Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian American actor, comedian, writer, singer, voice actor and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), and Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He also has appeared on stage, and won the Tony Award for the 1999 Broadway revival of Little Me.
I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about.
My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
What's great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It's not about the gloss of your eyebrows.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Playing With the Big Boys||1,004,553|
|A Big Black Lady Stops the Show||1,122,946|
|Another Curtain Goes Up||1,067,081|
|The Salesman That Got Away||1,157,385|
|All I Ask (Is You Love Me)||1,122,945|
|The Jackie Rogers Jr. Show||1,157,384|
|Sittin' On The Fence||1,249,192|
|Three Gorgeous Kids||1,157,383|
|Full Name at Birth||Martin Hayter Short|
|Date of Birth||March 25, 1950|
|Birthplace||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5' 7½" (171 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|High School||Westdale High School, Hamilton, Ontario (1968)|
|University||Social Work, McMaster University (1972)|
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, screenwriter, singer, producer, voice actor|
|Claim to Fame||SCTV, Saturday Night Live|
|Talent Agency||William Morris Endeavor Entertainment|
|Brand Endorsements||TV commercials: Black's Photography stores.(2001) TV commercial: Biography ChannelTV commercial: VISA credit cardSeptember 2012) TV commercial "Rock Star Jeans" for Old Navy (voice over).(October 2012) TV commercial "The little black dress....in bold new colors" for Old Navy (voice over) with Joan Rivers and Mario Cantone.|
|Friends||Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner|