Michael McIntyre - Updated Jun 2024

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Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre is a famous British comedian, writer, and television presenter. Michael McIntyre was the highest-grossing stand-up comedian in the world in 2012. Moreover, he has presented his Saturday night series, “Michael McIntyre’s Big Show,” and the game show, “The Wheel,” on BBC One.

Early Life

Michael McIntyre was born in London, England, the United Kingdom, on 21 February 1976. His full name is Michael Hazen James McIntyre.

According to the astrological chart, he has a zodiac sign of Pisces and is currently 47 years old as of 2023. He holds a dual British-Canadian citizen and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Scottish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Hungarian descent.

The names of his parents are Ray Cameron and Kati Cameron. His father was a Canadian comedian and comedy writer on British television. Michael grew up with his sister whose name is Lucy.

When he was seventeen, he had been told that his father died from a heart attack; 17 years later, his stepmother, Holly, revealed that Ray had died by suicide while in Hollywood.

Caption: Michael McIntyre’s childhood photo with his father and his sister (Source: Daily Mail)


Moving on to his academics, he attended Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood, Arnold House School, and Woodhouse College. Later, McIntyre enrolled at the University of Edinburgh.

Professional Career

Michael McIntyre provided his voice to E.T. in “Bloodbath at the House of Death.” He then appeared on camera asking a question as one of the audience of the show “Going Live!” in the year 1989.

Additionally, he has since been on BBC One’s “Live at the Apollo” multiple times in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has sold over five million copies of his four DVDs, Live and Laughing, Hello Wembley, Showtime, and Happy and Glorious, in the United Kingdom.

Moreover, he has also been on shows such as “Have I Got News for You,” “Would I Lie To You?,” “Alan Carr: Chatty Man,” “8 out of 10 Cats,” and “Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night,” among others.

Continued his successful career

Meanwhile, he started hosting “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow” on the 6th of June 2009, which aired on Saturday nights on BBC One. He also appeared on the BBC show “Top Gear” as the ‘star in a reasonably priced car, driving around the Top Gear test track in one minute and 48.7 seconds, pm the 5th of July 2009.

Caption: Michael McIntyre taking a photo with the huge crowd in his stand-up comedy show (Source: Irish News)

He took part in Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, on the 31st of March 2010. The show is a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, filmed live at London’s O2 Arena. He also featured on Channel 4’s “The Big Fat Quiz of the Year,” when he was partnered with Alan Carr.

Moreover, he was announced as a judge for the ITV talent competition “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2011 alongside David Hasselhoff and Amanda Holden on December 14, 2010. Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell were replaced by McIntyre and Hasselhoff, while Cowell returned for the live programs and Hasselhoff was just a fourth judge. McIntyre was replaced by Alesha Dixon after only one series.

Recent Works

He hosted the “Royal Variety Performance” on ITV in the years 2010 and 2014. In 2011 and 2013, he co-hosted various segments of “Comic Relief” on BBC One.  Moreover, he hosted a Christmas Special edition of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow on Christmas Day 2011. Moreover, the show has been viewed over 8.1 million times.

He hosted his own BBC One talk show, “The Michael McIntyre Chat Show,” in 2014. In 2014, a Christmas special was broadcast on Christmas Day.

McIntyre’s return to BBC One for Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show was confirmed in November 2015. The show was taped in front of a live audience at London’s Theatre Royal before airing on Christmas Day.

This man has presented “Michael McIntyre’s Big Show,” a Saturday night entertainment series for BBC One. Meanwhile, the show’s second series was aired in November 2016 and its third series was aired in November 2017.


He released his autobiography, “Life and Laughing: My Story” in the year 2010. Meanwhile, he released the second part of his memoir “A Funny Life” in 2021, detailing his life after his debut at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance.


Caption: Michael McIntyre giving speech after winning the BAFTA TV Award 2017 (Source: YouTube)

The comedian has won a total of 7 awards and 16 nominations. As of now, he has won two Chortle Awards (2008, 2010), two British Comedy Awards (2009, 2010), one GQ Award (2009), an RTS Award (2010), a National Television Award (2012) and a BAFTA Award (2017).

Michael McIntyre – Net Worth 2023

This popular celeb has earned a good fortune and has earned a huge sum of money through his professional career. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $30 million while his annual salary and income are yet under review.

Relationship Status

In 2003, Michael McIntyre married Kitty Ward. His wife is the daughter of actor Simon Ward and sister of actress Sophie Ward. The couple is blessed with two children whose names are Lucas McIntyre and Oscar McIntyre. Moreover, the family lives in Hampstead, London.

Caption: Michael McIntyre with his wife (Source: The Sun)

On June 4, 2018, the comedian was robbed of a watch by men on mopeds while parked outside his children’s school.

Body Measurements

Caption: Michael McIntyre posing for a photo (Source: The Northern Echo)

The handsome comedian is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.72 m) and weighs around 86 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of green eyes with black hair colour while his other body measurement is unknown.

Michael McIntyre – Social Media

This popular comedian is quite active on all kinds of social media sites. On his Twitter page ‘@McInTweet’ there are over 1.2 million followers.

Likewise, there are over 5.3 million followers on his Facebook page. In addition, he also runs a self-titled YouTube channel, it has over 534k subscribers as of writing this content.