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Michael McDonald was born on 12 February 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, of Irish descent. Michael is a singer, songwriter, and record producer, probably best known for being a part of The Doobie Brothers band, but he’s also had a very successful solo career, as well as collaborating with various artists. All his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Michael McDonald? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s won five Grammy Awards and has also recorded music for film soundtracks. All of these have ensured the current position of his wealth.

Michael McDonald Net Worth $40 million

Michael attended McCluer High School, and during his time there, played for various local bands such as the Reebtoors, and the Majestics. In 1970, while playing for a group called Blue, his talents were discovered and it led him to move to Los Angeles, pursuing a career in music.

One of his first major opportunities arose when he became part of the touring group of Steely Dan. He became a backup and lead vocalist – one of his most notable recordings was on the album entitled “Katy Lied”. He continued to be heard on albums such as “Aja” and “The Royal Scam”. Despite other commitments later in his career, he continued making music with Steely Dan until 1980.

In 1975 Michael joined the rock band called The Doobie Brothers, initially as a replacement, but he soon became the permanent lead vocalist of the band, helping create songs such as “Minute by Minute”, “What a Fool Believes” and “Little Darling”. Many of their songs would become hits, and the song “What a Fool Believes” even won a Grammy for Song of the Year in 1980. During this time, McDonald collaborated with other artists as a songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist, such as Kenny Loggins and Toto. Eventually, The Doobie Brothers would go on their last tour and Michael would then embark on his solo career.

He released his first solo album in 1982 entitled “If That’s What It Takes”, including songs such as “I Gotta Try” and “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)”. In the coming years he would continue to work with other artists, mostly as a songwriter or guest performer. Three years after his debut solo album, he released “No Lookin’ Back” which he co-produced; this also marked the first time that he had taken part in writing all the tracks. He had a few high charting songs including “On My Own” which featured Patti Labelle, and his career continued with collaborations in between album releases. He released “Take it to Heart” in 1990, with the title song becoming very popular. He then started to do songs for films including “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut”, but also released a few more Grammy nominated albums during the 2000s, such as “Motown” and “Soul Speak”.

Recently, Michael was seen as a part of “30 Rock”, and continues to make music around the country. He also reunited with The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan for a few tours.

For his personal life, Michael McDonald is married to singer Amy Holland since 1983, and they have two children. They currently reside in Santa Barbara.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 12, 1952
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height:1.77 m
Profession:Singer
Education:McCluer High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Amy Holland
Children:Dylan McDonald, Scarlett McDonald
Siblings:Kathy McDonald, Maureen McDonald
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Ran, with Patrick Warburton, on the same high school cross country team (Servite HS, Anaheim).
2He is the longest-running cast member of MADtv (1995).
3was a kindergarten aide before becoming a comedian
4Has a cameo in every Austin Powers movie.
5Was a part of the comedy improv group Groundlings in LA


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesMADtv (1995)· Scott King (supervising writer)
· Dick Blasucci
· Bryan Adams
· Lauren Dombrowski
· Steven Cragg
· Chris Cluess
· John Crane
· Michael Hitchcock
· Jennifer Joyce
· Jason Kordelos
· Brooks McBeth
· Bruce McCoy
· Rick Najera
· Tami Sagher
· David Salzman
· Rich Talarico
· Stephnie Weir
· Maiya Williams
· Jim Wise
2004WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesMADtv (1995)· Scott King (writing supervised by)
· Dick Blasucci
· Lauren Dombrowski
· Bryan Adams
· Bruce McCoy
· Michael Hitchcock
· Steven Cragg
· Chris Cluess
· John Crane
· Jennifer Joyce
· Tami Sagher
· David Salzman
· Rich Talarico
· Jim Wise
· Kal Clarke
· Sultan Pepper
· Bill Kelley
· Maiya Williams
· Dino Stamatopoulos
· Rick Najera
· Brooks McBeth
· Jason Kordelos
· Stephnie Weir


