Jon Lovitz Biography (1957-)

Full name, Jonathan M. Lovitz; born July 21, 1957, in Tarzana, CA; father, adoctor. Addresses: Agent: Adam Venit, Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (personal appearances) Jackie Miller, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, LosAngeles, CA 90069.; Manager: Marc Gurvitz, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Jonas Public Relations, 240 26th St., Suite 3, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer
Birth Details
July 21, 1957
Tarzana, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Bartender, The Last Resort (also known as She KnewNo Other Way), Concorde/Cinema Group/Trinity, 1986
  • Security guard, Hamburger ... the Motion Picture (also known as Hamburger U.), 1986
  • Doug, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Morty, Three Amigos!, Orion, 1986
  • Party guest, Ratboy, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Voice of the radio, The Brave Little Toaster (animated), Hyperion/Kushner-Locke, 1987
  • Scotty Brennen, Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Ron Mills, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Weintraub Entertainment Group, 1988
  • Right brain, Cranium Command, 1989
  • Clip Metzler, Mr. Destiny, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Voice of T. R. Chula, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (animated), Universal, 1991
  • Emperor Tod Spengo, Mom and Dad Save the World, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Ernie Capadino, A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992
  • The Buzz, 1992
  • Becker, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I (also known as Loaded Weapon I), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Dr. Rudolph, Coneheads, Paramount, 1993
  • Glen Robbins, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (also known as City Slickers: The Legend of Curly's Gold and City SlickersII), Columbia, 1994
  • Dave Firpo, Trapped in Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Arthur Belt, North, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Sol, The Great White Hype, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Million Dollar Sticky Host, Matilda (also known as Roald Dahl'sMatilda), 1996
  • Richard Clark, High School High, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • Andy Kornbluth, Happiness, Good Machine, 1998
  • Jimmie Moore, The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Uncle Harry Epstein, Lost & Found, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Benny Borkowshi, Small Time Crooks, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Peeper, Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Kirby, Sand (also known as Sandstorm), Showcase Entertainment, 2000
  • Jay Peterson, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Voice of Calico, Cats & Dogs, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Randall "Randy" Pear, Rat Race, Paramount, 2001
  • Voice of Tom Baltezor, Eight Crazy Nights (also known as Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights), Columbia TriStar, 2002
  • Sidney, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Paramount, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mole, a recurring role, Foley Square, CBS, 1985-1986
  • Cast member, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's SaturdayNight, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL,and SNL 25), NBC, 1985-1990
  • Voice of Jay Prescott Sherman, The Critic (animated), ABC, 1993-1994 Fox, 1994-1995
  • Max Louis, NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1998-1999
  • Voice of Jay Prescott Sherman, The Critic (animated), 2000
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Law student, The Paper Chase, CBS, 1984
  • Dolly's date, Dolly, ABC, 1987
  • Late Night with David Letterman, multiple episodes, beginning 1988
  • Barry Blye, "Top Billing," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991
  • Voices of Artie Ziff and Mr. Seckofsky, "The Way We Was," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991
  • Voice of Professor Dean Lombardo, "Brush with Greatness," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991
  • Voice of Aristotle Amadopoulis, "Homer Defined," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991
  • Jeff Littlehead, "Kelly Does Hollywood, Part 2," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1991
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, multiple appearances, beginning 1991
  • Himself, "The Spider Episode," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992
  • Voice of Llewellyn Sinclair, "A Streetcar Named Marge," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1992
  • Ernie "Cappy" Capadino, "Dottie's Back," A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993
  • Late Show with David Letterman, multiple episodes, beginning 1993
  • Himself, "Larry Loses a Friend," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • Gary Fogel, "The Scofflaw," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Voice of Jay Sherman, "Hurricane Neddy," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 1995
  • Steve, "The One with the Stoned Guy," Friends, NBC, 1995
