Michael Ian Black is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director with a net worth of $3 million. He has appeared in movies like The Baxter, Alchemy, Wedding Daze, and Wanderlust as well as TV shows like The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Another Period.
In this article, we look at the career of Michael and provide a breakdown of his net worth:
Michael Ian Black: Net Worth, Income Sources & Salary
Michael Ian Black’s $3 million net worth comes from his career as a comedian, actor, writer, and director.
His first exposure to the wider audience came as part of the comedy troupe “The State” — the members of whom he met while studying at Tisch.
He performed with the troupe on numerous TV shows including their eponymous 1993 MTV sketch comedy show; the Comedy Central satirical sketch comedy show, Viva Variety; and the 2001 movie, Wet Hot American Summer.
He has also bee a part of the comedy trio, Stella, with fellow comedians Michael Showalter and David Wain since its inception in 1997. An eponymous show starring the three aired on Comedy Central from June to August 2005.
Black has since appeared in many television comedy shows. He supported Tom Cavanagh and Julie Bowen in the NBC comedy-drama series, Ed; played Bill Tundle in the satirical comedy series, Burning Love; and Daniel in the TV Land sitcom, The Jim Gaffigan Show.
He has also appeared in many installments of the VH1 decade nostalgia series, “I Love the…” including I Love the ’80s (2002), I Love the ’70s (2003), I Love the ’90s (2004), and I Love the New Millennium (2008).
Besides his on-screen work, Black is also a prolific writer who has authored four non-fiction books and an additional eight children’s books.
In recent years, Michael Ian Black has also taken to hosting podcasts including the Mike and Tom Eat Snacks podcast which he has hosted since 2010 with his Ed castmate Tom Cavanagh.
Since 2013, he has also hosted the Topics podcast with Michael Showalter and recently, the How to Be Amazing podcast.
How Old is Michael Ian Black: Age and Height
Michael Ian Black was born Michael Ian Schwartz in Chicago, Illinois, to business executive Robert Schwartz and store owner Jill Schwartz.
Born on August 12, 1971, the 48-year-old stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters). He was raised in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, where he attended Hillsborough High School.
He also attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and despite not graduating, his time at Tisch was instrumental to his career, as he met members of the comedy troupe “The State“.
Is Michael Ian Black Married? Does He Have Children?
Michael Ian Black has been in a long-standing marriage with Martha Hagen since October 17, 1998. They have two children together: son Elijah (born in 2001) and daughter Ruth (born in 2003).