- Martin Short
Hosting Broadway on Broadway
Born Martin Hayter Short
March 26, 1950
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian Education Westdale Secondary School Alma mater McMaster University Occupation Comedian, actor, screenwriter, singer, producer, voice actor Years active 1972–present Spouse Nancy Dolman (1980–2010; her death); 3 children) Children Katherine Elizabeth (b. 1983),
Oliver Patrick (b. 1986),
Henry (b. 1989)
Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best-known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part 2.
Short, the youngest of five children, was born into an Irish Canadian family in Hamilton, Ontario, the son of Olive (née Hayter), a violinist, and Charles Patrick Short, a corporate executive with Stelco, a Canadian steel company. He and his siblings were raised Catholic. He had three older brothers, David (now deceased), Michael, and Brian, and one older sister, Nora.
Short's father was a Catholic from Crossmaglen, South Armagh (present-day Northern Ireland), who came to North America as a stowaway during the Irish War of Independence. Short's mother, who was the concertmaster of the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, encouraged Martin's early creative endeavours. His eldest brother, David, was killed in a car accident in 1962, when Short was 12. His mother died of cancer when he was 17; and, two years later in 1969, his father died of complications from a stroke.
When Short graduated from McMaster University, he intended to pursue a career in social work; however, he became interested in acting once he was cast in a Toronto production of Godspell that same year. Among other members of that production's cast were Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, and Andrea Martin; Paul Shaffer was the Musical Director. He was subsequently cast in several television shows and plays, including the intense topical drama Fortune and Men's Eyes. He worked solely in Canada through 1979.
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. In 1980, he joined the cast of I'm a Big Girl Now, a sitcom starring Diana Canova. Canova was offered the sitcom because of her success playing Corinne Tate Flotsky on ABC's Soap and left Soap shortly before Short's newlywed wife Nancy Dolman joined it.
Short was encouraged to pursue comedy by McMaster classmates Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas, whom he joined at improv troupe The Second City in Toronto in 1977. Short came to public notice when the troupe produced a show for television, Second City Television or SCTV, which ran for several years in Canada, then the United States. At SCTV Short developed several characters before moving on to Saturday Night Live for the 1984–1985 season:
- Talk show host Brock Linehan, based on the Canadian interviewer Brian Linehan
- Aged songwriter Irving Cohen, loosely based on American composer Irving Caesar
- Spurious albino entertainer Jackie Rogers, Jr.
- Current-events commentator Troy Soren
- Industrialist and art patron Bradley P. Allen
- Defense attorney Nathan Thurm
- Oddball man-child Ed Grimley, later featured in his own animated television series, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
Saturday Night Live
At SNL, Short helped revive the show with his many characters after Eddie Murphy left. Short's SNL characters included Wheel of Fortune fan Ed Grimley, which he borrowed from his SCTV days. The Grimley character became Short's best-known original character. He also was recognized for his impersonations of celebrities, notably Jerry Lewis and Katharine Hepburn, and for the character of Nathan Thurm. SNL proved to be the springboard to a long career in film and TV.
In addition to his revered work on SCTV and SNL, Short has starred in several television specials and series of his own. In 1985, Short starred in the one-hour Showtime special, Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas. This is Short's first live concert, interspersed with studio sketches and a wraparound featuring Jackie Rogers Jr. Co-produced by the CBC, this aired as The Martin Short Comedy Special in Canada in March 1986. 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. It featured many of his characters including: Lawrence Orbach, Ed Grimley, Jackie Rogers Jr, Bradley P. Allen, Troy Soren, and Dale O'Day (the dancing fence); released on VHS, it is now out of print.
Short has had no less than three 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, 1999). Short starred as Jiminy Glick on Comedy Central's Primetime Glick (2001–03). In addition to his own series, Short has guest starred on several shows including Arrested Development, Muppets Tonight, Law & Order: SVU , Weeds and most recently in a critically acclaimed turn as Leonard Winstone on FX's Damages. As of August 2010, Short is the voice of the Cat in the Hat in The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on the Public Broadcasting Service.
