Michael Madden Bio

1969-73 - US Air Force Staff Sergeant Cryptography TX/MO/Vietnam/CA

1976 – Graduated University of Missouri at St. Louis with BA in Psychology

1980 – Graduated Logan Chiropractic University with Doctorate of Chiropractic

1980-1998 – Owner/Operator Madden Chiropractic Clinic, La Mesa Ca

1998 – Had auto accident which necessitated sale of Chiropractic practice

1999-2003 Director of Operations and Co-Producer of San Diego Blues Festival

2002-2004 – Screenwriter

2004-07 – Owner of Maddgems – Precious Gems dealer in Asian gems

2007-2011 – Owner/Operator of Functional/Integrative Medicine Practice

2012-2019 – Actor, Director, Producer and Playwright

I spent most of my time from 1998-2008 happily raising my two incredible daughters, Ashley and Casey, which meant my life was mostly made up of part-time careers where I could determine my own hours. 

In 2012, I took a beginning acting class and found an area of enthusiastic interest, creativity and fulfillment. I began to act in plays and films and gradually started to add in Directing, Writing and eventually Producing. I also participate in Spoken Word Performances.

As an Actor, I've appeared in San Diego area films and plays. Favorite roles include:


Governor: "The Brazilian Affair"


Will: "Bottle of Vodka"

(Won Best Actor in North Park Festival)

Moss: "Body of Water"

(Aubrey Nomination for Best Dramatic Actor)

Charles: "The Clean House"

G.W.: "Sordid Lives

Spoken Word:

Narrators San Diego:

I wrote and Directed “Maybe This Time” in the 2016 San Diego Fringe Festival (original title- “It Had To Be You” – was changed in 2018). 

I Directed/Produced it at two other locations in 2017-2018: San Diego CA and St. Louis MO(Produced only).


“Maybe This Time” was produced by Alton Little Theater Company in Alton IL in Feb, 2019. 

It was also produced by Stageworks Northwest Theatre in Longview WA and Thunderous Productions in Washington DC in February of 2020.

I continue to write and hope to have my next play, “Red Jasper”, on a stage in 2020-21

No matter what I have accomplished in my life so far, the two activities I experienced that generate the most interest from others still remain:

1) Having been a contestant on “Jeopardy”

2) Having worked in a Leper colony in South America

Go figure