Michael is Mr. Lomax's care worker. He helps Mr Lomax by doing things like reading his post out loud... this includes telling the old man how many million he has in his rather large bank account. He was sent to look after Mr. Lomaz because he got caught stealing a pick and mix.
Michael, or 'Tealeaf' as he is called by Lomax, is soon sucked into the mission to obtain Snappy the Crocodile. He is happy to go along with this adventure as it is both fun and he can sense a big personal profit for himself... especially when he appears to ditch Lomax and go it alone.
He is shot dead by Peter Bishop, who is revealed to be a Nazi memorabilia fanatic.