Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Aug. 14th, 1945
Born in
Waco, Texas, USA
6' 0

Steve Martin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Carol Burnett Show (1967) TV Show
The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) TV Show
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
Cher TV Show
The Directors TV Show
The Directors
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
The Dating Game TV Show
The Dating Game
The Martin Short Show TV Show
The Martin Short Show
The Martin Short Show (1994) TV Show
The Martin Short Show (1994)
The Ray Stevens Show TV Show
The Ray Stevens Show
The Smothers Brothers Show TV Show
The Smothers Brothers Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Live From New York!
2015 - Home
2014 - Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
2013 - Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
2009 - It's Complicated
2009 - The Pink Panther 2
2008 - Baby Mama
2006 - The Pink Panther
2005 - Cheaper by the Dozen 2
2005 - Jiminy Glick In Lalawood
2005 - Shopgirl
2003 - Looney Tunes: Back in Action
2003 - Bringing Down the House
2003 - Cheaper by the Dozen
2001 - Novocaine
1999 - Bowfinger
1999 - The Out-of-Towners
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1996 - Sgt. Bilko
1995 - Father of the Bride Part II
1994 - Mixed Nuts
1994 - A Simple Twist of Fate
1992 - Leap of Faith
1991 - Father of the Bride
1991 - Grand Canyon
1991 - L.A. Story
1989 - Parenthood
1988 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1987 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
1987 - Roxanne
1986 - Three Amigos
1986 - Little Shop of Horrors
1984 - All of Me
1984 - The Lonely Guy
1983 - The Man with Two Brains
1982 - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
1979 - The Who: The Kids Are Alright
1979 - The Jerk
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1979 - The Jerk
1978 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1977 - The Absent-Minded Waiter

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Special Guest Star
Ray Patterson (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American honorary Academy Award winning actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright and producer.

Martin was born in Waco, Texax, the son of Mary Lee (née Stewart) and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. Martin was raised in Inglewood, California, and then later in Garden Grove, California, in a Baptist family. Martin was a cheerleader of Garden Grove High School. One of his earliest memories is of seeing his father, as an extra, serving drinks onstage at the Call Board Theatre on Melrose Place. During World War II, in England, Martin's father had appeared in a production of Our Town with 'Raymond Massey'.

Martin's first job was at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on weekends and full-time during the school's summer break. That lasted for three years (1955–58). During his free time he frequented the Main Street Magic shop, where tricks were demonstrated to potential customers. By 1960, he had mastered several of the tricks and illusions, and took a paying job at the Magic shop in Fantasyland in August. There he perfected his talents for magic, juggling, and creating balloon animals in the manner of mentor Wally Boag, frequently performing for tips.

Martin was in three more Reiner-directed comedies after The Jerk: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983 and All of Me in 1984, possibly his most critically acclaimed comic performance to date. In 1986, Martin joined fellow Saturday Night Live veterans 'Martin Short' and 'Chevy Chase' in ¡Three Amigos!, directed by John Landis, and written by Martin, Lorne Michaels, and singer-songwriter Randy Newman. It was originally entitled The Three Caballeros and Martin was to be teamed with 'Dan Aykroyd' and 'John Belushi'. In 1986, Martin was in the movie musical film version of the hit Off-Broadway play Little Shop of Horrors (based on a famous B-movie), playing the sadistic dentist, Orin Scrivello. The film was the first of three films teaming Martin with 'Rick Moranis'.

In 1987, Martin joined comedian 'John Candy' in the 'John Hughes' movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. That same year, Roxanne, the film adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac which Martin co-wrote, won him a Writers Guild of America, East award. It also garnered recognition from Hollywood and the public that he was more than a comedian. In 1988, he performed in the Frank Oz film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a remake of Bedtime Story, alongside 'Michael Caine'.

Martin starred in the 'Ron Howard' film Parenthood, with Moranis in 1989. He later met with Moranis to make the Mafia comedy My Blue Heaven in 1990. In 1991, Martin starred in and wrote L.A. Story, a romantic comedy, in which the female lead was played by his then-wife Victoria Tennant. Martin also appeared in Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon, in which he played the tightly-wound Hollywood film producer, Davis, who was recovering from a traumatic robbery that left him injured, which was a more serious role for him. Martin also appeared in a remake of the comedy Father of the Bride in 1991 (followed by a sequel in 1995). He starred in the 1992 comedy Housesitter, with 'Goldie Hawn' and Dana Delany'.

By 2003, Martin ranked fourth on the box office stars list, after starring in Bringing Down The House and Cheaper By The Dozen, each of which earned over $130 million at U.S. theaters. That same year, he also played the villainous Mr. Chairman in the animation/live action blend, Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

Martin wrote and starred in Shopgirl (2005), based on his own novella (2000), and starred in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. In 2006, he starred in the box office hit The Pink Panther, as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau.

Martin was romantically involved with actress and singer 'Bernadette Peters', his costar in the films The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven, during the 1970s and early 1980s. He married actress Victoria Tennant (November 20, 1986), and the union lasted until their divorce in (1994). On (July 28, 2007), after three years together, Martin married Anne Stringfield, a writer and former staffer for The New Yorker magazine. Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey presided over the ceremony at Martin's Los Angeles home. Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, was best man. Several of the guests, including close friends Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, comedian Carl Reiner, and magician/actor 'Ricky Jay' were not informed that a wedding ceremony would take place. Instead, they were told they were invited to a party, and were surprised by the nuptials. At age 67, Martin became a first-time dad when Stringfield gave birth in (December 2012).

  • Hosted the 75th Annual Academy Awards.
  • Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in the movie _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).
  • Claims to have met all 10 actors who have played Doctor Who. Out of all of them he states 'Jon Pertwee' (qv) was the kindest and 'William Hartnell' (qv) was the quietest. He won't state who was the meanest.
  • Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2004 and 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actor category for the films _Bringing Down the House (2003)_ (qv) and _Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)_ (qv), and in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his role in _Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)_ (qv) on the 2004 ballot. He was suggested again three years later in the Worst Actor category on the 2007 ballot for his performance in _The Pink Panther (2006)_ (qv), but he failed to receive any one of these nominations. He is still yet to be nominated for a Razzie Award.
  • Was Warner Bros. second choice for the role of The Riddler in _Batman Forever (1995)_ (qv) (after 'Robin Williams (I)' (qv) ). However he turned it down as with the death of his good friend 'John Candy' (qv) and his divorce from 'Victoria Tennant (I)' (qv) he was too sad to make any movies.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Martin was never a cast member on NBC's _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv). However, he holds the records for guest appearances (25) on the show (followed closely by 'Buck Henry' (qv)), hosting (at 15 times, he sets the standard for the SNL "Five Timers Club"), and hosting in a single season (3). He is also the only person to have hosted a season premiere, a season finale, and a Christmas show. He was also scheduled to host for the ill-fated 1980-1981 season, but a writers strike prevented this.
  • Is skilled with a rope or lasso and did his own rope work in _Three Amigos! (1986)_ (qv). He also plays the harmonica.
  • Was voted Most Talented by his classmates at Garden Grove high school.

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