Michael Ian Black

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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black

Who is Michael Ian Black?

Michael Ian Black is a podcaster, writer, actor, comedian, and director. Michael Ian Black is best known for his roles in several television comedies, including Another Period, Stella, Viva Variety, The State, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

Early Life and Childhood

Michael Ian Black was born on August 12, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Michael is fifty-five years old.

Jil owned a store, and Robert was an executive. Michael grew up in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, in a Jewish family.

However, when he was three years old, his parents divorced. Michael’s mother later came out as a lesbian.

At the age of 39, Robert died of a head injury apparently sustained in an assault and an allergic reaction during subsequent surgery.

Michael’s given name was Schwartz, which was derived from the German word Schwarz, which means black. He later changed his name to Black in order to avoid confusion with actor Mike Schwartz.

Education Details

Michael Ian Black attended Hillsborough High School. Michael later enrolled at New York University.

He dropped out after being offered the role of Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concert tour promotional campaign.

Professional Career

Ian Black published his first children’s book, Chicken Cheeks, in 2009. Michael has since published six more children’s books and four adult books.

In 2006 and 2007, he wrote screenplays for two feature film comedies, Wedding Daze and Run, Fat Boy, Run.

Michael collaborated on the latter with leading man Simon Pegg. He also directed the film Wedding Daze, which starred Jason Biggs, Joe Pantoliano, and Isla Fisher.

Michael’s minor screen credits include two appearances on Tom Goes to the Mayor, an Adult Swim show.

He also appeared as a guest voice on Seth Green’s Robot Chicken stop-motion show. Later, Michael performed a segment called Great Job! for Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show.

Michael also appeared on the Comedy Central shows Crank Yankers and Reno 911!. In 2007, he appeared as a prison guard in David Wain’s film The Ten.

In May 2020, he returned to a rebooted Reno 911! in a new recurring role as Captain Schwartz, named after his birth name.

The State was an American sketch comedy television series that aired on MTV from December 17, 1993, to July 1, 1995.

The show featured sketches that combined bizarre characters and scenarios, and it was well-received by its intended teenage audience. Michael co-founded and wrote for The Slate.

From 1993 to 1995, he appeared in 27 episodes.

Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black as a comedian. Source: buffalonews

Stella was an American television series that aired on the American television channel Comedy Central from June 28, 2005 to August 30, 2005.

Stella has existed as a comedy troupe since 1997. The show was created by Michael, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, three members of the sketch comedy troupe of the same name.

The three had previously appeared on MTV’s The State. Stella was broadcast on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. EST. It has a cult following and has sold out shows throughout the United States.

In 2010, he and former Ed castmate Tom Cavanagh launched the Mike and Tom Eat Snacks podcast. In 2013, Michael and Michael Showalter launched another podcast, podcast Topics.

On June 11, 2014, Michael appeared on Ken Reid’s TV Guidance Counselor Podcast. He hosted the How to Be Amazing podcast, which he co-produced with Jennifer Brennan and Mary Shimkin.

The majority of the podcast was recorded at Argot Studios in New York City.

Net Worth and Salary

Michael Ian Black’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

Relationship Status

Michael Ian Black is married to Martha Anne Hagen, a lovely woman. The couple married in 1998.

Anne gave birth to a son named Elija in 2001. Ruthie, the couple’s second child, was born in 2003. Michael and his family currently reside in Savannah, Georgia.

Despite growing up in a Jewish family, he is an atheist.

Body Measurements

He stands taller than average. Michael is 5 feet 11 inches tall ( Approx 1.8m).

Social Media

His Twitter handle is @michaelianblack.

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  • Michael is a podcaster, writer, actor, comedian, and director from the United States.
  • He is best known for his roles in the TV comedy series Another Period, Stella, Viva Variety, The State, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Wet.
  • On August 12, 1971, he was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.
  • Michael married his beautiful wife, Martha Anne Hagen.
  • He is 5 feet 11 inches tall ( Approx 1.8m).