Mike White

Mike White

Highest Rated: 91% The School of Rock (2003)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Emoji Movie (2017)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1970

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA

Having emerged from the television world to find success in feature comedies, screenwriter-actor Mike White quickly became in-demand for his scripts that often featured central characters as alienated outsiders, weirdos and general malcontents who were nonetheless engaging, human and above all hilarious. White broke into the business as a staff writer on the hit teen drama "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003) before entering the feature game as the writer of the black comedy "Dead Man on Campus" (1998) and serving as a writer-producer on the cult television series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC/Fox Family, 1999-2000). White had his first major breakthrough with the oddball black comedy "Chuck & Buck" (2000), which also featured the writer in the latter title role. Realizing features were his chosen medium, he penned the lighthearted teen comedy "Orange County" (2002) while reuniting with longtime collaborator director Miguel Arteta for the acclaimed indie dramedy "The Good Girl" (2002), starring Jennifer Aniston. But perhaps his biggest feature success came with "School of Rock" (2003), a Jack Black comedy about a musician moonlighting as a grade school teacher. White, who also co-starred in the film, had written the project specifically for his friend and the results were remarkable, both critically and at the box office. While enjoying the occasional appearance onscreen in small but memorable roles, and making his directorial debut with "Year of the Dog" (2007), there was no doubt that White was one of the most diverse and prolific talents working in Hollywood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 67% The One and Only Ivan Unknown (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2020
75% 53% Beatriz at Dinner Screenwriter $7.1M 2017
7% 37% The Emoji Movie Screenwriter $86.1M 2017
28% 44% Pitch Perfect 3 Screenwriter $104.9M 2017
79% 55% Brad's Status Nick Pascale (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$2.1M 2017
53% 23% The D Train Jerry (Character),
Producer
$661K 2015
68% 30% Magic Magic Producer - 2013
19% 44% Gentlemen Broncos Dusty (Character) $113.2K 2009
69% 43% Year of the Dog Director,
Writer,
Producer
$1.5M 2007
38% 20% Smother Myron Stubbs (Character) - 2007
40% 54% Nacho Libre Writer,
Producer
$80.2M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to California John Goodman (Character) - 2005
26% 30% The Stepford Wives Hank (Character) $59.5M 2004
91% 64% The School of Rock Ned Schneebly (Character),
Writer
$81.3M 2003
46% 61% Orange County Writer $41M 2002
82% 59% The Good Girl Corny (Character),
Writer
$14M 2002
84% 66% Chuck & Buck Buck (Character),
Writer
$1.1M 2000
15% 55% Dead Man on Campus Writer $15.1M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Survivor Contestant 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition Guest 2015
87% 90% Enlightened Tyler (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amazing Race Contestant 2011 2009
96% 96% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Executive Producer,
Writer
2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pasadena Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet 84% Dawson's Creek Writer 1998-1999

QUOTES FROM Mike White CHARACTERS

Ned Schneebly says: I don't know, why don't you sell one of your guitars or something?

Dewey Finn says: What? Would you tell Picasso to sell his guitars?

Himself says: Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.

Dusty says: Don't worry Vania, your brother loves you.

Lonnie Donaho says: He was the chosen one! He was born with flesh pockets.