Friday, September 30, 2011
Michael Christopher White, born June 28, 1970 is writer, director, actor and producer for television and film. His is also the winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for his film Chuck & Buck. Mike is the son of Lyla and Mel White. His father is an openly gay Reverend and former speechwriter for “Religious Right” figures such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Both Mike and his father appeared in two seasons of The Amazing Race.
White was a writer and producer on Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks and wrote and acted in the films School of Rock, Nacho Libre and Orange County. He got his first impulse toward writing scripts from his favorite teacher in second grade, the mother of playwright Sam Shepard. White is not only a vegan, but is also a Second Generation because he identifies as bisexual.