Mike recently was awarded Le Cristal d'Annecy at The Annecy International Film Festival for the episode of BoJack he directed entitled, "Fish out of Water."
Mike has served as the Supervising Director of the Netflix series Bojack Horseman since the pilot episode. In addition he's written, directed, and voiced cartoons for the Comedy Central series Triptank and was a Director on Comedy Central’s Brickleberry and HBO’s The Life And Times Of Tim. He's also the creator of the Shut Up Cartoons! YouTube series Nature Break.
Mike originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Once he arrived in Southern California, he started drawing cartoons for the LA Weekly and other alternative press publications. From there, he started making animated shorts that appeared in many of the top film festivals around the world, including The Annecy International Animation Festival, The HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Animation Block Party, The London International Animation Festival and The Melbourne International Animation Festival to name a few. His love for comedy and cartoons is combined in his animated comic strip Stufffed Animals.