Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter

Highest Rated: 98% The Big Sick (2017)

Lowest Rated: 32% The Baxter (2005)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1970

Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Shortly after leaving his hometown of Princeton, New Jersey to attend New York University, Michael Showalter quickly found his crew. He met up with like-minded budding comedians including David Wain, Thomas Lennon and Michael Ian Black and formed the comedy group The State. Even though Showalter wound up transferring to Brown University, he still remained close with his friends at The State, as he was a part of the gang's big break in 1993, when they started sketch comedy show "The State" (MTV 1993-95). While the show was short-lived, it kicked off Showalter's career. Throughout the rest of the '90s, Showalter appeared in small roles in film and TV before he worked with Wain to write cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001), which he also starred in. He followed that with another barrage of small roles, including a guest role on "Sex and the City" (HBO 1998-2004). He made his directorial debut with "The Baxter" (2005), and also returned to TV regularly with "Stella" (Comedy Central 2005), another comedy show also starring Wain and Black. For the next few years, Showalter focused more on his stand-up career, releasing a comedy album and going on tour with Black, Janeane Garofalo, and more. He returned to Comedy Central with the metafictional sitcom "Michael and Michael Have Issues" (Comedy Central 2009), which also starred Black. In 2014, Showalter worked with Wain on the Paul Rudd-starring romantic comedy parody "They Came Together" (2014), and wrote and directed his first dramatic feature, the Sally Field-starring "Hello, My Name Is Doris" (2015). The following year, Showalter and Wain brought together the cast of their first big movie to create the eight-part prequel "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix 2015).

Highest rated movies

Wet Hot American Summer
The Baxter




No Score Yet No Score Yet Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Director,
- 2022
68% 87% The Eyes of Tammy Faye Director $2.4M 2021
66% 51% The Lovebirds Director,
Executive Producer
- 2020
98% 88% The Big Sick Director $42.9M 2017
85% 76% Hello, My Name Is Doris Director,
$14.4M 2015
70% 40% They Came Together Screenwriter,
- 2014
No Score Yet 71% Stella - Live In Boston Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael & Michael Have Issues Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 78% Griffin and Phoenix Terry's Fiancé (Character) - 2006
32% 75% The Baxter Elliot Sherman (Character),
$181.9K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Midnight Climax Chip (Character) - 2002
37% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Coop (Character),
$292.1K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zog's Place Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chocolate for Breakfast Unknown (Character) - 1998


No Score Yet 54% In the Dark Director,
Executive Producer
81% 96% I Love That for You Executive Producer 2022
89% 81% The Dropout Executive Producer,
96% 74% Search Party Creator,
Executive Producer
2016-2017 2020-2022
57% 73% The Shrink Next Door Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search Party: The Podcast Guest 2021
No Score Yet 64% Sugar Rush Judge 2018
19% 55% 9JKL Walter Michaelson (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer - Ten Years Later Alan Shemper (Character),
Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Mark (Guest Voice) 2016
93% 81% The Grinder Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
85% 70% Wet Hot American Summer Alan Shemper (Character),
Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
32% 61% Super Fun Night Writer 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael & Michael Have Issues Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2004 2008
70% 81% Sex and the City Billy (Guest Star) 2003
83% No Score Yet The State Unknown (Character) 1994-1995