American actor Michael Bunin was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but spent much of his youth at Las Vegas where he studied. He trained under the University of Nevada and the Improv Olympic, as well as with The Second City Players Workshop in Chicago and the famed Groundlings in Los Angeles. Bunin has starred in at least 50 national commercials, but soon made his way into the comedy side of the small screen. Bunin has done extensive work on stage, especially when he was part of the Black Box Theater, The Odyssey Theater, the Paul Harris Theater and the ACTF Regional Festival. He has performed in many productions, which include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Front Page, Twist of Eight, Trojan Wars and Color of Bruise. He is also known for being the co-founder of the improv group, The Red Shirt Freshmen, during the late 1990s.
In 1998, Michael Bunin became a guest star on the series Players. He later found himself playing a small role on the hit series Charmed and on Providence. In 2002, he worked with Jackie Chan, Jason Isaacs and Jennifer Love Hewitt on the action comedy film The Tuxedo. Bunin was next seen on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, where he also served as a Technical Advisor. This was due to his expertise in the field of gambling, owing to his time in Las Vegas. Bunin later got roles in Without a Trace and Run of The House, and was seen on the series Strong Medicine and Las Vegas. In 2005, he landed the part of Jerry on the Scrubs episode titled “My Lucky Charm.” The actor’s next project became the TBS comedy My Boys, where he joined the cast to play the sports fan Kenny Moritorri. In 2008, Bunin accepted a role in the musical biography film The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keenan, Jamie Foxx and Stephen Root.