  • Voice of Jay Sherman, "A Star Is Burns," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 1996
  • Acer Predburn, "The Scoop," The Naked Truth, ABC, 1997
  • Fred, "Our Fiftieth Episode," NewsRadio, NBC, 1997
  • Mike Johnson, "Jumper," NewsRadio, NBC, 1997
  • Dennis Miller Live, multiple episodes, beginning 1997
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2000
  • "Polterguest," Bette!, CBS, 2001
  • Voice of Artie Ziff, "Half-Decent Proposal," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002
  • Father of B. J.'s baby, "Bad News, Mr. Johnson," Son of the Beach,USA Network, 2002
  • Primetime Glick, 2002
  • Steve, "The One with the Blind Dates," Friends, NBC, 2003
  • Appeared as guest host, Talk Soup, E! The Entertainment Channel; in "Liars, Windbags, and Blowhards," an episode of Turn Ben Stein On; as voice of Jay Sherman for Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue: Stop Digimon!; and voice for "King of the Hill," an episode of Toon Survivor: Hawaii.
  • Specials
  • Injun Larry, "I'll Do It Guy's Way," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1987
  • Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987
  • Host, Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock (also known as Live: The Hard Rock), NBC, 1988
  • Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991
  • The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special (also known as The JonLovitz Show and Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Show), Fox, 1992
  • The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1994
  • Canned Ham: High School High, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Catch a Rising Star 50th Anniversary--Give or Take 26 Years, CBS,1996
  • Comic Relief's 10th Anniversary, HBO, 1996
  • I Am Your Child, ABC, 1997
  • Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, PBS, 1997
  • To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th, CBS, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998
  • Host, Billboard 40 Top Forty Singles (1959-1998), VH1, 1999
  • The 27th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Dustin Hoffman (also known as The American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman), ABC, 1999
  • Michael Dukakis and other characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best ofDana Carvey, NBC, 1999
  • Opera man's brother, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special), NBC, 1999
  • The Rock to Erase MS Concert, VH1, 1999
  • NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz, CBS, 1999
  • Michael Dukakis and Caspar Weinberger (in archive footage), Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000, NBC, 2000
  • One Night with Robbie Williams, BBC (England), 2001
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA Network, 2002
  • Presenter, Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988
  • The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1992
  • MTV Music Awards, MTV, 1993
  • Presenter, 1993 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1993
  • Presenter, The 65th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, VH1 Honors, VH1, 1994
  • Presenter, 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1994
  • Presenter, 1994 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1994
  • Host, The 1995 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1995
  • The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1996
  • Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998
  • Other
  • Barry Sherman, Good Advice (movie), HBO, 2001
  • Leave Me Alone (pilot), NBC, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Creator and executive producer, The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special (special; also known as The Jon Lovitz Show and Please Watchthe Jon Lovitz Show), Fox, 1992
  • Additional voices, The Critic (animated series), ABC, 1993-1994 Fox, 1994-1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • Chick Hazzard: Olympic Trials, Groundlings Sunday Company, Los Angeles Olympic Art Festival, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Very Warm for May, Weill Recital Hall, New York City, 1994
  • The Dinner Party, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Master thespian, Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999
  • Wild Desk Ride (also known as Conan O'Brien's Wild Desk Ride), 2001
  • Making "Rat Race," Fireworks Pictures/Paramount, 2001
  • Appeared in "Voices That Care."
  • Albums
  • (Contributor) Robbie Williams, Swing When You're Winning, 2001
  • Performed for the single "Voices That Care."
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's SaturdayNight, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL,and SNL 25), NBC, 1985-1990
  • Television Specials
  • The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special (also known as The JonLovitz Show and Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Show), Fox, 1992

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 11, 1994, pp. 26-27; August 17, 2001, pp. 40-42
    • Mediaweek, February 17, 1997, p.3; July 13, 1998, p. 25
    • People Weekly, November 4, 1996, p. 30
    • Playboy, July, 1997, pp. 138-42
    • Starlog, March, 1992

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