|Season||Big Brother 5|
|Votes To Win||3|
|Alliances||The Four Horsemen|
|Loyalties|| Jase Wirey|
|Times Nominated||4 (Weeks 7, 8, Day 64 & Week 11)|
|Veto Wins||1 (Week 10)|
Michael Douglas Ellis (better known by his nickname "Cowboy") was a houseguest in Big Brother 5. He received 3 out of 7 Jury votes and was named the runner-up, losing to his long standing ally Drew Daniel. He was involved in the Project DNA twist where he learned he was competing with his half-sister Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon, whom he decided to evict at the final four stage of the game.
Michael was one of the candidates eligible to be voted into Big Brother All Stars. He, however, was not chosen to re-enter the game. Later he appeared in Big Brother 11 as the candidate for the Off-Beat Clique. Once again, Michael did not re-enter the game as all the members of the Off-Beat clique dropped from the Endurance challenge.
Michael "Cowboy" Douglas Ellis (born December 12, 1980, in Houston, Texas) was a security officer from Durant, Oklahoma. He is married, and has a stepson from his wife's previous relationship.
Player History - Big Brother 5
|Week 11||HOH Part 1||Loss|
|HOH Part 2||Win|
|HOH Part 3||Loss|
|Week||Position||Voted For||With Majority?|
|10||POV Holder||Nakomis Dedmon||Sole Vote|
- Michael is one of three houseguests, the others being Will Kirby and Memphis Garrett to make it to the final two without ever winning an HOH
- Unlike Michael and Memphis, Will won the game
- Michael is the only houseguests to not be selected twice to compete in a future Big Brother Season.
|Big Brother 5 Houseguests|