Short recently revealed that he would be shooting a new comedy special for television in Toronto in September 2011. The special, "I, Martin Short, Goes Home" follows Martin's return to his native Hamilton, Ontario and has a cast that includes Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty and Fred Willard. The special is set to air on CBC television in the new year.
In 2011 Short joined the cast of How I Met Your Mother for its seventh season, playing Marshall Eriksen's manic boss. He is going to be a judge on the upcoming Canadian reality show Canada's Got Talent
After doing sketch comedy for several years, Short focused on film—appearing in ¡Three Amigos!, Innerspace, The Big Picture, Captain Ron, Clifford, and the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and its sequel. In 1996, he appeared in Tim Burton's sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks! as image-obsessed, hormonally driven Press Secretary Jerry Ross.
In 2004, he wrote and starred in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood with Jan Hooks as his wife, Dixie Glick. Also in 1997, he appeared as Wall Street broker Richard Kempster in Jungle 2 Jungle alongside Tim Allen. In 2006, he starred in another movie with Tim Allen, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. Short was in Pure Luck, directed by Nadia Tass, with Danny Glover and Sheila Kelley and in Three Fugitives, directed by Francis Veber, with Nick Nolte and James Earl Jones. Short also provided the voices of several animated film characters, such as Huy in The Prince of Egypt (alongside Steve Martin as Hotep), Stubbs in We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Hubie in The Pebble and the Penguin, B.E.N. in Treasure Planet, Ooblar in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Thimbletack the Brownie in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
In 2003, Short took to the stage once again in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles run of The Producers. Short played the role of the accountant, Leo Bloom, opposite Jason Alexander's Max Bialystock. Although the role of Leo Bloom was originated on Broadway by Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks first approached Short about doing the part opposite Nathan Lane. On the subject, Short has stated in numerous interviews that, while he was thrilled by the opportunity, the idea of having to move his family from their Los Angeles home to New York for a year was less than ideal and ultimately proved a deal-breaker.
Short performed in his satirical one-man show, with a full cast of six, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway. The show toured several cities in the spring of 2006: began previews July 29; opened August 17; and closed January 7, 2007. In it, he performed his classic characters Grimley, Cohen, and Glick.
As Glick, Short brought a member of the audience (usually a celebrity) on stage and interviews him or her. Jerry Seinfeld was the guest on opening night. The show also featured parodies of many celebrities including Celine Dion, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Tommy Tune, Joan Rivers, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, Renée Zellweger, Jodie Foster, Rachel Ray, and Short's wife, actress Nancy Dolman. The cast album was released on April 10, 2007, and is available from Ghostlight Records, an imprint of Sh-K-Boom Records.
Since the closure of Fame Becomes Me, Short has continued to tour in his one-man show, which features many of his best-loved characters and sketches. In addition to Fame Becomes Me, some of the titles Short has used for his one-man show include "Stroke Me Lady Fame", "If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Here", and, in more conservative markets, "Sunday in the Park with George Michael". Short revealed in March 2011 that he plans to pen a memoir, covering his 40 year career in showbiz.
Short met Canadian comic actress Nancy Dolman in 1972 during the run of Godspell. The couple married in 1980. Dolman retired from show business in 1985 to be a homemaker and raise her family. Short and Dolman had three children: Katherine, Oliver, and Henry. Short and his family make their home in Pacific Palisades, California. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Dolman's brother, screenwriter/director Bob Dolman (who served as a part of SCTV's Emmy-winning writing team alongside Short), married their close friend and colleague Andrea Martin, also in 1980. Dolman and Short are aunt and uncle to the couple's two sons, Jack and Joe. Dolman and Martin have since divorced.
