Jordan is best known for portraying Vince Howard in NBC's critically acclaimed television series "Friday Night Lights." Additionally, you can see Jordan as a recurring guest star on NBC's "Parenthood" and FOX's series "Lie to Me." Jordan continues to prove himself one of the hottest up-and-coming leading young men on television.
Graced with the opportunity to begin a professional acting career relatively early in his life, after a successful modeling career, Jordan soon segued into film and television acting. At 13, he caught the eye of Dr. Bill Cosby and was cast in a recurring role in his CBS comedy "Cosby" and almost simultaneously, he appeared on the HBO series "The Sopranos." The following year, his career took a mammoth step forward when he was selected from hundreds of hopefuls to play the role of Jamal in the Paramount Pictures film "Hardball," starring Keanu Reeves. Later, Jordan received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the hard-shelled, softhearted young urbanite "Wallace" in HBO's hit series "The Wire."
In 2003, he became the youngest African American actor to be contracted with the ABC network daytime drama series "All My Children," in the role of "Reggie," Susan Lucci's adopted son. Jordan later moved to LA to further his successful acting career where he soon landed a lead role in the independent film "Blackout" starring Melvin Van Peebles, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Saldana. In the fall of 2007, Michael was cast to The N Network's sitcom "The Assistants." Director/producer Rockmond Dunbar was especially excited to know that Jordan's working schedule would allow him to star alongside a stellar veteran ensemble in his first feature film "Pastor Brown," which premiered in the American Black Film Festival in summer 2009. He has also done guest appearance roles for "CSI," "Cold Case," "Without a Trace" and will soon be seen on "Law & Order."
Jordan has been lucky enough to receive acknowledgement for his talent as well. The independent organization The NJ Movie Maker's Network took notice of his dramatic artistry in 2003 and awarded him the "Prime Award for Excellence and Support in Movies and Television."
Jordan received three consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations ('05-'07) for his performance on "All My Children" and in 2008 for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author for his collaborative literary series "Homeroom Heroes."
All of these great acting opportunities have led him to his most rewarding supporting role to date, in George Lucas' "Redtails," the story of the first African American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during WW II, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Jordan proudly portrays escort fighter pilot, Maurice "Bumps" Wilson, under the skillful direction of Anthony Hemingway. The movie does not have an official release date but is expected to premiere summer 2011.