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Mike Fleiss

Having achieved runaway success in the television medium as one of the most prolific creators/executive producers of prime time television in a generation, top reality producer Mike Fleiss and his company, Next Entertainment, are also busy feature filmmakers. In addition to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they also have the upcoming feature The Quest.

Fleiss recently launched the third season of the wildly popular The Bachelor, an original one-hour primetime reality television series, which gives one lucky man the opportunity to meet the woman of his dreams. Additionally, he turned the tables with The Bachelorette, with 25 men interested in winning the hand of Trista Rehn, first runner-up in the first series.

Fleiss' foray into the reality series genre includes High School Reunion, Fleiss' one-hour reality show for The WB Television Network, which follows former high school classmates as they embark on the ultimate high school reunion.

Fleiss, who has a deal with Telepictures Productions to create original series for network, syndication and cable marketplaces, is a leading producer of reality programming and has made a significant impact on the genre. In total, he has produced over 100 hours of television including, Who Wants to Marry A Multi-Millionaire, Million Dollar Mysteries, and Are You Hot?

Prior to forming Next Entertainment in 1999, Fleiss teamed with Bruce Nash of Nash Entertainment to produce "Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic Secrets Finally Revealed I, II and III and TV's All-time Favorites for CBS and ABC's Before They Were Stars."

Prior to his work in television, Fleiss authored two comedy books entitled Sports With An Attitude and Hollywood With An Attitude. Previously, he worked as a sports writer for several northern California newspapers before moving to Los Angeles in 1991. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Mike Fleiss Facts

BirthdayApril 14, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceFullerton, California, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Mike Fleiss compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Meet The Mustangs
Ransack the Neighbor's House
Alien Abduction
Vegas Nights
PROMises of Love
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