Michael Saucedo took on the role of General Hospital's edgy yet charming
Juan Santiago in May, 1999. Born to Irish and Mexican parents, Michael was
born and raised in Los Angeles, California. At four years old, he landed
his first commercial for Band-Aid. He went on to appear in national
commercials for McDonalds and Mattel, to name a few. As a child actor, he
appeared in such hit television shows as St. Elsewhere, Taxi and Silver
Spoons; and he co-starred with Rob Lowe in the television movie, Thursday's
During the last three years, Michael has worked on such television projects
as Sister, Sister and Alexandria Hotel, as well as a pilot based on his
real-life singing group, Shades of One. He also starred in the feature
films, Must Be the Music and River Made to Drown In.
Acting is not Michael's only passion. After graduating from high school,
Michael took some time away from acting to focus on his other love --
music. Somehow, acting continued to be a presence in his life. Music and
acting have finally stopped competing as he is now successfully living both
dreams. As part of the pop singing group, Shades of One, and his role on
General Hospital, Michael is living his ideal life.
Michael is currently single and lives with his dog, Sierra, in Los Angeles.
When he is not working, writing songs or recording, Michael enjoys spending
time outdoors, going to the beach and playing basketball.