Who is Michael Corcoran?
American musician, composer and record producer Michael Corcoran was born under the zodiac sign Sagittarius on 9 December 1972, in Los Angeles, California USA. He’s known better by his professional names Ken Lofkoll and Backhouse Mike, and gained recognition when he began composing songs for American pay TV channel Nickelodeon, for shows such as “Sam & Cat”, “The Troop” and “iCarly”; Michael’s also composed songs for VH1’s sports series “Hit the Floor”, as well as for Disney Channel’s shows “Liv and Maddie” and “Shake It Up”.
Education and early life
Michael was raised in Los Angeles by his American mother Mary McDonagh and British father Thomas Corcoran; Thomas once served in the British Army, but no other details have been disclosed about him and his wife Mary. As Michael’s yet to speak about having siblings, he’s widely believed to be an only child.
He studied at a local high school, and was into several activities during his time there, as he was a member of a school band, enjoyed appearing in school plays and took creative writing lessons. Michael matriculated as one of the best of his class in 1981, and then enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1984; he continued his education and earned his Master’s degree in 1986.
In 1988, Michael was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael’s journey in the world of music began at a young age as he developed passion for creating and performing music, and this drove him to pursue a career in the industry; he’s since worked with different musical genres, showcasing his diverse talents.
He was once the frontman of his own band Backhouse Mike, establishing himself as a recording artist and songwriter; he’s also released his own music, often characterized by its catchy melodies and relatable lyrics. His work as Backhouse Mike (his pseudonym) has resonated with audiences, earning him a dedicated fanbase; Michael’s ability to create songs that blend pop sensibilities with emotional depth has made him a sought-after songwriter.
From 2003 through 2010, he was a member of the popular American actor and musician Jared Drake Bell’s band.
One of Michael’s most notable achievements is his involvement in creating music for television and film; he’s contributed to various soundtracks, writing and performing songs that enhance the storytelling in these mediums. His music has been featured in popular TV shows, movies and commercials, further cementing his reputation as a versatile and talented musician.
Michael’s alter ego Ken Lofkoll showcases his skills as a composer and producer. He’s worked on numerous projects under this pseudonym, demonstrating his skills in creating diverse musical styles to suit different contexts; whether if it’s composing background music for a dramatic scene, or producing tracks for commercial advertisements, Michael’s work as Ken Lofkoll has left an indelible mark on the industry.
Beyond his solo work and pseudonyms, Michael’s also collaborated with other artists, lending his songwriting and production expertise to help them achieve their creative visions. His ability to connect with artists, understand their musical goals and bring their ideas to life has made him a respected figure in the music community.
Michael’s career is a testament to his dedication to music, and his willingness to adapt to different roles within the industry. His work as Backhouse Mike, Ken Lofkoll and a collaborator for various musicians reflects his versatility and creativity; throughout his career, he’s continued to evolve as an artist, and has remained relevant in the ever-changing musical industry.
Love life and wife
Michael prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s known that he’s been a married man for more than two years now. He and famous American actress and singer Elizabeth Egan Gillies married in a private ceremony on 8 August 2020, after having been together for around eight years; they met on the set of the Nickelodeon’s show “Victorious” in 2012.
Elizabeth’s 23 years his junior, as she was born on 26 July 1993. She has 38 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for starring as Fallon Carrington in all 108 episodes of the drama series “Dynasty”, which also starred Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de la Fuente, and was created by Sallie Patrick and Stephanie Savage. It follows the lives of members of the two wealthiest families in the US, the series aired from 2017 through 2022, and won one of its four award nominations.
Michael and Elizabeth don’t have children together, and while this is believed to be because they are both focused on their careers, some of Michael’s fans believe that one of them is perhaps infertile; this hasn’t been addressed by Michael and Elizabeth.
There are no other women whom he’s perhaps dated, that we know about; Michael’s married to Elizabeth Gillies as of September 2023, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Michael dislikes social media networks and isn’t active on Instagram; his wife, on the other hand is an Instagram star as close to 14 million people are following her today, while she’s posted nearly 2,400 pictures and videos onto the network; most content shows her spending time with her friends and family members, others feature her working and travelling around the world.
Michael and his wife are both huge lovers of animals; they’ve volunteered together at several animal shelters and have also donated money to some.
He likes to travel and has been to many countries around the world, while Michael’s favorite country to travel to is Monaco.
One of his favorite musicians is Elton John.
One of Michael’s favorite actors is Al Pacino, and some of his favorite movies include “Scent of a Woman”, “Scarface” and “The Godfather”.
Appearance and net worth
Michael’s age is 50. He has brown eyes and long brown hair, weighs around 170lbs (77kgs) and is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall.
Michael’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of September 2023.