Michael Hitchcock


Hitchcock is currently a Co-Executive Producer and writer on the CW’s critically-acclaimed comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” starring Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom.  He was previously a Co-Executive Producer and writer on the multi-award winning series “Glee.”


Hitchcock’s film acting credits include featured roles in all five of Christopher Guest’s comedies, “Best in Show,”  “For Your Consideration,”  “A Mighty Wind,“Waiting for Guffman,” and Guest’s newest film for Netflix, “Mascots.”  Other film credits include “Bridesmaids,” “Super 8,”  “Serenity,” “Wild Hogs,” “Smiley Face,” “Pretty Persuasion,”  “Happy, Texas,” and “Heartbreakers.” 


“Best in Show” earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Comedy” and won “Funniest Motion Picture” by the American Comedy Awards and British Comedy Awards.   “A Mighty Wind” won a Grammy Award and an Oscar nomination for its spirited music, and Hitchcock and his co-actors from “A Mighty Wind” were awarded “Best Ensemble Cast” by the Florida Film Critics Circle and were also nominated for “Best Ensemble Acting” by the Phoenix Film Critics Society.   


Television credits include “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,”  “Glee,”  “Idiotsitter,” “Now We Know,” “The New Normal,”  “United States of Tara,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Entourage,” “Party Down,” “Desperate Housewives,” “The League,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “Arrested Development.”   


Hitchcock’s additional writing credits include the acclaimed drama “Where the Day Takes You,” which was nominated for the “Critics Award” at the Deauville Film Festival and also marked the film acting debut of Will Smith.   Other writing credits include the MGM comedy “House Arrest” starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Disney’s “The Ultimate Christmas Present.”   Hitchcock also performed both writing and producing duties on the long-running Fox latenight comedy series “MAD TV.”    During his tenure at “MAD TV,” the show was nominated three times by the Writers Guild of America for “Outstanding Writing of a Comedy/Variety Series.” 


Born in Defiance, Ohio, and later raised in Western Springs, Illinois, Hitchcock received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.   A proud alumnus of The Groundlings, Hitchcock comes back regularly to perform in The Groundlings’ all-improv show “COOKIN’ WITH GAS.”


During the past three holiday seasons, Hitchcock performed comedy improvisation at several United States military bases in Iraq and Kuwait with “Stars for Stripes,” a volunteer organization that brings entertainment to deployed troops.   He resides in Los Angeles.



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