Awards and honors
- 1972: Bachelor of Arts in social work: McMaster University
- 1982: Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, SCTV Comedy Network; award shared
- 1982: Nelly Award: Outstanding Writing, SCTV Comedy Network
- 1993: Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Actor in a Musical, The Goodbye Girl
- 1993: Theater World Award
- 1994: Member of the Order of Canada
- 1995: Earl Grey Life Time Achievement Award
- 1999: Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Little Me
- 1999: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Little Me
- 2000: Canada Walk of Fame
- 2001: Doctor of Letters honoris causa: McMaster University
- 2002: Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal
- 2010: Emmy Awards Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Damages (TV Series)
- 2010: Satellite Awards Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Damages (TV Series)
Year Film Role Other notes 1972 Cucumber Smokey the Hare TV series Right On Regular TV series 1975 Peep Show ? TV series 1976 The David Steinberg Show Johnny Del Bravo TV series 1978 For The Record Weepy TV series 1979 Lost & Found Engel The Associates Tucker Kerwin TV series (Unknown episodes) The Family Man Louie (TV) 1980 The Love Boat Melvin TV series I'm A Big Girl Now Neal Stryker TV series 1981 Second City TV Pancho TV series Taxi Mitch Harris TV series 1982 Miss Peach of the Kelly School (Voice) TV series 1982–1983 SCTV Network 90 Various TV series 1983 Sunset Limousine Bradley Z. Coleman (TV) 1983–1984 SCTV Channel Various TV series 1986 Tall Tales and Legends Johnny Appleseed TV series ¡Three Amigos! Ned Nederlander 1987 Really Weird Tales Shucky (TV) Innerspace Jack Putter Cross My Heart David Morgan 1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav / Various (voice) TV series 1989 The Making of Me Dink, the Little Dinosaur Narrator (TV) Andrea Martin... Together Again Dr. August Allwoman / Kennedy (TV) I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood Lawrence Orbach / Bradley P. Allen / Ed Grimley / Jackie Rogers, Jr. / Dale O'Day / 'Baby' Estelle O'Day / Troy (TV) Three Fugitives Ned Perry The Big Picture Neil Sussman, Nick's Agent (Uncredited) 1989–1990 The Tracey Ullman Show Lou, Football fan / Doc The Elvis Presley Freak TV series 1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show TV series 1991 Pure Luck Eugene Proctor Maniac Mansion Eddie O'Donnell TV series Father of the Bride Franck Eggelhoffer Film 1992 Captain Ron Martin Harvey 1992 The Real Story of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Mozart (voice) 1993 Money For Nothing Harrison Kilray TV Film (BBC Screen One series) We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Stubbs the Clown (voice) 1994 Clifford Clifford Daniels Film The Martin Short Show Marty Short TV series (Unknown episodes) 1995 The Pebble and the Penguin Hubie (voice) Animated Film Father of the Bride Part II Franck Eggelhoffer Film 1996 Creature Crunch (Voice) (VG) Mars Attacks! Press Secretary Jerry Ross Muppets Tonight Himself TV series (guest appearance) 1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Richard Kempster The Three Stooges Greatest Hits Emcee A Simple Wish Murray 1998 Akbar's Adventure Tours Akbar Merlin Frik (TV) The Prince of Egypt Huy (voice) 1999 Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter / Chinless Idiot (TV) Mumford Lionel Dillard 2001 Get Over It Dr. Desmond Forrest-Oates Prince Charming Rodney (TV) Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Ooblar (voice) 2002 CinéMagique George Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself Treasure Planet B.E.N. (voice) 2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Lars (voice) (V) 2001–2003 Primetime Glick Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various TV series 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Jiminy Glick / David Lynch Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper Preminger (voice) (V) 2005 Arrested Development Uncle Jack TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sebastian Ballentine / Henry Palaver TV series 1984–2005 Saturday Night Live Jiminy Glick / Host / Various TV series 2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost 2007 O Canada! Himself 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Thimbletack (voice) 2010 Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil The Woodsman (voice) Completed The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! The Cat in the Hat (voice) TV series Damages Leonard Winstone TV series
