Michael Evans Behling (born March 5, 1996) is an American actor, known for his roles in Grey's Anatomy and Empire. He portrays Jordan Baker on All American.

Biography

Behling was born in Columbus, Ohio although he grew up in Columbus, Indiana. He adopted by Mike and Carol Behling. In a March 2020 YouTube video he stated that his father is of Nigerian descent and his mother is of German descent and that his last name is German. He has three siblings, Matt, Adam, and Andrea. Behling's family owned ten acres of land, several dogs and cats and a chicken coop. Sports were a big part of his life growing up, and Behling played baseball, soccer, and volleyball.

He first thought about being an actor when he was a freshman in high school and was inspired by Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight. Behling attended Columbus North High School, where he played football for two years and ran track. He was on the honor roll and graduated in 2015. Behling continued to run track in college, competing in the 400-meter hurdles. He stopped competing in track after breaking his foot twice, which required two surgeries. He attended Indiana State University for two years as a pre-med student before dropping out to pursue modeling and acting. Prior to beginning his acting career, he worked as an assistant director at the Donner Aquatic Center in Columbus, Indiana.


Filmography

Title Year(s) Type Role
Empire 2017 TV series Handsome Dude
All American 2018-present TV series Jordan Baker
Grey's Anatomy 2019 TV series Brady

Trivia

  • He is biracial and was adopted by a white family.
  • He has a huge love for donuts, as he’s eating them constantly on set.

References

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