Character Profile: Sergeant Michaels

The next character I thought I would flesh out a bit (the full list of Character Profiles can be found here), is the complex character of Sergeant Michaels:

FULL NAME: Jeryl Hudson Michaels, Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police of London, more colloquially known as Scotland Yard.

AGE: in 1929 he is 41-years-old, born in May 1888.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Deep -set brown eyes, 5’9″ tall, thick through the torso (250lbs), greying hair but still mostly black .


EDUCATION: Basic schooling in London, joined the force as a Constable in 1907 at the age of 19 and has worked his way up to Sergeant.

PREFERENCES: Prefers beer, smokes copiously, works continuously, seems to have no social life beyond the cases he pursues and the men around him.

SOCIALLY:  Parents both dead, no spouse or children, fiercely loyal to his country and the Constabulary, especially to the men who serve under him. Though he was too young to work alongside Holmes and Watson, has very strong views on both men, negative towards Holmes and positive towards Watson. He starts off the series disapproving of Portia Adams, but by the end of their third case together, has come to respect her. By the end of the sixth case he is now seeking out her aid.

Author: Angela Misri

Novelist, Digital Strategist & Journalist

4 thoughts on “Character Profile: Sergeant Michaels”

      1. Oh, I love her. Besides, i makes me feel that the entertainment industry is becoming more gender and race conscious when they cast a Chinese actress in the role of a traditionallly male character. And you got to admit, the whole “sober companion” thing adds some ineresting twists to the story.

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