Eugene Levy
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Gilda Radner
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Wall Street
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Victor Garber
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Bernadette Peters
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Charles Grodin
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Johnny Appleseed
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Martin Short

Knowledge Identifier: +Martin_Short


Martin Short

Canadian American actor, comedian, writer, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (69%), Canada (20%), France (4%)

Main connections: Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Wall Street

Linked to: Westdale Secondary School, American Broadcasting Company, PBS, Stelco




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Martin Short was born in 1950 add something


His eldest brother, David, was killed in a car accident in 1962 when Short was 12 add something


His mother died of cancer in 1970, his father two years later of complications from a stroke add something


Short dated Gilda Radner in the 1970s add something


Short attended Westdale Secondary School and graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work in 1971 add something


Short met Canadian comic actress Nancy Dolman in 1972 during the run of "Godspell" add something


Gilda Radner - In Toronto, she made her professional acting debut in the 1972 production of "Godspell" with future stars Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Victor Garber, and Martin Short


Paul Shaffer - Shaffer began his music career in 1972 when Stephen Schwartz invited him as the musical director for the Toronto production of "Godspell", starring Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Eugene_Levy, Dave Thomas and Andrea Martin


David Steinberg - A new version of the show was produced in Canada in 1976 and featured Joe Flaherty, John Candy, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, and Martin Short


Short was encouraged to pursue comedy by McMaster classmates Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas, whom he joined in the improvisation group The Second City in Edmonton, Alberta in 1977 add something


He worked solely in Canada through 1979 add something


In 1979, Short starred in the U.S. sitcom "The Associates" about a group of young novice lawyers working at a Wall Street law firm add something


John Charles Walters Company - The company produced "The Associates", a TV sitcom about a small group of young Wall Street lawyers which ran during the 1979 television season starring Martin Short


Dolman's brother, screenwriter/director Bob Dolman , married their close friend and colleague Andrea Martin, in 1980 add something


In 1980, he joined the cast of "I'm a Big Girl Now", a sitcom starring Diana Canova and Danny Thomas add something


Dolman retired from show business in 1985 to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her family add something


In 1985, Short starred in the one-hour Showtime special, "Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas" add something


Johnny Appleseed - Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales & Legends" featured Johnny Appleseed, as played by Martin Short, in 1986


Annette O'Toole - In 1987's "Cross My Heart", a romantic comedy, O'Toole had a leading role opposite Martin Short


In 1989, Short headlined another one-hour comedy special, this time for HBO, "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood", Short's classic send-up of all things Hollywood add something


La Chevre - An American remake of this film was made in 1991, starring Martin Short and Danny Glover, entitled "Pure Luck"


Short resumed work in the theater, playing a lead role in the 1993 musical version of the Neil Simon film "The Goodbye Girl", on Broadway, receiving a Tony award nomination and an Outer Critics Circle award add something


The Goodbye Girl - "The Goodbye Girl" was subsequently developed into a 1993 Broadway musical of the same name starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters


Short has had three television shows called "The Martin Short Show", including a sitcom, "The Martin Short Show", 1994; a sketch comedy show, "The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show", 1995; and a syndicated talk show "The Martin Short Show", which ran from 1999 to 2000 add something


Charles Grodin - Grodin portrayed the frustrated uncle, alongside Martin Short in the 1994 comedy "Clifford"


Tom Scharpling - He has cited his major comedy influences as Chris Elliott's "Get a Life", "SCTV", "Saturday Night Live", and the 1994 absurdist comedy "Clifford" starring Martin Short


In 1997, he appeared as Wall Street broker Richard Kempster in "Jungle 2 Jungle" alongside Tim Allen add something


Patrick Dennis - There have been several revivals of "Little Me", most recently in 1998 with Martin Short, who won a Tony Award for Best Actor


He had the lead role in the 1999 Broadway revival of the musical "Little Me", for which he received a Tony award and another Outer Critics Circle award add something


He has appeared on stage and won the Tony award for Leading Actor in a Musical for the 1999 Broadway revival of "Little Me" add something


Sean Maguire - In 2001, Maguire played the title role in the TV-film "Prince Charming", alongside Bernadette Peters, Christina Applegate and Billy Connolly - with Martin Short as his assistant, Rodney


Julie Delpy - In late 2001, she appeared alongside comedian Martin Short in the 30-minute film CinéMagique, a theatre-show attraction presented several times daily at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris


In 2003, Short took to the stage once again in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles run of "The Producers" add something


Michael McKean - McKean had a regular role as the brassy, heavily made-up bandleader Adrian Van Horhees in Martin Short's Comedy Central series, "Primetime Glick", and in 2003, he guest starred on "Smallville", the Superman prequel in which his wife stars as Martha Kent


Jason Alexander - Returning to the stage in 2003, Alexander was cast in a successful run, opposite Martin Short, in the Los Angeles production of Mel Brooks' "The Producers"


In 2004, he wrote and starred in "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood" with Jan Hooks as his wife, Dixie Glick add something


Toronto International Film Festival - In 2004, TIFF was featured as the site of murder mystery in the film "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood", a comedy film starring Martin Short


The show toured several cities in the spring of 2006, prior to opening on Broadway in August 2006; the show closed in January 2007 add something


The cast album was released on April 10, 2007, and is available from Ghostlight Records, an imprint of Sh-K-Boom Records add something


He joined the FX drama "Damages" as lawyer Leonard Winstone in 2010 add something


Nancy Dolman Short died on August 21, 2010, from ovarian cancer add something


In 2011, Short joined the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" for its seventh season, playing Marshall Eriksen's manic boss and was a judge on the first and only season of "Canada's Got Talent" add something


He shot a new comedy special for television in Toronto in September 2011 add something


Dina Pugliese - On October 17, 2011, Martin Short announced on "Breakfast Television" that Pugliese will be the host of "Canada's Got Talent", the Canadian version of the hit international franchise which is scheduled to air early 2012


The special aired on CBC Television on April 3, 2012, and garnered Short a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Program or Series at the 1st Canadian Screen awards add something


He, along with Steve Martin and Chevy Chase appeared on an episode of "Saturday Night Live" as part of the "Five-Timers Club", on March 9, 2013, which is all of the those who have hosted the show for five or more times add something


Beginning October, 2014, Short stars in the Fox sitcom, "Mulaney", playing the boss of the show's central character, creator/writer/producer John Mulaney add something


Short's memoir, covering his forty-year career in show business, "I Must Say: My Life as Humble Comedy Legend", was released on November 4, 2014 add something


On May 31, 2016, Martin Short debuted a new variety show on NBC, "Maya & Marty" add something


Maya Rudolph - It was later announced that she would star in variety series "Maya & Marty" with Martin Short, which debuted on May 31, 2016