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Black, Michael Ian 1971–

BLACK, Michael Ian 1971–

(Michael Black, Michael Schwartz)

PERSONAL

Original name, Michael Ian Schwartz; born August 12, 1971, in Chicago, IL; raised in Hillsborough, NJ; son of Robert (an executive) and Jill (a store owner) Schwartz; married Martha Hagen, 1998; children: Elijah, Ruth. Education: Attended New York University. Religion: Jewish.

Addresses:

Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Ted Schachter, Schachter Management, 1157 South Beverly Dr., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

Career:

Actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian. The State (also known as the New Group and The State: Full–Frontal Comedy), performer, beginning 1988; Stella (comedy trio), comedian, appearing at comedy clubs, beginning 1997. Cable News Network, political and topical commentator; voice for commercials, including voice of sock puppet for Pets.com website, 1999.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Multiple roles, You Wrote It, You Watch It, 1992.

Member of ensemble, The State, MTV, 1993.

Johnny Bluejeans, Viva Variety, Comedy Central, 1996.

Multiple roles, Random Play, VH1, 1999.

Philip "Phil" Washington Stubbs, Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2000–2004.

Host, Late Friday, NBC, 2001.

Host, Spy TV, NBC, 2001.

Michael, Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Interviewee, I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

Interviewee, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Interviewee, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, VH1, 2003.

Interviewee, I Love the '90s, VH1, 2004.

Interviewee, I Love the '90s: Part Deux, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special, CBS, 1995.

(As Michael Black) Johnny Bluejeans, The Viva in Vegas Special, Comedy Central, 1998.

Host, IFP Gotham Awards 2003 (also known as The 13th Annual IFP Gotham Awards), Bravo, 2003.

Interviewee, VH1 Big in '03, VH1, 2003.

TV Road Trip: Los Angeles, Travel Channel, 2003.

Host, Reel Comedy: Stuck on You, Comedy Central, 2003.

NBC's Funniest Out–takes "2, NBC, 2003.

Spinal Tap Goes to 20, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Interviewee, Boomer Nation, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Stephen Hawking, "In the Woods" segments, The Bogus Witch Project (movie), 2000.

Hey, Neighbor (pilot), Fox, 2000.

Voice of Zak the dog, Dog Days (pilot), NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joey Diaz, "Rockin' Robin," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Luc, Spin City, ABC, 1998.

Himself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2002, 2003.

Guest, The Michael Essany Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Voice of second Al Foster, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2003.

Kevin the sex offender, "Clementine's Pregnant," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2003.

Michael, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2003.

Himself, "Tournament 1, Game 3," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2003.

Himself, "Tournament 2, Game 3," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Himself, "Tournament 2, Championship," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Chris, "More FBI Help," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2004.

Guest host, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Voice of Dr. Ian Black, "Vehicular Manslaughter," Tom Goes to the Mayor, Cartoon Network, 2005.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2005.

Also voice for Camp Chaos Presents VH1 Illustrated, VH1; narrator, TNN's Lifegame, The Nashville Network.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, Viva Variety, Comedy Central, 1996.

Creator and executive producer, Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.

Television Creator; Other:

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special, CBS, 1995.

Every Week (pilot), VH1, 2000.

(And executive producer) Hey, Neighbor, Fox, 2000.

Film Appearances:

(As Michael Schwartz) Party attendee, I'm Your Man, Interfilm Technologies, 1992.

Martin Huber (narrator), Big Helium Dog, Rayisdead Co./View Askew Productions, 1999.

McKinley, Wet Hot American Summer, USA Films, 2001.

Ed, The Baxter, IFC Films, 2005.

Christopher, Partners, 2005.

Expiration Date, Roadkill Productions, 2005.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Male student, Cults: Saying No under Pressure, 1991.

Michael (also director and writer), Stella Shorts 1998–2002, 2002.

Albums:

Recorded a comedy album with The State, Warner Bros.

WRITINGS

Television Series:

You Wrote It, You Watch It, 1992.

The State, MTV, 1993.

Viva Variety, Comedy Central, 1996.

Random Play, VH1, 1999.

Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.

Television Scripts; Other:

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special, CBS, 1995.

Hey, Neighbor (pilot), Fox, 2000.

Film Scripts:

(As Michael Schwartz) I'm Your Man, Interfilm Technologies, 1992.

Other:

Coauthor of a book State by State with The State. Author of "Michael Ian Black Is a Very Famous Celebrity," a column for the online edition of McSweeney's, 1997.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Stella Comedy Group, http://www.stellacomedy.com, August 29, 2005.

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