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Also Known As: Michael Binder Died:
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Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: director, actor, stand-up comic, screenwriter, TV series creator

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A multi-hyphenate talent who earned acclaim and awards both in front of the camera and behind, actor-writer-director Mike Binder rose from the world of stand-up comedy to become an insightful creator of introspective dramas. After landing his first break doing stand-up on "Star Search," Binder headlined his own HBO comedy special "One Night Stand: Mike Binder" (1989), before making his writing and producing debut with Joe Roth's comedic drama "Coupe de Ville" (1990). From there, he wrote and directed the superhero parody, "Blankman" (1994) before starring in his own indie comedy "The Sex Monster" (1999). Following a supporting turn in the highly-acclaimed political drama "The Contender" (2000), he created the popular, but ultimately short-lived series "The Mind of a Married Man" (HBO, 2001-02), which divided critics but attracted a loyal audience. After another supporting turn in a high-profile film, "Minority Report" (2002), Binder was back in the director's chair with loftier dramatic films like "The Upside of Anger" (2005), "Man About Town" (2006) and "Reign Over Me" (2007), which earned him some of his most vocal critical praise. Despite a varied career, Binder had always followed his own path...

A multi-hyphenate talent who earned acclaim and awards both in front of the camera and behind, actor-writer-director Mike Binder rose from the world of stand-up comedy to become an insightful creator of introspective dramas. After landing his first break doing stand-up on "Star Search," Binder headlined his own HBO comedy special "One Night Stand: Mike Binder" (1989), before making his writing and producing debut with Joe Roth's comedic drama "Coupe de Ville" (1990). From there, he wrote and directed the superhero parody, "Blankman" (1994) before starring in his own indie comedy "The Sex Monster" (1999). Following a supporting turn in the highly-acclaimed political drama "The Contender" (2000), he created the popular, but ultimately short-lived series "The Mind of a Married Man" (HBO, 2001-02), which divided critics but attracted a loyal audience. After another supporting turn in a high-profile film, "Minority Report" (2002), Binder was back in the director's chair with loftier dramatic films like "The Upside of Anger" (2005), "Man About Town" (2006) and "Reign Over Me" (2007), which earned him some of his most vocal critical praise. Despite a varied career, Binder had always followed his own path and remained one of the more unique talents working in film.

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  Upside of Anger, The (2005) Director
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  Sex Monster, The (1999) Director
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  Blankman (1994) Director
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  Indian Summer (1993) Director
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  Crossing the Bridge (1992) Director
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  Londinium (2001) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Reign Over Me (2007)
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 Man About Town (2006)
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 Amateurs, The (2005)
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 Upside of Anger, The (2005) Adam "Shep" Goodman
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 Minority Report (2002) Leo Crow
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 Contender, The (2000) Lewis Hollis
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 Sex Monster, The (1999) Marty Barnes
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 4-Second Delay (1998)
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Began career performing standup comedy
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Competed on "Star Search"
1983:
Acted in the busted pilot for a series based on Barry Levinson's film "Diner"; credited as Michael Binder
1989:
Headlined own HBO comedy special "One Night Stand: Mike Binder"
1990:
Feature screenwriting and producing debut, "Coup de Ville", helmed by Joe Roth; credited as Michael Binder
1992:
Directorial debut, "Crossing the Bridge"; also scripted and narrated
1993:
Helmed second film, "Indian Summer"; also scripted
1994:
Directed and appeared in the comedy "Blankman"
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With younger brother Jack, formed Sunlight Productions
1999:
First feature produced under Sunlight banner, "The Sex Monster"; wrote, directed and co-starred
2000:
Acted in "The Contender", helmed by Rod Lurie
2000:
Starred in, wrote and directed "Londonium"
2001:
Wrote, directed and starred in the feature "The Search for John Gissing"
2001:
Was series creator, executive producer, writer and star of the HBO comedy "The Mind of the Married Man"
2002:
Had featured role in the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi film "Minority Report"
2005:
Helmed the indie comedy "The Upside of Anger" starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner; screened at sundance
2007:
Wrote, directed and acted in "Reign Over Me" a drama starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle
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http://www.mikebinder.net/

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brother:
Jack Binder. Producer. Younger; formed Sunlight Productions.

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