Michael Patrick Lane was born in Bryan, Texas, to Becky Lane (teacher) and Fred Lane (courier). He is the oldest of two children. His first acting job was in the musical Godspell at age 9 with Brazos Valley TROUPE in Texas. From there he went on to sing another decade in musical revues and concerts, including performances with Barry Manilow and The All-State Choir.
Michael attended college for business and finance in Texas before teaming up with Nikki Pederson Talent and landing scholarships for various acting schools across the US. He changed course and accepted scholarships to train with master Meisner teacher, Kathryn Gately, at Northern Illinois University and continued his training with Anthony Abeson and The Barrow Group in New York City.
After some commercial success with Paradigm and a few bit parts in movies and TV, Michael began mentoring with actors 30 years his senior and went on to book his first major supporting role as Earl Hutchins in Sun Records opposite of Chad Michael Murray working with the Oscar and Emmy nominated duo, Roland Joffe and Leslie Greif. Within 18 months he went on to book 3 movies and 17 guest stars with extreme range, versatility and a leading man quality.