Steven McMichael was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado and lived there for 19 years. At the age of 19 he joined the US Marine Corps and graduated Platoon Honorman with Platoon 1003 'C' Company, Marine Corps Recruting Depot, San Diego, California. He was stationed in Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii, where he served in the Presidential Color Guard. Steven also served in Operation Desert Storm with the First Battalion CRC 13 in Al-Jabal, Saudi Arabia. After his stint in Operation Desert Storm, Steven was reassigned to Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Air Station and reached the rank of Sergent.
He met and married a Canadian and has called his home in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada for the past 13 years, where he has had a illustrious 12 year career as a stunt performer, fight choreographer and, recently, due to injuries, a stunt coordinator.