F. Walker’s Nothing Sacred.  He has voiced the animated title character of Ace Lightning.