|Birth name||Martin Hayter Short|
|Born||March 26, 1950|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Medium||Stand-up, movies, television, theatre|
|Alma mater||McMaster University|
|Genres||Improvisational comedy, surreal humour, musical comedy, physical comedy, sketch comedy, character comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Canadian culture, American culture, current events, pop culture, human sexuality|
(m. 1980; died 2010)
Martin Hayter Short OC (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian actor, comedian, singer and writer. He is mostly known for hosting Second City Television and Saturday Night Live and for making the voice of Cat in the animated series The Cat in the Hat. He won three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award.
More recently, Short is known for his live comedic performance with friend and fellow comedian Steve Martin.
Short was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was educated at Westdale Secondary School and at McMaster University. He married Nancy Dolman from 1980 to 2010. They had three children. Short lives in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California and Lake Rosseau.
Filmography[change | change source]
Animated roles[change | change source]
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That - Cat in the Hat
- The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley - Ed Grimley, Emil Gustav
Movie roles[change | change source]
- 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - Lars
- Dorothy of Oz - Jester
- Frankenweenie - Mr. Bergermeister
- Hey Arnold! The Movie - Caillou's Dad
- Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil - The Woodsman
- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Ooblar
- The Pebble and the Penguin - Hubie
- The Prince of Egypt - Huy
- Toy Story 2 - Bullseye
- Treasure Planet - B.E.N.
- We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story - Stubbs the Clown
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Martin Short Biography (1950-) at FilmReference.com". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2008.
- ↑ Natalie Finn (August 23, 2010). "Martin Short Loses Wife to Cancer". E!. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
- 1950 births
- Actors from Hamilton
- Actors from Ontario
- Canadian comedians
- Canadian movie actors
- Canadian singers
- Canadian stage actors
- Canadian television actors
- Canadian voice actors
- Comedians from Ontario
- Emmy Award winning actors
- Living people
- Naturalized citizens of the United States
- Order of Canada
- Singers from Ontario
- Tony Award winning actors