Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black

Highest Rated: 100% It Started As a Joke (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Bogus Witch Project (2000)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1971

Birthplace: Not Available

Straight-faced and well-groomed comedian Michael Ian Black is probably best known as a cast member and writer for the sketch comedy show The State, which aired for three years on MTV and was canceled after an unsuccessful switch to CBS. He later contributed to the book State by State With The State and joined three other cast members to write and star in the European satire Viva Variety on Comedy Central. He played '80s-obsessed crooner Johnny Bluejeans, sidekick to Mr. Laupin (Thomas Lennon) and the former Mrs. Laupin (Kerri Kenney). When the show ended in 1997, Black teamed with State members David Wain and Michael Showalter to form the comedy troupe Stella, which has since had a continual run on-stage in New York. After a few TV guest appearances and commercials (such as the voice of the Pets.com sock puppet), he appeared on the short-lived VH1 sketch show Random Play. He tried a few other unsuccessful TV pilots before appearing in the never-released independent film Big Helium Dog and the straight-to-video movie The Bogus Witch Project. His made his film debut with the role of McKinley in the satire Wet Hot American Summer, directed by Wain and starring Showalter. In 2000, Black joined the cast of NBC's comedy-drama Ed in the role of Phil Stubbs, the manager of Stuckeybowl. The next year, he hosted the Candid Camera-style NBC series Spy TV. In 2003, he contributed his deadpan humor to VH1's I Love the '80s: Strikes Back. In 2005 he reunited with fellow State alums for the short-lived sketch comedy show Stella, and he continued to act in various State related projects like The Ten and Wanderlust, and teamed yet again with Michael Showalter for the comedy series Michael and Michael Have Issues.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet First One In Philip 2020
100% It Started As a Joke Actor 2019
14% Sextuplets Actor 2019
77% Folk Hero & Funny Guy Actor 2017
92% Slash Denis 2016
No Score Yet Smosh: The Movie Steve YouTube 2015
No Score Yet Hurricane Of Fun: The Making Of Wet Hot Actor 2015
68% They Came Together Trevor 2014
31% Hell Baby Dr. Marshall $5.5K 2013
52% This Is 40 Accountant $65.3M 2012
59% Wanderlust Himself $17.3M 2012
No Score Yet Burning Love Actor 2012
28% Take Me Home Tonight Pete Bering $7M 2011
No Score Yet Backwash Actor 2010
No Score Yet Stella - Live In Boston Actor 2009
No Score Yet Michael & Michael Have Issues Actor 2009
47% Run Fatboy Run Screenwriter $6M 2007
No Score Yet A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... Himself 2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami Ron of Ron's Tattoo $20.3M 2007
35% The Ten Prison Guard Jambert Saivon $0.6M 2007
33% Wedding Daze Screenwriter Director 2006
No Score Yet Partners Christopher 2005
32% The Baxter Ed 2005
No Score Yet Alchemy Jerry 2005
No Score Yet Wedding Daze Screenwriter 2004
38% Wet Hot American Summer McKinley 2001
17% Held Up Man 2000
0% The Bogus Witch Project Actor 2000
No Score Yet Big Helium Dog Actor 1999
No Score Yet Morning Glory Baliff 1993
25% Mystery Date Limo Driver 1991
91% The Journey of Natty Gann Hoboe 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2017
2016
100% Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters
2018
2018
No Score Yet The Fix
2018
Appearing 2018
75% The Opposition With Jordan Klepper
2017-2018
Guest 2018
75% Another Period
2015-2018
Peepers 2018
2016
2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
2016
2015
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
McKinley 2017
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015-2017
McKinley 2017
2015
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist 2016
80% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015-2016
Daniel 2016
2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist Performer Appearing 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2015
2014
2012
2011
75% Maron
2013-2016
2014
No Score Yet Riot
2014
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014-2016
Performer 2014
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
Bill Tundle 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host
2013
Host 2013
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
2010-2013
Performer 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Would You Rather? With Graham Norton
2011-2012
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2009
60% Michael and Michael Have Issues
2009
Host Producer Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer 2009
2008
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2008
80% Reaper
2007-2009
Tony Steve 2008
67% Stella
2005
Executive Producer 2005
80% Tom Goes to the Mayor
2004-2006
Voice 2005
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
2019
Voice 2005
2004
2003
2002
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Phil Stubbs Phil 2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
No Score Yet The Michael Essany Show
2013
Guest 2003
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Luc 1998
83% The State
1994-1995
1995
1994
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Joey Diaz 1994

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