Mike Malin (Big Brother)
|Born||Michael Robert Carri
July 16, 1970
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Television||Big Brother 2, Big Brother: All-Stars, Big Brother 14|
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Big Brother 2
Malin appeared in the second season of the U.S. reality show Big Brother U.S.. On that program he formed an alliance with another contestant, Dr Will Kirby, and the pair were known as the "Chilltown Alliance"; the alliance would be revisited in a later season of the show. On the 33rd day of the competition, Malin was evicted by a vote of 4-1. He came 8th place overall.
Big Brother 7
Malin returned, with his "Chilltown Alliance" partner Dr Will Kirby, for the "all-star" edition of Big Brother. The season featured contestants from preceding seasons who were notable. While "Chilltown Alliance" partner Dr Will Kirby came in fourth place, getting evicted by a sole vote who was also his Big Brother showmance Janelle. Malin lasted 72 days and won the series, by a vote of 6-1, which made him winner of Big Brother 7: All Stars and recipient of the show's $500,000 prize.
Big Brother 14
Malin returned as a mentor and coach along with three other former players. He acts as the mentor to 3 new big brother contestants, and he is competing with the other coaches for their own separate prize. This marks the second time when Malin plays the game with fellow All-Star houseguest Janelle Pierzina. On 8/23/12 Mike Boogie was evicted by a 5-to-2 vote, becoming the last player evicted before Jury and coming in 10th place overall.
The three players Boogie coached are Frank, Jenn, and Ian. considering their placements, he ultimately won the coaches competition, despite coming in 10th in the real game.
Mike has played in the Big Brother house for a total of 153 days, this is the second highest number of days spent in the house behind Janelle Pierzina's 177 days.
Television and film career
Malin has a number of television credits to his name, including guest roles in Seinfeld, Friends, where he also worked as a stand-in for Matthew Perry. Yes, Dear, Jack and Jill, Monk, The View, Monk (U.S. TV series), and The Parkers.
He also had small roles in the films Chump Change (2000), Psycho Beach Party (2000), Robbie's Brother (2001) and Fishes (2001).
In 2001, Malin appeared in television reality series Big Brother 2. He finished 8th out of 12 houseguests, and was part of the "Chilltown alliance" - the nickname "chilltown" was derived from the cold bedroom they shared in the Big Brother house - with Will Kirby and Shannon Dragoo. Malin was evicted in week 4, but returned to vote for the winner, Will Kirby in the season finale.
In the summer of 2006 it was announced that Malin was one of the top 20 houseguests eligible to compete in Big Brother 7: All Stars. Malin and Will Kirby deceived most of the house guests during the course of the season. Malin went home with $500,000 and the title of Big Brother All-Star Champion.
In 2011 Malin appeared with his business partner, Lonnie Moore, in the VH1 reality program Famous Food, where 7 celebrities compete for the chance to co-own and operate a new restaurant on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. Malin appeared as one of the two owners of the planned new restaurant whose planning and opening was the subject of the program. The new restaurant, named The Lemon Basket, is now open and operates as part of Malin's The Dolce Group.
In 2001 Malin and a long-time friend Lonnie Moore opened a small tapas lounge on a strip of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. While the original bar, Belly, is no longer operating, it grew into The Dolce Group which maintains several restaurants varying in style and cuisine in California and DC.
The company's restaurant and bar brands include the Italian restaurant Dolce, the "classic American" restaurant Ketchup, a modern Japanese restaurant Geisha House, the western tapas bar Johnny Smalls and the nightclub Les Deux, a club which was notably[who?] patronized between 2004 and 2006 by a number of LA's high-profile celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Ashton Kutcher.
The Dolce Group, and Malin, appeared on the VH1 reality show, Famous Food.
Malin is also partners with Will Kirby in the laser tattoo removal clinic called "Dr. Tattoff."
Malin was born Michael Robert Carri on July 16, 1970 and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. He left New Hampshire to pursue his education, and enrolled in Bentley College, in Waltham, Massachusetts. At Bentley, Malin majored in finance and was active in the college's theater program.
Malin now has a son, Brady.
In 1996 Malin was arrested under his real name, Michael Carri, and charged with trespassing at the lot of Warner Brothers Pictures and using false identification. He and friends had secretly filmed and taken pictures of Batman & Robin.
On January 23, 1997, Carri pleaded no contest to carrying counterfeit government-issued ID, trespass and property damage, and malicious mischief. He was sentenced to three years' probation, fined $100, and ordered to do 400 hours of community service.
Malin was arrested again in late October 2007 and charged with assault after attending the 2007 World Series between Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies in Denver. Malin spent 15 hours behind bars before he was released on bail.
On August 1, 2011 Malin filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the law firm Lavely and Singer, accusing the firm or someone acting on their behalf of hacking into his email as well as his phone. Also included in the lawsuit was one of Malin's business partners Shereen Arazm. Two days after Malin filed his lawsuit, Arazm filed a suit against Malin, accusing Malin and another business partner, Lonnie Moore, of embezzlement of funds from Geisha House LLC, a restaurant group that included Malin and Arazm as investors.
- Big Brother goes bust again, The Smoking Gun, Retrieved 2007-10-27
- Bill Carter, TV NOTES; Oh, Brother! Just a Prank, New York Times, July 25, 2001
- Dolce Owner Celebrates Red Sox Win in Denver Jail, Eater LA, November 1, 2007
- Mike Malin at the Internet Movie Database
- Mike's Profile on Big Brother 2
- Mike's Profile on Big Brother 7
|Big Brother U.S. winner
Season 7 (2006)