Michael Schur

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Born: 10/28/1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

The Office 1975 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Writers' Room 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss/Guided 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1975 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Segment Producer

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Comeback 2005 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer
Writer (4)

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

Totally Awesome (TV Show)

Writer
Director (1)

Parks and Recreation 1975 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director
Other (1)

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Consultant

Relationships

J.J. Philbin Consulting Producer

Wife

Regis Philbin Actor

Father-In-Law

EDUCATION

Harvard University

1993 - 1997

Milestones

2013

Co-creator and executive producer on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

2009

Co-created "Parks and Recreation"

2005

Landed a staff writing position on "The Office"

1997

Became a writer on "Saturday Night Live"

Bonus Trivia

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Is a big fan of David Foster Wallace's sprawling novel, Infinite Jest, of which he also owns the film rights.

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Has written for the sports website, Fire Joe Morgan, under the psuedonym, Ken Tremendous. Schur has since used the name Ken Tremendous as his Twitter handle.

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"I mean, the only real way you can learn how to write and produce TV is by watching people who are better than you do it." - from www.splitsider.com, September 2013

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"I am a terrible actor. I swore off acting for good when I was in college. My feeling was that I always knew how words should sound coming out of my mouth; I could just never make them sound that way. And I finally after being in another play where I felt like I was a solid B minus, it was like, 'Oh, I don't have to do this anymore. I can write the words and have more talented people say them.' I just completely switched over to becoming a writer and a director, which was a very good call on my part." - from www.splitsider.com, September 2013

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"A certain amount of TV production and writing is instinct and practice, and a lot of it is just osmosis. You just hang out with people who are good at it and learn everything that they do. I don't know that there are little pithy aphorisms or anything that I can point to about how to magically make great television. It comes from kind of grinding it out day after day after day with people who know what they're doing." - from www.splitsider.com, September 2013

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Is married to Regis Philbin's daugher, Jennifer, who he met while working as a staff writer on "Saturday Night Live."

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