Micah Dank was born in 1983 in Oceanside New York. From a young age he had wanted to be a writer, coming from a family of writers. His father was a producer and radio news editor at CBS News in Manhattan and his grand father was a Producer at CBS News. When Dan Rather wrote his autobiography he listed Micah’s grandfather by name as the person he told at the news station about Kennedy’s death. Micah was an actor in high school and became interested in writing from his 12th grade English teacher Russell Reid.