Michael Seater

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Michael Seater
Born Michael Bruce Patrick Seater
(1987-01-15) January 15, 1987 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997-present

Michael Bruce Patrick Seater (born January 15, 1987) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his roles as Spencer Sharpe in The Zack Files, Lucas Randall in Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, Derek Venturi in Life with Derek, Tom Bellow in 18 to Life, and James Gillies in Murdoch Mysteries.


Seater was born in Toronto, Ontario. Michael began acting in the late 1990s and appeared in the short films Night of the Living and The Stone Skipper, and had minor roles in the direct-to-video film Future Fear and the made-for-television films Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, Vanished Without a Trace, On Thin Ice, Dirty Pictures, Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, the Hanukkah-themed Jenny and the Queen of Light, as well as in episodes of several television series, including The Zack Files.

Seater voiced the title character in the series Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall, which aired in 2000, starred as Lucas Randall in the television series Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, which began airing in 2002 and ended in 2006, and had a role in the 2005 film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, which starred Julianne Moore.

Seater then appeared in the recurring role of Owen on the series ReGenesis, which ended after its fourth season, and played Derek Venturi on another Canadian series, Life with Derek, which began in 2005 and ended in 2009 after four seasons. Seater had written a script for an episode of the show's fourth season with his brother, Graham.[1] In 2009 he played a character in the Degrassi movie Degrassi Goes Hollywood. He also plays the recurring role of murderer and criminal mastermind James Gillies in the Canadian series Murdoch Mysteries.

Seater attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts.

Personal life

Seater is part of the Stand up! Against Bullying campaign with his fellow co-star Ashley Leggat.[citation needed] He is best friends with Ashley Leggat, Noah Reid, and Toronto artist Cosmo Dean.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Night of the Living Zack
1998 Future Fear Young Denniel
Jonovision N/A 1 episode
Noddy N/A 1 episode
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples Peter
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Steven Stovall 1 episode
Vanished Without a Trace J. J.
The Stone Skipper Simon
Jenny and the Queen of Light Eli
Real Kids, Real Adventures Robby Naylor 1 episode
2000 Dirty Pictures Ian
Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall Mattimeo Voice
2001 I Was a Rat Pikey
The Zack Files Spencer Sharpe
2002–2006 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High Lucas Randall 39 episodes
2003 On Thin Ice Jason McCartle
2004 Wild Card N/A 1 episode
2005–2009 Life with Derek Derek Venturi Main role
2002 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Bub Ryan at 15 yrs LR
Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life Nolan Mitchell
2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story Young Conrad Black
ReGenesis Owen 5 episodes
2007 Naturally, Sadie Cole 1 episode
She Drives Me Crazy Pete Lifetime Movie
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Michael Ray
2009 - 2014 Murdoch Mysteries James Gillies 5 episodes
2010 Vacation with Derek Derek Family Channel Original Movie
18 to Life Tom Bellow Main role
2012 Sin Bin Brian
2013 Bomb Girls Ivan Buchinsky 3 episodes


  1. Malchuk, Carlye (2005-09-07). "Season 2 of popular kids' series 'Life With Derek' begins on Family Channel". Canada.com. Retrieved 2007-01-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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