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Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Comedian Michael James Nelson is best none for his work on "The MTV Movie Awards," "The MTV Video Music Awards," "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" and many other television shows.

He was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. During his youth, Michael excelled in science and mathematics with ambitions to work on the Space Shuttle. Never the class clown and usually extremely quiet, Michael had a secret obsession for comedy, mostly idolizing David Letterman and Howard Stern. After high school, his passion took over and Michael decided to take the biggest chance of his life and attend Florida State University to begin a comedy career as a radio broadcaster.

At FSU, Michael quickly climbed the ranks in radio as a news broadcaster, then he co-hosted a call-in talk show, and finally he ran the entire news department. Michael was later accepted into the critically acclaimed creative writing program and named a senior staff writer for the University's newspaper. But, things really came into focus when Michael created and executive produced one of the most popular comedy shows in Florida State University history titled That Show with Those Guys. During his senior year, with the comedy show at the height of its popularity, Michael took his comedy to the stage, performing all around campus and for his third stand up performance ever, Michael performed 50 minutes to a packed house with over two hundred people in attendance.

After graduating, Michael moved to Los Angeles and is now someone to watch in the world of comedy. He has written essays and short stories for National Lampoon, has been featured on National Lampoon Radio, and pitched to Comedy Central. Michael has produced television shows for DreamWorks to ABC, in all parts of the world, from Fiji to Rome.

Michael performed in Comedy Central's "2012 Comics To Watch Showcase" in Los Angeles. He also was a writer on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, creating material for Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, host Rebel Wilson and many others. Michael was also a writer on the hit NBC show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" and he has been featured on Will Ferrell's website "Funny or Die" over a dozen times and has appeared in exclusive sketches alongside Don Cheadle, Ray Romano, Cedric "The Entertainer", George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Matthew Morrison, Rob Riggle, and many more. Michael has also written MTV comedy promos starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, the cast of American Reunion, and many more.

Michael trained in improvisation and sketch comedy at The Groundlings, IO West, and is an alumni of UCB's advanced improvisation program in Los Angeles. He is a member of the sketch group "Lost Friends" that performs regularly at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles.

Michael is performing stand-up, sketch, writing for various television shows and just optioned his first half-hour sitcom.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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