Brady Michaels

Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36.

He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish his own “Aerial Action Skydiving Show” featuring the latest in parachute flight maneuvers.

An accomplished skydiver, he entered the Guinness Book of World Record in 1998, with a jump in Chicago in which 246 skydivers linked up for the largest freefall formation. From 1990 to 1993, he was stunt coordinator and high-fall specialist at Universal Studios in Florida.

He is survived by his parents, a brother, an aunt, an uncle and three cousins.

More Scene

  • Sundance Parties

    Sundance 2018: The Insider's Party Guide

    Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36. He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish […]

  • '12 Strong' film premiere

    '12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan

    Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36. He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish […]

  • Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig and

    Timothée Chalamet Says He'd Love to Work With Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro

    Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36. He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish […]

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

    Tracee Ellis Ross at Image Makers Awards: 'Clothing Started as Armor for Me'

    Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36. He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish […]

  • Golden Globes Timeline

    Inside the Glamorous Golden Globes After-Parties

    Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36. He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content