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Mike Binder is an American screenwriter, film director and actor.
Binder began his career as a standup comedian. This led to his own HBO “One Night Stand” special, HBO’s “Detroit Comedy Jam”. Binder’s first screenplay, “Coupe de Ville” (1990), was directed by Joe Roth. Binder’s own directorial debut was with his second screenplay, “Crossing the Bridge” (1992).
He is well known for the HBO comedy series, “The Mind of the Married Man,” which he cowrote, co-directed and acted in as the central character “Micky Barnes”. His most recent films include “The Upside of Anger,” starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner, which premiered at the January 2005 Sundance Film Festival; “Man About Town” with Ben Affleck, and “Reign Over Me” with Adam Sandler.