Mike Manning is someone with diverse range and talent. Mike was recently seen starring in the Disney
Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9." His role as Nick Swift played well to Manning’s strengths and interests in extreme sports including skydiving, bungee jumping and snowboarding.
In 2014, Mike executive produced the film "Kidnapped for Christ" alongside Lance Bass and Tom DeSanto. It debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival where the documentary received raved reviews and premiered on Showtime television network July, 2014. Manning recently wrapped production as the lead role in Johnny Martin’s "Case Number 13," a horror film taking place in the famous Dunsmuir Hellman Mansion. Prior to that, he starred in "I Do" alongside Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Alicia Witt, The Hallmark Channel's "Operation Cupcake" directed by Bradford May, as well as "Black Hearts," in which he acted and produced. Additional credits include "Campsite Killer" (writer/producer), "Youthful Daze" (actor/producer), "Hawaii Five-0" on CBS and "Crash & Bernstein" on Disney XD. With writing partners, Mike is developing an unnamed cable pilot about the hidden world of politics and has a newly-formed production company called "Chhibber Mann Productions."
Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and growing up in Thorton, Colorado, Manning has been volunteering since the age of 8. While in elementary school, he helped put together care packages for kids in need from underserved countries. It was then he felt compelled to give back and has been doing so ever since. In high school he was part of Positive PE, a program that helped mentally challenged kids with physical education. He is now an official ambassador for "Boo 2 Bullying" along with actress Cassie Scerbo, and a contributor to the "My Life My Power" campaign in schools. Mike is a mentor and actor on behalf of the "Young Storytellers Foundation," whose mission is to inspire children to discover the power of their own voice through individuals from the entertainment industry stepping into classrooms to work with students.
After studying business and acting at the University of Northern Colorado and International Business at the University of Monterrey, Mexico Mike moved to Washington D.C. to make a difference with philanthropy. He was active with "Energy Action Coalition" and the "Human Rights Campaign." For years, Mike has loved exploring the world. His adventures would eventually lead to his discovery of a youth orphanage in Tijuana where he continues to travel to and volunteer. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.