Nouri will be playing Xavier Lebeaux, a scattered, occasionally dangerous, over the top "zombie" actor who's been "playing the living" successfully his entire career.
As the series begins production this weekend, Nouri will be working side by side with series star and creator Brian Beacock who says, “Michael is simply going to kill it. He's a brilliant actor and incredibly funny - I'm thrilled he's a part of the show!”
Nouri's memorable roles in recent years include Mossad Director Eli David in NCIS, Caleb Cortlandt on ALL MY CHILDREN, General Ludwig in ARMY WIVES and Dr. Neil Roberts on THE O.C.
His other soap roles include Steve Kaslo in SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Tom Conway on SOMERSET, and Elliot Hampton in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
Nouri joins an impressive group of talent including Beacock, his co-lead Jillian Clare, plus series regulars Chris Galya, Patrika Darbo, Paul Nygro and John Yelvington. Previously announced guest stars include DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Eric Martsolf, GENERAL HOSPITAL's Carolyn Hennesy and John J. York, Cocoa Brown, Christine Lakin, Lori Alan, Erin Matthews, Gary and Larry Lane, Peter Allen Vogt, Sheila Sheila and Mitch Silpa.
Production on ACTING DEAD begins October 12th. The series will be shooting an eight episode first season with plans to initially air online.
The Zombie series has just one week left on their crowd funding campaign, but still needs help, with perks beginning at just $4.00. To join the ACTING DEAD crowd funding campaign team, or learn more about the show, visit http://igg.me/at/ad.