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Michael Ian Black



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Slash
  • Denis
2016
No Score Yet Hurricane Of Fun: The Making Of Wet Hot
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Smosh: The Movie
  • Steve YouTube
2015
69% They Came Together
  • Trevor
2014
32% Hell Baby
  • Dr. Marshall
2013
51% This is 40
  • Accountant
2012
60% Wanderlust
  • Himself
2012
No Score Yet Burning Love
  • Actor
2012
28% Take Me Home Tonight
  • Pete Bering
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
48% Run Fatboy Run
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar...
  • Himself
2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami
  • Ron of Ron's Tattoo
2007
37% The Ten
  • Prison Guard Jambert Saivon
2007
33% Wedding Daze
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Partners
  • Christopher
2005
32% The Baxter
  • Ed
2005
No Score Yet Alchemy
  • Jerry
2005
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • McKinley
2001
17% Held Up
  • Man
2000
No Score Yet 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
100% The Journey of Natty Gann
  • Hoboe
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Performer
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
81% Maron
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015
  • Daniel
No Score Yet Michael and Michael Have Issues
2009
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Host
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Would You Rather? With Graham Norton
2011-2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
2010-2013
  • Performer
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
2015
  • McKinley
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
75% Another Period
2015
  • Peepers
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host
2013
  • Host
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
  • Bill Tundle
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Riot
2014
  • Appearing

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