Michael Ian Black



  • Birth Name: Michael Schwartz
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/12/1971, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; voice-overs; author
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Michael Ian Black Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Michael Ian Black Relationships:
  • Martha Hagen-Black - Wife
  • Robert Schwartz - Father
  • Elijah Black - Son
  • Ruth Black - Daughter
  • Jill Schwartz - Mother
  • College:
  • Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

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