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      Michael Showalter

      Michael Showalter

      Highest Rated: 98% The Big Sick (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 32% The Baxter (2005)

      Birthday: Jun 17, 1970

      Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, USA

      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).

      Highest rated movies

      Wet Hot American Summer
      The Baxter

      Photos

      Michael Showalter THE BIG SICK, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR MICHAEL SHOWALTER, KUMAIL NANJIANI, ZOE KAZAN, ON SET, 2017. PH: SARAH SHATZ/© LIONSGATE HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, director Michael Showalter, 2015. ph: Aaron Epstein/©Roadside Attractions THE BAXTER, director Michael Showalter on set, 2005, (c) IFC Films Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Michael Showalter, 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX THE BAXTER, Michael Showalter, Michelle Williams, 2005, (c) IFC Films THE BAXTER, Michael Showalter, Peter Dinklage, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) IFC Films THE BAXTER, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Showalter, 2005, (c) IFC Films WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, 2001. (c) USA Films. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Lake Bell (L), Michael Showalter (R), 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Lake Bell (L), Joe Lo Truglio (C), Michael Showalter (R), 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX @Midnight, Michael Showalter (L), Kerri Kenney-Silver (C), Michael Ian Black (R), 'Season 1', 10/21/2013, ©CC @Midnight, Michael Showalter (L), Kerri Kenney-Silver (C), Michael Ian Black (R), 'Season 1', 10/21/2013, ©CC @Midnight, Chris Hardwick (L), Michael Showalter (R), 10/21/2013, ©CC Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Michael Showalter, 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Michael Showalter, 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Michael Showalter, 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Michael Showalter, 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Michael Showalter, 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp, Molly Shannon (L), Michael Showalter (C), Marguerite Moreau (R), 'Season 1', 07/31/2015, ©NETFLIX

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Idea of You Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2024
      86% 97% Spoiler Alert Director,
      Producer
      $1.3M 2022
      68% 86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye Director $2.4M 2021
      66% 51% The Lovebirds Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2020
      98% 88% The Big Sick Director $42.9M 2017
      85% 76% Hello, My Name Is Doris Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $14.4M 2015
      71% 40% They Came Together Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2014
      No Score Yet 71% Stella - Live In Boston Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael & Michael Have Issues Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 78% Griffin and Phoenix Terry's Fiancé (Character) - 2006
      32% 75% The Baxter Elliot Sherman (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      $181.9K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Midnight Climax Chip (Character) - 2002
      38% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Coop (Character),
      Writer,
      Co-Producer
      $292.1K 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zog's Place Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chocolate for Breakfast Unknown (Character) - 1998

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 49% In the Dark Director,
      Executive Producer
      2019-2022
      81% 87% I Love That for You Executive Producer 2022
      90% 82% The Dropout Executive Producer,
      Director
      2022
      96% 74% Search Party Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2016-2017 2020-2022
      58% 71% The Shrink Next Door Executive Producer 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Search Party: The Podcast Guest 2021
      90% 87% Grace and Frankie Director 2016 2019
      No Score Yet 64% Sugar Rush Judge 2018
      19% 56% 9JKL Walter Michaelson (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 25% Wet Hot American Summer - Ten Years Later Alan Shemper (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2017
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Mark (Guest Voice) 2016
      93% 81% The Grinder Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      85% 69% Wet Hot American Summer Alan Shemper (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2015
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 92% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      32% 61% Super Fun Night Writer 2013-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael & Michael Have Issues Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2004 2008
      70% 78% Sex and the City Billy (Guest Star) 2003
      83% No Score Yet The State Unknown (Character) 1994-1995