Michael J. Knowles

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Michael J. Knowles
Michael J Knowles.jpg
BornMarch 18, 1990 (age 28)
Bedford Hills, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, political commentator
Alma materYale University
Notable worksReasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide
Alissa Mahler (m. 2018)

Michael Knowles (/nlz/; born March 18, 1990) is an American actor, author, conservative political commentator, columnist, and podcaster.

Early life[edit]

Born in Bedford Hills, New York, Knowles began training as an actor with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting,[1] as part of its Advanced Teen Conservatory. He then attended Yale University, graduating with a B. A. in History, and winning the Seymour L. Lustman Prize for contributions "to the artistic and cultural aspects of the life of the College."

Acting career[edit]

Before graduating from Yale, Knowles participated in the web series, "Never Do Business with Friends" and "Survive". Upon graduation, Knowles participated in various short films and web series, as well as appearances in television shows, such as The Knick and New York-based films, such as "Clipped Wings" and "They Do Fly".

After moving to Los Angeles, he acted in the TV Pilot "Blend In", the TV movie "I'm Back!", and the comedy "HollyWeird".

In April 2016, Knowles acted in a TV commercial entitled "War Room" for the Ted Cruz presidential campaign.[2]

Michael Knowles also is the voice actor in the fictional podcast "Another Kingdom" directed and produced by his colleague Andrew Klavan.[3]

Political commentary[edit]

In 2016, Knowles was invited to join The Daily Wire, beginning as regular guest and cultural correspondent for "The Andrew Klavan Show" podcast.[4] In 2017, Knowles released an empty book called Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide.[5] Containing 266 empty pages and an extensive bibliography, it became a number 1 best-selling book on Amazon,[6] and was praised by President Donald Trump as "A great book for your reading enjoyment."[7] That year, Knowles began his role as host of The Daily Wire's third podcast, The Michael Knowles Show. Knowles also participated in Politicon 2017 and 2018.


  1. ^ "Michael J. Knowles". Michael J. Knowles. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "War Room, Cruz for President". YouTube. April 21, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Daily Wire". Daily Wire. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  4. ^ "Daily Wire". Daily Wire.
  5. ^ "An author praised Trump on 'Fox & Friends.' Hours later, his book had a presidential endorsement". Washington Post. March 15, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Concha, Joe (March 9, 2017). "Amazon bestseller 'Reasons to Vote for Democrats' is a book of empty pages". TheHill. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Donald J. Trump on Twitter". Twitter (in Latin). July 26, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.

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