Martin Short

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/26/1950, Aries
  • Profession: Comedian; actor; writer; producer
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Martin Short Fast Facts:
  • Best known for his TV comedy work, which includes SCTV, Saturday Night Live and Primetime Glick.
  • Attended college with fellow SCTV cast members Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas.
  • Performed in a 1972 Toronto production of Godspell with Levy, Gilda Radner, Victor Garber and Andrea Martin.
  • Made his Broadway debut (opposite Bernadette Peters) in 1993 in a musical version of The Goodbye Girl.
  • Was a recipient of the Order of Canada in 1994.
  • Turned down the opportunity to play accountant Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' 2001 smash Broadway musical The Producers, and the part went to Matthew Broderick instead. Short later played the role in a 2003 Los Angeles production opposite Jason Alexander.
  • Revived his most famous characters, including Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley, in his 2006 Broadway show: Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.
  • As of 2007, hosts the "O Canada!" educational film at Epcot in Walt Disney World.
  • Martin Short Relationships:
  • David Short - Brother
  • Gilda Radner - Ex-significant Other
  • Olive Hayter Short - Mother
  • Oliver Short - Son
  • Michael Short - Brother
  • Katherine Short - Daughter
  • Charles Short - Father
  • Henry Short - Son
  • Nancy Dolman - Wife (deceased)
  • Martin Short Awards:
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1999 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • 1993 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Winner
  • College:
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (BA in Sociology, 1972)

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