Michael J. Nelson (I)

Writer | Music Department | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1989-1999) | Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) | 2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Michael Nelson | Mike Nelson
BORN 
Oct 11, 1964 (age 53)
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)

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Past Film & Video (24 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (17 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for VeggieTales in the HouseVeggieTales in the House (TV Series) Writer (story editor) (17 episodes, 2014), Story Editor (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014–2015 17
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  • Primary photo for Swamp Talk with Shrek & DonkeySwamp Talk with Shrek & Donkey (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Public Domain TheatrePublic Domain Theatre (TV Series) Special Thanks For Bringing The Funny (34 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2014 34
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  • Primary photo for Total Riff OffTotal Riff Off (TV Series) Actor  Less 2014– 
  • Primary photo for Mega64Mega64 (TV Series) Frankie (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Cheap Seats: Without Ron ParkerCheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (TV Series) Mike Nelson (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Let's BowlLet's Bowl (TV Series) Writer  Less 2001–2002
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Edward the LessThe Adventures of Edward the Less (TV Mini-series) The Noble One, Composer, Writer  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer (head writer) (164 episodes, 1990), Mike Nelson / Goosio / Observer / Eddie Nelson / Buddy the Space Child / Dr. Peanut / Toblerone / Jack Perkins / Michael Feinstein / Torgo the White / Torgo / Deep 13 Computer / Mean Mike / Brad Roberts / Jeff Smith / Virtual Comedy Heckler / Mega-Weapon / Hugh Beaumont / Larry Buchanan / John Banner / Tony Travis / Aunt Catherine Wheel / Winky / Officer Mike / Steve Reeves / Holo-clown / Morrissey / Glen Manning / Kenny / Custodian of the Seventh Galaxy from the Planet Ziffalodian / Bruce / Gamera / Mothra / Abe Vigoda / Sorri Andropoli / Imperialistic Alien 1 / J.C. / Valeria / Isaac Asimov Literary Doomsday Device (124 episodes, 1990), Composer (additional music) (71 episodes, 1990), Arranger (additional music) (69 episodes, 1991), Director (17 episodes, 1992), Writer (13 episodes, 1989), Soundtrack (12 episodes, 1990), Performer (additional music) (9 episodes, 1991), Composer (theme music) (4 episodes, 1993), Performer ("Torn Between Two Lovers") (2 episodes, 1993), Writer ("The Funky Seventies", "The Fifties") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Candle on the Water", "99") (1 episode, 1997), Arranger ("Tubular Boobular Joy") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("One Night in Bangkok" (uncredited), "Achy Breaky Heart" (uncredited), "The Farmer in the Dell" (uncredited), "My Wild Irish Ireland") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("A Patrick Swayze Christmas") (1 episode, 1991), Music ("If Chauffeurs Ruled the World") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("99 Bottles of Beer", "They Call the Wind Maria", "Yummy Yummy Yummy", "It's Raining Men") (1 episode, 1994), Arranger ("My Wild Irish Ireland") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Rollercoaster of Love") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Undercover Angel") (1 episode, 1994), Music ("The Gypsy Moons") (1 episode, 1992), This Week's Creative Pit Boss (1 episode, 1990), Arranger ("Jupiter") (1 episode, 1991), Writer ("Tubular Boobular Joy") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Moonshadow", "Everybody's Talkin'", "The Lollipop Guild") (1 episode, 1996), Performer ("I Ain't Got Nobody", "Hooked on a Feeling") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Don't Pay The Ferryman", "Separate Ways", "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Maniac", "Sunglasses at Night") (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("Explorer Action Theme") (1 episode, 1990), Arranger ("A Clown in the Sky") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Gamera (in it's many forms)") (1 episode, 1991), Music ("The Janitor Song") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Different Drum", "Smile") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Smoke on the Water", "We Love You Conrad (Reprise)") (1 episode, 1994), Arranger ("Ode on Estelle") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Hairdresser in a Coma") (1 episode, 1992), Writer ("Gypsy Rose Me") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Is She Really Going Out with Him?", "Love, American Style Theme Song") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Sidehackin") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Supercalafragalisticexpialawacky!!!", "Summer Wind", "The Sound of Music") (1 episode, 1994), Music ("My White Goddess") (1 episode, 1990), Music ("The Greatest Frank of All") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("We Are Family", "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Sex Farm", "In the Navy", "Heart of Glass", "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)", "One Tin Soldier") (1 episode, 1996), Music ("The Train Song" a.k.a. "What a Pleasant Journey") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Tubular Boobular Joy") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Major Tom (Coming Home)", "Almost Like Being in Love", "I Melt with You", "King of the Road") (1 episode, 1996), Writer ("Where, O, Werewolf") (1 episode, 1998), Arranger ("Hired! Song") (1 episode, 1993), Arranger ("Opus 4, Number 23: Plate Spinning Song") (1 episode, 1991), Music Supervisor (1 episode, 1994), Music ("When I Hold Your Brain in My Arms") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Anything Goes", "You're the Top", "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?", "Watermelon Man") (1 episode, 1995), Performer ("Kung Fu Fighting", "Hotel California", "Janie's Got a Gun", "Three Times a Lady", "The Star-Spangled Banner") (1 episode, 1996), Music ("Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("My Sharona") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Hush, Little Baby", "The Sound of Music", "Smooth Operator", "Happy Days", "You're the Top") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Longer", "Cars") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("The Arkansas Traveler") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("This Little Light of Mine", "The Safety Dance") (1 episode, 1996), Performer ("Black Diamond", "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Do You Hear What I Hear?", "We Love You Conrad", "Nobody but Me", "The Greatest Frank of All") (1 episode, 1994), Arranger ("The Gypsy Moons") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Stayin' Alive", "I Feel Pretty", "Shout", "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Hot Blooded", "The Lady Is a Tramp") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Jingle Bells", "Killing an Arab", "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Old Folks at Home", "Mr. Bojangles", "Downtown", "London Bridge Is Falling Down", "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Bridal