Nominated for Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 2010
Nominated for Satellite Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, 2010
2011 Weeds (TV Series) TV Series How I Met Your Mother Garrison Cootes, Marshall’s new boss (Season 7) TV Series 2012 Frankenweenie Mr. Walsh Voice Role
Year Film Other notes 1981 Second City TV TV series 1982–1983 SCTV Network 90 TV series 1983–1984 SCTV Channel TV series 1985 Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (TV) 1984–1985 Saturday Night Live TV-series 1988 The Best of SCTV (TV) The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley TV series 1989 The 1989 Gemini Awards (TV) I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV) 1994 The Martin Short Show TV series (Unknown episodes) 1995 The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show (TV) 1999 The Martin Short Show TV series (Unknown episodes) 2001 Primetime Glick TV series (Unknown episodes) 2003 Martin Short Shorts (TV) 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2011 Catdog Movie Rancid Rabbit
Year Film Other notes 1994 The Martin Short Show TV series (Unknown episodes), (executive producer) 1999 The Martin Short Show TV series (Unknown episodes), (executive producer) 2001 Primetime Glick TV series (Unknown episodes), (executive producer), (producer) 2003 Martin Short Shorts (TV) (producer) 2004 Jimmy Glick in Lalawood (Producer)
Year Film Other notes 1993 Friends of Gilda (TV)
- As Irving Cohen: "What hell kind of name is Roy!?"
- As Irving Cohen: "Give me a C, a bouncy C."
- As Irving Cohen (as his standard conclusion to an improvised song, of which he's sung a few bars, accompanied by replacing his cigar in his mouth): "...a dot dot dot, dee dee dee, and whatever the hell else you want to put in there."
- As Ed Grimley (indrawn breath): "I must say...".
- As Ed Grimley (clutching his burning fingers after removing a batch of cookies from the oven without using an oven mitt): "That's a pain that will tend to linger."
- As Bradley Allen: "You can't tell me that a woman who plays the tuba doesn't have a boyfriend somewhere... I mean who's going to carry the damn thing?"
- As Bradley Allen (drinking Scotch and declining tissues after a productive cough): "No, I got it."
- As Franc Eggelhoffer..."Every party has a pooper, that's why we invited you, party pooper, GEORGE BANKS! That's who!"
- As Jimminy Glick (talking about his past, moreso his weight problem) : "I was a loner as a child, a loner as a child because people would point, and children can be cruel."
- As Jack Frost (talking to a little girl who told him to chill) : "I invented chill!"
- As Jack Frost (talking to the other members of the Legendary Council) "Excuse me! Did you accuse me of being skillful and delicious? Guilty as charged!"
- As Huy.... "You're playing with the big boys now!"
- As Nathan Thurm (after being disproved): "I know that! You don't think I know that?"
- As Nathan Thurm (talking to the audience about his interviewer): "Is it me, or is it him? It's him, right?"
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- ^ Interview with Hello! magazine
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- ^ McGrath, Sean."1999 Tony Winner: Martin Short (Leading Actor, Musical, Little Me)" playbill.com, June 6, 1999
- ^ "Internet Broadway database listing, 'Little Me'" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
- ^ Jones, Kenneth."Alexander and Short Join Producers Tour in San Fran, April 21–26 Before L.A. Sitdown" March 25, 2003
- ^ Perlmutter, Sharon."Review: The Producers" in Los Angeles talkinbroadway.com, retrieved May 21, 2010
- ^ "Break a Leg: The Producers Opens at Bway's St. James, April 19", playbill.com, April 19, 2001
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- ^ Brantley, Ben."Review:'Fame Becomes Me'The New York Times, August 18, 2006
- ^ Gans, Andrew."Fame Undone: Martin Short Show Closes on Broadway Jan. 7" playbill.com, January 7, 2007
- ^ "Martin Short's wife dies suddenly". August 23, 2010. http://www.popeater.com/2010/08/23/martin-short-s-wife-dies-suddenly.
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