Michael Showalter

Shortly after leaving his hometown of Princeton, New Jersey to attend New York University, Michael Showalter quickly found his crew. He met up with like-minded budding comedians including David Wain, Thomas Lennon and ... Read more »
Born: 06/17/1970 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Childrens Hospital 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grinder 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Night Stand 2014 (Movie)

Rick Raines (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Michael and Michael Have Issues 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Griffin and Phoenix 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno 911: Miami 2007 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Police Lt. Flarn Bleern (Actor)

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Wally (Actor)

Stella 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

Elliot Sherman (Actor)

Sex and the City 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Kissing Jessica Stein 2002 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Signs 2002 (Movie)

Lionel Richard (Actor)

Operation Midnight Climax 2001 (Movie)

Chip (Actor)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

Alan Shemper (Actor)

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Random Play 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kinsey 3 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Chocolate for Breakfast 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The State 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tick 1994 (Movie)

Clifford (Actor)
Producer (5)

Hello, My Name Is Doris 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Search Party 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Us & Them (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer
Writer (5)

Hello, My Name Is Doris 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Newsreaders 2014 (Tv Show)

Writer

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

Hello, My Name Is Doris 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Night of the Living Dorks (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Shortly after leaving his hometown of Princeton, New Jersey to attend New York University, Michael Showalter quickly found his crew. He met up with like-minded budding comedians including David Wain, Thomas Lennon and Michael Ian Black and formed the comedy group The State. Even though Showalter wound up transferring to Brown University, he still remained close with his friends at The State, as he was a part of the gang's big break in 1993, when they started sketch comedy show "The State" (MTV 1993-95). While the show was short-lived, it kicked off Showalter's career. Throughout the rest of the '90s, Showalter appeared in small roles in film and TV before he worked with Wain to write cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001), which he also starred in. He followed that with another barrage of small roles, including a guest role on "Sex and the City" (HBO 1998-2004). He made his directorial debut with "The Baxter" (2005), and also returned to TV regularly with "Stella" (Comedy Central 2005), another comedy show also starring Wain and Black. For the next few years, Showalter focused more on his stand-up career, releasing a comedy album and going on tour with Black, Janeane Garofalo, and more. He returned to Comedy Central with the metafictional sitcom "Michael and Michael Have Issues" (Comedy Central 2009), which also starred Black. In 2014, Showalter worked with Wain on the Paul Rudd-starring romantic comedy parody "They Came Together" (2014), and wrote and directed his first dramatic feature, the Sally Field-starring "Hello, My Name Is Doris" (2015). The following year, Showalter and Wain brought together the cast of their first big movie to create the eight-part prequel "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix 2015).

Relationships

Annie Ellis Stunts

Wife

Elaine Showalter Special Thanks

Mother

English Showalter Special Thanks

Father

EDUCATION

Brown University

1992

New York University

1988
Transferred to Brown before graduating; Met members of the comedy group The State here.

Milestones

2015

Wrote and directed his first dramatic feature, "Hello, My Name Is Doris"

2015

Created and co-starred in television series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

2014

Wrote David Wain's romantic comedy parody "They Came Together"

2009

Co-starred with Michael Ian Black in "Michael and Michael Have Issues"

2005

Reunited with Michael Ian Black and David Wain for conceptual comedy series "Stella"

2005

Wrote, directed and starred in romantic comedy "The Baxter"

2001

Co-wrote and starred in "Wet Hot American Summer"

1993

Co-starred in sketch comedy series "The State"

Bonus Trivia

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Taught Screenwriting for NYU's film graduate program.

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Showalter and other members of The State got their professional start acting in sketches on an MTV series called "You Wrote It, You Watch It," hosted by Jon Stewart.

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For several years in the 1990s, Showalter platonically shared a New York apartment with comedian and actress Andrea Rosen.

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Showalter's most popular character on "The State" was Doug, a rebellious teen stymied by his calm and loving parents.

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