Mike King returns to the Hawks for his 10th season as the In-Game Host. A New York native, he is a veteran of stage, television and film. He hones his skills performing improvisational comedy at The Village Theater where he also serves as emcee, director and owner.

Mike is also the president and owner of StriKing Marketing., an event and experiential marketing firm here in Atlanta. When Mike is not in Philips Arena or working for StriKing you can catch him any Friday or Saturday night performing at the Village Theatre in the Old Fourth Ward.

In 2007, King appeared in his first major motion picture “Meet The Browns” for Tyler Perry studios. He has appeared in national television shows for the food network and MAV TV in addition to appearing in national and local commercials for Atlanta Medical Center, Time Warner cable, Tiger beer and The Alliance theatre.

Zodiac Sign: Virgo 

Hometown: Huntington, New York 

Pets: Cat named Ben...Who knew that I would love having a cat...I'm a dog person at heart

Married/Single/Other: Married to the most patient women I know... Jennifer - I most certainly out punted my coverage

Hobbies/Interests: Performing Improv at the Village Theatre - Check us out: www.villagecomedy.com 

Causes You Believe In: National Parkinson Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, Women's Sports Foundation

Favorite ArtistU2, Bruce Springstein  

Book You'd Recommend: Rise to Greatness by David Von Drehle

Favorite Movie: Groundhog Day, The Quiet Man

Favorite CDs: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, Dark Side of the Moon

I'd Give Anything To Meet: David Letterman or Conan O'Brien.... (Finally got to meet Conan - thanks Hawks)

Favorite Food: Steak....UM good 

You'd Never Know That I: First generation American and my parents are fresh off the boat from Ireland

Closing Comment: You can learn something from everyone you meet....EVERYONE

Favorite Quote"Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans" - John Lennon 

Favorite Thing about Hawks games: The fans and the people I work with

Favorite Hawks contest: Half-Court Game Shot - I mean, we are giving out $10,000 ...The Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders make it A LOT OF FUN

Favorite player: Al Horford - Paul Millsap

Day JobPresident of StriKing Marketing and Event & Experiential marketing company

Favorite basketball memory: The Hawks Beating Detroit 2/7/06