Norm MacDonald

Norm MacDonald

Age
53
Birthday
Oct. 17th, 1963
Born in
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Height
6' 1"

Norm MacDonald's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Sports Show with Norm McDonald TV Show
Sports Show with Norm McDonald
The Norm Show TV Show
The Norm Show
A Minute With Stan Hooper TV Show
A Minute With Stan Hooper
Where's Elvis This Week? (UK) TV Show
Where's Elvis This Week? (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Norm MacDonald was born on October 17, 1963, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for "The Dennis Miller Show" (1992) and then "Roseanne" (1988). While writing for "Roseanne" (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked Norm's stand up, and gave him his job on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). MacDonald became widely popular when he became the Weekend Update anchor with his trademark line "Now the fake news." He lasted from September 24, 1994, to December 13, 1997, when he was fired by Don Ohlmeyer, president of NBC on the west coast. Norm's last weekend update was December 13, 1997, and he left the show in March 1998. His movie, Dirty Work (1998), which he began working on in the summer of '97, came out 2 months later. In March 1999, his show, called "The Norm Show" (1999), came out on ABC and had a 3-season run. During the time, he starred in the movie Screwed (2000), opposite Dave Chappelle.


TRIVIA:
  • NBC received two complaints after he used a curse word live on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
  • Despite being fired from _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv), he was asked to host the show a year later.
  • Attended Dollard-des-Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base near Shannon, Quebec, Canada.
  • 'Chevy Chase' (qv) has stated that since he left _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv), the only person who he believes has done Weekend Update "right" is Norm Macdonald.
  • During an interview on the _"Late Show with David Letterman" (1993)_ (qv) a few days after he was fired from _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv), he told Dave that the NBC execs fired him because they thought he wasn't funny.
  • Is good friends with 'Adam Sandler (I)' (qv).
  • Father of Dylan.
  • Dropped out of high school when he was 15.


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