Sean Michael (US actor)

Sean Michael (US actor)

Infobox actor
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birthname = Sean Ruegsegger
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location = Los Angeles County, California
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height = 160 cm or 5 foot seven
othername = Sean Michael Afable
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notable role = Dylan Chiu in "Akeelah and the Bee"
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Sean Michael, (also known as Sean Ruegsegger and his stage name Sean Michael Afable born 20 November 1988), is an American actor, best known for playing the role of Dylan Chiu in "Akeelah and the Bee".


He was born Sean Ruegsegger on November 20 1988, to parents Robert and Gigi Ruegsegger. He has one older brother named Robby. He is half-Filipino and half-European ancestry, including German, Swiss, [cite web
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Personal life

Sean Michael Afable was born on November 20, 1988, into a multi-cultural family. Sean has a large extended family, with 17 first cousins and even more uncles and aunts. Sean's mother-tongue is Tagalog, although he regrets that he cannot speak the language as fluently as his mother. Sean's parents noticed at age 3, that he was a very gregarious and outgoing kid. During his brother's elementary school choir performance, Sean decided he must join them. The music director allowed him to audition and Sean became the youngest Choir Mascot.

Sean balances acting with the life of a typical teenager, and soon after his 16th birthday he got his drivers license. Sean also just recently graduated from high school in November and has just started taking classes at his local college. Sean enjoys spending time with his Mom, Dad, older brother Robby, his friends, and the rest of his family. As a Christian, he is an active member of his Church Youth Group. Sean loves the outdoors and enjoys body boarding, body surfing, surfing, snowboarding, driving, paintballing, camping, mountain biking, playing guitar, drawing, singing, dancing, and working on the tree house that he built with his Grandpa.

Sean is a veteran Hip-Hop-dancer and an aspiring Break-dancer, with moves that have amazed his friends and family. Sean also enjoys singing and is an alumnus of the All American Boys Choir. His heroes are Jesus Christ, Maggie Q and fellow actors.

Over the years Sean has studied acting with many of Hollywood's top acting coaches and is currently studying with Steven G. Lowe at The Actors Room ( ). His passion extends to Film, TV, Voice Over, Theater, Singing, and Dance.

Akeelah and the Bee

Sean's first starring role was in the movie "Akeelah and the Bee" as Dylan Chiu, a rival of Keke Palmer's role. In Akeelah and the Bee, Sean plays an over achieving, intelligent, and arrogant boy desperate to impress his father by winning the National Spelling Bee.

Guest Starred Roles

He has guest starred on several television series, including the Disney Channel series "That's So Raven" and "Phil of the Future"On and episode called "Versa Day".He played as the Science geek in Pim's science class. Though, in the That's So Raven episode, his name was credited as "Sean Michael". He also guest starred on Zoey 101. His character only has a line which is "teacher" and chanting "fight, fight, fight" on episode Robot War. In the episode, Sean Michael is identified as wearing purple striped long sleeved shirt. He also guest starred on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide as the stinger one of the Killer Bees on the episode Spelling bees and best friends.

elected Filmography

*"Akeelah and the Bee" as Dylan Chiu
*"Chocolate Girls" as Tyler
*"The Scorpion King" as Boy at Well


External links

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*tvtome person | id=410822 | name=Sean Michael
* [ Sean Michael Official Site]

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