• Mike Levine
    SHOW #86
    taped: 7/18/1983
Mike was 15 and in the 9th grade when he appeared on STARCADE! In his bio he said that the most interesting thing about him was, "I'm funny" And he considered himself "good at most games." He wanted to be on STARCADE! because "it looks like it would be a lot of fun." His favorite games were Pole Position, Galaga, Stargate and Defender. He met some tough competition in his opponent Jim Irving but managed to win the Overall Competition AND the Name the Game prize. He also won the right to play for the Grand Prize - a Black Widow video arcade game - but missed the score to beat by 328 points.

In 2002 when Mike checked in, he told us that "After High School I got into acting and pursued a career as an actor appearing in some plays and doing some small parts, wasn't too successful, but did well enough to get my SAG card and meet some pretty great people. After that, I moved to San Diego to help a friend start a business ... then moved back to L.A. to try to pursue acting a bit more. Did some bartending and had a lot of fun. After not earning too much money, I got into advertising. I did better in advertising than I did in acting because I had more control over my destiny as far as income. I learned a lot about the business world too."

"Over the past 3 years, a friend and I created a company called Digital Records Management ... we scan documents and put them on CD-Rom ... and convert vhs home movies and most other media to CD or DVD. Eventually, I plan to get back into something more creative, writing and acting, but at the moment, my focus is on building up our company."

"I have no idea how my friend Brian found (the Starcade) web site, but he and the rest of my friends have been pretty upset ever since I misplaced the Starcade video. As embarrassing as it was, it seems to bring people to tears when they see it."

Wow! Mike. What a story! You've been busy! We like your 'showbiz' postcard - very cute!
MIKE'S OPPONENT: Jim Irving has not checked in.
MIKE'S GAMES
MIKE'S SCORES

50 secounds
POLE POSITION

10,800 Mike

10,600 Jim Irving

50 secounds
MS PAC MAN

6,460 Mike

5,540 Jim Irving

40 secounds
MARIO BROS

3,250 Mike

3,250 Jim Irving

TOTALS
all games played

20,510 Mike Levine-Overall Winner!

19,390 Jim Irving

 
MIKE'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
Q*BERT-

SCORE TO BEAT: 1,228

SCORED: 900
WINNER? NO

PLAYING FOR: BLACK WIDOW VIDEO ARCADE GAME

MIKE'S PRIZES