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 Artist: U2, 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 Job: President of StriKing Marketing and Event & Experiential marketing company
Favorite basketball memory: The Hawks Beating Detroit 2/7/06