Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

Unconventional monikers from "Dr. Oz" to "Flavor Flav" have graced television for several years, yet no one could hold a candle to arguably the greatest nickname ever uttered on the small screen: "The Situation." New ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1982 in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Marriage Boot Camp 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Jersey Shore 2009 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

The Situation (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jersey Shore: Reunion Special 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year's Bash 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Salute the Troops 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2010 MTV Movie Award Pre-Show 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Unconventional monikers from "Dr. Oz" to "Flavor Flav" have graced television for several years, yet no one could hold a candle to arguably the greatest nickname ever uttered on the small screen: "The Situation." New York native Michael Sorrentino often went by this alias on MTV's reality program "Jersey Shore" (2009-12), where cameras followed a group of Italian-American twenty-somethings partying the summer away in Seaside Heights, NJ. Sorrentino's brute physique, over-inflated ego, and sarcastic attitude painted him as the show's villain, which, in the world of reality TV, also meant he was one of the viewers' favorite cast members. Several organizations blasted "Jersey Shore" for the cast's generous use of the terms "Guido" and "Guidette," while portraying the Italian-American community as short-tempered, violent and alcoholic fame seekers with no discernible taste or class. Sorrentino owned up to his "Guido" status and shrugged off the criticism, which angered the show's opponents yet continued to bring in more viewers. More importantly, Sorrentino did not mind poking fun at himself, even appearing on "The Jay Leno Show" (NBC, 2009-2010) as a quiz show contestant, which helped extend his 15 minutes of fame and cemented his reputation as the guy with the abs who America loved to hate.

Milestones

2010

Hosted the MTV special "Jersey Shore: Spoof'd" with his cast

2009

Cast as one of eight housemates on the MTV reality series "Jersey Shore;" show filmed in Seaside Heights, NJ

Worked as a manager for a fitness center and was a member of the All American Male crew

Raised in Staten Island, NY

Bonus Trivia

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In March 2012, Sorrentino entered an undisclosed inpatient treatment program for what his representative stated was for "much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance."

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