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Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson is the former host and writer of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000. Since that time, he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned a regular column for TV Guide, and authored best-selling books for both HarperCollins and Abrams. His first book, Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese, thrilled critics, including Richard Schickel of Time Magazine, who said of Mike, "He's more fun than a barrel of Val Kilmers... Smarter than a roomful of Patrick Swayzes... and almost as hilarious as Keanu Reeves." Mike's laugh-out-loud follow-up, Mind Over Matters, prompted Kirkus Reviews to enthuse, "From someplace called Minnesota comes a Nelson funnier than Ozzie, Ricky, Lord or Half," and even dared to compare him to another legendary writer, saying of his Serious Speech to Business People, "[It] could easily precede [Robert] Benchley's immortal Treasurer's Report." And Kirkus Reviews loved his novel, Death Rat!, saying, "Fast-paced, outrageous and funny, first-novelist Nelson's mockery of media mendacity is as biting as La Dolce Vita or Network--only funnier!" Mike speaks all over the country, is a frequent guest on radio and television, and along with Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy sells out theaters with his RiffTrax Live events.

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Oct 11, 1964 In St. Charles, Illinois
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Three Stooges: Greatest Routines 1964-12-01
Latest Project:
Movie RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party 2017-06-15
Known For
Poster of RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party
Poster of RiffTrax Live: Sharknado
Poster of Mystery Science Theater 3000
Movie RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party Himself 2017-06-15
Movie Rifftrax Live: Samurai Cop Himself 2017-04-13
Movie RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Self 2016-06-28
Movie Rifftrax Live: The Room Himself 2015-05-06
Movie RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 Himself 2015-09-15
Movie RiffTrax Live: Sharknado Himself 2014-07-10
Movie Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Motion Picture Odyssey Himself 2013-09-03
Movie Rifftrax Live: "Manos" The Hands of Fate Himself 2012-08-16
Movie RiffTrax Live: Birdemic - Shock and Terror Himself 2012-10-25
Movie Rifftrax Live: Plan 9 From Outer Space Himself 2009-08-20
Movie The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark Himself 2007-07-10
Series The Adventures of Edward the Less The Noble One (voice) 2001-01-01
Movie Poopie! 1995-11-23
Series Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mike Nelson 1988-11-24
Movie Three Stooges: Greatest Routines Michael J. Nelson 1964-12-01
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