Michael Stappord was one of the protagonist villains of the first season of Devious Maids, serving as the secondary antagonist turned anti-hero.

A lawyer, Michael is the husband of the insecure socialite, Taylor and they have numerously tried to have a baby but their marriage was a bit dysfunctional due to Michael still having feelings for his ex-wife, Olivia, who wants him back and hates Taylor.

Michael is a lawyer who secretly knows about his client, Philippe Delatour's secret-he killed Flora Hernandez.

He agreed to keep it but when Philippe orders an assassination attempt on Marisol, Taylor gets shot instead and their unborn baby dies, leading Michael to redeem himself and tells Marisol Suarez what he knows.