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Birth Name: Michael Tolkin
Born: 10/17/1950
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

The scion of a show business family--his father was a TV comedy writer, his mother a VP in Legal Affairs at Paramount--Tolkin was born in New York and transplanted to L.A. at age ten. He began directing plays in high school and went to college in Vermont. Tolkin moved to NYC and wrote feature articles for various publications including VILLAGE VOICE, DAILY NEWS and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. He began his entertainment career rather inauspiciously as a story editor of "Delta House" (ABC, 1979), the unlamented, short-lived TV version of John Landis' 1978 comedy hit, "Animal House". He achieved a modest breakthrough in features as the screenwriter and associate producer of "Gleaming the Cube" (1988... Continue Bio >>


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