Fast Facts

  • Attended McMaster University with fellow SCTV members Martin Short and Dave Thomas.
  • Decided he was going to become an actor shortly before his final exams during his last year in college. He called an old college friend, Ivan Reitman, and asked for a role in the director's first feature film, the 1971 comedy Foxy Lady.
  • Appeared in the famed 1972 Toronto production of Godspell with Short, Gilda Radner, Victor Garber and Andrea Martin.
  • Frequently costars in comedies with Steve Martin, including Father of the Bride (1991), Bringing Down the House (2003) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).
  • Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006 and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2008.
  • In 2011, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honors.

Awards

  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2003, Grammy — Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2001, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sarah Levy — Daughter
  • Dan Levy — Son
  • Deborah Divine — Wife

College

  • Attended McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Details

  • Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthday: December 17, 1946, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Director, Songwriter, Producer
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