Martin Short Biography
Martin Short is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, and writer who has been entertaining audiences for over four decades. He is best known for his work on the television programs SCTV Network and Saturday Night Live, as well as his roles in films such as Three Amigos!, Father of the Bride, and Mars Attacks!
Martin Short Early Life and Career
Short was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on March 26, 1950. He began his career in comedy in the early 1970s, appearing on the Canadian television show Godspell. In 1976, he joined the cast of SCTV Network, a sketch comedy show that was popular in both Canada and the United States. On SCTV, Short created a number of memorable characters, including the excitable talk show host Jiminy Glick and the hapless newscaster Ed Grimley.
Martin Short Saturday Night Live and Hollywood Success
In 1981, Short joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL). He was a popular member of the cast for two seasons, and he is credited with helping to revive the show after it had been struggling in the early 1980s. Short’s characters on SNL included the clueless game show host Laurie Sutton and the over-the-top dentist Martin Feldman.
After leaving SNL, Short went on to star in a number of successful films. His most famous films include Three Amigos! (1986), Innerspace (1987), Pure Luck (1991), Jungle 2 Jungle (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), Father of the Bride (1991), and Father of the Bride Part 2 (1995).
Martin Short Recent Work and Awards
In recent years, Short has continued to work in both television and film. He has starred in the television shows Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, and Modern Family. He has also appeared in the films The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).
Short has been nominated for numerous awards, including Emmys, Golden Globes, and Tonys. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, one for his work on SCTV Network and one for his work on Saturday Night Live. He has also won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway musical Big River.
Only Murders in the Building
Short is currently starring in the Hulu comedy series Only Murders in the Building, alongside Steve Martin and Selena Gomez. The show follows three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and who suddenly find themselves embroiled in a real-life murder mystery. Only Murders in the Building has been praised for its humor and its performances, and it has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Martin Short Future Projects
Short is currently working on a number of new projects, including a sequel to the film Father of the Bride and a new Broadway musical. He is also continuing to tour with his comedy partner Steve Martin.
Martin Short Recent News
- Martin Short and Steve Martin have been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for their performances in Only Murders in the Building.
- Short is currently working on a new Broadway musical based on the life of Groucho Marx.
- Short and Martin are set to tour together again in 2024.
Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.