- Cofounded a sketch-comedy troupe, the State, with fellow New York University students. The troupe went on to appear in their own MTV series called The State.
- Provided the voice for the Pets.com sock puppet.
- Appeared in commercials for Sierra Mist and Klondike.
- Served as guest host for the Late, Late Show while auditioning for the permanent hosting gig, which ultimately went to Craig Ferguson.
- Published My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Face) in 2008 and a children's book titled Chicken Cheeks in 2009.
- Started a podcast that reviews snack foods with his former Ed costar Tom Cavanagh in 2011.
- Martha Hagen-Black — Wife
- Elijah Black — Son
- Ruth Black — Daughter
- Jill Schwartz — Mother
- Robert Schwartz — Father
- Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
- Birth Name: Michael Schwartz
- Birth Place: Chicago, IL
- Profession: Actor, Voice-overs, Author
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