Michael White (born June 28, 1970) is an American writer, actor, and producer for television and film and the winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for Chuck & Buck.
Early life Edit
Born in Pasadena, California, White attended Polytechnic School and Wesleyan University. White's father is the Reverend Dr. Mel White, a former speechwriter for Religious Right figures such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. White is openly bisexual. His father, meanwhile, came out as homosexual in 1994.
White was a writer and producer on Dawson's Creek and Freaks and Geeks and wrote and acted in the films Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl, Orange County, School of Rock and Nacho Libre. He also had a role in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives.
He frequently collaborates with actor/writer Jack Black on films. Together they formed the production company Black and White, which closed in 2006. White is not a fan of classic rock, but he wrote The School of Rock (2003) specifically so Black could perform his own favorite rock music.
White made his directorial debut with the self-penned Year of the Dog at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Mike is a vegan animal rights supporter  and received an award from animal rights group PETA for his film Year of the Dog.
|1998||Dead Man on Campus||Writer|
|1998-1999||Dawson's Creek||Writer, Producer, Creative Consultant|
|1999-2000||Freaks and Geeks||Writer, Supervising Producer|
|2000||Chuck & Buck||Writer, Actor|
|2001||Pasadena||Creator, Writer, Executive Producer|
|2002||Orange County||Writer, Actor|
|The Good Girl||Writer, Actor|
|2003||School of Rock||Writer, Actor|
|2004]]||Cracking Up||Creator, Writer, Executive Producer|
|2006||Nacho Libre||Writer, Producer|
|2007||Year of the Dog||Director, Writer, Producer|
|2010||School of Rock 2: America Rocks||Writer|
- ↑ Advocate, The: White out: writer-producer Mike White comes out and discusses the gay subtext in his new comedy, Orange County - film - Brief Article - Critical Essay - Interview
- ↑ Steve Inskeep. Religion, Politics a Potent Mix for Jerry Falwell NPR June 30, 2006
- ↑ Jack Black to Produce In College Football, Big Paydays for Humiliation
- ↑ NPR: Mike White Goes to the 'Dog'
- ↑ PETA Media Center > Recent News Releases : Year of the Dog Voted Best Animal-Friendly Movie in Second Annual peta2 Libby Awards
- Mike White at the Internet Movie Database
- July 2000 article about White from The Village Voice
- May 2003 article about White from his Pasadena, California grade and high school newspaper
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