He began taking violin lessons at the age of 7. He was discovered by ABC through social media.
His popularity has carried over to Instagram, where his michaelbmoc account has racked up over 180,000 followers.
His full name is Conor Michael Smith. His mother's name is Dena Smith. He grew up the eldest of five siblings; he has sisters named Kaitlyn and Erica and brothers named Patrick and Brendan.
Both he and Drew Ramos appeared on ABC's Boy Band; they later formed In Real Life.