Mike 'Box' Elder

An actor / improviser / mascot / civil engineer / comedy-theatre-intern, Mike 'Box' Elder moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career in entertainment. A year later, he found himself not as entrenched as he had hoped in the world of show business. This podcast was / is his attempt to change that, while also gaining insight from those that have gone before him. Say Hello, box [at] boxangeles.com.




Commercial Agent
Tim O’Shea | tim [at] activityla.com


Actors Access | LA Casting | IMDb


Bootcamp – The Clubhouse – Los Angeles, CA
Improv – Upright Citizens Brigade – Hollywood, CA
Improv – iO West – Hollywood, CA
Sketch – Upright Citizens Brigade – Hollywood, CA
Improv – Westside Comedy – Santa Monica, CA
Stand Up – Westside Comedy – Santa Monica, CA
Improv – Brave New Workshop – Minneapolis, MN
Scene Study – Guthrie Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Mascot – UCA Mascot Camp – Milwaukee, WI


Bachelor of Civil Engineering – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN

TV / Sketches

Box was cast in a Universal / UCB produced sizzle Grubbin' directed by Matt Walsh.

Box was in a live sketch for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Box was featured in an episode of the hilarious web-series Epic Rap Battles of History.

And check out the behind-the-scenes footage.

Here's some other sketches Box has made appearances in.


Box was in a promo for the Bravo show Stripped.

Box was in a promo for Thursday Night Football.

Box was a tow truck driver for Prestone.

Box was a delivery guy for Tele2.

Box shot some internet spots for WD-40.

And some outtakes from the yoga version.

Box portrayed a distiller in a Knob Creek ad.