Martin Short

Martin Short

Mar. 26th, 1950
Born in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5' 7 1/2

Martin Short's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Mulaney TV Show
Muppets Tonight TV Show
Muppets Tonight
Maya & Marty TV Show
Maya & Marty
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley TV Show
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
Primetime Glick TV Show
Primetime Glick
I'm a Big Girl Now TV Show
I'm a Big Girl Now
The Martin Short Show (1994) TV Show
The Martin Short Show (1994)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Martin Short is an actor and writer, known for Frankenweenie, The Martin Short Show, Mars Attacks! and Maya & Marty.

  • He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on April 13, 1994 for his services to entertainment.
  • Brother of 'Michael Short (I)' (qv)
  • In the fall of 1980, Short joined the cast of _"I'm a Big Girl Now" (1980)_ (qv), a sitcom vehicle for 'Diana Canova' (qv) that also starred 'Danny Thomas (I)' (qv). Canova was offered the sitcom after her huge success playing Corinne Tate Flotsky on ABC's _"Soap" (1977)_ (qv). She left the cast of the latter show in order to accept the offer - shortly before Short's newlywed wife, 'Nancy Dolman' (qv), joined the cast. _"I'm a Big Girl Now" (1980)_ (qv) was an instant flop, and ratings declined for _"Soap" (1977)_ (qv), causing both shows to be canceled that season.
  • Was supposed to host the 1994 season premiere of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv), but he had to back out at the last minute. He was replaced by 'Steve Martin (I)' (qv).
  • Older brother David was killed in a car accident in 1962. His mother, Olive Short, was a child prodigy of the violin, and the first female concert-mistress in North America. She was concert-mistress for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. She married Short's father, Charles Patrick Short, in 1935 - an Irish VP of Canada's largest steel company who came to North America as a stowaway. Olive Short died in 1970 after a five-year battle with cancer. Charles Patrick Short died in 1972 as a result of complications from a stroke.
  • (1995) Received the Earl Grey Award for his work in _"Second City TV" (1976)_ (qv) at the Gemini Theatre in Toronto.
  • First acting job was playing a giant Visa card in a TV commercial.
  • Won Broadway's 1999 Tony Award as best actor (musical) for a revival of Little Me. He was also nominated in the same category in 1993 for The Goodbye Girl.

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