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Mike Binder

Mike Binder is an American film director, stand-up comic, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Mike Binder is famous for The Comedy Store (2020), Reign Over Me (2007), and The Upside of Anger (2005).

Early Life

Mike Binder was born on June 2, 1958. Presently, he is 65 years old and his sun sign is Gemini. He is from Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Mike descended from Russian-Jewish immigrants and grew up in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham. He has an older brother named Jack Binder.

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Caption: Mike Binder’s picture. Source: Getty Image

Mike Binder – Education

Talking about his educational background, this personality graduated from Birmingham Seaholm High School in the year 1976.

Mike Binder – Career

During the summers of 1966 through 1975, Mike attended Camp Tamakwa, a summer camp in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada; that experience was the inspiration (and the filming location) for his 1993 film Indian Summer.

Moreover, he began his career as a screenwriter and standup comedian, in March 1990 with the March 9 theatrical premiere of his first screenplay, Coupe de Ville, directed by Joe Roth and co-produced by Binder, and his own HBO stand-up comedy special, broadcast on the following night.

Likewise, his directorial debut was with his second screenplay, 1992’s Crossing the Bridge. He gained further prominence with his 20-episode 2001-02 HBO comedy series, The Mind of the Married Man, which he co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in as the central character “Micky Barnes”.

And, in the same year, his independently produced film The Sex Monster won “Best Film” and he won “Best Actor” at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Similarly, Mike wrote and directed three mid-2000s films in which he also played supporting roles.

Therefore, the first, The Upside of Anger, premiered at the January 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Man About Town, was first seen at the February 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and after 13 months, Reign Over Me was released; Mike directed, wrote, and appeared in the film. Moreover, his most recent film is 2014’s Black or White.

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Caption: Mike Binder on his comedy store documentary. Source: Vulture


Further, as an actor, Mike has appeared in Rod Lurie’s The Contender with Joan Allen, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report with Tom Cruise, and Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee with Robin Wright Penn.

Mike has directed most of the screenplays he has written and has acted in many of them as well. Therefore, as a writer, this personality has written screenplays for Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jim Carrey, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, Tim Allen, and Reese Witherspoon.

Moreover, his first novel, Keep Calm, a thriller set in the UK, was published in the year 2016. Likewise, he directed stand-up comedian Bill Burr’s most recent Netflix comedy special Paper Tiger. Further, on October 4, 2020, his five-part documentary series on The Comedy Store aired on Showtime.

Mike Binder – Net Worth 2024

His profession might have contributed a handsome amount of money throughout the years. However, this actor has a net worth of $2 million.

Relationship Status

Mike Binder is married to Diane Murphy. Together, they have two children, a boy named Burt Binder and a girl named Molly Binder. Similarly, the details of his past relationships are unknown. There is not much information regarding his wife and kids and their lives are not known.

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Caption: Mike Binder, his wife, and their kids during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Source: Getty Image

Body Measurements

Mike Binder is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 80 kilos. This actor has maintained a good and strong body physique. However, his other body stats are unavailable. Moreover, Mike’s eyes are brown and his hair is also of brown color.

Social Media

His Twitter account ‘@MikeBinderjokes’ has earned over 8K followers. Similarly, his Instagram account ‘@themikebinder’ has gained over 4K followers.