Mike Starink (born 18 October 1970 in Arnhem) is a Dutch television presenter and stage actor.
Arnhem is a city and municipality situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of Gelderland and located on both banks of the rivers Nederrijn and Sint-Jansbeek, which was the source of the city's development. Arnhem had a population of 156,600 in 2017 and is one of the larger cities of the Netherlands. The municipality is part of the Arnhem-Nijmegen Metropolitan Area which has a combined 736,500 inhabitants.
Dutch people or the Dutch are a Germanic ethnic group native to the Netherlands. They share a common culture and speak the Dutch language. Dutch people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Aruba, Suriname, Guyana, Curaçao, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States. The Low Countries were situated around the border of France and the Holy Roman Empire, forming a part of their respective peripheries, and the various territories of which they consisted had become virtually autonomous by the 13th century. Under the Habsburgs, the Netherlands were organised into a single administrative unit, and in the 16th and 17th centuries the Northern Netherlands gained independence from Spain as the Dutch Republic. The high degree of urbanization characteristic of Dutch society was attained at a relatively early date. During the Republic the first series of large-scale Dutch migrations outside of Europe took place.
In the early 1990s he worked as a presenter on the children's show 'Disney Club' on the Dutch NCRV network together with Jochem van Gelder. He also co-hosted the associated children's theater productions.
NCRV was a public radio and television broadcaster in the Netherlands, mostly transmitting on NPO 1 and NPO 2.
Starink also presented for other Dutch TV shows like The Lounge, Nachtsuite, Liefde op het eerste gezicht, Lijn 4, Dier Enzo and Factor 4. In addition to his work as a presenter, he made many guest appearances in Dutch TV series including Sam Sam, De Garage, Kats & Co and Onderweg naar morgen.
In 2000 Mike participated in the TV show Big Brother VIPS.
In 2006 he worked as a behind-the-scenes editor and reporter for the program Entertainment Live for the Talpa network and in 2007 for Christine Live on the Veronica network. Starting in October 2009 he starred in a play by Paul Haenen titled In bed is het fijn toeven which was translated into English and performed in 2010-2011 as Dwelling in bed ain't bad. As of 2011 Starink is preparing his second play, Wat een heerlijk hete dag ("What a wonderfully hot day"), also written by Haenen.
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