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Michael Donovan “Spike” Feresten Jr. was born on the 3rd September 1964, in Fall River, Massachusetts USA, and is a screenwriter, producer, actor, comedian, and television personality, probably best known as a host of the late night “Talkshow with Spike Feresten” from 2006 to 2009. Feresten’s career started in 1989.

Have you ever wondered how rich Spike Feresten is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Spike`s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a writer, and in addition to being a screenwriter and producer, Feresten also works as an actor, and all have helped improve his wealth.

Spike Feresten Net Worth $5 Million

Spike Feresten is a son of Michael and Mary Jo Feresten, and grew up in Massachusetts where he went to the public schools before he enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston. However, he dropped out of college to pursue a career on television, managing to get a job as an intern at NBC in New York before he was promoted to receptionist.

He had his acting debut in an episode of “Saturday Night Live” in 1989, but had already been a writer for the series since 1988. Feresten eventually wrote 254 episodes of “Late Night with David Letterman” from 1990 to 1995, and even wrote an episode of “The Simpsons” in 1995 called “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming”. Also in 1995, Feresten worked on “The Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special”, wrote three episodes of “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” (1995-1996), and eight episodes of the cult series “Seinfeld” from 1995 to 1998; his net worth was rising well.

In 1996, Feresten wrote three episodes of “The Dana Carvey Show”, and then took a little break from writing to concentrate more on producing and acting. He came back in 2000 to write for “The Michael Richards Show”, and created nine episodes before making “The Seinfeld Story” in 2004. In 2007, Spike worked on the Golden Globe-nominated animation movie called “Bee Movie” with Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick among others. From 2006 to 2009, he was a host – having been the creator – of “Talkshow with Spike Feresten”, which helped him to increase his net worth significantly. His latest writing job was in 2012 when he made the TV movie “Before We Made It”. Spike has earned eight Emmy nominations throughout his career.

Feresten has also produced several notable series, including 44 episodes of “Seinfeld” from 1996 to 1998, nine episodes of “The Michael Richards Show” in 2000, 25 episodes of “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” from 2002 to 2003, and 69 episodes of “Talkshow with Spike Feresten” from 2006 to 2009. Most recently, he produced the series “Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten” in 2014.

Spike has had acting roles in a couple of movies too, such as John Fortenberry’s “Jury Duty” (1995) starring Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, and Stanley Tucci, and in “Tomorrow Night” (1998) with Jim Earl, Frank Senger, and Todd Barry. Feresten also appeared in two episodes of “Esquire’s Car of the Year” in 2015.

