Knowledge Identifier: +Martin_Short
Short attended Westdale Secondary School and graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work in 1971
Short met Canadian comic actress Nancy Dolman in 1972 during the run of "Godspell"
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
He worked solely in Canada through 1979
Dolman's brother, screenwriter/director Bob Dolman , married their close friend and colleague Andrea Martin, in 1980
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
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
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
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
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
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
On May 31, 2016, Martin Short debuted a new variety show on NBC, "Maya & Marty"
Maya Rudolph - It was later announced that she would star in variety series "Maya & Marty" with Martin Short, which debuted on May 31, 2016