Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mike has been a successful actor for more than 25 years. Most recently you’ve seen him in Law & Order Criminal Intent as Chief of Detectives Kenny Moran as well as the Emmy Award winning HBO film
Recount. Mike also appeared as legendary football coach Bobby Bowden in the film We Are Marshall and co-stars in the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame production Front of the Class. He other recent credits include Big Love, My Fake Fiance’, Drop Dead Diva as well as the films Miami Vice and The Ultimate Gift.
Over the years, Mike has made memorable appearances in such projects as The Sopranos, CSI: NY, Conviction, Warm Springs, One Tree Hill, CSI: Miami, ER, Runaway Jury, From the Earth to the Moon, Ray and Remember the Titans.
He is also one of the stars of Two Soldiers, the 2003 Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short Film.
With Mike’s long term success comes a philosophy about achievement and overcoming obstacles that he has passed on to many people. Some of his past speaking clients include the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM Georgia), The Profitability Channel, EzGov, Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), HomeSource Realtors and the Southeastern Employment and Training Assn (SETA).
His new book. When Life Gives You Lemons, Throw ‘em Back!, is a collection of essays that empowers readers to overcome just about anything that life throws at them. Using anecdotes and personal stories from his work in Film & TV, Mike illustrates what’s possible in the face of all kinds of adversity. His blend of strategy and story-telling makes this an incredibly useful tool for readers of all ages. It’s available now in both pdf and audio book form at www.throwemback.com.
Using his vast amount of knowledge and experience in the entertainment business, Mike Pniewski brings practical, proven tools to any group looking to expand both their performance skills and potential for success. You can learn more and contact Mike through his very popular website, www.acttowin.com.