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Michael Showalter

Highest Rated:   98% The Big Sick (2017)
Lowest Rated:   32% The Baxter (2005)
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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
98% The Big Sick
  • Director
$36.5M 2017
83% Hello, My Name is Doris
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$14.5M 2016
No Score Yet The Second Sound Barrier
  • Screenwriter
2016
70% They Came Together
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2014
60% 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
37% 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
74% Signs
  • Lionel
$228M 2002
84% Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Stephen
$7M 2002
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Coop/Alan Shemper
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
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
79% Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
2017
  • Creator
  • Coop/Alan Shemper
  • 2017
100% Search Party
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Sandy Malmuth
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
2015
  • Creator
  • Coop/Alan Shemper
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Performer
  • Appearing
  • 2014
33% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
  • Screenwriter
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Michael and Michael Have Issues
2009
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Allen Gee
  • 2000

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