Michael James McDonald (born December 31, 1964) is an American comedian, actor, and television director, best known for starring in the sketch comedy show MADtv. McDonald joined the show during the fourth season (1998) and currently holds the record as the longest-serving cast member. It was announced that he will not be returning for the fourteenth season of MADtv. While on the show, he developed many memorable characters. He is still a contributing writer and director on MADtv as of 2009.
McDonald has also directed several episodes of ABC's Scrubs, on which he has guest-starred 6 times.
McDonald graduated from St. Juliana Catholic Elementary School in Fullerton, CA and later went to Servite High School in Anaheim, California, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a business degree. While at USC, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He worked as a loan officer at a bank in Los Angeles.