Mike Tollin

Mike Tollin

Known For: Production · Birthday: 1955-10-06 (65 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

22 Movies · 20 TV shows

Also Known As: Michael Tollin

Biography

Michael Tollin is an American film and television producer/director who served as Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty. The series received rave reviews (96% on Rotten Tomatoes) and set numerous ratings records, being seen by nearly 15 million viewers per episode on ESPN and many million more on Netflix around the world. Tollin's other career highlights include Radio, Coach Carter, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, and Varsity Blues. He has also produced and/or directed such movies and television shows as Arli$$, Smallville, One Tree Hill, All That, Kenan & Kel, Summer Catch, Wild Hogs, Dreamer (2005 film), Good Burger, Big Fat Liar, and The Bronx is Burning. Tollin has also directed and/or produced documentaries, including The Comedy Store Documentary,Let Me Be Brave, Morningside Five, Iverson, Kareem: Minority of One, and Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?. He is currently the co-chairman of Mandalay Sports Media.

Early Life

Michael Tollin grew up in Havertown, Pennsylvania, a suburb outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Sol Tollin (1929–2006), played basketball and baseball for Haverford College from 1947 to 1951. Tollin has a passion for sports and remains fiercely loyal to his Philadelphia teams. Both Tollin and his father were inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.He attended Haverford High School and graduated from Stanford University in 1977, where he was a sports columnist and the play-by-play radio announcer for Stanford basketball.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Meltdown

Meltdown

2021
Lynn Davis has been taking pictures of the glaciers for 30 years. Tony Leiserowitz and Davis took in the meltdown and explored the implications for the planet.
Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer

2021
Tuktoyaktuk is an Indigenous community in the northern part of the country. During one of the last summers before climate change forced Tuk's coastal population to relocate to more habitable land, the...

2020.

1 TV show
TV
The Last Dance

The Last Dance

6.53
2020
A 10-part documentary chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty, with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season, as well as over ...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
One Crazy Night in Baseball

One Crazy Night in Baseball

2019
Crazy sums up the final night of the baseball season, when the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals overcame improbably long odds and huge September deficits to waltz into the post-season as wild ca...
TV
All That

All That

2019
There is a new generation of children. The new weekly sketch-comedy series will feature an all-new cast of kids, with original cast members making special appearances.

2018.

1 Movie
Improbably Gibson

Improbably Gibson

2018
An entertaining and fresh retrospective of Gibson's historic walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

2017.

3 Movies
Chuck

Chuck

2017
A drama is about a boxer.
Morningside 5

Morningside 5

2017
In 1992, a young filmmaker named Mike Tollin chronicled one season in the lives of the Morningside High basketball team in Inglewood, California. They were the defending state champions, and all five ...
The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

7
2017
The account of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

2015.

2 Movies
Katy Perry -  Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show

Katy Perry - Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show

2015
The nerve it took to pull off such a massive, career-Defining performance was shown in a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Tose: The Movie

Tose: The Movie

2015
The late Leonard Tose was a genius and a fool, a saint and a sinner, but most of all the former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles was the man who took his team from the depths of the NFL all the way to...

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
30 for 30

30 for 30

6
2009
30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series, which highlights people and events in the sports world that ...
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

2009
In 1983 the upstart United States Football League (USFL) had the audacity to challenge the almighty NFL. The new league did the unthinkable by playing in the spring and plucked three straight Heisman ...

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs

6
2007
Four suburban bikers are ready for adventure and leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. They cross paths with bikers.
TV
The Bronx Is Burning

The Bronx Is Burning

2007
The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book,...
Unstrung

Unstrung

2007
Unstrung exposes the dramas of the juniors tennis world, hitting the road with a handful of teenage competitors as they head for the national championship.

2006.

