46 years old (Born on August 12, 1971)
American comedian, actor, writer, and director; He is famous from Stella.Attended New York University but left before graduating. Real name is Michael Schwartz, but changed his name to Michael Ian Black because there was already a popular actor named Michael Schwartz. Has a daughter, Ruth, born 2003. She makes an appearance in the "Stella" (2005) short "Friendship." His birth name, Schwartz, is derived from the German word "schwarz," which has the same meaning as his stage name, Black. He has joked that he dropped the name Schwartz because "I'm ashamed of my Jewishness." However, the comedy group "Stella" (2005)'s uniting theme is the 3 members' Jewishness (Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain). Was the voice of the pets.com sock puppet.
Michael Ian Black's Best Moments
Fun Facts About Michael Ian Black
He is a middle child with an older sibling and a younger sibling.
Was not the original choice to play Phil Stubbs on NBC's "Ed" (2000); fellow "I Love the '80s" (2002) (mini) commentator Donal Logue played the role in the first episode, but backed out due to scheduling conflicts. Donal Logue appeared in the early promotion for the series but the first episodes were re-shot to include Black.
Son, Elijah, born 2001.