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Michael Stipe

John Michael Stipe was born in Decatur, Georgia, on January 4th, 1960. Since his father was in the military, they moved around a lot. In 1980, while he was attending the University of Georgia (studying painting and photography), he met Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Bill Berry. They dropped out of school to form R.E.M., which, with over 40 million records sold to some estimates, rival Irish band U2 in being one of the most popular bands on the late 20th century. Their debut single in 1981, Radio Free Europe, generated enough buzz for R.E.M. to sign with a major label. With IRS Records, they released Murmur (1983), Reckoning (1984), Fables of the Reconstruction (1985), and Life's Rich Pageant (1986). Document (1987) brought them into the public view, with Out Of TIme (1991) sending them to the top of the charts. The movie video for the flagship song, Losing My Religion, was recently rated by MTV as being one of the top five greatest music videos. Automatic for the People (1992), was a successful followup to Out of Time. In 1994, the band released Monster. The guitar-inclined songs the album focused on showed that R.E.M. could be a grunge band, as well. New Adventures in Hi-Fi, recorded mostly during sound-checks during the Monster tour, was released in 1996 to only modest success. It was followed by the equally so-so Up in 1998. Michael Stipe began to focus more on Hollywood in the 1990s. In the early 1990s, he and Oliver Stone tried for over two years to get a movie financed, but never succeeded. His Single Cell film company started achieving success in 1999, producing the Oscar-nominated Being John Malkovich (1999), among other films.

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Jan 4, 1960 In Decatur, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Boys 2019-07-26

4 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Vampire Diaries
Poster of Glee
Poster of The Big Bang Theory
Poster of How I Met Your Mother
The Boys Unknown 2019-07-26
Hindsight Unknown 2015
Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
Car Share Unknown 2015-04-29
My Mad Fat Diary Unknown 2015-07-26
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Scorpion Unknown 2014-09-22
The Americans Unknown 2013-01-30
The Voice UK Unknown 2012-03-24
Spain... on the Road Again Unknown 2010-01-13
Raising Hope Unknown 2010-09-01
Covert Affairs Unknown 2010-07-13
Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
The Vampire Diaries Unknown 2009-09-10
Cougar Town Unknown 2009-09-23
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
Dancing on Ice Unknown 2006-01-08
The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2006-05-01
Brothers & Sisters Unknown 2006-09-24
Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
The X Factor UK Unknown 2004-09-04
The O.C. Unknown 2003-08-05
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Smallville Unknown 2001
Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
Mission Hill Unknown 1999-09-21
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Dawson's Creek Unknown 1998-01-20
Daria Unknown 1997-03-03
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Party of Five Unknown 1994-09-12
Beavis and Butt-Head Unknown 1993-03-08
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Unknown 1993-11-28
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Get a Life Unknown 1990-09-23
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Doogie Howser, M.D. Unknown 1989-09-19
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown 1988
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Austin City Limits Self - vocals / ... 1 episode, 2008 1975
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21