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Loud House2016TV SeriesHoward
Ghostbusters2016Jonathan the Theater Manager
The Boss2016Bryce Crean
Spy2015Patrick
Newsreaders2015TV SeriesJames Jordan
Minutes2014ShortJohn Feldman
Community2014TV SeriesInsurance Man
Web Therapy2012-2013TV SeriesBen Tomlund
The Heat2013/IJulian
Save Me2013TV SeriesRandall
Web Therapy2010-2013TV SeriesBen Tomlund
House of Lies2013TV SeriesCarl Criswell
Cougar Town2011TV SeriesWayne Gibbons
Rita Rocks2009TV SeriesRob Boone
Reaper2009TV SeriesMr. Elliott Sprong
Head Case2009TV SeriesStanley
Scrubs2001-2009TV SeriesMike Davis / Dr. Toilet
Kath & Kim2009TV SeriesNeil
Pushing Daisies2009TV SeriesGalveston Gus
Hannah Montana2008TV SeriesChef Duncan Keats
My Boys2008TV SeriesPaul
MADtv1998-2008TV SeriesVarious / Host / Capt. Von Trapp / ...
Lovespring International2006TV SeriesDrake
Desperate Housewives2006TV SeriesSteven
7th Heaven2005-2006TV SeriesEdward Jameson
Moonpie2006Mitch Henderson
Fat Actress2005TV SeriesSam Rascal
If Dad Only Knew2004Andy
Invader ZIM2001-2003TV SeriesRoboDad Irken Crew Member Electronic Voice ...
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Maitre D'
Clone High2002-2003TV SeriesGandhi
All Grown Up2003TV Movie
Austin Powers in Goldmember2002Royal Guard
Greg the Bunny2002TV SeriesLeo Cornelli
Slackers2002Economics Professor
Passions2001TV SeriesThe Face In The Pool
Chump Change2000Dack (as Michael James McDonald)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999NATO Soldier
Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish1998VideoMontgomery (as Michael James McDonald)
Casper Meets Wendy1998VideoSpike-Stretch (as Michael James McDonald)
The Drew Carey Show1998TV SeriesThe Parking Attendant
Just Shoot Me!1998TV SeriesReg
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997VideoSarcastic Protester (as Michael James McDonald)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997Henchman Flattened by Steamroller (uncredited)
NewsRadio1997TV SeriesLee
Ellen1997TV SeriesThe Guy
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species1996Police Officer Wilson (as Michael James McDonald)
Baby Face Nelson1996Reporter (as Michael James McDonald)
Seinfeld1995-1996TV SeriesJesse / Player #2
Criminal Hearts1996VideoTierney
Night Stand1995-1996TV SeriesRay
Bloodfist VII: Manhunt1995VideoRunning Officer (as Michael James McDonald)
A Bucket of Blood1995TV MovieDancer (as Michael James McDonald)
Twisted Love1995Stoned Kid (as Michael James McDonald)
Virtual Seduction1995TV MovieDisoriented Man (as Michael James McDonald)
Sawbones1995TV MovieProstitute (as Michael James McDonald)
Hideaway1995Young Cop
Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero1995VideoCorey (as Michael James McDonald)
Carnosaur 21995Evac. Team Pilot (as Michael James McDonald)
The Crazysitter1994Mr. Smith (as Michael James McDonald)
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful1994Bartender (as Michael James McDonald)
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn1994Evil Hypnotist (as Michael James McDonald)
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love1994TV MovieParty Guest (as Michael James McDonald)
The Unborn II1994Welfare Worker #1
Leprechaun 21994Waiter (as Michael James McDonald)
Revenge of the Red Baron1994Psychiatrist (as Michael James McDonald)
Bloodfist V: Human Target1994VideoJewelry Store Manager (as Michael James McDonald)
The John Larroquette Show1993TV SeriesPhil
Family Matters1993TV SeriesManager
Full Contact1993uncredited
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying1992VideoNewscaster (as Michael James McDonald)
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation1992TV MovieDisc Jockey (as Michael James McDonald)
Final Judgement1992VideoRainy (as Michael James McDonald)
Body Waves1992Squirrely (as Michael James McDonald)
Dance with Death1992Henry (as Michael James McDonald)
In the Heat of Passion1992Nick (as Michael James McDonald)
Uncaged1991Clean Cut John (as Michael James McDonald)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014-2016TV Series 7 episodes
Superstore2016TV Series 1 episode
The Good Place2016TV Series 1 episode
Mike & Molly2014-2016TV Series 21 episodes
Grandfathered2016TV Series 1 episode
Cougar Town2009-2015TV Series 28 episodes
Benched2014TV Series 2 episodes
Surviving Jack2014TV Series 1 episode
Mixology2014TV Series 2 episodes
The Michael J. Fox Show2014TV Series 1 episode
Men at Work2014TV Series 1 episode
Enlisted2014TV Series 1 episode
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)2013TV Series 1 episode
Save Me2013TV Series 1 episode
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232013TV Series 1 episode
2 Broke Girls2013TV Series 1 episode
Scrubs2007-2010TV Series 5 episodes
MADtvTV Series 6 episodes, 2004 - 2008 segment director - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2009
7th Heaven2006TV Series 1 episode
A Bucket of Blood1995TV Movie as Michael James McDonald
The Crazysitter1994as Michael James McDonald

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Agatha2015TV Movie executive producer
Beautiful People2012TV Movie executive producer
Cougar TownTV Series consulting producer - 23 episodes, 2009 - 2010 supervising producer - 21 episodes, 2010 - 2011 co-executive producer - 10 episodes, 2012
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen2010TV Movie executive producer
Kumite2000co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beautiful People2012TV Movie creator
Cougar Town2010-2012TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen2010TV Movie written by
MADtvTV Series writer - 25 episodes, 1998 - 1999 written by - 2 episodes, 2005
Alien Avengers II1998TV Movie as Michael James McDonald
Alien Avengers1997TV Movie as Michael James McDonald
A Bucket of Blood1995TV Movie as Michael James McDonald
The Crazysitter1994as Michael James McDonald
Revenge of the Red Baron1994written by - as Michael James McDonald

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 902101992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Body Waves1992writer: "Goo Boyz Rap", "Good Advice"

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Crazysitter1994second unit director - as Michael James McDonald

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997stunts - as Michael James McDonald

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Round Table
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Michael McDonald: Model Citizen2010TV MovieHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2009TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2006TV SeriesHimself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Michael James McDonald)
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Banned in America: The World's Sexiest Commercials1999TV SpecialHost
Instant Comedy with the Groundlings1998TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up America1987TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameJonathan the Theater Manager (uncredited)
MADtv2009TV SeriesVarious

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