Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black


8/12/1971, Chicago

Birth Name

Michael Schwartz


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Michael Ian Black was born Michael Schwartz on August 12, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois. While he did not go on to graduate, he did attend the Tisch School of the Arts from New York University. During his time there, he joined "The State", a comedy group who appeared…more


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    • Michael (on making Stella short films): They're all kind of equally boring to make, but I liked making the one in the woods with Paul Rudd because I got to use my son in it. He was six months old and had a bad cold, but that didn't stop from us stripping him naked and holding him upside down in forty degree weather. I'm an awesome dad.

    • Michael: I am a poker player, but I am not a good poker player. My favorite game is seven card stud, but I'll play hi/lo, Hold 'em, Razz, etc.

    • Michael Ian Black: Those VH1 shows are fun, but they can get tedious. There's only so much I can say about Strawberry Shortcake. After those shows, everybody started calling and asking if I wanted to be a talking head. The VH1 shows have been good in terms of visibility, and they do a good job with them and, well, I'm just so f*** hilarious on them. But I didn't want to be that guy.

    • Michael: (on Billy Crystal) I have complicated and conflicted feelings about Bill. But we have a long history. We came up together in the seventies. In fact, when we were starting out at the Comedy Store in L.A., Billy, me and Robin Williams used to all room together. Billy was a terrible snorer, as you probably know, and he had a habit of giving unwanted hand jobs.

  • One of my favorite actors/comedians!

    Michael Ian Black is one of my favorite actors along with comedians. He is original, originally funny, that is. He's pretty cute and is on one of my favorite television series, "I Love the..." on Vh1. He has a rare sense of wry humor and is naturally funny. I like his hair and he always makes me laugh when I see him on "I Love the 80's" or something like that. His funniest performance (in my opinion) was when he was on "Vh1 Counts Down the Top 100 Toys of All Time", otherwise known as "I Love Toys". Overall, he is totally awesome!moreless
  • I elect Michael Ian Black for Community Board President!

    This guy will make you laugh. He is one of the three main chacters on the show Stella, and may I say that he is the funniest one out of the three. A very funny guy to watch. You should really make some time to see him on Stella. Here here ho ho!