Michael Fishman Biography

Updated On Jan 14, 2019 Published On Jan 14, 2019
Facts of Michael Fishman
Date of Birth: 1981 , October-22
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Michael Fishman
Father Nelson Fishman
Mother Darlene Fishman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Long Beach, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For The Conners
Net Worth $8 Million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Weight in KG 75
Famous for Roseanne, The Conners
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Married Yes
Married to Jennifer Briner
Children 2
Divorce In Process
Education Orange County High School of the Arts, Los Alamitos High School
Awards Innovator Award
TV Show Roseanne, The Conners
Sisters Robyn Fishman
Siblings 2
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Michael Fishman an American actor, writer and producer best known for portraying D.J. Conner in Roseanne and its spin-off show, The Conners. He is the youngest member of the Conner clan in the show.

Michael Fishman's Early Life and Education

Michael Fishman was born Michael Aaron Fishman on October 22, 1981, and is currently 37 years old. He was born in Long Beach, California, USA, to jeweler father Nelson Fishman and his mother, Darlene Fishman, who was a nurse and community college professor. He is of American nationality and belongs to the white-American ethnicity.

He was raised up with his two siblings; sister Robyn Fishman, and brother Matthew Fishman. He studied at Orange County High School of the Arts and Los Alamitos High School.

Despite not having any acting experience, he went at an early audition for the role of D.J. Conner and fortunately, he got selected. He was just six years old at the time. 

Michael Fishman's Career and Awards

Michael appeared on the ABC hit series, Roseanne for nine years, between 1988-1997. It was confirmed on May 16, 2017, that he had signed on to star in an eight-episode revival of Roseanne.

ABC announced on June 21, 2018, that a spin-off from Roseanne, The Conners was set to air on October 16, 2018, starring original cast members including Michael, Emma Kenney, John GoodmanLaurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert. The only star who didn't appear on the show was Roseanne Barr.

Michael, who was nominated for Best Young Actor Under Nine Years of Age for his work on Roseanne, won Best Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series and Innovator Award for the ABC hit series in 1995 and 2008 respectively.

Michael's other television credits include Seinfeld (1989), Hitz (1997), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), The Jackie Thomas Show (1992), Hey Arnold! (1994), Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1997), and Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001).

Michael had also appeared on the Tonight Show along with Jay Leno in 1992.

Michael Fishman's Personal Life

Michael Fishman is a married man. He married his wife Jennifer Briner on October 22, 1999. The pair enjoyed a romantic marital relationship for 18 years and eventually parted ways.

The former couple filed for divorce on December 27, 2018, citing "irreconcilable difference" as the reason for their split. However, the split is reportedly amicable.

According to the court document, the duo, who shares two children together, had already called it quits on June 16, 2017.

The detail information regarding their children is not disclosed yet.

Michael Fishman's Salary and Net Worth

Michael Fishman has earned himself a lavish lifestyle throughout his acting career. The Conners star casts John, Sara, and Laurie all get paid $375,000 per episode, but how much salary Michael receives from the show has not been revealed yet.

Though Michael Fishman' net worth is not disclosed, according to multiple online sources, the actor has an estimated net worth of $8 million. The millionaire actor definitely lives a lavish lifestyle driving expensive cars living in a beautiful mansion.

Michael Fishman facts on timeline

Born in Long Beach, California

October 22 , 1981

Michael Fishman was born on October 22, 1981, in Long Beach, California, the United States of America, to parents Nelson Fishman Darlene Fishman.

Appeared on Roseanne


Michael starred on Roseanne for 9 years (1988-1997). It was confirmed on May 16, 2017, that the actor had signed to be a cast member of an eight-episode revival of the ABC hit series.

Appeared on The Conners

October 16 , 2018

Michael began appearing on the spin-off from Roseanne, The Conners since October 16, 2018, alongside Emma Kenney, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert.

Won Innovator Award


Michael won an Innovator Award for his work on Roseanne in 2008. He had also received "Best Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series" for the ABC hit series in 1995.

Married to Jennifer Briner

October 22 , 1999

Michael Fishman got married to estranged wife Jennifer Briner on October 22, 1999. The pair shares two children together.

Filed For Divorce

December 27 , 2018

Michael and Jennifer filed for divorce on December 27, 2018. Citing "irreconcilable difference" as the reason for getting a divorce, they said they got split amicably.

Net Worth $8 Million


As of 2019, Michael, who earns a good amount of money from his acting career, has an estimated net worth of $8 million.