Michael de Avila

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Michael de Avila (also known as Mike D) is an American television personality, filmmaker, and producer from New York, New York. He is the host of the fishing television show Lunkerville,[1] which airs on the World Fishing Network.[2] and NBC Sports Network.[3]

Lunkerville is a CINE Golden Eagle award winner[4] and Mike was chosen Viewer Favorite Host in 2004 by Sportsman Channel Viewers.[5] Mike was also featured in a New York Post article in 2007[6] when he took a reporter fishing in Central Park, New York City.

Mike D is also a filmmaker[7] who has directed two feature-length dramatic films: the theatrically released "Lost Prophet"[8] and the Sundance Channel premiere film "Burnzy's Last Call".[9] In 2001, he and his production company, Rockville Creative, received a National Emmy Award for Best Public Service Announcement Campaign for his work for Maryland Public Television.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  3. ^ http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/45699918/ns/sports-outdoors/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  5. ^ http://www.lunkerville.com/pressvegas.html
  6. ^ http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/item_KH46ISdoocwWSH613inOvO;jsessionid=54DFBBB8509550866801613226E8233B
  7. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0207173/
  8. ^ https://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?_r=1&res=9E0CE7DA163AF93BA35755C0A964958260
  9. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/burnzys_last_call/