- Mike Levey
Mike Levey on Amazing Discoveries
Born Michael Stephen Levey
May 28, 1948
Died August 2, 2003(aged 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Infomercial host
Michael Stephen "Mike" Levey (May 28, 1948 – August 2, 2003) was an American infomercial host. He was best known for his Amazing Discoveries series of infomercials.
On Amazing Discoveries, Levey was best known to viewers as the enthusiastic “Sweater Man” - something that was spoofed in the movie "The Cat in the Hat" with Mike Myers. The Amazing Discoveries infomercials, which first aired in 1985, consisted of over 100 shows and aired in more than 60 countries in 12 languages. He also had guest appearances on Sliders and Friends. The success of Amazing Discoveries infomercials also led to a spin-off infomercial series titled Ask Mike. The infomercial was also parodied on Mad TV.
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