Michael Willett is also known as Shane on Faking It. Other than Faking It, Willett's been on United States of Tara, Cougar Town, Joan of Arcadia, and Without A Trace. While Willett loves acting, music is his other great love. He enjoys singing, writing his own music, and performing his songs. His IMDb page describes his passion for music as he was growing up. Michael was born and raised in Fresno, California. There he found a love for art, music and life- Performing in almost every local talent show, family gathering and theater, he learned how to sing, act, play piano and dance.