Wesley-Smith started his career with dubbing animated films, acting on stage in productions such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Hercules and starring in info-videos. In 1997, Michael landed a guest role in the Cloud 9-produced TV series The Legend of William Tell where he portrayed Flynn in the sixth episode "The Challenge". He acted alongside Amelia Reynolds (Tally in The Tribe) as his sister Tilly and Beth Allen (Amber in The Tribe) portrayed Princess Vara, one of the main characters in the series.
The Tribe Edit
Cloud 9 asked Michael to audition for their new series The Tribe. He won the part of Jack, and played him in all five seasons from 1999 to 2003. Throughout filming, he also occupied the lead role of the wacky teen comedy Atlantis High as Giles Gordon, and had to take several absences from The Tribe. His character Jack was therefore absent during long portions of the third and fourth seasons of the show.
He played the guest part of Craig in an episode of The Strip in 2002. He has also worked on numerous radio shows throughout his career, and is currently pursuing several acting opportunities.
Wesley-Smith studied for a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Otago in New Zealand from 2002 to 2006. He was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the New Zealand High Court in 2007.
From 2014 to 2016 he took a Bachelor in Broadcast Journalism at the New Zealand Broadcasting School.
He initially intended to become a doctor like his parents, but abandoned his Medicine studies and has completed a double degree in Law and Chemistry. He was admitted to the BAR in early 2007.
Atlantis High (2001)