Michaël Pas (°1966) in 1989 he graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlinck Institute in Antwerp. He had already made his debut in 1986, playing in Dominique Deruddere’s film adaptation of Bukowski’s Love is a Dog from Hell. During the final year of his studies he played the lead role in Blueberry Hill. This earned him a Joseph Plateau Award for Best Actor as well as the “Star de Demain” Award at the Geneva Film Festival.
He has played major roles in no less than thirty Flemish and international films. Daens, in which he played a leading role, and Antonia’s Line were both nominated for the Academy Awards (The Oscars) Best Foreign Language Picture. At the same time in 1991 he was filming Boys, directed by Jan Verheyen, who would moreover ask him to act in his next five films. Kulderzipken 1994, a youth series in which he played the lead role, is rebroadcast nearly every year, entertaining both young and old. In 1997, Michaël lived in Indonesia for half a year, performing the lead role in the series Antonio Blanco. He has played both lead and supporting roles in around twenty TV series and television films, including Kongo, Les Maîtres de l’Orge, Schimanski, Speer und Er and De Ridder. He portrayed already for the third season the cynical, macho character Bob in the series Code 37 and now he’s starring as jailer in Gent West.
Michaël has also played prominent roles in Dutch-language theatre. He made his debut in the successful show, Romeo and Juliet and played Mowgli in Junglebook. He was nominated for the Louis d’Or theatre award for Best Actor for his performance in August, August, August. He is currently touring through Flanders with the theatre performance of Cloaca.

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