Mike Stoklasa is a director, actor, and writer. Best known for his astute review of the movie Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Mike Stoklasa seems to have a path carved out for him in the world of movie reviews.
He first gained fame when he put out a 70-minute review of the 1999 movie on YouTube. The movie review was presented in the first person by his character Harry S. Plinkett because according to Mike Stoklasa, his voice was too boring for the character, hence his usage of Plinkett. Prior to this time, he had used the Plinkett character for a number of other films. The review was presented in seven parts, and even though Stoklasa had done reviews of a number of Star Trek films prior to this, his review of the Phantom Menace and sequel Star Wars series were praised for content and presentation. In one day, Mike Stoklasa’s video had amassed up to 30,000 views, and six months later, he had millions of views.
Stoklasa has produced other works under the Red Letter Media banner, including short comedies and web series (The Grabowskis) and corporate videos. They have also produced wedding videos and a number of films.
Mike Stoklasa, together with filmmaker Jay Bauman, operate a film and video production company, Red Letter Media, LLC. They have produced a number of reviews and comedy web series. Mike Stoklasa started working on reviews of Star Trek films, and Star Wars series when he first fell in love with Star Trek movies. He had already made attempts at reviewing some other films when his astute review of the Phantom Menace shot him into the limelight. Subsequently, he began producing reviews of sequels of the Star Wars films.
Mike Stoklasa’s Bio (Age)
He was born November 14, 1978, in Illinois. Not much is known about his family or background, and neither is there any much information on his parents or any family he might have. It would seem as though Mike does not discuss much about his family, but is more particular about his work and his love of it. Mike Stoklasa has been seen around drunk on a number of occasions, and there are even videos on YouTube to that effect. Notwithstanding, Mike has denied being an alcoholic. According to some sources, he repeatedly needs his friends and family to help him out.
Mike Stoklasa is a self-professed fraud and the famed Red Letter Media Lord noted for his work as Plinkett’s voice in the Plinkett Reviews. He and Jay Bauman together make up the team serving as the co-hosts of Half in the Bag. He has a lifelong allergy to walls, which make his eyes puffy and swell. His motivation for his first ever video review of Star Trek Generations came after he watched the film a second time in 2008.
According to him, he felt it was a shitty movie and “completely messed up the transition to the big screen from what was a really great TV show”, inspiring him to share this view with others. It would seem as though Mike Stoklasa has found out what he loves to do, as he seems so good with movie reviews, and commands a lot of views. Mike has been rated one of the most popular on YouTube.
Stoklasa’s net worth as at 2018 is estimated to be $15 million. The bulk of this sum is gotten from his company, Red Letter Media, LLC which he founded and manages with Jay Bauman.
Mike Stoklasa’s Wife
Due to the amount of secrecy with which he handles his personal affairs, not much is know about Mike Stoklasa’s wife or even if he is actually married. It is known that some years back, he began dating Jessi Nakles but there’s no proof that they are still together or that have even broken up. He has no known wife.
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Quick Facts and Quote
Mike’s work on the Phantom Menace film review motivated a Star Wars fan to write a 108-page long critique of the movie.
RedLetterMedia has produced a number of feature-length films including Space Cop and How Not to Make a Movie.
His motivation for his first ever video review of Star Trek Generations came after he watched the film a second time in 2008.
According to speculations, Mike is an alcoholic and requires help from family and friends, but constantly denies the fact.
Known for his influential reviews, Stoklasa has mentioned some inspiring quotable quotes, among which is:
“No matter how good a film is, it will always be hated because it didn’t live up to incredibly high expectations.”
Tall and dashing, Mike Stoklasa stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83m).