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Michael Zbornak
Michael Zbornak
Michael Zbornak, as played by Scott Jacoby.
Character details:
Series appeared on: The Golden Girls
First appearance "Family Affair"
(Season 2)
(November 22, 1986)
Last appearance "All That Jazz"
(Season 5)
(December 2, 1989)
Gender: Male
Age: 29-35
Related to: Salvadore "Sal" Petrillo (Maternal grandfather; deceased)
Sophia Grisanti-Spirelli-Petrillo-Weinstock (Maternal grandmother)
Yolanda Zbornak (Paternal grandmother)
Dorothy Zbornak-Hollingsworth (Mother)
Stanley "Stan" Zbornak (Father)
Lucas Hollingsworth (Step-father)
Greta Wagner (Mother-in-law)
Kate Zbornak-Griffiths (Sister)
Dennis Griffiths
(Brother-in-law) Lorraine Wagner-Zbornak (Wife)
Robbie Zbornak (Son)
Episodes appeared in: 3 in total
Portrayed by Scott Jacoby

Michael Zbornak is the son of Dorothy Zbornak-Petrillo and Stanley "Stan" Zbornak. He is also the grandson of Salvador Petrillo, Sophia Grisanti-Spirelli-Petrillo-Weinstock and Yolanda Zbornak. He was portrayed by Scott Jacoby in three episodes.

About MichaelEdit

Michael works as a musician, and travels around the country on tour. Dorothy seems to cater to him slightly. In the episode Family Affair, Michael visits unannounced, at the same time Rose's daughter Bridget Nylund is visiting. Michael and Bridget seem to clash, initially, but Blanche sends the two out on a date, and they are discovered in bed together by Dorothy, Rose and Sophia. In the episode Mixed Blessings, Michael visits announces that he is engaged to Lorraine Wagner-Zbornak, who is black. Dorothy is accepting about Lorraine's race, but when she meets Lorraine and discovers her to be 20 years older than her son, Dorothy is upset. Ironically, Lorraine's family is upset that Lorraine is marrying a white man, but not that he is younger. The episode ends with Lorraine announcing she is pregnant, and Michael and Lorraine marrying.

In the episode All That Jazz, Michael announces that Lorraine has thrown him out of the house, and the relationship is over, but no reference is ever made to them having a child. Michael stays with the Girls, and Dorothy caters to him, taking care of his laundry, cooking and cleaning up after him, while he seems disinterested in finding work. Blanche tells Dorothy that he needs to take care of himself, and Dorothy suggests to Michael that he should find his own place, he gets upset and moves in with Stan. However, this doesn't last long, and the episode ends with Michael having found a new job, leaving town to take advantage of the opportunity.


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