Michael Anthony Manuel (born January 12 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actor. Manuel received his acting training at Yale Drama School where he studied with Earle R. Gister.
He is perhaps best known for his role as Agent Craig in the film National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He has appeared in the films "Volcano", "Dragonfly" and "Broken" as well as narrating the films "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle" and "The Millionaires' Unit".
He has guest starred in popular television series such as Without a Trace, Charmed, Medium, E/R, NYPD Blue, and Law & Order.
As an improvisor Manuel has worked with Upright Citizens Brigade, Cucaracha Theatre in the long running Underground Soap and Impro Theatre.
The great bulk of his work, however, has been in the legitimate theatre. Manuel has acted in more than 80 plays over the past twenty years. He has worked with the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Rep, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Geffen Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A Noise Within (where he received both Dramalogue and LADC awards), Interact Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Manhattan Theatre Club, Yale Repertory Theatre, and many others.
He has been a guest lecturer at California Lutheran University, and Yale University.