Michael McDonald Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Early Years and Education
Michael James McDonald was born 31st December 1964, in Fullerton, California, in the United States.
McDonald studied at Servite High School in Anaheim, California, and after graduating, attended the University of Southern California. He graduated with a business degree.
After college graduation, Michael McDonald was working in a bank when he went to the Groundling Theater one night to watch the improv comedy show. He resigned from the bank and joined the improv show in 1992. He was with the show until 1997, during which time he also wrote and directed films.
He moved into television acting and had guest appearances in shows like Seinfeld, Family Matters, and Scrubs.
In 1998, McDonald joined the cast of MADtv. He played the part of several characters, and stayed with the show for 10 seasons, finishing in 2008. He became the longest-serving cast member, performing in 239 episodes. In the final season, he also contributed to the writing and directing.
Between 1987 and 2017, Michael McDonald has been in more than 70 movies and television shows. His movie appearances include three of the Austin Powers movies, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, and Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love.
His television appearances include Ellen (1997), The Drew Carey Show (1998), and Desperate Housewives (2005). McDonald also appeared in nine episodes of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, between 2005 and 2009.
McDonald has his own stand-up comedy show and tours clubs across the U.S.