Michael D. Xavier is a British actor known internationally for his roles in hit TV shows Outlander, Gentleman Jack, The Blacklist and Grantchester.

Xavier was born in Liverpool and trained in acting at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since then he has played leads in over twenty West End musicals receiving two Olivier Award nominations for roles as The Wolf/ Cinderella's Prince in "Into the Woods" and Oliver in "Love Story", and winning a Broadway World Award for his performance as Joe Gillis in "Sunset Boulevard" opposite Glenn Close in London and on Broadway. He played George of Clarence and Suffolk in Trevor Nunn's production of Shakespeare's "The War of the Roses" and has made several recordings for BBC Radio. On film his work includes the powerful thriller "Never Let Go", Hallmark's "Paris, Wine and Romance", the quirky comedy "Gnomeland" and appearing with the Muppets in "Muppets: Most Wanted"

Xavier divides his time between New York and London, where he is the director of MX Masterclass, a weekly Musical Theatre and Acting academy for young performers. He is an ambassador for Action for M.E and Variety Children's Charity as well as raising money annually for Children With Cancer U.K with a star-studded concert in London's Covent Garden.