Huisman began his career on Dutch television, in the Dutch soap opera Goede tijden, slechte tijden He later played starring roles in the Dutch TV series De co-assistent —10 and Bloedverwanten , supporting roles in the Dutch films Costa! He also played a supporting role in Black Book During the early years of his acting career, Huisman was also part of a band called Fontane. Huisman's first international acting experience came in , when he guest-starred in an episode of the British TV series Dalziel and Pascoe. Huisman was born in Amstelveen, Netherlands. He is the brother of former professional football player Dustin Huisman. Huisman is married to Dutch actress Tara Elders ,  and they have a daughter who was born in The band also recorded a version of Willeke Alberti 's song "Telkens weer" for the soundtrack of the movie Love to Love After two members left the band, Fontane split up and Huisman decided to pursue music on his own.
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Before he became ubiquitous on television, he also performed in a band called Fontaine that wrote music for soundtracks. He released a solo album in Huisman combined his acting and musical talents on the show Treme , where he played Sonny, a drug addicted musician. Then came his big break with one of the most popular TV shows of all time, Game of Thrones , where he took over the role of Daario Naharis. He was given a lot of leeway to approach the character and re-interpret Daario his own way. The creators of Game of Thrones felt that viewers would adapt to the transition between actors well, and Michiel was indeed accepted by the fans of the show.
Huisman initially joined Season 4 as a guest star but was promoted to the main cast for the fifth season , even before Season 4 had aired in Huisman's interpretation of Daario was a more traditional "lovable rogue" type character than Skrein's more esoteric portrayal. Huisman has made several appearances in Dutch movies before he left to the USA. He appeared with Carice van Houten in the movie Black Book He had a lead role the fantasy romance movie The Age of Adaline , which marked Huisman's first lead role in a Hollywood production. Huisman was originally supposed to star in the upcoming Horror film The Forest with fellow Game of Thrones co-star Natalie Dormer , but had to withdraw from the production due to scheduling difficulties. His role in the film was eventually replaced by American actor Taylor Kinney. The series will focus on the foundation of the motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson, where Huisman will star as Walter Davidson and Aramayo as William S.