Mike Faist - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2022

Mike Faist
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Newsies (theatre play)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : January 5, 1992 (age 31)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Michael David Faist
Birth Place: Gahanna, Ohio, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Kurt Faist
Mother's Name: Julia Faist
Siblings: 2


High School: Gahanna Lincoln High School
University: American Musical And Dramatic Academy
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Mike Faist?

Mike Faist is an actor by profession and American by nationality. The Grammy Award winner is well known for starring in Newsies as Morris Delancey, West Side Story, and Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen as Connor Murphy, for which he earned a nomination for Tony Award.

Mike Faist – Age, Parents, Siblings

Mike Faist’s birth took place on January 5, 1992, in Gahanna, Ohio, USA as Michael David Faist. As he was adopted at birth, the identity of his biological parents is not revealed. Both his adoptive father Kurt Faist and mother Julia Faist own their own real estate business. He also has two half-siblings- two brothers and one named Christopher.

Faist met his biological mother when he was 17 years old just before moving to New York. His birth family is a family of pilots and he too got his pilot’s license.

young Mike Faist (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Mike Faist attended Gahanna Lincoln High School, graduating in 2009. He went on to study at American Musical and Dramatic Academy but dropped out after two semesters to focus on show auditions. 

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Mike Faist – Girlfriend, Relationship

The relationship status of Mike Faist is currently believed to be single. There have been records of him dating or getting into a romantic relationship with a girlfriend. He seemed to have a romantic connection with Alexis Evans-Krueger from 2017 to 2018.

Mike Faist, Alexis Evans-Krueger (Image: Instagram- posted April 2018)

Mike Faist – Career


Mike Faist began his career acting in Theatres. His first role was in 2011- he had been cast as Morris Delancey in a regional production of Newsies. In 2012 the play moved to Broadway which gained him much attention.

Other off-broadway plays in which he has starred include Appropriate (2014), A Month in the Country (2015), Dear Evan Hansen (2016-2018), and Days of Rage (2018).

Movies, TV series

Faist has also starred in numerous films and TV shows. He has appeared in the films The Unspeakable Act (2012), The Grief of Others (2015), Wildling (2018), and West Side Story (2020) as Riff. Moreover, Mike Faist has had guest appearances on the TV series Eye Candy (2015), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2017), and Deception (2018).


On the set of West Side Story, Mike Faist has starred alongside Rachel Zegler, Ben Cook, Ariana DeBose, Corey Stoll, and David Alvarez.

Mike Faist in West Side Story (Image: The Atlanta Business Journal)

Mike Faist – Awards, Nominations

For his work as an actor he has been nominated for Tony Awards (2017), two Broadway.com Audience Awards (2017), and won Grammy Awards (2018), and Daytime Emmy Awards (2018).

Mike Faist – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on Faist’s net worth and annual salary is under review.

Mike Faist – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handle Instagram,  Mike Faist is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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