Regarding his personal life, Spike Feresten is married to Erika Marie Gabaldon, and they have two sons together; Jack Henry and James Michael.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 3, 1964
Birth place: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Profession:Television writer, screenwriter, comedian, television personality
Education:Berklee College of Music
Nationality:American
Spouse:Erika Feresten
Children:Jack Henry Feresten, James Michael Feresten
Parents:Michael and Mary Jo Feresten
Siblings:Wally Feresten
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy
Movies:“Jury Duty” (1995), “Tomorrow Night” (1998), “Esquire's Car of the Year” (2015)
TV shows:Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006-2009), Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Dana Carvey Show, The Simpsons, Seinfeld
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He has two children, Jack Henry and James Michael.
2On Wednesday, January 30th, 2008, son Jack Henry Feresten was born at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 7 lbs, 8 oz, and was 20.5 inches long.
3His wife Erika is expecting their first child together, a son, in February 2008.
4He was an intern then writer for Late Night/Late Show with Dave Letterman.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)· Jerry Seinfeld (executive producer)
· George Shapiro (executive producer)
· Howard West (executive producer)
· Alec Berg (executive producer)
· Jeff Schaffer (executive producer)
· Gregg Kavet (co-executive producer)
· Andy Robin (co-executive producer)
· Suzy Mamann-Greenberg
· Tim Kaiser
· Andy Ackerman
· David Mandel (supervising producer)
· Nancy Sprow (co-ordinating producer)
· Jennifer Crittenden (co-producer)
· Steve Koren (co-producer)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)· Jerry Seinfeld (executive producer)
· Howard West (executive producer)
· George Shapiro (executive producer)
· Peter Mehlman (co-executive producer)
· Jeff Schaffer (supervising producer)
· Alec Berg (supervising producer)
· Andy Robin (supervising producer)
· Gregg Kavet (producer)
· Suzy Mamann-Greenberg (producer)
· Tim Kaiser (producer)
· Andy Ackerman (producer)
· David Mandel (co-producer)
· Tom Gammill (consulting producer)
· Max Pross (consulting producer)
· Nancy Sprow (coodinating producer)
1997WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedySeinfeld (1989)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman: Video Special (1995)· Rob Burnett
· Steve O'Donnell
· Gerard Mulligan
· Larry Jacobson
· Steve Young
· Jill Davis
· Bill Scheft
· Jon Beckerman
· Donick Cary
· Dave Hanson
· Jeff Stilson
· Jim Mulholland
· Michael Barrie
· Chris Kelly
· David Letterman
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Show with David Letterman (1993)· Rob Burnett (head writer)
· Jon Beckerman (writer)
· Donick Cary (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Dave Hanson (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· David Letterman (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Jeff Stilson (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Nick Arnold (writer)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Rob Burnett (head writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Jon Beckerman (writer)
· Donick Cary (writer)
· Brian Reich (writer)
· David Letterman (writer)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (head writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· Rob Burnett (writer)
· Paul Simms (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)
· Maria Pope (writer)
· Joe Furey (writer)
· Ken Keeler (writer)
· Jill Davis (writer)
· Bill Scheft (writer)
· Adam Resnick (writer)
· David Letterman (writer)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramLate Night with David Letterman (1982)· Steve O'Donnell (head writer)
· Rob Burnett (writer)
· Larry Jacobson (writer)
· David Letterman (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· Maria Pope (writer)
· Paul Simms (writer)
· Steve Young (writer)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before We Made It2012TV Movie creator
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2006-2009TV Series writer - 69 episodes
Bee Movie2007written by
The Seinfeld Story2004TV Movie documentary
The Michael Richards ShowTV Series creator - 9 episodes, 2000 written by - 2 episodes, 2000
Saturday Night Live1999TV Series guest writer - 1 episode
SeinfeldTV Series written by - 8 episodes, 1995 - 1998 story by - 1 episode, 1998 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1998
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1995-1996TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman: Video Special1995TV Movie
The Simpsons1995TV Series written by - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1995TV Series writer - 169 episodes
The George Carlin Show1994TV Series written by - 1 episode
Late Night with David Letterman1990-1993TV Series writer - 85 episodes
Sunday Night1988TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten2014TV Series executive producer
Before We Made It2012TV Movie executive producer
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2006-2009TV Series executive producer - 69 episodes
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2002-2003TV Series consulting producer - 25 episodes
The Michael Richards Show2000TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
SeinfeldTV Series supervising producer - 22 episodes, 1997 - 1998 co-producer - 22 episodes, 1996 - 1997

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seinfeld1995-1996TV Series program consultant - 22 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Esquire's Car of the Year2015TV Mini-Series
Seinfeld1997-1998TV SeriesJuror / Man Outside Stadium
Tomorrow Night1998Studio Page
Jury Duty1995Folk Singer (as Michael Feresten)
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesFriend

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jury Duty1995performer: "The Ballad of Carl Wayne Bishop" - as Michael Feresten / writer: "The Ballad of Carl Wayne Bishop" - as Michael Feresten

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car1992TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Eisen Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten2014TV SeriesHimself - Host (2014-)
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
Mental2009TV SeriesHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
MADtv2008TV SeriesHimself
New Year's Eve Live 20082007TV MovieHimself Co-host
The Last Lap2007Video documentary shortHimself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain2007Video documentary shortHimself
Seinfeld: Inside Look2006-2007TV Series documentary shortHimself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld'2005Video documentary shortHimself

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