Michael “Tuba” Heatherton got his start as a circus clown and singing ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. After 7 years touring the U.S.A. he settled in Los Angeles where he studied acting, improvisational comedy, and how to pay the mortgage by doing magic tricks, singing, juggling, playing his one man band, unicycling, and stilt-walking.
He’s performed in 8 countries, The Caribbean, and Disneyland.Aside from a score of theatrical productions, Tuba performs musical-comedy school assembly programs. He’s guest starred on TV’s The Office, Hello Ladies, Shameless, Modern Family, General Hospital, and Wings. Tuba has also has appeared with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmell, Tyra Banks, and in several feature films including Cedar Rapids, with Ed Helms. Tuba hangs out at the Magic Castle, and First Christian Church of North Hollywood.
His lovely and talented wife, Veda is a very patient woman.