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Norm Macdonald Biography

Birth Name:
Norman Gene MacDonald
Birth Place:
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Actor, writer

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