Mike Myers

Knowledge Identifier: +Mike_Myers


Mike Myers

Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer of English parentage add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (55%), United Kingdom (14%), Canada (14%)

Main connections: The Love Guru, Dana Carvey, Shrek 2

Linked to: DreamWorks Animation, Royal Air Force, The Bangles, Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute




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Mike Myers was born in 1963 add something


He made numerous appearances, including as Wayne Campbell, on Toronto's Citytv in the early 1980s, on the alternative video show "City Limits" hosted by Christopher Ward add something


Myers began dating actress and comedy writer Robin Ruzan in the late 1980s after meeting at a hockey game in Chicago , during which Myers caught a puck and used the incident as an icebreaker to strike up a conversation with Ruzan add something


Myers graduated from high school in 1982 and was immediately accepted into the "Second City" Canadian Touring Company, after which he moved to the UK where in 1985 he was one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational group based at The Comedy Store in London add something


He returned to Toronto and Second City in 1986 as a cast member in the Second City's Toronto main stage show add something


The Wayne Campbell character was featured extensively in the 1986 summer series "It's Only Rock & Roll", produced by Toronto's Insight Production Company for CBC Television add something


In 1988 he moved from Second City in Toronto to Chicago add something


In 1992, Myers and Dana Carvey adapted "Wayne's World" into a full-length motion picture based on the "SNL" sketch add something


Wayne's World (film) - "'Wayne's World"' is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based public-access television cable TV show "Wayne's World"


The couple married in 1993, and Myers later referred to Ruzan as "his muse" add something


Barbara Streisand - Mike Myers appeared as the Linda Richman character on stage with Streisand at her 1994 MGM Grand concert, as well as a few of the 1994 Streisand tour shows.


Jackie Stallone - In 1994, Jackie Stallone was parodied in a "Saturday Night Live" skit in which Mike Myers played Stallone


Saturday Night Live - By 1995, Farley and Sandler were fired, and Mike Myers, another popular cast member, had left for a film career, but a new cast waited to replace them, featuring the likes of Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey


Eurospy film - The American Austin Powers series of three comedies starring Mike Myers are set in the 1960s and 1970s


Ryan Phillippe - The film was a success, and led to Phillippe gaining wider renown and being cast in a few more high-profile films, including "54" in 1998 opposite Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek and Mike Myers


Vanity Fair (magazine) - The April 1999 issue featured an image of actor Mike Myers dressed as a Hindu deity for a photo spread by David LaChapelle: after criticism, both the photographer and the magazine apologized


In 2001, Myers played the title character in the DreamWorks animated film "Shrek" add something


Shrek 2 - It is the second installment in the "Shrek" series, the sequel to 2001's "Shrek", and features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie_Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders


Beyonce Knowles - In 2002, Knowles co-starred in the comedy film Austin Powers in Goldmember, playing Foxxy Cleopatra, opposite of Mike Myers.


He reprised this role in "Shrek 4-D" in 2003, "Shrek 2" , "Shrek the Third", and the Christmas special "Shrek The Halls", both in 2007 add something


That film would be "The Cat in the Hat", released in November 2003 and starring Myers as the title character add something


In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted among the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders add something


The couple filed for divorce in December 2005 add something


In 2006, cafe owner Kelly Tisdale confirmed reports that she and Myers were dating, telling the "National Enquirer", "we're actually surprised you didn't find out about us sooner add something


Myers is a Dungeons & Dragons player and was one of several celebrities to have participated in the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day in 2006 add something


During a CBS interview in 2007, Myers noted that he normally takes three years between films add something


Myers received the MTV Generation award in June 2007, making him the second Canadian to win the award , for bringing his unique style of comedy to small and big screens alike add something


Jim Gaffigan - In 2008, he was in the movie "The Love Guru" starring Mike Myers


Robert Schneider - Other appearances in popular culture include a cameo appearance as the banjo player in a bar fight scene in the 2008 Mike Myers Paramount motion picture "The Love Guru," for the soundtrack of which Schneider produced a traditional bluegrass song, a short science fiction film starring Schneider and actor Elijah Wood entitled "Explore the Universe with Elijah Wood" produced as the prequel to The Apples in stereo pop video "Dance Floor," and the performance of The Apples single "Energy" by the contestants of the television show "American Idol"


The Love Guru - "'The Love Guru"' is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Marco Schnabel in his directorial debut, written and produced by Mike Myers, and starring Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer, John Oliver, Omid Djalili, and Ben Kingsley


In 2009 he did another non-comedic role, as British General Ed Fenech, in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" add something


He played in the 2010 Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK football match, England vs add something


In 2010 Myers returned for what is apparently the last in the "Shrek" series, "Shrek Forever After" add something


Myers and Tisdale wed in New York in the fall of 2010 add something


On 3 July 2011 Myers returned to The Comedy Store in London to reprise his role 'for one night only' with the improvisational troupe add something


The couple have a son, Spike, born in September 2011 add something


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - For a segment in the October 18, 2015 broadcast, Oliver put on a comically grand demonstration with Canadian actor Mike Myers to urge Canadian voters to vote against Stephen Harper in the next day's Canadian federal election


In 2016 Myers published a book, "Canada", about the country's history and pop culture add something


Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press, via the "Ottawa Citizen", October 28, 2016 add something


Peter at the time was senior director of planning at Sears head office in Toronto, and he was laid off in 2017 without severance despite 36 years of service after Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy protection add something


In April 2019, "The" "Hollywood Reporter" reported that Myers will be starring in and executive producing a comedy series for Netflix, with it to last for six episodes and him playing multiple characters add something