J. Elvis Weinstein began his stand-up career in Mpls. at age 15. He was 17 when he became one of the founding writer/performers on “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (first 33 eps). He was the original voice of Tom Servo and Gypsy, and played Mad Scientist Dr. Lawrence Erhardt. Since moving to Los Angeles at 20, he has worked as a writer/producer on "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC), "Malcolm and Eddie" (UPN) , "Dead Last" (WB) and "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) and Talk Soup (E!). He was also the Head Writer on "America's Funniest Home Videos" (ABC) and "Later with Greg Kinnear" (NBC). J. Elvis has also written drama pilots for HBO, UPN, Sony, and co-created and executive produced "Fast Food Films" for FX. Currently directing a feature-length documentary, he continues to perform as a stand-up comic and as a member of “Cinematic Titanic” with his former MST3K co-stars in theaters around the country.