Who is Michael Corcoran?

A Grammy-nominated musician, composer and record producer, Michael Corcoran is perhaps known best for his work on Nickelodeon’s series “Henry Danger”, “iCarly”, and “Shake it Up”, among others; he won the BMI Film & TV Award-Top Television Series THEME for “Henry Danger”. Michael is the husband of the famous Nickelodeon star, Elizabeth Gillies, who played Jade in the series “Victorious”.

More about Michael Corcoran, his career, his life, and his marriage to the young actress you’ll find in this article. So, keep on scrolling.

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Early life, family, and education

Born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 9 December 1972, in Washington DC USA, Michael holds American nationality and comes from a family of Irish descent. He was raised by his parents, Mary McDonagh, a housewife, and Thomas Corcoran, a British army soldier; Michael hasn’t spoken about his siblings thus it’s believed that he’s an only child.

When it comes to his educational background, Michael attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1990, he enrolled at college from which he graduated with a BA degree, although Michael hasn’t shared which university he attended.


Michael is well-known for his work and collaboration with Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider, but he’s also the founder of the band called Backhouse Mike. Before he founded his band with Kimberly Barnett, John Charles Meyer and Jon Seminara, from 2003 through 2010, Michael played in the band Drake 24/7, founded by the actor, Drake Bell.

Michael is known for his stage name, Ken Lofkoll, which he used while composing music for the series “I’m in the Band” (2009-2010) and “Liv and Maddie” (2013-2017). Concurrently, as Backhouse Mike, he composed for the series “iCarly” (2007-2012), and his band made an appearance under the name Backflesh in the episode “iAm Your Biggest Fan”.

Michael also worked as a composer for “Shake It Up” (2010-2013), “The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show” (2015), and “Game Shakers” (2015-2017).

From 2014 through 2020, Michael was involved with “Henry Danger”, which brought him numerous accolades and praise. Besides the aforementioned award, Michael has 21 wins and three award nominations. In 2018, he was nominated for two Grammy Awards- Best Album Notes and Best Historical Album, for the album “Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams”.

Marriage with Elizabeth Gillies

Michael met his future wife, Elizabeth Gillies while working as a composer for the series “Victorious” in 2010. The two began dating in 2012, although there have been rumors that they were in a secret relationship, since Elizabeth was 17 years old when they met. Many people comment about the age gap between them. since Michael is nearly 20 years older than Elizabeth, however, it seems that the couple isn’t bothered with other people’s opinions.

According to Elizabeth, she had a crush on him, and when they started dating, she admitted to him how she felt. The couple bought a house in Atlanta when Elizabeth began shooting the third season of her series “Dynasty”, so they could be together. The day after they bought it, Michael proposed to Elizabeth, and planned their wedding for 25 April 2020, but due to Covid they had to postpone the big day. Michael and Elizabeth married on 8 August 2020, in a small wedding ceremony held at a venue in New Jersey; as of July 2023, they are still together.

Michael has no social media accounts, however, Elizabeth often shares their joint photos on her Instagram, which has been followed by over 13.5 million people.

Age, height, and net worth

Michael is 50 years old and is known for his long, blonde hair and blue eyes. According to him, he takes care of his body by working out at the gym three to four days per week, and he also enjoys jogging. Michael is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

As a successful composer and music producer, Michael has earned a good living for himself. According to sources as of July 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million. If you have wondered how rich his wife is, Elizabeth Gillies’ net worth has been estimated at close to $7 million.

Briefly about his wife, Elizabeth Gillies

As mentioned, Elizabeth is an actress, but she’s also a talented singer. She debuted as a singer in the series “Victorious” singing “Give It Up” with Ariana Grande. While in the show, Elizabeth released singles “Take a Hint” and “You Don’t Know Me”. In 2020, she released her debut album “Songs from Home”, on which she collaborated with Seth MacFarlane, a famous creator and the star of the comedy series “Family Guy”.

Born Elizabeth Egan Gillies under the zodiac sign of Leo on 26 July 1993, and will soon celebrate her 30th birthday. She hails from Haworth, New Jersey USA, holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed Irish and Italian descent. Elizabeth was raised by her parents, Lorrie and Dave, alongside her younger brother, George.

Aged 15, Elizabeth made her acting debut on Broadway performing in the play “13”, and then decided to leave high school, and pursue her acting career. Soon after, she made her first TV series appearance as Young Jenny in “The Black Donnellys”, in 2007. Her first notable role, as Jade West, came in 2010, and she was seen in 56 episodes of the show “Victorious”, which aired until 2013. Four years later, she was cast to play Fallon Carrington in the series “Dynasty”.

Elizabeth made her big-screen debut as Evelyn Taylor in the 2008 movie “Harold”, and speaking of her movie roles, has starred in “Killing Daddy” (2014), “Vacation” (2015), “Arizona” (2018), and “15 Minutes at 400 Degrees” (2019).

Today, Elizabeth has over 35 acting credits to her name, and soon will be seen in the announced movie “Spread”, which is currently in development.

When it comes to her personal life, there is no info about any previous relationships before she met her future husband.

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