Martin Short

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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.

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Filmography

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Selected Martin Short film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2014
Inherent Vice
Dr. Blatnoyd

2014
Mulaney (2014) (TV Show)
Lou Cannon

2014
Working the Engels
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2013
The Jester

2013
Kurokawa

2013
Newest Detroit Tiger, Martin Short
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2012
Frankenweenie (2012)
Mr. Frankenstein, Mr. Burgemeister, Nassor

2012
I, Martin Short, Goes Home (2012) (TV Movie)
Martin Short, Martin Short age 17, Charlie Short

2012
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

2011
Long Story Short
Martin

2010
Tax Man (TV Movie)
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2008
BuzzKill
Wyatt's Agent

2008
Thimbletack

2007
Damages (2007) (TV Show)
Leonard Winstone

2006
Khan Kluay (2006)
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2005
How I Met Your Mother (2005) (TV Show)
Garrison Cootes

2005
Weeds (2005) (TV Show)
Steward Havens

2004
Jiminy Glick, David Lynch

2003
Arrested Development (2003) (TV Show)
Uncle Jack

2002
B.E.N.

2002
CinéMagique (Short Film)
George

2001
Get Over It (2001)
Dr. Desmond Forrest Oates

2001
Ooblar

2001
Prince Charming (2001) (TV Movie)
Rodney

2001
Primetime Glick (2001) (TV Show)
Jiminy Glick, Miss Gathercole, Various

2000
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) (TV Show)
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1999
Mumford (1999)
Lionel Dillard

1999
Alice in Wonderland (1999) (TV Movie)
Mad Hatter, Chinless Idiot

1999
Sebastian Ballentine, Henry Palaver

1998
Huy

1998
Merlin (1998) (TV Movie)
Frik

1998
Akbar's Adventure Tours
Akbar

1997
A Simple Wish (1997)
Murray

1997
Richard Kempster

1997
The Three Stooges Greatest Hits (TV Movie)
Emcee

1996
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Press Secretary Jerry Ross

1995
Franck Eggelhoffer

1995
Hubie

1994
Clifford (1994)
Clifford Daniels

1994
The Martin Short Show (1994) (TV Show)
Marty Short

1993
Stubbs the Clown

1992
Captain Ron (1992)
Martin Harvey

1992
Narrator

1991
Franck Eggelhoffer

1991
Pure Luck (1991)
Eugene Proctor

1990
Maniac Mansion (1990) (TV Show)
Eddie O'Donnell

1990
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (TV Show)
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1989
Neil Sussman - Nick's Agent

1989
Ned Perry

1989
Andrea Martin... Together Again (TV Movie)
Dr. August Allwoman, Kennedy

1989
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)
Lawrence Orbach, Bradley P. Allen, Ed Grimley

1988
Ed Grimley, Emil Gustav, Various

1987
David Morgan

1987
Innerspace (1987)

1987
Really Weird Tales (TV Movie)
Shucky

1987
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) (TV Show)
Lou, football fan, Doc the Elvis Presley freak

1986
Ned Nederlander

1986
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood
King Louis XVI

1985
Screen One (TV Show)
Harrison Kilray

1985
Tall Tales & Legends (1985) (TV Show)
Johnny Appleseed

1983
SCTV Channel (1983) (TV Show)
Various

1983
Sunset Limousine (1983) (TV Movie)
Bradley Z. Coleman

1982
Miss Peach of the Kelly School (TV Show)
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1981
SCTV Network (1981) (TV Show)
Various, Various

1980
I'm a Big Girl Now (1980) (TV Show)
Neal Stryker

1979
Engel

1979
The Associates (1979) (TV Show)
Tucker Kerwin

1979
The Family Man (1979) (TV Movie)
Louie

1978
Taxi (1978) (TV Show)
Mitch Harris

1977
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Show)
Melvin

1976
SCTV (1976) (TV Show)
Pancho

1976
For the Record (TV Show)
Weepy

1975
Peep Show (TV Show)
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1975
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Show)
Various, Ed Grimley, Nathan Thurm

1972
Cucumber (TV Show)
Smokey the Hare

1972
The David Steinberg Show (1972) (TV Show)
Johnny Del Bravo

1972
Right On (TV Show)
Regular

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (TV Show)

Producer Credits

2012
I, Martin Short, Goes Home (2012) (TV Movie)
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2004
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2003
Martin Short Shorts (TV Show)
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2001
Primetime Glick (2001) (TV Show)
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1999
The Martin Short Show (1999) (TV Show)
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1994
The Martin Short Show (1994) (TV Show)
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Writer Credits

2012
I, Martin Short, Goes Home (2012) (TV Movie)
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2009
Just for Laughs (2009) (TV Show)
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2004
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2003
Martin Short Shorts (TV Show)
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2001
Primetime Glick (2001) (TV Show)
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1999
The Martin Short Show (1999) (TV Show)
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1995
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show (TV Movie)
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1994
The Martin Short Show (1994) (TV Show)
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1989
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)
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1989
The 1989 Gemini Awards (TV Movie)
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1988
The Best of SCTV (TV Movie)
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1983
SCTV Channel (1983) (TV Show)
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1981
SCTV Network (1981) (TV Show)
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1976
SCTV (1976) (TV Show)
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1975
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Show)
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Quotes

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List of Martin Short quotes.

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.


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Magazine issues featuring Martin Short on the cover.
  • Martin Short - American Cinematographer Magazine [United States] (February 1989)
  • Martin Short - Starlog Magazine [United States] (September 1987)
  • Billy Crystal - Rolling Stone Magazine [United States] (18 September 2008)
  • Martin Short - Parade Magazine [United States] (23 January 2000)

Pictorials

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List of Martin Short magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Martin Short - Playboy Magazine [United States] (April 1986)

Dating History

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List of Martin Short relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Martin Short, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Martin Short.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Playing With the Big Boys 1,004,553
Come Meet Santa 1,044,135
A Big Black Lady Stops the Show 1,122,946
Playing With The Big Boys(The Prince Of Egypt/Soundtrack Version) 1,093,106
The Jackie Rogers Jr. Show 1,157,384
New York, New York 1,122,944
Finale 1,314,459
A Wicked Memorial 1,249,194
Sittin' On The Fence 1,249,192
Rabbi 1,249,191
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Martin Short songs.


First NameMartin
Last NameShort
Full Name at BirthMartin Hayter Short
Other NamesMarty
Shorty
Age64
Date of BirthMarch 25, 1950
BirthplaceHamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height5' 7½" (171 cm)
BuildAverage
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Star SignAries
SexualityStraight
ReligionRoman Catholic
EthnicityWhite
NationalityCanadian
High SchoolWestdale Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
UniversityB.A.,Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1971)
OccupationActor, Comedian,Writer, Singer, Voice Actor And Producer.
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameSecond City Television (1982-1983), Saturday Night Live (1984-1985).
Talent AgencyWilliam Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Brand EndorsementsTelevision Commercials: Black's Photography Stores.
(2001) Television Commercial: Biography Channel.
Television Commercial: VISA Credit Card.
September 2012) Television 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.
Official Websitenorthernstars.ca
twitter.com
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FatherCharles Patrick Short (1909-1972) (Aged 62 Or 63), A Corporate Executive With Stelco, A Canadian Steel Company.
MotherOlive Grace Hayter (1913-1970) (Aged 56 Or 57), A Violinist.
Brother(s)David (Was Killed In A Car Accident In 1962 When Martin Short Was 12.)
Brian
Michael
Sister(s)Nora
FriendsEugene Levy, Gilda Radner

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