Ike Barinholtz was born February 18, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois to his jewish parents, attorney Alan Barinholtz and his wife Peggy. Ike has noted how he and his brother John grew up in a very funny household, describing his parents as “liberal people with a great sense of humor”.
During his college years at Boston University, Ike Barinholtz had planned to become a politician. However, after a few semester of hating the curriculum enough to plummet his grades, he decided to dropped out. He went back home, where he worked at a telemarketing company and in the Chicago transit authority as a busboy, before he became inspired after watching an ImprovOlympic performance.
He took improve classes and later landed a spot with the comedy troupe “Boom Chicago” with with Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, and Jordan Peele. Ike Barinholtz spent 2 years performing in Amsterdam with the troupe before he got his big career break when he was asked to join Fox’s late-night sketch show MAD tv in 2002. From there, his acting career has been involved in many fascinating projects.
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Ike Barinholtz Movies and TV Shows
Ike performed with MAD tv from 2002 to 2007. When his contract expired, he opted to focus his creative energy towards other projects. His first film appearances in Down (2001), Bunny Whipped (2007) and Disaster movie (2008) paved his way of his acting career, with more notable performances in The neighbors (2014), its sequel Sorority rising (2016), and Suicide squad (2016) where he had a more significant role as Griggs, a security guard at a secret prison for the criminal insane.
Unbeknownst to many, Ike Barinholtz is also a savvy director and writer. He joined The Mindy Project (2012-2017) as both writer and cast member, leaving his sense of humor as a notable footprint on the show. Other projects he has written for/helped produce, are Central Intelligence (2016) and The Oath (2018).
Ike Barinholtz Wife
Erica Hanson married Ike Barinholtz in 2009. They have 3 children; 2 daughters named Foster and Payton. There is very little known about their third child, most of their personal information has, for some unknown personal reason, been kept extremely private. Even the pregnancy was kept tightly under wraps.
Erica has made her mark as a talented tv producer, having successes such as Undercover Boss, Kitchen Nightmares, DC Cupcakes and more. Although her career was made possible by her husband’s famous status and connections, she simply took the opportunity to learn and hone her skills, producing a great variety of shows. Her many high-quality productions, as well as the many recognitions and awards she has received for them, speak of Erica Hanson’s great abilities as a producer
Ike Barinholtz Brother
John Barinholtz is an actor, like his bother Ike . He has appeared in various films and tv shows. His most notable role is as Marcus White on Superstore. John and Ike Barinholtz have also had the opportunity to work together in The Mindy Project.
In July of 2021, John Barinholtz took part on the Netflix animated show Chicago Party Aunt where he serves as voice actor, writer and executive producer of the series.
Ike Barinholtz Net Worth
Thanks to Ike Barinholtz comedic talent for acting and writing, he has had many fingers in different pies over the years. As an actor, screen writer and multi-level producer, his current Net Worth amounts to around 1.5 Million dollars.