Michael Anderson was born in Huron, South Dakota, at 10:30pm, on Halloween Night. Subject to a genetic anomaly known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, he grew up in a wheelchair. After graduating high school he traveled America, singing for tips and living in his car. For six years, he attended the University of Colorado where he majored in numerous subjects ranging from philosophy to microbiology. After college, he began working for Martin Marietta, troubleshooting the NASA computers in the ground-support system of the space shuttle. During this time, he made the documentary "Little Mike," which won a silver medal in the International Film and Television Awards. Soon thereafter, he moved to NYC where his film and television career began. For many years, Anderson was most well-known among fans of director David Lynch for his work as a backwards-talking dream figure on the cult favorite TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990). Anderson also worked with Lynch for the experimental performance piece Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990) (TV) and the TV-pilot-turned-feature film Mulholland Dr. (2001). Anderson gained further recognition and success in recent years for his work on the HBO series "Carnivàle" (2003).IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael J. Anderson
A former computer specialist for Martin-Marietta.
Learned the strange skill of talking backwards while attending a school for exceptional children.
Was once leader of a band called "Wayward Gene and the Natural Selection" that played in various New York clubs.
He worked at NASA as a computer expert.
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