Michael Beckett graduated from the UT with a BA of Fine Arts. His focus is educational publishing, working for The McGraw-Hill Companies where he produces programs for Kindergarten to college level students. He is a devoted, loving husband and father and enjoys reading the Harry Potter books (with voices) to his two young children. This has lead to his roles on the PotterCast Acting Troupe (Particularly, Hagrid and The Portrait of Professor Dumbledore.) He is a PotterCast lead audio editor and a co-host Filkcast: Potter Style He has been a fan of the books since 1997. His hobbies include collecting Star Wars LEGOs, playing french horn, and creating ambigrams.He is very pleased with the way the series was completed, but is very happy when new information comes out about his favorite characters.