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MICHAEL MCDONALD (Harriman F. Spritzer / Principal / Mr. Pinky / Guard) is originally from Orange County, California. He is an alumnus of the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles.
His first writing and acting work came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman’s infamous low-budget movie studio. Starting as an extra, McDonald quickly landed dozens of film roles, eventually moving behind the camera to write and direct for the studio. Additional film credits include small roles in all three Austin Powers films.
McDonald is best known for his work in television. Starting in the mid-1990s he landed guest spots on Seinfeld, Ellen, Just Shoot Me, and News Radio. In 1998, he won a series regular role on MAD TV, where he enjoyed an unprecedented ten-year run.
In 2007, McDonald left MAD TV to work both behind and in front of the camera on a variety of television shows. Credits include: Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Kath & Kim, Head Case, Hannah Montana, and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
Currently, McDonald is splitting his time as a writer/producer/director on ABC’s COUGAR TOWN and touring the country as a stand-up comedian. He recently taped his first hour-long stand-up comedy special for Showtime, entitled: Michael McDonald: Model. Citizen.