Mike Watkiss is a Technical Director at Watkiss Automation. He is known for Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014), The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993), and A Current Affair (1986) as per IMDB. Watkiss often played himself or some version of a hard-hitting TV newshound, like in the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber, co-starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Watkiss has been an investigative reporter at KTVK Channel 3 for more than 20 years. Watkiss won national awards for his exposure to the religious cult of child-rapist Warren Jeffs.
Mike Watkiss Parents
Watkiss was born and raised in Salt Lake City as the third and youngest son of David K. Watkiss, a prominent Utah trial attorney with political connections to the state’s once-thriving Democratic Party His mother is Dorothy “Dot” Watkiss, a “relentless do-gooder” according to her third child.
Watkiss’s parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Letter-day Saints. She describes herself as a liberal who has not been really in the religion. He has other older brothers all of whom were baptized at the time since, at the time, the neighborhood was all centered around the Mormon church. They all followed their dad’s professionals and Watkiss says he was the odd one out in the family.
Mike Watkiss Education
Watkiss graduated from Stanford University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. He went on to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalists graduating in 1984 with a master’s degree.
Mike Watkiss Age
He was born on October 26, 1957, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently 64 years old in 2022.
Mike Watkiss Wife
Watkiss has been married to his wife Darl Chryst for 32 years. Darl is a professional singer and former model. As an actress, known for The Survivalist (1987), Closets (2010), and Autopsy: A Love Story (2002).
Mike Watkiss Twitter
On Twitter, Watkiss goes with the handle, @mikewatkiss3tv. He describes himself as a TV Reporter: 911 Attack-Hurricane Katrina-OJ Simpson Murders-OKC Bombing-L.A.Riots-Serial Killers-Polygamy in America-Warren Jeffs/FLDS & lots of Wild Fires.
On Facebook, it is @MikeWatkissActor. His latest post is a post from his wife captioned, “To my first love. What a journey it’s been. I fell in love with you when I was 7 years old·”