|Occupation||Pizza chain development manager|
|First appearance||31st January 1997|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Steve Huison|
Michael Pearce was a colleague of Paul Buckley in the “Pizza Heaven” chain of restaurants who was interested in buying Alma Baldwin’s share of Jim's Cafe when she was forced to sell following a downturn in husband Mike’s business as a major contract had been cancelled. Paul was interested in the property and wanted to close the deal within a fortnight, subject to surveys. He returned the next day with Michael who was more doubtful about the deal, insisting on surveying the roof as, “We want to be in pizza, not property repair.” but before they could sign on the dotted line, Roy Cropper raised the funds to buy Alma out.