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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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Born:
Oct 11, 1964 In St. Charles, Illinois
Movie/TV Credits:
9
First Appeared:
In the series Mystery Science Theater 3000 1988-11-24
Latest Project:
Movie MST3K Reunion Show 2016-06-28
Known For
Poster of Rifftrax Live: The Room
Poster of Poopie!
Filmography

MST3K Reunion Show (2016)

Comedy Mystery Science Fiction
Movie
as Himself
10. 1 votes

Rifftrax Live: Time Chasers (2016)

Movie
as Himself

Rifftrax Live: The Room (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
9 1 votes

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Motion Picture Odyssey (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Rifftrax Live: Plan 9 From Outer Space (2009)

Movie
as Himself

The Adventures of Edward the Less (2001)

Series
as The Noble One (voice)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Comedy Science Fiction
Movie
as Mike Nelson
6.9 62 votes

Poopie! (1995)

Comedy
Movie

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Mike Nelson
8.0 52 votes