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About Michael Nelson

Most remembered as the head writer and host for the long-running hit series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Early life

He was a waiter and part-time comedian when he got a job on MST3K, eventually impressing the producers so much that they gave him a full-time writing opportunity.


After the original host of MST3K left in the middle of the fifth season, he was chosen as the replacement.

Family of Michael Nelson

He married TV presenter Bridget Jones Nelson in 1990.

Close associates of Michael Nelson

He brought his trademark wit and comedic timing to commentary tracks of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and other films.

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