Biography

Michael English Showalter (born June 17, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is one third of the sketch comedy trio Stella. Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member on MTV's The State, which aired from 1993 to 1995. He co-wrote (with David Wain) and starred in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and he wrote, directed, and starred in The Baxter (2005), with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks. Both of these movies featured many of his co-stars from The State, and so do several of his other projects.

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Michael English Showalter (born June 17, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is one third of the sketch comedy trio Stella. Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member on MTV's The State, which aired from 1993 to 1995. He co-wrote (with David Wain) and starred in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and he wrote, directed, and starred in The Baxter (2005), with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks. Both of these movies featured many of his co-stars from The State, and so do several of his other projects.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1970-06-17

Place of Birth Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

MTV: The State, Skits and Stickers
2019 It Started As a Joke as Himself
2018 Sugar Rush (1 episode) as Himself - Judge
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (8 episodes) as Coop / Ronald Reagan (8 episodes) as Coop / Reagan (8 episodes) as Coop
2016 Giles Vanderhoot as Giles Vanderhoot
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (8 episodes) as Gerald "Coop" Cooperberg/Alan Shemper
2015 Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot as Himself
2015 Misery Loves Comedy as Himself
2014 Two Night Stand as David Raines
2012 Wanderlust as Himself
2009 Stella: Live in Boston as Michael
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues (7 episodes)
2008 Birthday as Michael
2007 Reno 911!: Miami as Paul
2005 Stella (19 episodes)
2005 The Baxter as Elliot Sherman
2004 Hair High as Wally (voice)
2004 Cheap Seats (80 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode)
2002 Signs as Lionel Prichard
2002 Operation Midnight Climax as Chip
2001 Wet Hot American Summer as Coop / Alan Shemper
1999 Random Play (6 episodes)
1998 Chocolate For Breakfast
1998 Safe Men as Larry
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2,578 episodes)
1996 Tick as Clifford
1993 The State (82 episodes)
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1983 Friday Night Videos (44 episodes)

Directing

Spoiler Alert Director
The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob Director
Untitled Holiday Comedy Project Director
2020 The Lovebirds Director
2019 In the Dark (1 episode)Director
2019 Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner Director
2017 The Big Sick Director
2016 Giles Vanderhoot Director
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Director
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues (1 episode)Director
2005 The Baxter Director
2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 Director

Writing

2017 Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (8 episodes)Writer
2016 The Second Sound Barrier Writer
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Writer
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (8 episodes)Writer
2014 They Came Together Writer
2013 Super Fun Night (2 episodes)Writer
2005 Stella (1 episode)Writer
2005 The Baxter Writer
2003 The Wrong Coast (2 episodes)Writer
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Screenplay

Production

Spoiler Alert Producer
2019 In the Dark (1 episode)Executive Producer
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (8 episodes)Executive Producer
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Executive Producer
2015 Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot Executive Producer
2014 They Came Together Producer
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues (7 episodes)Producer
2005 Stella (19 episodes)Producer
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Producer

Creator

The Michael Showalter Showalter Creator
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Creator
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues Creator
2005 Stella Creator

Crew

2017 Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (8 episodes)Creator

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