Michael McDonald

BirthDay:

31 Dec 1964

BirthPlace:

Fullerton, California, USA

BirthName:

Michael James McDonald

Bio:

Michael McDonald was born and raised in Fullerton, Orange County, California. He graduated from USC with a degree in Business and became a loan officer at a bank in Los Angeles. A friend took him to see a sketch comedy/improv show at L.A.'s famous Groundling Theater, and everything changed for him. McDonald quit his job as a banker, enrolled in the Groundling's Improv Program, and became a member of the troupe from 1992 to 1997. His first professional writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman's infamous low-budget movie studio.

Starting as an extra, McDonald landed small roles in many B-movies of the early 1990s, and he gradually earned bigger roles as well as eventually writing and directing some films. After numerous small roles in various television sitcoms in the mid-1990s, McDonald obtained a starring role on MADtv (1995).
Filmography

Actor ( 73 credits )

Ghostbusters (2016)
The Boss (2016) Bryce Crean
The Loud House (2016)  Howard (1 episode, 2016)
Spy (2015) Patrick
The Heat (2013) Julian
Save Me (2013)  Randall (1 episode, 2013)
Newsreaders (2013)  James Jordan (1 episode, 2015)
House of Lies (2012)  Carl Criswell (2 episodes, 2013)
Home & Family (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Web Therapy (2011)  Ben Tomlund (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin (2010)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2012)
Community (2009)  Insurance Man (1 episode, 2014)
Cougar Town (2009)  Wayne Gibbons (2 episodes, 2011)
Web Therapy (2008)  Ben Tomlund (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Kath & Kim (2008)  Neil (1 episode, 2009)
Rita Rocks (2008)  Rob Boone (5 episodes, 2009)
Pushing Daisies (2007)  Galveston Gus (1 episode, 2009)
Reaper (2007)  Mr. Elliott Sprong (1 episode, 2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Round Table (1 episode, 2013)
Red Eye (2007)  Himself - Guest Panelist (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Head Case (2007)  Stanley (1 episode, 2009)
Moonpie (2006) Mitch Henderson
Hannah Montana (2006)  Chef Duncan Keats (1 episode, 2008)
My Boys (2006)  Paul (1 episode, 2008)
Lovespring International (2006)  Drake (1 episode, 2006)
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 2013)
Fat Actress (2005)  Sam Rascal (2 episodes, 2005)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)  Himself (10 episodes, 2005-2009)
If Dad Only Knew (2004) Andy
Desperate Housewives (2004)  Steven (1 episode, 2006)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) Maitre D'
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Royal Guard
Slackers (2002) Economics Professor
Greg the Bunny (2002)  Leo Cornelli (1 episode, 2002)
Pyramid (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Clone High (2002)  Gandhi (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Scrubs (2001)  Mike Davis / ... (6 episodes, 2001-2009)
Invader ZIM (2001)  RoboDad / ... (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Chump Change (2000) Dack (as Michael James McDonald)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) NATO Soldier
Passions (1999)  The Face In The Pool (3 episodes, 2001)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 2002)
Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 1998)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Henchman Flattened by Steamroller (uncredited)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Reg (1 episode, 1998)
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996) Police Officer Wilson (as Michael James McDonald)
Baby Face Nelson (1996) Reporter (as Michael James McDonald)
Criminal Hearts (1996) Tierney
7th Heaven (1996)  Edward Jameson (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Twisted Love (1995) Stoned Kid (as Michael James McDonald)
Hideaway (1995) Young Cop
Carnosaur 2 (1995) Evac. Team Pilot (as Michael James McDonald)
The Drew Carey Show (1995)  Parking Attendant (1 episode, 1998)
MADtv (1995)  Various / ... (234 episodes, 1998-2009)
NewsRadio (1995)  Lee (1 episode, 1997)
Night Stand (1995)  Ray (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
The Crazysitter (1994) Mr. Smith (as Michael James McDonald)
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (1994) Bartender (as Michael James McDonald)
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn (1994) Evil Hypnotist (as Michael James McDonald)
The Unborn II (1994) Welfare Worker #1
Leprechaun 2 (1994) Waiter (as Michael James McDonald)
Revenge of the Red Baron (1994) Psychiatrist (as Michael James McDonald)
Ellen (1994)  The Guy (1 episode, 1997)
Full Contact (1993) (uncredited)
The John Larroquette Show (1993)  Phil (1 episode, 1993)
Body Waves (1992) Squirrely (as Michael James McDonald)
Dance with Death (1992) Henry (as Michael James McDonald)
In the Heat of Passion (1992) Nick (as Michael James McDonald)
Uncaged (1991) Clean Cut John (as Michael James McDonald)
Seinfeld (1989)  Jesse / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Family Matters (1989)  Manager (1 episode, 1993)
Stand Up America (1987)  Himself

Producer ( 2 credits )

Cougar Town (2009) consulting producer / supervising producer / co-execut
Kumite (2000) co-producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

Cougar Town (2009) (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
MADtv (1995) (27 episodes, 1998-2005)
The Crazysitter (1994) (as Michael James McDonald)
Revenge of the Red Baron (1994) (written by) (as Michael James McDonald)

Director ( 18 credits )

Grandfathered (2015) (1 episode, 2016)
Surviving Jack (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
Enlisted (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
Benched (2014) (1 episode)
Mixology (2013) (2 episodes, 2014)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Save Me (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
The Michael J. Fox Show (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
Men at Work (2012) (1 episode, 2014)
2 Broke Girls (2011) (1 episode, 2013)
Mike & Molly (2010) (1 episode, 2014)
Cougar Town (2009) (26 episodes, 2009-2014)
Scrubs (2001) (5 episodes, 2007-2010)
7th Heaven (1996) (1 episode, 2006)
MADtv (1995) (10 episodes, 2004-2009)
The Crazysitter (1994) (as Michael James McDonald)