Mike hurt his hands badly in the fire. For the first two months he didn't have fingerprints. His hands are all new skin - the recovery was complete. The show's emergency helicopter was used. He was checked into the hospital with a phony name and all bills were paid in cash.
Michael Skupin co-founded a software publishing and distribution company in 1992 where he currently serves as president. He also founded the CCA, which is a motivational speaking company. He attended Western Michigan University where he earned a bachelor of business management in 1984. His previous employment includes office equipment sales, surgical and operating room equipment sales, and a water-ski instructor. He is most proud of his wife Peni and his three children, Michael (12), Kalyn (9) and Emily (3).
Skupin describes himself as adventurous, a thrill-seeker, and a risk taker. His favorite television shows are ESPN's SportsCenter / Primetime (to compare notes with his son) and Seinfeld while his favorite motion picture is Meet Joe Black. Although he's a big fan of Faith Hill, he listens to a variety of music including Top 40, Country, Christian and has a soft spot for Oldies. His favorite sports teams are any team from Michigan, especially the University of Michigan Wolverines. Amid his hectic schedule, Skupin finds time to hunt, barefoot water-ski and play ice hockey. He'll also play a good game of Scattegories if time permits.
Originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Skupin currently lives in White Lake, Michigan with his wife and three children. They have 2 Black Labradors, Thor and Simeon and lots of wild fish and wild birds. His birth date is January 29, 1962.
He is originally from Pontiac, Mich.
|Favorite Color: BLUE|
|Favorite Smell: CITRUS, LEMON|
|Favorite Flower: IRIS|
|Favorite Game: SCATTEGORIES|
|Favorite Sports Team: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES|
|Favorite TV Show: SEINFELD, FRIENDS|
|Favorite Movie: MEET JOE BLACK|
|Favorite Actor: MICHAEL KEATON|
|Favorite Actress: CHERYL LADD|
|Favorite Music Type: TOP 40|
|Favorite Band: JIMMY BUFFET|
|Favorite Magazine: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED|
|Favorite Breakfast: OATMEAL WITH ALL THE FIXINGS|
|Favorite Dinner: ANGEL HAIR PRIMAVERA WITH SALMON|
|Favorite Vegetable: ASPARAGUS, ZUCCHINI, SQUASH, CARROTS|
|Favorite Snack Food: CHIPS & SALSA|
|Favorite Candy Bar: BERRY POWER BAR, MILKY WAY|
|Favorite Dessert: STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE|
|Favorite Alcoholic Beverage: CAPTAIN MORGAN'S AND COKE|
|Favorite Non-Alcoholic Beverage: JUICE (V8 SPLASH)|