Martin Short Biography (1950?-)

Born March 26, 1950 (some sources cite 1951), in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; son of Charles Patrick (a corporate executive) and Olive (a violinist and concert master; maiden name, Hayter) Short; brother of Michael Short (a screenwriter); married Nancy Dolman (an actress), 1980; children: Katherine, Oliver, Henry. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; (personal appearances) Stacey Mark, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: BernieBrillstein, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Matt Labov, Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor W., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer, producer
Birth Details
March 26, 1950?
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Tucker Kerwin, The Associates, ABC, 1979-1980, The Entertainment Channel, 1982
  • Neal Stryker, I'm a Big Girl Now, ABC, 1980-1981
  • Multiple roles, SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Channel, SCTV Comedy Network, and SCTV Network), NBC, 1982-1984
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1984-1986
  • Voices of Ed Grimley and others, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated), NBC, 1988
  • Marty Short, The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • Host, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Jiminy Glick and other roles, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Appeared as Johnny Del Bravo, The David Steinberg Show; also appeared as host, Right On.
  • Specials
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, 1985
  • Multiple roles, "Martin Short Concert for the North Americas," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1985
  • King Louis XVI, "Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1986
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • Host, "Women of the Night," On Location, HBO, 1987
  • Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987
  • Shucky Forme, Really Weird Tales (also known as All's Well ThatEnds Strange, Cursed with Charisma, I'll Die Loving, and Tales of the Weird and Unknown), HBO, 1987
  • The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988
  • Second City's 15th Anniversary Special (also known as Showtime's Second City Anniversary Reunion), Showtime, 1988
  • Multiple roles, "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1989
  • Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989
  • Dr. August Allwoman, Andrea Martin: Together Again, Showtime, 1989
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as EarthDay Special), ABC, 1990
  • Birth of the Team (also known as Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy), The Disney Channel, 1992
  • Kings of Comedy (also known as Martin & Lewis: Their GoldenAge of Comedy), The Disney Channel, 1992
  • A Spinal Tap Reunion (also known as The Return of Spinal Tap and A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-out), NBC, 1992
  • Addicted to Fame (also known as First Person with Maria Shriver), NBC, 1994
  • Host, TV's All Time Classic Comedy, 1994
  • All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!), 1994
  • What Makes You Laugh?, 1995
  • The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show, NBC, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995
  • Who Makes You Laugh? 2, ABC, 1997
  • I Am Your Child (also known as From Zero to Three and Johnson & Johnson Presents: I Am Your Child), ABC, 1997
  • Gilda Radner: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Host, The Three Stooges Greatest Hits, ABC, 1997
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Life: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special),NBC, 1999
  • Nick Nolte, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Assignment E! with Leeza Gibbons: Television Taboos, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, CBS, 2000
  • The Making of "Jimmy Neutron," 2001
  • John Candy: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years, CBS, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Melvin, "The Caller/Marriage of Convenience/No Girls for Doc/Witness forthe Prosecution," The Love Boat, 1980
  • Mitch Harris, "Jim Joins the Network," Taxi, ABC, 1981
  • Voice, "Animal Cafe," Reading Rainbow, 1985
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1986
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, between 1985 and 1991
  • Doc, "Needle in a Haystack," The Tracey Ullman Show, 1989
  • Lou, "Dawg Day Afternoon," The Tracey Ullman Show, 1990
  • Eddie O'Donnell, "Down & Out in Cedar Springs," Maniac Mansion, The Family Channel, 1990
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1991, 1992
  • Narrator, "What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs," Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories, Showtime, 1992
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, between 1993 and 2002
  • "John Candy: A Tribute," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Himself, Muppets Tonight! (also known as Muppets Live! andThe New Muppet Show), ABC, 1996
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1996
  • The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1999
  • MadTV, 1999
  • Guest, Dennis Miller Live, 2002
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002
  • Also appeared in episodes of Evening at Pops, 1970; as celebrity square, Hollywood Squares, syndicated; Inside the Actors Studio.
