Michael made his first appearance on 19 February 1985, the very first episode of EastEnders. He was portrayed by Michael Leader.
In 2016, he is seen welcoming Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) back to Walford after giving her a ride around the square on his milk float.
On August 24, 2016 the EastEnders website announced that Michael Leader who played Michael had passed away. He made his last appearance on 19 September 2016.
He was last seen on screen in the queen vic walking up to the bar on September 19, 2016.