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|
|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|
|A Wicked Memorial||1,249,194|
|Sittin' On The Fence||1,249,192|
|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 Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|University||B.A.,Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1971)|
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian,Writer, Singer, Voice Actor And Producer.|
|Claim to Fame||Second City Television (1982-1983), Saturday Night Live (1984-1985).|
|Talent Agency||William Morris Endeavor Entertainment|
|Brand Endorsements||Television 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.|
|Father||Charles Patrick Short (1909-1972) (Aged 62 Or 63), A Corporate Executive With Stelco, A Canadian Steel Company.|
|Mother||Olive 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.)BrianMichael|
|Friends||Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner|