Michael J Anderson

Actor, Composer
Three-foot-seven-inch actor best known for his work with David Lynch as the creepy "Man From Another Place" who talks backward on Lynch's cult soap opera "Twin Peaks" (1990-91). Previously Anderson had appeared in ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (22)

Minimum Wage 2015 (Movie)

Zeke Bleak (Actor)

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 1992 - 1995, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Cold Case 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carnivàle 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Port Charles 1996 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

Mr Roque (Actor)

Roger Corman's The Phantom Eye 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Warriors of Virtue 1997 (Movie)

Mudlap (Actor)

The X-Files 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

Man From Another Place (Actor)

Mannequin Two: on the Move 1991 (Movie)

Jewel Box Bearer (Actor)

The Great Land of Small 1985 (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

Here Come the Double Deckers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Six and a Half 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Fool's Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Minimum Wage 2015 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Music (1)

Biography

Three-foot-seven-inch actor best known for his work with David Lynch as the creepy "Man From Another Place" who talks backward on Lynch's cult soap opera "Twin Peaks" (1990-91). Previously Anderson had appeared in Lynch's multi-media theater piece Industrial Symphony No. 1" (1989) and was the subject of an award-winning documentary portrait, "Little Mike: A Videoportrait of Michael Anderson" (1985) for which he wrote and performed the song "Little Man".

EDUCATION

dropped out of college at age 19

Electronics Technical Institute

Denver , Colorado
enrolled after a decade of traveling around country; graduated in top ten percent of his class

Milestones

1999

Reunited with Lynch for a role in the ABC pilot "Mulholland Drive"; when network passed on the series, Lynch shot additional footage and crafted a feature film; premiered at Cannes in 2001 where it shared the Best Director prize; released theatrically in

1999

Was associate producer and co-star of "Minimum Wage"

1997

Had supporting role in "Warriors of Virtue"

1991

Played Jewel-Box Bearer in feature film, "Mannequin Two: On the Move"

1986

Quit his corporate job and moved to New York

1986

Feature film acting debut in dual role of Fritz and the King in "The Great Land of Small"

1985

Was the subject of documentary film, "Little Mike: A Videoportrait of Michael Anderson"

Began composing music at an early age

Served as troubleshooter for Martin Marietta Corporation's NASA computer systems for four years in the mid-1980s

Cast in MTV video magazine, "Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes" and appeared in such music videos as Mick Jagger's "Let's Work", Yoko Ono's "Hell In Paradise", Bruce Spingsteen's "Tunnel of Love", Robert Palmer's "You Look Like a Woman" and the Alan Parsons Projec

Developed ability to speak backwards in high school

Sang own material in "Lacazar de Paree" on Broadway

Spent a decade driving from town to town, living in his car and playing guitar and singing on street corners to earn living

Bonus Trivia

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Anderson suffers from a bone-brittling genetic disease called osteogenesis imperfecta or "glass bones" disease.

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