This article is about a character from Eden Rising. For other Michael's, see the Disambiguation page.








First seen


Last seen

"There Was No Calm Before This Storm"


Shot in the eye with a crossbow by Ash ("There Was No Calm Before this Storm")

Appeared in

3 episodes

Portrayed by

Chad Coleman

Eden Rising

Your greatest ally. Always remember that.

Michael, to PJ, regarding fear, Friendly Cards Turn and Back Again

Michael was a recurring character in the second season of Eden Rising. He was a belligerent soldier stationed by Eden at the Tulsa International Airport. After the death of his troupe's leader, the highly-respected lieutenant Griggs, Michael decided to lead the remaining soldiers into an effort of forcing out Tom's group of survivors by force.



Nothing is known about Michael's prior life.

Season 2Edit

Michael was introduced as a tough-willed soldier. He was loyal and easily follows orders. After Griggs's murder, Michael became belligerent and wanted to force Tom's group off of the airport, despite the arguments otherwise from people like Rory and Leigh. The true nature of Griggs's death was hidden from Michael, with Leigh reporting that their commanding officer was bit and Tom put him down, but Michael didn't believe a word of it, correctly assuming that Tom murdered Griggs in cold-blood. However, Michael had a soft spot for PJ, a young boy from the group, who showed respect by wanting to dig graves for the soldiers that died.

Michael accompanied Tom, Leigh, and Ash on a mission to track down a missing military vehicle (and soldiers) for medical supplies. They tracked down the vehicle at a camp belonging to a psychotic woman who was banished from the Last Chance Society, and there, Michael showed off his brutal side as he took the painkillers they needed for dying Darla and began to smash them until Tom and Leigh admitted that he murdered Griggs in cold-blood. They later retrieved the medical supplies and returned to the airport.

After taking matters into his own hands and planning a rebellion, Michael tried to turn to PJ and his guardian, Manila, knowing they are pretty much outsiders to Tom's group and figured it would be easy to manipulate them to join his cause. However, Manila denied PJ any time with Michael's group, and Michael decided to move on from recruiting them.

Michael's plot at issuing a rebellion was thrown off course by an unexpected attack by infected. Teaming up with Tom and Ash to get rid of the infected inside the airport, Michael let his guard down. Aware of Michael's violent intentions, Ash shot Michael in the eye with a crossbow, to protect his friends and get rid of a ticking time bomb who Ash claimed would have hurt someone sooner or later.


  • Michael's role in the season was initially much larger, but the storyline involving the rogue soldiers was cut short due to an already busy season and the intention to not make the season convoluted with far too many plotlines.


Season Two appearances
Home Friendly Cards Turn and Back Again There Was No Calm Before This Storm Thank You for Coming to Cut-throat Creek (Please Don't Overstay Your Welcome) No Peace
Moccasin A Spy in the House of Love Wedding You Want to End This Once and For All? The Second Coming (That Which We Have Wrought)
Characters from Eden Rising
Bolio Family
Ash Ben Bolio
Glenley, Kentucky
Tom Snyder Darla Snyder Declan O'Day Kelvin Rivera Sidney Strauss Kate Kirby Trigger Javier Rivera Becky Fitzherbert Robert Annie Snyder
New Venice
Gwen Hayes Kitty Stiles Xander Drake Lori Kitka Christopher Joey Kitka
Ohio State Fairgrounds
Manila Shea PJ Shamp Gareth The General
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie Clyde
Il Alichino
Leigh Vega Ronald Weiss Mr. White
Tulsa International Airport
Rory Stiles Phoebe Denning Mal Stillman Regis Michael Griggs
Last Chance Society
Benedict Ivy Adam John Smith Father Warden Maude Libby Bray Chrissie
Victor Vanbrooke Dr. Banana Pancakes Ike Anton Olko Simon Boyle Séverine Bangalter Blair Easton Bryce Easton Matt Lucy Dr. Cross Ed MacPherson Chandra MacPherson Eddie Sebastian Zoe
The Serpent's Island
Tamsin Pillsbury The Serpent Santiago Otto Piper Harlow Finius Goldberg Noel
United Nations
Alicia Kinsey Wolf Angelo Sierra Papadakis Emily Astrange Vijay Dasari Emiko Kochi Kilian Duncan
Nico's Farm
Dwight Brash Winnie Reil Skeeter Maia DiGregorio Oliver Kim Roz Mulheron Nico Francesci Hiro Kim
Lucas LeBlanca Miriam Valdez Desdemona Braun Gio Durant Newt Quinlan Gallagher Tate Valdez Elijah Tanya Durant Ruby Durant
Kelly Amir Ugis
Princess Elektra Floros Dawn Brash Gillian Shamp Jessie Rosalie
Dead and zombie characters appear in italics. Characters whose status is unknown appear in bold.

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