Martin Short

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Martin Short
Martin Short at PaleyFest 2014 (cropped).jpg
Short in September 2014
Birth nameMartin Hayter Short
Born (1950-03-26) March 26, 1950 (age 70)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
MediumStand-up, film, television, theatre
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
Alma materMcMaster University
Years active1972–present
GenresImprovisational comedy, surreal humour, musical comedy, physical comedy, sketch comedy, character comedy, satire
Subject(s)Canadian culture, American culture, current events, pop culture, human sexuality
Nancy Dolman
(m. 1980; her death 2010)
Short in September 2014

Martin Hayter Short CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, singer and producer. 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.[1] He was educated at Westdale Secondary School and at McMaster University. He married Nancy Dolman from 1980 to 2010.[2] They had three children. Short lives in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles and Lake Rosseau.

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  1. "Martin Short Biography (1950-) at". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2008.
  2. Natalie Finn (August 23, 2010). "Martin Short Loses Wife to Cancer". E! Online. Retrieved August 23, 2010.

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