Ike Barinholtz is a multifaceted American entertainment personality; he is a comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. As a comedian, Barinholtz is most prominent for starring on MADtv from 2002 to 2007, and The Mindy Project from 2012 to 2017. As for acting, Ike played some of his most popular roles in Sisters (2015) and Blockers (2018). He is also famous for his all-round role on The Oath (2018), having written, directed, produced, and starred in the 2018 black comedy film.
Ike Barinholtz’s Early Life
He was born as Isaac Barinholtz on 18th February 1977. His birthplace is Rogers Park but he grew up in Lake View, both in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Barinholtz was raised Jewish, and attended the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Lake View before proceeding to the Latin School of Chicago in Gold Coast for his high school education. On completing high school, he enrolled at the Boston University in Chicago.
Ike Barinholtz’s early years were characterized by much fun as his parents, Peggy and Alan Barinholtz both had a great sense of humor. He had wanted to pursue a career in politics but later decided otherwise. He precisely settled on becoming a comedian after watching a comedy show held at The Vic Theater in Chicago. Barinholtz consequently dropped out of college and started attending comedy classes. He, later on, moved to Los Angeles start a full-time entertainment career.
Ike Barinholtz started his professional comedy and acting career in 2001, making his debut movie appearance in Down (2001). During his career beginnings, Ike worked with improvisational comedy troupes including Boom Chicago and The Lindbergh Babies which he co-founded. While working with Boom, Barinholtz sometime hosted the troupe’s 10th Anniversary show tagged “Worst of Boom Night”.
In 2002, Barinholtz started appearing as a featured performer on the comedy variety show, MADtv (2002-2009) which was then in its 8th season. He, later on, started appearing alongside Josh Meyers and subsequently Bobby Lee as a repertory performer in following seasons of the show. He left MADtv in 2007 on completing his first five-year contract on the show.
While working on MADtv, Ike Barinholtz also played roles in a number of films and TV series such as Love, Fear, and Rabbits (2005), and Twisted Fortune (2007). He later appeared in numerous other works including Disaster Movie (2008), Rita Rocks (2008-2009), Eastbound & Down (2012), The Soup (2013), Neighbors (2014), The League (2010-2015), The Awesomes (2013-2015), Suicide Squad (2016), and Late Night (2019), among others.
Who Is His Wife, and Brother?
Ike Barinholtz’s wife is Erica Hanson, a TV producer. Among Erica’s prominent works are DC Cupcakes (2010-2013), Undercover Boss (2010-present), and Breaking Boston (2014-present). Barinholtz and Hanson dated for several years before tying the knot on October 24th, 2009. The couple has three daughters.
Their first child and daughter, Foster was born on June 16, 2013. The second, Payton June arrived on 10th March 2016. Their third child was born in 2018. Barinholtz announced her arrival at the premiere of his 2018 comedy film, The Oaths. He actually wore hospital braces to the event, saying he allows them to fall off on their own – just like the umbilical cord!
Ike Barinholtz has a younger brother named Jon Barinholtz. Jon is also in the entertainment industry, working as an actor and writer. He hit the spotlight in 2013 after appearing on Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter. Jon has also appeared in a number of Ike Barinholtz’s works including The Mindy Project and The Oath.
What Is Ike Barinholtz Height?
Barinholtz is quite a tall guy. He stands at 6 feet 2½ inches alongside a trimmed body build weighing about 80 kilograms. Ike has lush dark brown hair and eyes. He’s also got good looks and a good fashion sense.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Ike Barinholtz is worth about $400,000. That may not sound quite impressive but looking at his career so far, one would notice that the comedian cum actor has played only but few lead roles in the numerous works he has appeared in. Moreover, not many of his works so far were Box Office hits. Be that as it may, there are hopes that Barinholtz’s net worth will increase in coming years all things being equal.