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Actor and guitarist from the United States, Mike Schank worked on the indie short film Coven with Mark Borchardt, who was a close friend of his.
He also had an appearance in the 1999 documentary movie American Movie alongside Borchardt and contributed music to it. Songs I Know was the title of the CD he had recorded.
Milwaukee musician Mike Schank, who was a co-star in the 1999 documentary “American Movie,” passes away at the age of 56.
Mike Schank has passed away. Schank won over viewers as one of the main subjects of (and the composer for) Chris Smith and Sarah Price’s cherished 1999 documentary American Movie with his low-key but amiable vibe, his talent for music and histrionic screams, and his steadfast support for friend Mark Borchadt’s dreams of making movies. The death of Schank was widely reported today by the director Mark Duplass, and it was confirmed by Milwaukee Record. Schank was 56.
As Borchardt’s musician, extra, assistant director, and general get-things-done man on the set of his difficult short film Coven, Schank made his acting debut in American Movie 23 years ago. Schank was one of the most dependable of the various family members and friends that Borchardt enlisted in the making of his movie, amiably helping in whatever ways were required to get Coven made. He was a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who had been friends with Borchardt since they were children; one of his final social media posts was from this August when he celebrated 27 years of sobriety.
After the release of American Movie, Schank rose to prominence in the independent film community. Two years later, he would make an appearance in Todd Solondz’s Storytelling as the cameraman assisting Paul Giamatti in documenting the life of a destitute upper-class family. Other credits include an appearance on Family Guy, a cut scene from Jason X (which was available in the bonus features), and sporadic tiny roles in different independent or horror films.
Mike Schank was 56 years old. He was of American nationality. He was born in the year 1996 in the United States.
Very less is known about the early life of Mike, so the precise details of his parents and his date of birth are unknown.
American actor and guitarist Mike Schank. He aided indie filmmaker Mark Borchardt in the production of the short film Coven and was good friends with Mark. Along with Borchardt, he also made an appearance in the 1999 documentary film American Movie, for which he also contributed music. Songs I Know was an album he had recorded.
He portrayed himself in a Family Guy episode and a cameraman in Storytelling, respectively. In 2006, Mark and Mike hosted a national television special called Night of the Living Dead: LIVE from Wisconsin on Halloween night. He and Mark had their own show on Zero TV called Mark and Mike.
The high school he attended and the university he graduated from is under review.
Mike Schank probably had a good income. However, the details of his net worth aren’t disclosed yet.
Mike Schank’s married life is currently under review. There are rumors that he was single. However, no precise data is available.
We did a quick search for the social media reach of Mike but weren’t able to find him on any social media apps.
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