UMass Boston

Michael Fennimore

Performing Arts
Senior Lecturer II

Areas of Expertise

Acting, Acting for Film, Directing


BA, Bridgewater State College
American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Additional Information

Michael Fennimore has been a proud member of Screen Actors Guild since 1980 and served as its New England president for nine years. He is also a member of Actors Equity.  For twenty-five years he directed and performed in the longest running non-musical play in American theatre history: Shear Madness in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Charlotte, Cleveland and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Over those years he has performed in over 7,400 shows. On television, Michael had a recurring role as Attorney Jack Boyle in the Showtime Series Brotherhood. Other television credits include Spenser: For Hire and Unsolved Mysteries. His feature film credits include American Hustle with Christian Bale and Amy Adams, Mean Streets, Stiffs, Good Kids and Chappaquiddick. Michael has dozens of industrial and voice over credits including companies like Ford Motor Company, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sharper Image, New England Mutual, Staples and The Hartford.

As a director at UMass Boston, Fennimore has directed House of Blue Leaves, Etymology of Bird, Scapin, You Can’t Take it with You, Museum and Nothing is the end of the world (except for the end of the world).