2 TV shows
TV
Crumbs

Crumbs

2006
Two estranged brothers return to their hometown to deal with their mother who has just been released from a mental health facility and has yet to discover that her ex- husband is about to have a baby ...
TV
Bonds on Bonds

Bonds on Bonds

2006
Bonds on Bonds is a 10-part reality TV series starring former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds that aired on ESPN. The show revolved on the life of Bonds and his chase of Babe Ruth and Hank...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Coach Carter

Coach Carter

6.25
2005
In 1999 Ken Carter was in the news for benching his team.
TV
Inconceivable

Inconceivable

2005
Inconceivable was broadcast on NBC. The program aired on September 23, 2005. Those who work at the Family Options Fertility Clinic were the focus of the show. The clinic is run by two people. The seri...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Days

The Days

2004
The days are a 2004 ABC television series. The series was produced for ABC by MindShare Worldwide, a GroupM media agency that financed the series in exchange for ABC advertising time.
The Perfect Score

The Perfect Score

2004
Six high school seniors decided to break into the testing center so they could steal the answers to their SAT tests and get perfect scores.

2003.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
I'm with Her

I'm with Her

2003
When Patrick Owen was bitten by the puppy of a movie star, he became an overnight sensation. In the blink of an eye, his anonymity and privacy go up.
TV
Black Sash

Black Sash

2003
Black Sash is an American action adventure drama television series starring Russell Wong. It ran from March 30, 2003, to June 1, 2003. Including pilots, a total of eight episodes were made, however on...
Radio

Radio

2003
Harold Jones is a football coach. South Carolina has a high school. As a result of their friendship, radio became an inspiration to his community.
TV
One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

6.61
2003
Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a tale...

2002.

3 TV shows
TV
Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

6
2002
Huntress and her associates are determined to continue Batman's fight against the criminals of New York City.
TV
The Nick Cannon Show

The Nick Cannon Show

2002
The Nick Cannon Show is an American television comedy spin-off of All That. It aired on Nickelodeon's SNICK block 2002-2003 along with All That, The Amanda Show and Taina. The premise of the semi-scri...
TV
What I Like About You

What I Like About You

4
2002
Holly's sister is an organization freak. Holly is rambunctious. Spontaneous. Impulsive. Disconcerting. And definitely disorganized. When Holly and Val move in, the sisters discover they may make bette...

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Hardball

Hardball

6
2001
An aimless young man who is selling tickets, gambling and drinking agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend...
Summer Catch

Summer Catch

9
2001
There is a coming-of-age romantic comedy in the Cape Cod Baseball League. The daughter of a wealthy couple who summer on the Cape meets a local boy who is a pitcher for Boston College. Ryan and Tenley...
TV
Smallville

Smallville

6.17
2001
From Kal-el's arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent's final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel, the beginnings of the world's greatest hero.

2000.

1 Movie
Ready to Rumble

Ready to Rumble

2000
Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
The Amanda Show

The Amanda Show

4.53
1999
There was a live action sketch comedy and variety show called The Amanda Show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, and John Kassir came an...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Cousin Skeeter

Cousin Skeeter

1998
With the help of his strange cousin Skeeter, Bobby learns life lessons and tackles the ups and downs of growing up.

1997.

1 Movie
Good Burger

Good Burger

6.92
1997
Two youths are fighting in the street.

1996.

2 TV shows
TV
Arliss

Arliss

1996
A behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous, big-money world of professional sports following L.A. Arliss Michaels has an inability to say no to clients and employees.
TV
Kenan & Kel

Kenan & Kel

6.4
1996
There was a teen comedy show called Kenan & Kel that aired from 1996 to 2000. The show had Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson on it. 65 episodes and a made-for-TV movie were produced over the course of f...

1995.

1 Movie
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

1995
1995 American documentary film follows baseball slugger Hank Aaron's pursuit of Babe Ruth's all time record for homeruns.

1994.

1 TV show
TV
All That

All That

1994
The new kids of comedy bring the funny as All That, America’s #1 kid’s sketch comedy show, returns with a new cast and a few familiar faces. From Executive Producers Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.

1993.

1 Movie
Hardwood Dreams

Hardwood Dreams

1993
A 1990 California high school basketball team that aspires to repeat their state championship while dealing with many issues.

1989.

1 Movie
The Final Season

The Final Season

1989
A documentary on the career of Tampa Bay Bandits' football team owner, John Bassett.
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