Chorus", "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon", "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Werewolves of London", "Jet Song", "I'm Not in Love") (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("Ode to Pants") (1 episode, 1992), Arranger ("Tibby, Oh Tibby") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)", "Bad Boys", "Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("A Clown in the Sky") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Evergreen (Love Theme from 'A Star Is Born')") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Incense and Peppermints" (uncredited), "Whispering Christmas Warrior", "Merry Christmas - If That's O.K.", "I'll Be Home for Christmas") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("A Hard Day's Night", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home") (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("Cosmic Freight Train") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("U Can't Touch This") (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("Please Stay") (1 episode, 1998), Lyrics ("The Pants Up Song") (1 episode, 1991), Writer ("Baby Music") (1 episode, 1991), Music ("Forrester's Theme Song") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Where, O, Werewolf", "Pow Wow The Indian Boy") (1 episode, 1998), Performer (theme music) (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Gotta Boogie") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Do You Know the Way to San Jose") (1 episode, 1995), Performer ("Sodium", "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" (uncredited), "Eyes without a Face" (uncredited), "Oompa Loompa, Doompa-Dee-Do" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1997), Music ("My Creepy Girl") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Kung Fu Fighting", "Hotel California", "Janie's Got a Gun", "Three Times a Lady") (1 episode, 1995), Music ("Who Will I Kill?") (1 episode, 1995), Writer ("My Wild Irish Ireland") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Help Me Make It Through the Night") (1 episode, 1994), Music ("Merry Christmas - If That's O.K.") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Explorer Action Theme") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Material Girl" (uncredited), "Cosmic Freight Train", "The Music Goes Round and Round" (uncredited), "Holiday for Strings" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Scarborough Fair/Canticle") (1 episode, 1995), Writer ("Jupiter") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Slow Ride", "Who Stole the Kishka?", "Sex Farm") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Hired! Song") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("Ode on Estelle") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Eye of the Tiger", "Young Americans", "Back in the U.S.S.R.", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?", "The Patty Duke Theme") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("Tibby, Oh Tibby") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Take Me Out to the Ballgame") (1 episode, 1999), Music ("To Earth!") (1 episode, 1999), Performer ("The Bouncy Upbeat Song") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Supercalafragalisticexpialawacky!!!") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("One Tin Soldier") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'") (1 episode, 1995), Music ("The Bouncy Upbeat Song") (1 episode, 1994), Arranger ("The Pants Up Song", "Baby Music") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Happy Birthday to You") (1 episode, 1999), Writer ("Danger to Ourselves and Others") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("To Earth!") (1 episode, 1999), Performer ("Tom Dooley") (1 episode, 1996), Arranger ("Ode to Pants") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Super Freak", "Sesame Street Theme", "Mister Ed Theme") (1 episode, 1997), Arranger ("Gypsy Rose Me") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("The Merry Old Land of Oz", "Da Butt", "Lonely Boy", "What's New Pussycat?", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Opus 4, Number 23: Plate Spinning Song") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Get Together" (uncredited), "The Janitor Song") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("Sodium") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Susan Slept Here" (uncredited), "Happy Days", "Blue Suede Shoes", "The Simpsons Theme") (1 episode, 1994), Arranger ("Cosmic Freight Train") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("I Wish I Was Back in Old Canada") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("I Wish I Was Back in Old Canada") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Vogue") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Round Here") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema")) (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1989–1999 177
    • Diabolik (Aug 8, 1999) Mike Nelson, Composer (additional music), Music ("To Earth!"), Performer ("To Earth!"), Writer (head writer)  Less
    • Squirm (Aug 1, 1999) Mike Nelson, Performer ("Happy Birthday to You") (uncredited), Writer (head writer)  Less
    • Horrors of Spider Island (Jul 25, 1999) Mike Nelson, Director, Writer (head writer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for 2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (TV Short) Mike Nelson, Director, Composer (song "End of the Summer"), Music ("End of the Summer"), Performer ("End of the Summer"), Writer (head writer)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards SpecialMystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (TV Special) Mike Nelson, Composer, Writer (head writer)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Let's BowlLet's Bowl (TV Series) Writer  Less 1998– 
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'The Making of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' (TV Movie) Himself / Mike Nelson, Special Thanks  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for 1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (TV Short) Mike Nelson, Music ("Blockbuster Review Uptown Toodle-oo"), Writer (head writer)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for MST 3000 Presents: Poopie Parade of ValuesMST 3000 Presents: Poopie Parade of Values (TV Movie) Mike Nelson (as Mike Nelson)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview SpecialMST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (TV Special) Mike Nelson, Composer, Writer (head writer)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for This Is MST3KThis Is MST3K (TV Short) Himself (Head Writer, MST3K) (as Michael Nelson), Special Thanks (as Mike Nelson)  Less 1992
Self (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Nostalgia CriticThe Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Syfy 20th Anniversary SpecialSyfy 20th Anniversary Special (TV Special) Mike Nelson (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Heart of an EmpireHeart of an Empire Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007 $65K
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000: Poopie!Mystery Science Theater 3000: Poopie! (Video) Mike Nelson (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1995
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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