Mike Vogel was born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania to Kathy and Jim Vogel. He was raised in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania, he is of German descent; both of his grandfathers fought in World War II, with one being a tank commander and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and the other being a Seabee in the Navy. Mike is the eldest of three children with a brother Daniel Aaron and a sister Kristin. Vogel attended William Tennent High School, the same high school as Sprint spokesman Brian Baker and boxer Kermit Cintron, where Vogel was on the Freshman wrestling team. During the early 2000s, he frequently traveled to New York City in order to audition for acting roles and modeling slots.