Fast Facts

  • Is the son of two teachers.
  • Brother Neil MacDonald is a CBC journalist. 
  • Began his career as a writer for Roseanne, before joining Saturday Night Live in 1993.
  • Known for his impressions of Bob Dole and Burt Reynolds on Saturday Night Live.
  • Let the f-word slip on an April 1997 episode of Saturday Night Live but was not fired (Charles Rocket was fired from the show for that same offense in 1981).
  • Was fired from the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live in December 1998 by NBC West Coast president Don Ohlmeyer over the phone because Ohlmeyer didn't find him funny.
  • Plays poker on the celebrity poker circuit.

Relationships

  • Dylan MacDonald — Son
  • Connie MacDonald — Ex-wife
  • Neil MacDonald — Brother

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Details

  • Birth Name: Norman Gene MacDonald
  • Birth Place: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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