• Michael Schur is an Emmy Award-winning actor, TV producer, writer and director.
• He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in West Hartford.
• He has written and produced for "The Office" and created "The Good Place".
• He is married with two children and lives in Los Angeles.
• He has a net worth of approximately $5 million.
The Emmy Award-winning actor, TV producer, writer and director Michael Schur, is perhaps best known for writing and producing the comedy TV series “The Office”, and creating the fantasy comedy show, “The Good Place.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Michael Herbert Schur hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, born under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 29 October 1975, at the University of Michigan Hospital, which makes him 47 years old as of 2022. He was born to Anne Herbert and her husband, Warren M. Schur, and follows the Judaism religion. Shortly after his birth, Michael’s family relocated to West Hartford, Connecticut, where he spent the rest of his childhood. He developed an interest in comedy at the age of 11, after he read Woody Allen’s 1975 humorous book, “Without Feathers”, later revealing that it was so good he spent the whole night reading it..
Schur went to William H. Hall High school in West Hartford; subsequently, he matriculated to the prestigious Harvard University, where he majored in English and graduated from Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. Michael served as the president of the undergraduate humor publication, the Harvard Lampoon.
Hobbies and Facts
Schur is keen on traveling, and has toured many US states and international destinations – his favorite travel place is London.
He is also an animal lover, and has kept an unnamed pet dog.
The acclaimed producer is also a huge fan of films starring Dan Goor and Ted Danson.
He’s a vegetarian, and exercises regularly to maintain his body.
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— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) August 13, 2020
1998 – 2010
Schur was hired by NBC to write the late-night TV comedy sketch “Sunday Night Live” in 1998, and three years later, he also began serving as the producer of “Weekend Update.” He left the “Sunday Night Live” writing team in 2004, and soon afterwards wrote and produced 12 episodes of the NBC mockumentary sitcom “The Office”; he also played Mose Schrute in 13 episodes of the sitcom, which starred John Krasinski, Steve Carell, and Jenna Fischer.
In 2005, Michael came in as a co-producer of the HBO comedy-drama “The Comeback” and was also the writer of some of its 13 episodes. He concurrently wrote for the now-defunct sports journalism blog “Fire Joe Morgan,” under the name ‘Ken Tremendous’, then 2008 saw Michael partnering with the TV producer, director and screenwriter Greg Daniels, to work on “The Office” spin-off sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” which was initially negatively received, but received critical acclaim in its second season.
2011 – Now
In 2011, Michael collaborated with the indie rock band The Decemberists, to create their music video “Calamity Song.” Two years later, he partnered with the TV producer and comedy writer, Daniel Joshua Goor, to create the comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” which aired on Fox and later on NBC. In the same year, he co-created “The PosCast” together with Joe Posnanski, which discusses baseball and other sports, and has featured prominent co-hosts and guests such as Ken Rosenthal, Linda Holmes, Joey Vitto and Nick Offerman among others. On 19 September 2016, Michael’s fantasy comedy TV show “The Good Place” premiered on NBC, which was a commercial success, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell – it aired for four seasons until January 2020.
2019 also saw Schur collaborate with the American actress, writer and director Rashida Jones, to co-write the teleplay of the episode “Nosedive” of Charlie Brooker’s anthology TV series “Black Mirror.” In the same year, he began working on the comedy series “Rutherford Falls” which starred Ed Helms, and which premiered on the Peacock video streaming service on 22 April 2021.
Staff reviews! Matt reads How to Be Perfect, by Michael Schur."Now, this book is probably not for the philosophy…
In 2022, Schur wrote two books, “How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question”, and “How to be Perfect: Moral Philosophy from the Creator of THE GOOD PLACE.”
Michael is active on Twitter under the username @KenTremendous and has around 220,000 followers. He promotes his projects and books on the platforms, and likes updating his fans about his recent and upcoming career endeavors. He seems inactive on Instagram and Facebook.
Awards and Nominations
Michael has won around 12 awards, and received over 60 award nominations. He bagged the 2012 Peabody Award for his contribution to “Parks and Recreation”, shared with Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza. He has won four Writers Guild of America Awards (two in 2022) and was nominated for 15. Schur was nominated for a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America award in 2018, then won one in 2021. Moreover, he’s been nominated for three Pena de Prata Awards and four PGA Awards. The creator of “The Good Place” has also been nominated for four Gold Derby and OFTA Awards, two Gotham Awards, two International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA), and an NAACP Award. Previously, he scooped an International Online Cinema Award, Hugo Award, and two Daytime Emmy Awards.
Schur is a married man. He walked the aisle with the American producer and screenwriter Jennifer Joy ‘J.J.’ Philbin, on 9 October 2005. According to THE New York Times, the wedding ceremony was held at The New York Roman Catholic Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola and was officiated by Rev. Mark Connolly.
The duo was working for NBC (“Sunday Night Live”) when they first met in early 1998 – Schur had bumped into her at the writers’ office, where Philbin worked as an assistant to the writers. J.J. is famously known as the scriptwriter and producer of the Fox Network show, “The O.C”, and is the daughter of the late television presenter, Regis F. Xavier Philbin, and his wife, the TV personalit, Joy Philbin. The couple has welcomed two children; a son named William Xavier Schur born on 18 February 2008, and daughter Ivy Elizabeth Schur, born in July 2010. The family of four is now living together in Los Angeles, California.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Schur is of Caucasian ethnicity and has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He has an athletic body, weighs around 175lbs (79kgs), is 6ft (1.83m) tall, WITH vital statistics of approximately 43-34-15; he wears shoe size 9(US).
Schur has produced many hit projects, which has seen his wealth increase significantly. He also earns from his acting career, so his worth is approximately $5 million, as of late 2022.