Michael Ian Black is a multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and director. Most recently, he's become a filmmaker, writing and directing the MGM DVD release, "Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also wrote the original version of “Run, Fatboy, Run,” starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton under the direction of David Schwimmer. It was released by Picture House last spring.
This summer, Black returns to COMEDY CENTRAL with his new half hour comedy series, "Michael and Michael Have Issues." He and former State colleague, Michael Showalter created and will star, write, direct and produce this comic look at the intertwining lives of two contentious best friends.
Along with Showalter and David Wain, Black created, starred in and co-wrote the COMEDY CENTRAL series, "Stella." Black is one of the lead commentators on VH1's "I Love the..." series and his writings on contemporary culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Filter, CMJ Magazine and McSweeney's online.
Black starred opposite Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo in the USA Films cult hit, "Wet Hot American Summer." He appeared in “RENO 911!: Miami,” “The Ten," “Partners" and “The Baxter.” Black will next be seen opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris in “Kids in America.” For four years, he starred on NBC's hit drama, Ed, " playing bowling alley manager Phil Stubbs.
Black's career began after he graduated from NYU and co-created, co-wrote and starred in the acclaimed MTV sketch comedy show, "The State." From there, he co-created, co-wrote and starred in the COMEDY CENTRAL series "Viva Variety." He was also the voice and forearm of the popular Pets.com sock puppet.
Black gives comedy lectures around the country under the title, "The Awesome Life with Michael Ian Black." He also performs stand-up comedy in clubs all over the U.S.
Black lives in Connecticut with his wife Martha and their two children.