Mike Lazzo Biography
|Date of Birth:||1958 , April-10|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Place/City||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Working For||Cartoon Network|
|Famous for||Network executive, Television programmer|
|Awards||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-format Animation|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram|
|TV Show||Perfect Hair Forever|
Mike Lazzo is an American TV producer and also the vice president of Adult Swim. He is a producer and production manager, known for Rick and Morty (2013), Childrens Hospital (2008) and Too Many Cooks (2014).
Early Life And Education Of Mike Lazzo
Mike Lazzo was born as the second of three children of Sebastian Lazzo, an Italian- American business and his mother Margaret was a high school teacher. When he was 3, his elder brother passes away under unhealthy conditions, which affected his mother in a psychological way.
As a result, the family got unbalanced and his father and mother started to have relationship issues. After the couple got separated when Mike was only 11, he spent his time away ay Ohio at his grandparents.
His father had mixed European ancestry and was a Jew but he doesn’t have any religious backgrounds. An American by nationality, Mike belongs to white ethnicity.
Due to unstable childhood conditions, Mike didn’t complete his education and dropped out of high school at just 15. He wandered several places and worked in several positions to make a living.
He lived and worked with his friend Barry Mills, who is also a TV producer now. There is no official record of his formal education although it is believed that Mike later graduated from high school.
After working in some random places, he started to work in the TV field starting with Turner Broadcasting System as a mail boy. Working there for some time, he was later promoted to its animation section, where he worked till 1993. Later that year, he became the first of programmers in Cartoon Network.
Mike Lazzo's Career
Lazzo started his own work from 1997 after he used his experience at TBS to merge with Ghost Planet Industries and began the production of Toonami, an afternoon collection of CN’s cartoons. It used the philosophy of American cartoon as well as Japanese Anime.
The show which aired from the March of 1997 ended in the September of 2008. With 18 months of productions, it broadcasted cartoon shows like Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo!, One Piece, Outlaw Star, Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, etc.
After Toonami ended, he worked with his friends for some time and in 2004 came out with Miguzi productions, another set of cartons which was aimed for much younger audiences.
He was working with GPI and in 1999, changed the name to Williams Street where he partnered with his old friend Barry Mills. The team then produced some Sci-Fi cartoons like The Brak Show, Sealab 2021, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. A year later, he came up with Adult Swim, which premiered in 2001.
Mike Lazzo's Net Worth
As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $4 million, as per celebrity net worth. He is the senior executive vice president of Adult Swim at Williams Street.
Mike Lazzo's Personal Life
Having worked for many years, Mike is popular and has a good fan following. Still, much is not known about his personal life and affairs. It is not known whether or not he is married or in a relationship with anyone.
He doesn’t have any children and surely isn’t divorced too. To know more about his personal life and career, you can read about his biography in sites like Wikipedia.