  • Movies
  • Louie, The Family Man, CBS, 1979
  • Bradley Z. Coleman, Sunset Limousine, ITC (England), 1983
  • Harrison Kilray, Money for Nothing (also known as Hot Millions), Arts and Entertainment, 1994
  • Rodney, Prince Charming, TNT, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Frik, Merlin, NBC, 1998
  • Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, NBC, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Marvin Baxter, The Imperial Grand Band, ABC, 1975
  • Danny Reno, White and Reno, NBC, 1981
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993
  • Presenter, The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 48th Annual Tony Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Presenter, The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • Other
  • Weepy, Cementhead, 1978
  • Voice, Miss Peach of the Kelly School, 1982
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated), NBC,1988
  • (And creator) The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • (With Bernie Brillstein and Stuart Krasnow) The Martin Short Show,syndicated, 1999
  • (And creator and producer) Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Specials
  • The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show, NBC, 1995
  • Film Appearances
  • Engel, Lost and Found, Columbia, 1979
  • Boy leader, The Outsider, 1979
  • Ned Nederlander, Three Amigos!, Orion, 1986
  • Jack Putter, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • David, Cross My Heart, Universal, 1987
  • Ned Perry, Three Fugitives, Buena Vista, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Neil Sussman, Nick's agent, The Big Picture, Columbia, 1989
  • The Making of Me, 1989
  • Eugene Proctor, Pure Luck, Universal, 1991
  • Franck Eggelhoffer, Father of the Bride, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Martin Harvey, Captain Ron, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Voice of Stubbs the Clown, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Universal, 1993
  • Clifford Daniels (title role), Clifford, Orion, 1994
  • Voice of Hubie, The Pebble and the Penguin (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Franck Eggelhoffer, Father of the Bride Part II, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Jerry Ross, Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Richard Kempster, Jungle2Jungle (also known as Un indien a NewYork), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Murray, A Simple Wish (also known as The Fairy Godmother),Universal, 1997
  • Akbar, Akbar's Adventure Tours (also known as Akbar's AdventureRide), Praxis Film Works, 1998
  • Voice of Huy, The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks, 1998
  • Himself, Junket Whore, 1998
  • Lionel Dillard, Mumford, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Dr. Desmod Forrest-Oates, Get Over It!, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001
  • Voice of Ooblar, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Paramount, 2001
  • Voice of B.E.N., Treasure Planet, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2002
  • George, Cinemagique, Walt Disney, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jesus, Godspell (musical), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1972-1973
  • Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990
  • Elliot, The Goodbye Girl, Chicago, IL, 1992, then Marquis Theatre,New York City, 1993
  • Chuck Baxter, Promises, Promises, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Noble Eggleston, Amos Pinchley, Benny Buchsbaum, Val du Val, Fred Poitrine, Otto Schnitzler, Prince Cherney, and the drunk, Little Me (musical), Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1998-1999
  • Also appeared in Fortune and Men's Eyes, Harry's Back in Town, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Macbeth,What's a Nice Country like You Doing in a State like This?, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Oscar's Greatest Moments: 1971 to 1991, 1992
  • Jackie Rogers Jr., Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC Studios, 1998
  • Video Games
  • Voice, Creature Crunch, Class6 Interactive, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Channel, SCTV ComedyNetwork, and SCTV Network), NBC, 1982-1984
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1984-1986
  • The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated), NBC,1988
  • The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Television Specials
  • "Martin Short Concert for the North Americas," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1985
  • "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1989
  • The 1989 Gemini Awards, 1989
  • The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show, NBC, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Newsmakers 1986, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1987
    Periodicals
    • New York Post, September 13, 1999
    • New York Times, September 28, 1994; April 14, 2002, p. Arts-34
    • Parade, January 13, 2000, pp. 4-5
    • People Weekly, July 14, 1997, p. 148
    • TV Guide, August 12, 2000, pp. 32-35

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