Michael has been married to his former high school sweetheart, Judy (Snyder) Pellowski for forty-eight years. Morgan, their oldest son, was an actor, playwright and puppeteer. He died in a car accident on his 22nd birthday and is honored by having a New Jersey playground and a Rutgers scholarship in his name.
Michael’s second son, Matthew, is a screenwriter, director, producer and owner (with his wife, Anastasia Konstantinou) of Red Line Studios in New York City.
Michael’s only daughter, Melanie, is an author and former cable sports reporter who covered the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox. She now teaches television production courses in New Jersey’s Hopewell Valley Regional School District.
Michael’s youngest son, Martin, is an avid wildlife and pet photographer who works for Rutgers University.