During this time, Michael was picked up and signed with two of Michigan's top talent agencies: The I Group Model & Talent Management and Productions Plus. Later Michael Renda became a member of SAG-AFTRA after landing a supporting role as Peanut in the feature film 'CRAVE'. Michael acts alongside Josh Lawson, Ron Pearlman, Edward Furlong and Emma Lung. And for his voiceover work for the NHL’S Detroit Red Wings hockey team in an international radio broadcast.

Michael Renda has had years of professional training at credible institutions such as The Second City Detroit conservatory program for comedy improvisation, Jeff Daniels' The Purple Rose Theatre in voice and movement. Michael studied at the Michigan Actors Studio for over four years, ranging in different levels of various focuses: stage, film, improv, Lee Strasberg’s method, character development, scene study, staged combat and Shakespeare. Michael also completed a one year intensive on the Eric Morris Technique at Detroit Performance Workshop. Michael has over two years of training in voiceover as well. Michael stays on top of his craft with ongoing training.

​Most recently Michael Renda landed a co-starring role in the award winning indie film ‘Getting Out’ as Derek. Michael also stars in the awards winning short film 'The Time' as Shawn and has landed a national commercial for auto parts giant AutoZone, which currently airs on all major television networks. Michael is now living in Los Angeles, CA and is represented by his agent Michael Zanuck at the Michael Zanuck Agency (MZA) to continue to build his career.


Michael Joseph Renda born in Detroit Michigan, began in the performing arts at age eight. He studied acting and performed in musical theatre for over fifteen years. Michael later found great opportunity in acting with a focus in film and television. He started booking work in the Detroit indie film community with supporting and principal roles.