Mike Binder

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A multi-hyphenate talent who earned acclaim and awards both in front of the camera and behind, actor-writer-director Mike Binder rose from the world of stand-up comedy to become an insightful creator of introspective ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 (Movie)

Sam Shapiro (Actor)

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

Bryan Sugarman (Actor)

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Andy's Boss (Actor)

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander in Chief 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

Morty (Actor)

Upside of Anger 2005 (Movie)

Adam "Shep" Goodman (Actor)

The Mind of the Married Man 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Leo Crow (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Search for John Gissing 2001 (Movie)

Matthew Barnes (Actor)

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

Lewis Hollis (Actor)

The Sex Monster 1999 (Movie)

Marty Barnes (Actor)

4-Second Delay 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blankman 1994 (Movie)

Dr Victor Norris (Actor)

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Full House 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diner 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

That's TV 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

G.I.'s 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Knights 1980 (Movie)

Pledge (Actor)

FourPlay (TV Show)

Actor

Hot (TV Show)

Actor

Star Search (TV Show)

Actor
Director (11)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Upside of Anger 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Search for John Gissing 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sex Monster 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

American Gothic 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Blankman 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

FourPlay (TV Show)

Director
Writer (10)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Upside of Anger 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Search for John Gissing 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sex Monster 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

FourPlay (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (4)

Mom 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Super Capers 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A multi-hyphenate talent who earned acclaim and awards both in front of the camera and behind, actor-writer-director Mike Binder rose from the world of stand-up comedy to become an insightful creator of introspective dramas. After landing his first break doing stand-up on "Star Search," Binder headlined his own HBO comedy special "One Night Stand: Mike Binder" (1989), before making his writing and producing debut with Joe Roth's comedic drama "Coupe de Ville" (1990). From there, he wrote and directed the superhero parody, "Blankman" (1994) before starring in his own indie comedy "The Sex Monster" (1999). Following a supporting turn in the highly-acclaimed political drama "The Contender" (2000), he created the popular, but ultimately short-lived series "The Mind of a Married Man" (HBO, 2001-02), which divided critics but attracted a loyal audience. After another supporting turn in a high-profile film, "Minority Report" (2002), Binder was back in the director's chair with loftier dramatic films like "The Upside of Anger" (2005), "Man About Town" (2006) and "Reign Over Me" (2007), which earned him some of his most vocal critical praise. Despite a varied career, Binder had always followed his own path and remained one of the more unique talents working in film.

Relationships

Jack Binder

Brother
younger formed Sunlight Productions

Milestones

2007

Wrote, directed and acted in "Reign Over Me" a drama starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle

2005

Helmed the indie comedy "The Upside of Anger" starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner; screened at sundance

2002

Had featured role in the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi film "Minority Report"

2001

Was series creator, executive producer, writer and star of the HBO comedy "The Mind of the Married Man"

2001

Wrote, directed and starred in the feature "The Search for John Gissing"

2000

Acted in "The Contender", helmed by Rod Lurie

2000

Starred in, wrote and directed "Londonium"

1999

First feature produced under Sunlight banner, "The Sex Monster"; wrote, directed and co-starred

1994

Directed and appeared in the comedy "Blankman"

1993

Helmed second film, "Indian Summer"; also scripted

1992

Directorial debut, "Crossing the Bridge"; also scripted and narrated

1990

Feature screenwriting and producing debut, "Coup de Ville", helmed by Joe Roth; credited as Michael Binder

1989

Headlined own HBO comedy special "One Night Stand: Mike Binder"

1983

Acted in the busted pilot for a series based on Barry Levinson's film "Diner"; credited as Michael Binder

Began career performing standup comedy

Competed on "Star Search"

With younger brother Jack, formed Sunlight Productions

Bonus Trivia

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http://www.mikebinder.net/

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