Michael Vitovich was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio to Polish father Stanley Vitovich and Scottish-English mother Nancy Vitovich. The duality of Michael's careers has taken him down some unusual and unconventional roads. He has a strong work ethic which he learned from his father and a technical, academic side, which he learned from his mother. Known for his individuality, he has not followed the crowded path that other actors have taken, with the main focus on the work and the final product. Michael is known for his characters ranging from the intensity of anger to heartbreaking passion. Michael has been successful thus far in his career due to his enthusiasm, work ethic, and his passionate drive.

In his professional career before acting, Michael worked as a pathologist assistant and medical legal death investigator for a medical examiners office and a hospital where he performed postmortem examinations (autopsies) for over 17 years. Most notably working on some well-known cases that gained worldwide attention. During this career, he created a program that was aimed at bringing the law enforcement community together through death investigation training. He left a successful career to pursue his childhood dreams.