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Mike Binder Biography

Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Actor, writer, stand-up comedian, director

Fast Facts

  • As a child, was inspired to do stand-up comedy after watching old films of comedians that he rented from a local library
  • Was disappointed by the interpretation of his first screenplay, 1990's Coupe de Ville, and decided to direct his own work from then on
  • Based his 1993 film, Indian Summer, on his experiences at Camp Tamakwa in Ontario
  • Wrote most of the film The Upside of Anger (2005) while stuck in New York after the September 11th attacks