Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter

  • Highest Rated: 100% It Started As a Joke (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 32% The Baxter (2005)
  • Birthday: Jun 17, 1970
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Silly, adorable comedian Michael Showalter was born in New Jersey and attended Brown University in Rhode Island. During the late '80s, he joined a New York-based comedy troupe which formed the basis for a hilarious sketch-comedy show called The State. Although many episodes were created, only 26 aired on MTV. After the show ended, he joined up with co-stars David Wain and Michael Ian Black to form a new comedy troupe named Stella. Originally only a stage show in New York City, Stella has broadened to include short films, tours, and other such creative projects. Also on-stage, he wrote the play Sex, a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs, which has been produced in both New York and L.A. Showalter made his film debut in 1998 with small roles in the comedies Safe Men and Chocolate for Breakfast, but he may be best known as one of the brains behind the summer camp spoof Wet Hot American Summer. Showalter co-wrote the script and played both the lovable main character Coop and the old-timer emcee Alan Shemper. Starring many folks from The State, the film developed a healthy life on home video despite a meager theatrical release. After a few short-lived TV projects, he played small film roles in Kissing Jessica Stein, M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, and Operation Midnight Climax. He was also be seen in an episodes of HBO's Sex and the City and VH1's I Love the 80s. Projects for 2004 include voice work on Bill Plympton's animated feature Hair High.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% It Started As a Joke Actor 2019
98% The Big Sick Director $42.9M 2017
84% Hello, My Name is Doris Screenwriter Director $14.5M 2016
No Score Yet The Second Sound Barrier Screenwriter 2016
68% They Came Together Producer Screenwriter 2014
59% Wanderlust Himself $17.3M 2012
No Score Yet Stella - Live In Boston Actor 2009
No Score Yet Michael & Michael Have Issues Actor 2009
34% Reno 911!: Miami Paul $20.3M 2007
36% The Ten Police Lt. Flarn Bleern $0.6M 2007
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix Actor 2006
32% The Baxter Elliot Wendall Sherman 2005
75% Hair High Wally 2004
No Score Yet Operation Midnight Climax Actor 2002
73% Signs Lionel $228M 2002
83% Kissing Jessica Stein Stephen $7M 2002
36% Wet Hot American Summer Screenwriter Coop/Alan Shemper Producer 2001
No Score Yet Zog's Place Actor 2001
No Score Yet Four and a Half Women Actor 1999
57% Safe Men Larry 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

73% In the Dark
2019
Executive Producer Director
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
19% 9JKL
2017-2018
Walter Michaelson
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
Coop/Alan Shemper Creator
  • 2017
98% Search Party
2016-2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015-2017
Coop/Alan Shemper Creator
  • 2017
  • 2015
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
Sandy Malmuth
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Appearing Performer
  • 2014
32% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
Screenwriter
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
60% Michael and Michael Have Issues
2009
Host Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2009
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Billy
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Allen Gee
  • 2000
83% The State
1994-1995
  • 1995
  • 1994

QUOTES FROM Michael Showalter CHARACTERS

Coop
Katie, I just want to let you know I'm leaving. I've grown up a lot in the last hour or two since you last saw me.
Katie
Wait, where are you going?
Coop
Mm I don't know, maybe SeaWorld, there's still a couple more weeks left in the summer before school starts.