Michael Ian Black Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Michael Ian Black was born as Michael Ian Schwartz on the 12th August 1971, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a comedian, actor, writer, director, and poker player, but perhaps best known for his roles in numerous TV series including “The State” (1993-2009), “Ed” (2000-2004), and “Stella” (2005). Black’s career started in 1992.

Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Ian Black is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Black’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being a regular on television and film, Black is also an author, screenwriter, and director, which has improved his wealth too.


Michael Ian Black Net Worth $1.5 Million


Michael Ian Black was a son of Robert Schwartz, an executive, and Jill, a store owner, and grew up in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. Black’s parents divorced when he was three, and his mother came out as a lesbian. He went to Hillsborough High School, and later studied at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York and then at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but dropped out after a while.

Black started his acting career in 1992 in the TV series called “You Wrote It, You Watch It”, playing various characters and writing them as well. From 1993 to 2009, Michael played in 27 episodes of MTV’s “The State” and established himself as a popular young comedian while the show helped him to increase his net worth significantly. In the mid 90’s, Black appeared in an episode of “NYPD Blue” (1994), and in the TV movie “The State’s 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special” (1995). He ended the decade with roles in the Primetime Emmy-nominated show called “Viva Variety” (1997-1999) and in Brian Lynch’s comedy “Big Helium Dog” (1999).

In the early 2000’s, Michael had parts in such movies as “Hey Neighbor” (2000), “The Bogus Witch Project” (2001), and in “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001), but his most notable role at the time came in 83 episodes of “Ed”, where he played Phil Stubbs from 2000 to 2004. He then appeared in “Soundtracks Live” (2004), “The Baxter” (2005) starring Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, and Peter Dinklage, and in “Partner(s)” (2005). Also in 2005, Black played Michael in ten episodes of sketch comedy called “Stella”. BY the end of 2000’s, Black had played roles in “The Ten” (2007) starring Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, and Winona Ryder, “Reno 911!: Miami” (2007), and in six episodes of “Reaper” (2008-2009).

Early in this decade, Black played Fleming in 11 episodes of “Backwash” (2010-2011), starred as Bill Tundle in 37 episodes of “Burning Love” (2012-2013), and also appeared in movies “Take Me Home Tonight” (2011) and “This Is 40” (2012) with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Most recently, Michael worked in “They Came Together” (2014) alongside Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, in seven episodes of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” (2015), in 23 episodes of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (2015-2016), and in “Another Period” (2015- ).

Michael Ian Black has recorded four albums and written several books including “My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face” (2008), “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations” (2012), and lately “Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom’s, which I know sounds weird)” (2016). He has also published such children books as “Chicken Cheeks” (2009), “A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea” (2011), “I’m Bored” (2012), “Naked!” (2014), and “A Child’s First Book of Trump” (2016).

Regarding his personal life, Michael Ian Black married Martha Anne Hagen in 1998 and has two children. Black is an atheist, and he currently lives in Redding, Connecticut.

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