Michael Traynor is an Emmy nominated actor/writer. After studying acting with Mike Nichols, Traynor went on to work with The Public Theater and Drama League in NYC, and Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles. His film work includes MGM’s A PERFECT GETAWAY, and acclaimed Indie Features CRY FUNNY HAPPY, A NECESSARY DEATH and, the forthcoming, OUT WEST and SMILEY. His sketch and stand-up writing has been showcased at The Improv(Hollywood), The Ice House, The Comedy Cellar, The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, and he has worked on award winning video game titles, such as AREA 51 and SHREK II. In addition to other projects in development, Michael just wrapped, UNDERWATER, an independent half-hour comedy pilot starring Rachel Nichols, Barry Bostwick and Brooke Nevin, which he wrote and produced.