Michael Hitchcock
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Name Michael Hitchcock
Birthdate July 28, 1958
Memorable Works Waiting for Guffman
Character Gary Snyder
Michael Hitchcock is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and television producer. He portrays Gary Snyder on the NBC show, The New Normal. Hitchcock is currently a writer and supervising producer on season 4 of the FOX television series, Glee.


In 1999, Hitchcock became a writer for the FOX late-night comedy series MADtv, and became one of the series' producers in 2001. He also played the role of Simeon Dyson, an obnoxious, drug-abusing game show announcer on the recurring MADtv sketch, "The Lillian Verner Game Show". During his tenure, the MADtv writing team was nominated for three Writers Guild of America Awards in the Comedy/Variety category (in 2003, 2004, and 2005).

Hitchcock's other writing credits include the comedy films House Arrest (1996), and The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000) as well as the critically acclaimed drama Where the Day Takes You (1992), which marked the film acting debut of Will Smith and also featured Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Astin, Balthazar Getty, and Christian Slater. Where the Day Takes You was nominated for the "Critics Award" at the Deauville Film Festival, and Mulroney won "Best Actor" at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Hitchcock is also an alumnus of The Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy troupe. Although he retired from the theatre's Main Stage Company in the mid 1990s, Hitchcock still comes back regularly to perform in The Groundlings’ all-improv show Cookin' with Gas.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame. Hitchcock currently resides in Los Angeles.



  • Where the Day Takes You
  • The Princess and the Cobbler
  • Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
  • House Arrest
  • Satan's School for Girls
  • The Ultimate Christmas Present
  • MADtv
  • The Bobby Lee Project
  • Poolside
  • Glee


  • The Making of '...And God Spoke'
  • Shooting Lily
  • House Arrest
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Happy, Texas
  • Can't Stop Dancing
  • Dill Scallion
  • Thick as Thieves
  • Best in Show
  • Heartbreakers
  • Life Without Dick
  • Bug
  • The Badge
  • Soul Mates
  • A Mighty Wind
  • Sol Goode
  • Pretty Persuasion
  • Greener Mountains
  • Serenity
  • Danny Roane: First Time Director
  • The Danny Comden Project
  • For Your Consideration
  • Let's Go to Prison
  • Case Closed
  • Smiley Face
  • Wild Hogs
  • The Captain
  • Other Plans
  • Just Add Water
  • Major Movie Star
  • Poolside
  • Big Red
  • For Christ's Sake
  • Operation: Endgame
  • Tight
  • Pete Smalls Is Dead
  • Bridesmaids
  • Super 8


  • NYPD Blue
  • Unhappily Ever After
  • Grosse Pointe
  • On the Spot
  • Arrested Development
  • Pilot Season
  • Las Vegas
  • Desperate Housewives
  • The Bernie Mac Show
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • Lovespring International
  • MADtv
  • Entourage
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Young Person's Guide to History
  • Head Case
  • The Suite Life on Deck
  • Party Down
  • The League
  • Men of a Certain Age
  • United States of Tara
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Up All Night
  • Easy to Assemble
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • The New Normal
  • Glee