Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the bestselling author began his career as class clown alongside cohort Larry David. After a short stint driving a horse and carriage around Central Park, J. Michael Chamberlain journeyed to California and studied acting, improvisation, and creative writing. The gifted performer was soon working with Gene Wilder in The Woman in Red and Ed Harris in the timeless Irwin Winkler production, The Right Stuff. As a young actor and writer in Hollywood, the author worked alongside screen giants Tom Hanks, Sally Fields, Diane Keaton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, just to name a few. Rounding out his career, the talented writer shared the stage as a stand-up comedian with such notables as Jim Carey, Ellen DeGeneres, the legendary Sam Kinison and the late great Robin Williams. Presently, J. Michael Chamberlain’s musings are penned in Tiny Yellow Hat, a compilation of autobiographical essays laced with wicked concepts, cheap shots, and a few bright ideas. When he isn’t penning bestsellers and appearing on The Late Show, the author can be found playing the blues in pubs across America and enjoying the good life with his spouse, Millisa, and their rescued hounds, Gracie and Charlie.