Photos with Mike Wickman
Born in 1979 in Scottsdale, AZ. Mother Dianne Lynn Wickman remarried Donald Jack Wickman in 1983 and moved to Denver, Colorado. Michael Sterling Bailey was later adopted in 1992 by Don Wickman and proudly took the last name Wickman. Mike grew up with entrepreneurial parents. Don Wickman served in the 82nd Airborn and was a police officer for Thorton and Boulder police departments in Colorado. When Lynn and Don got married, Don owned a movie rental business. One year after getting married Lynn decided to start a wholesale movie business. Splicing, packaging, trading and selling movies to other movie rental stores. Read more... was during the ages of 4 and 8 that Mike was heavily influenced and exposed to the movie world. His father Don and mother Lynn spent much family time together watching and working around movies from 1983-1988. Don Wickman was an avid movie fan and Lynn was and still as of 2014, a successful business woman. The family movie business was moved from Colorado to Dauphin Island, AL in 1986. In 1987 management made some huge mistakes and manage to bankrupt First Movie Exchange (The wholesale movie business). The interaction that took place in Michael's early childhood years, involvement with plays and movies would later be the catalyst to inspire him to pursue Acting and the entertainment business. Mike grew up in Dauphin Island, AL and spent 26 years there. After 1988 his parents Don and Lynn decided to start a souvenir and gift business in the location of the out of business, movie business. They still owned the property and now they were heavily planted in Alabama. The business was called the Treasure Mart. In 1990 the Treasure Trove was opened at another, better location on Dauphin Island. Treasure Mart was closed down in 1991 and Treasure Trove became the main business owned and run by Lynn and Don until the present 2014. Mike grew up helping out with the family business off and on until 1996, when at 16 he left to go to a precollege boarding school, The Alabama School Of Math & Science (A.S.M.S). While at A.S.M.S. Mike was involved with science and math as well as building an FM transmitter for the high school radio station, founded by his friend/room mate Justin Farr. Mike later met his wife, Amanda Parnell, through his friend Justin and her cousin Wes. From 1998-2001 Mike and Amanda went to college at Auburn University. Mike tried to double major in Electrical and Mechanical engineering, because his grandfather was a Mechanical engineer and vice president of Warner and Swayze in Ohio. Much of Mike's mother's side of the family had been engineers and Mike's biological father Kenneth Steven Bailey was gifted as an electronics technician. Mike was not focused and dedicated to engineering and as his grades slid he decided to switch to a major in business. Unfortunately, panic attacks started to occur in Mike's life and caused him to have trouble getting through school. In 2001 Mike left Auburn and went back to Dauphin Island, AL. Amanda left Auburn a semester later to try and help Mike with his panic attacks. Mike did cable contracting with Amanda for about one year and then in 2003 opened an ice cream and coffee business called Cow & Bean in 2003. Cow and Bean was very successful, but unfortunately hurricane's Ivan in 2004 and Katrina in 2005 had major catastrophic and financial effects on the business. In 2006 Cow and Bean was closed and Mike and Amanda got married in 2006 after being high school sweet hearts since 1997. Mike sold cars, vacuum cleaners and worked odds and ends jobs to try and make ends meet until 2007. In 2007 both his wife Amanda and he returned to The University of South Alabama to finish their degrees. Amanda helped and continues to help my mother to run the family business as of July 2014. Amanda graduated with honors in 2009 with a degree in economics. After having suffered with panic attacks from 2001 until 2009, suffering a nervous break down in 2009 and 2010, losing his dad Don Wickman to cancer January 12th 2010, Mike graduated with honors in Electrical Engineering in 2011. In 2012 Mike's grandfather died from Alzheimer's and his grandmother died from a stroke and heat break over grandpa in 2013. Mike minored in film and acting while in engineering school and was all but 1 credit from having a minor when he graduated. Mike's interest was always in film and acting, but he was told to get a degree in something more stable like engineering and do acting and film as a hobby by his friends and family. Mike spent from 2011-2013, trying to find work in engineering in an unstable economy. After battling years of chronic depression and suicide, it was decided that he should go after his true passion and love of many years, Acting and Entertaining. February 15th 2014, right after valentines day, Mike kissed his loving wife and mother goodbye and headed to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his acting career full time and no longer as just a passionate hobby. Mike was part of The Saints of Mt. Christopher directed in Mobile, Alabama by Shane Dean in 2008. In January 2014 Mike played the part of a FBI detective in Cat Run 2, shot in Slidell Louisiana and directed by John Stockwell (Actor with Tom Cruise in Top Gun). Since February 2014 Mike has been involved as an extra in several shows including: C.S.I, The Millers, Glee, Hit The Floor, The Visitors (Spielberg), A to Z, Castle, NCIS LA, About a Boy, Mad Men, Pretty Little Liars, Feed Me, Togetherness, Matador, Jennifer Falls, Jem (The Movie), Benched, Mistresses, News Room and Chasing Life. Mike was on Fast and Furious 7 with Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel in July 2014. Mike has produced and continues to produce his own skits, shorts, commercials and web series. Mike continues to work at landing principle and speaking TV Series roles as well as roles in films and commercials. Mike is SAG eligible and continues to work at honing his craft as an actor. Mike performs stand up and Improvisation on a regular basis in Los Angeles where he lives. Mike is set to work as a main actor and co-director of a horror movie in September 2014.