Michael Moore Biography (1954-)

Born April 23, 1954, in Flint (some sources cite Davison), MI; son of Frank (an automotive assembly-line worker) and Veronica (a secretary) Moore; marriedKathleen Glynn (a producer); children: Natalie. Addresses: Office: Dog Eat Dog Films, P.O. Box 831, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-0831.;Agent: Ariel Emanuel, Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, writer, actor
Birth Details
April 23, 1954
Flint, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Roger and Me, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Interviewer, Blood in the Face (also known as Right Thinking), First Run Features, 1991
  • Buffalo Joe, Canadian Bacon, Gramercy, 1994
  • Narrator, The Big One, Miramax, 1997
  • I Think I Cannes, 1997
  • Panel member, Edtv (also known as Ed TV), MCA/Universal, 1999
  • The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Trade Off, Wright Angle Media, 2000
  • Walter, Lucky Numbers (also known as Le bon numero), Paramount, 2000
  • Fever Pitch, 2001
  • Last Party 2000, ID Distribution, 2001
  • Bowling for Columbine, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Producer and director, Roger and Me, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Producer and director, Canadian Bacon, Gramercy, 1994
  • Producer and director, The Big One, Miramax, 1997
  • Director, And Justice for All, 1998
  • Producer and director, Bowling for Columbine, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Anchor, TV Nation (also known as The Naked Eye), NBC, 1994,then Fox, 1995
  • The Awful Truth, Bravo, beginning 1999
  • Specials
  • Pets or Meat: Return to Flint, PBS, 1992
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Host and correspondent, TV Nation: Year-in-Review Special, NBC, 1994
  • Norman Jewison on Comedy in the 20th Century: Funny Is Money, Showtime, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1990
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1990
  • "The Birth," Mad about You, NBC, 1996
  • Himself, "Pal Joey," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network,1998
  • The View, 2002
  • Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 2002
  • Also appeared in an episode of Independent Focus.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, executive producer, and director, TV Nation, NBC, 1994, then Fox, 1995
  • Creator, executive producer, and director, The Awful Truth, Bravo,beginning 1999
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Better Days, CBS, 1998
  • Specials
  • Producer and director, Pets or Meat: Return to Flint, PBS, 1992
  • Director, Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Executive producer and director, TV Nation: Year-in-Review Special, NBC, 1994
  • Stage Appearances
  • Michael Moore Live! (solo show), Roundhouse Theatre, London, 2002
  • Radio Appearances
  • Commentator, All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 1985
  • Host of Radio Free Flint (series).
  • Radio Work
  • Producer of Radio Free Flint (series).
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Executive producer, TV Nation (collected television episodes), 1995
  • Executive producer, TV Nation 2 (collected television episodes), 1995
  • Director of videos, including "All the Way to Reno (You're Still Gonna Bea Star)" by R.E.M. and "Sleep Now in the Fire" and "Testify" by Rage againstthe Machine.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Roger and Me, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Canadian Bacon, Gramercy, 1994
  • The Big One, Miramax, 1997
  • Bowling for Columbine, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • A Brief History of the United States of America, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Television Series
  • TV Nation, NBC, 1994, then Fox, 1995
  • Television Specials
  • Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, PBS, 1992
  • TV Nation: Year-in-Review Special, NBC, 1994
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Kathleen Glynn) Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, 1996
  • (With Glynn) Adventures in a TV Nation, HarperCollins, 1998
  • Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!, 2002
  • Past columnist for Mother Jones. Contributor to periodicals, including Columbia Journalism Review, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Nation, and Newsday.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The television special Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint was included as a segment of the documentary film Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright, 1992. The book Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State ofthe Nation! was released as an audio book in 2003.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Newsmakers 1990, Issue 3, Gale, 1990
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Dollars & Sense, September-October, 1998, p. 9
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 15, 1994; October 25, 2002, p. 43; December 20, 2002, pp. 42-43
    • Esquire, January, 1993, p. 44
    • Film Comment, November-December, 1989, p. 16
    • Fortune, May 11, 1998, p. 28
    • Interview, September, 1994, p. 70
    • Library Journal, January, 2002, p. 76
    • Multichannel News, November 16, 1998, p. 20
    • Newsweek, March 30, 1998, p. 40
    • New Yorker, November 6, 1989, p. 133; October 12, 1992, p. 44
    • New York Times, July 15, 1990
    • Playboy, July, 1999, pp. 124-25, 152-56
    • Progressive, June, 1996, p. 40
    • Publishers Weekly, November 25, 1996, p. 12
    • Tikkun, November-December, 1998, p. 25
    • U.S. News & World Report, September 22, 1997, p. 48
    Electronic
    • Michael Moore, http://www.michaelmoore.com, March 17, 2003

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