Michael McDonald got his start at the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. His first professional writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, the infamous low-budget film studio. McDonald landed guest spots on Seinfeld, Ellen, Just Shoot Me, and News Radio until he landed a starring role on MAD TV for an impressive ten-year run. He has since worked on and off camera on popular shows like Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Kath & Kim, Head Case, Hannah Montana and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. He is currently a writer/producer/director on ABC's Cougar Town and continuing his US stand-up tour.