|Ike Barinholtz Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1977|
Ike Barinholtz started his career by working with a number of improv groups and got his first big breakthrough after he was cast in the comedy sketch TV series, MADtv. He eventually managed to become an important cast member and worked with the show for 5 years. In 2014, he achieved mainstream success as an actor as he was cast in the movie Neighbors. Since then, Ike has gone on to work in many successful movies such as Suicide Squad and Sisters.
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
He lives in a five-bedroom home, which he bought for $3.3 million in March 2016, in Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Ike Barinholtz went to the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School and later completed his high school education from The Latin School of Chicago.
After graduating from high school, Ike got enrolled at the Boston University only to drop out later as he performed poorly in academics and hated studying there.
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
- Father – Alan Barinholtz (Attorney)
- Mother – Peggy Barinholtz
- Siblings – Jon Barinholtz (Brother) (Actor, Writer)
- Others – Samuel Baron Barinholtz (Paternal Grandfather), Miriam Feinstein (Paternal Grandmother), Loren Monroe Pyles (Maternal Grandfather), Catherine Allegra Harbaugh (Maternal Grandmother)
United Talent Agency
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
80 kg or 176 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ike Barinholtz has dated –
- Erica Hanson (2009-Present) – Ike got married to Erica Hanson in 2009 after they had been dating for quite some time. In June 2013, she gave birth to their 1st child, a daughter named Foster, and then to their 2nd daughter, Payton June, in March 2016. In April 2018, Ike revealed that his wife had given birth to their 3rd daughter.
Race / Ethnicity
On his father’s side, he has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. While on his mother’s side, he has Scottish, Welsh, French, German, and English ancestry.
- Tall Height
- Prominent Nose
- Forehead lines
He was raised in a Jewish household.
Best Known For
- Being cast in an important role in the comedy movie, Neighbors, and its sequel movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
- Having played one of the leading roles in the sex comedy movie, Blockers, alongside Leslie Mann and John Cena
- Writing the screenplay for the successful comedy movie, Central Intelligence, which had Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in the lead roles
In 2001, Ike made his theatrical film debut in the horror movie, Down.
First TV Show
In 2002, Ike Barinholtz made his first TV show appearance on the comedy sketch show, MADtv.
Ike Barinholtz Favorite Things
- Bar Order – Old Fashioned (Cocktail) and a shot of Makers and a Miller High Life
- Twitter Accounts – Patrick Monahan, Chicago Party Aunt, Ashley Feinberg
- Instagram Accounts – David Chang, Jon and Vinny
- Food Items – Pasta, Pizza, Popcorn
- Song – Rocks Off by Rolling Stones
- Concert – Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl
- Movie – Crimson Tide (1995)
- Sports Team – Chicago Cubs
- Restaurants – L’Atelier Du Joel Robuchon or Providence in Los Angeles
- Childhood Celebrity Crush – Beverly D’Angelo, Susanna Hoffs
Source – Uproxx
Ike Barinholtz Facts
- He had initially planned to become a politician but later decided to become an actor and moved to Los Angeles for better opportunities.
- During his early days in Los Angeles, he worked as a busboy to make the ends meet and also took up a job at the telemarketing company.
- After dropping out of Boston University, Ike started working for the Chicago Transit Authority.
- Ike was inspired to become a comedian after he watched a comedy show at The Vic Theatre which included performances of several comedians.
- He started his comedic career by taking classes at ImprovOlympic, The Second City, and Annoyance Theatre. Although he didn’t get much success initially, he decided to fight it out.
- Early in his career, Ike also worked with the comedy troupe Boom Chicago and spent around 2 years with them in Amsterdam.
- While shooting for the movie Blockers, he was involved in a fall accident while performing a stunt which fractured 2 cervical vertebrae in his neck.
- In 2012, Ike started working as an executive story editor on the comedy show, The Mindy Project, while starring on the show as well.
- He is the founding member of the improv group called The Lindbergh Babies which regularly performs in Los Angeles.
- Follow Ike Barinholtz on Twitter and Instagram.
Featured Image by Ike Barinholtz / Instagram