Michael Royce is a Syracuse native and graduated from the Park School in 1986.
From 1988 to 1999, Royce was a stand-up comedian in New York City and worked as a warm-up comedian for such shows as The Maury Povich Show, Viva Variety, and Spin City. In 1997, he got his first job as a writer on MTV's Apartment 2F. In 1999, Royce joined the writing staff of Everybody Loves Raymond, where he eventually worked his way up to the position of executive producer for the last two seasons. In 2005, he became the executive producer and show runner of a new sitcom, HBO's Lucky Louie, and from there, he went on to co-write Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano.
He is currently executive producer and co-showrunner of One Day at a Time, which had three seasons on Netflix and has now been picked up by PopTV.
Along with the other Everybody Loves Raymond writers and producers, Royce won the Emmy for Best Comedy twice, in 2003 and 2005.