Mike has now worked with Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett on three production projects MST3K, the film crew, and Rifftrax.
Mike often contributes to Legend Films.
Between college and MST3K, Mike had worked as a janitor, bill collector, and stand-up comedian.
Mike went to University of Wisconsin at River Falls but dropped out.
Mike has been a part of The Film Crew.
Mike is a contributor to filmcrewonline.com.
Mike's nickname to his co-workers is "The Noble One."
Mike was known to play Sony Playstation's NHL Face Off against the other cast members between takes for his breaks.
Mike's MST3K career was spent as listed: Writer, 1988-1989; Head Writer 1990-1999; Host, 1993-1999
Mike J. Nelson consistently refers to Road House as the worst movie of all time.
He is 6'1" (1.85 m).
Mike helped create Timmy Big Hands, a humor webzine.
Mike has two sons.
Mike is married to fellow MST3K writer Bridget Jones.
Mike, with his MST3K co-stars Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, is part of a comedy team called "The Film Crew."
Mike has provided humorous and informative commentary tracks for DVD releases of several films, including Reefer Madness and Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Mike has written books like Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese, Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters and Mike Nelson's Death Rat!, Happy Kitty Bunny Pony, Goth-Icky, and Love Sick.
Michael J. Nelson (talking about the film Manos: The Hands of Fate): We [the writers] started watching it, and had never seen anything like that. We kept saying to ourselves, 'There is no way we can do this movie, it is just too bizarre.' But we finally decided, 'No, we must bring this to the world.'
Michael J. Nelson [His explanation of how the show 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' lasted so long (10 seasons)] I think the thing is just not to get famous, which is what we've done. We're always under the radar, we're durable because we're so not successful.