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Martin Short is a Actor, Writer and Producer Canadien born on 26 march 1950 at Hamilton (Canada)

Martin Short

Martin Short
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Birth name Martin Hayter Short
Nationality Canada
Birth 26 march 1950 (69 years) at Hamilton (Canada)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American 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 has starred in comedy films, such as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and created the characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He also won a Tony Award for Leading Actor in a Musical for the 1999 Broadway revival of Little Me.

Biography

Short dated Gilda Radner in the 1970s.


Family
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 stay-at-home mom and raise her family. Nancy Short died on August 21, 2010, from ovarian cancer. Short and Dolman adopted three children: Katherine (b. 1983), Oliver (b. 1986), and Henry (b. 1989).

Short and his family make their home in Pacific Palisades, California. He also has a home on Lake Rosseau in Ontario. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Short has two stars on Canada's Walk of Fame. His brother, Michael is a comedy writer and twice winner of the Emmy Award for comedy sketch writing.


Extended family
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. Bob Dolman and Martin have since divorced. Short is a first cousin of Clare Short, a former member of the British Parliament and former British cabinet minister.


Philanthropy
Short appeared in a 2001 episode on the Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire hosted by Regis Philbin, winning $US32,000 for his charity, Loyola High School.

Short has actively campaigned for the Women's Research Cancer Fund, and he accepted a "Courage Award" on behalf of his late wife, who died from the disease in 2010, at a 2011 gala by the group.

Best films

Treasure Planet (2002)
(Actor)
Father of the Bride (1991)
(Actor)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
(Actor)
Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
(Actor)
Frankenweenie (2012)
(Actor)
Innerspace (1987)
(Actor)

Usually with

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(5 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(7 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2 films)
Francis Veber
Francis Veber
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Martin Short (41 films)

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Actor

Hairspray Live!, 2h45
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson
Roles Wilbur Turnblad
Rating70% 3.503723.503723.503723.503723.50372
Tracy Turnblad, une jeune fille enrobée qui vit à Baltimore, malgré son physique, elle n'a qu'une idée en tête : danser dans la célèbre émission Corny Collins Show. Par chance, ce dernier assiste à une de ses performances au lycée et lui propose de venir rejoindre son équipe.
Inherent Vice, 2h28
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone
Roles Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
Rating66% 3.3491053.3491053.3491053.3491053.349105
In 1970, Shasta Fay Hepworth visits the rickety beach house of her ex-boyfriend, Larry "Doc" Sportello, a private investigator and hippie/dope head in Gordita Beach, a fictional town in Los Angeles County. Shasta tells him about her new lover, Michael Z. "Mickey" Wolfmann, a wealthy real estate developer. She asks Doc to help prevent Mickey’s wife and her lover from having Mickey abducted and committed to an insane asylum.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, 1h32
Directed by Will Finn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty
Roles The Jester (voice)
Rating51% 2.5553152.5553152.5553152.5553152.555315
In the Land of Oz, the Emerald City's co-leaders the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion discover that an evil Jester has stolen the broomstick of the late Wicked Witch of the West and taken control over the Flying Monkeys. With Oz's future at stake, the Scarecrow decides to use his invention called the Rainbow Mover to summon Dorothy Gale to save the kingdom again. But flying monkeys invade the castle and force the trio out the window.
The Wind Rises, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Animation
Themes Feminist films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Hideaki Anno, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Morio Kazama
Roles Kurokawa (English Disney Version)
Rating77% 3.8997553.8997553.8997553.8997553.899755
In 1918, the young Jiro Horikoshi longs to become a pilot, but his nearsightedness prevents it. He reads about the famous Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Battista Caproni, and dreams about him that night. In the dream, Caproni tells him that building planes is better than flying them.
Frankenweenie, 1h27
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones
Roles Mr. Frankenstein / Mr. Burgemeister / Nassor (voice)
Rating68% 3.4489553.4489553.4489553.4489553.448955
Young filmmaker and scientist Victor Frankenstein lives with his parents, Edward and Susan Frankenstein, and his beloved dog, Sparky, in the quiet town of New Holland. Victor's intelligence is recognized by his classmates at school, his somber next-door neighbor, Elsa Van Helsing, mischievous, Igor-like Edgar "E" Gore, obese and gullible Bob, overconfident Toshiaki, creepy Nassor, and an eccentric girl nicknamed Weird Girl, but communicates little with them due to his relationship with his dog. Concerned with his son's isolation, Victor's father encourages him to take up baseball and make achievements outside of science. Victor hits a home run at his first game, but Sparky, pursuing the ball, is struck by a car and killed.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, 1h25
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter
Roles Stefano (voice)
Rating67% 3.3964253.3964253.3964253.3964253.396425
Many days after bidding the penguins goodbye, Alex has a nightmare about himself and his friends still being stranded in Africa and finding that they have all gotten old. He then wakes up from his nightmare on his birthday and the animals present him with a miniature model of New York City made out of mud. Alex suggests to his friends and the lemurs that they should go to Monte Carlo to get the penguins and the chimpanzees and fly back to New York City, which they agree to do.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil, 1h26
Directed by Mike Disa
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Wolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Bill Hader
Roles Kirk the Woodsman (voice)
Rating47% 2.3548352.3548352.3548352.3548352.354835
Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Granny (Glenn Close), and Twitchy (Cory Edwards) are on a rescue mission to save Hansel and Gretel (Bill Hader and Amy Poehler) from an evil witch named Verushka (Joan Cusack). The plan goes wrong however and Granny is kidnapped as well. Meanwhile, Red (Hayden Panettiere) is in training with a mysterious group called the Sisters of the Hood where she learns that a secret all powerful truffle recipe has been stolen. She teams up with Wolf and Twitchy to find the recipe and save her grandma, but she and Wolf can't get along and the team splits up. Meanwhile, Verushka, who stole the truffle recipe, tries to force Granny into making it for her.
The Spiderwick Chronicles, 1h31
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte, Ron Perlman
Roles Thimbletack (voice)
Rating64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
Recently divorced Helen Grace (Mary-Louise Parker) moves into the Spiderwick Estate with her children when it is given to her by her elderly aunt Lucinda (Joan Plowright), though identical twins Jared and Simon (Freddie Highmore) and their older sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger) do not want to move from the city. When Jared uncovers a dumbwaiter system behind a wall, Jared finds a monogrammed key and discovers the study of the late owner of the estate, Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn). Jared uses the key to open a chest. In it, he finds Spiderwick's field guide to faeries; although an attached note warns him not to read it, he does so anyway.
Khan Kluay
Khan Kluay (2006)
, 1h19
Directed by Kompin Kemgumnird
Origin Thailande
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Aliocha Schneider, Ludivine Reding, Miranda Cosgrove, Nicolas Charbonneaux-Collombet, Carl Reiner, Claude Gagnon
Rating59% 2.9521452.9521452.9521452.9521452.952145
When Khan Kluay is born, his grandmother notes that his back is strong and has thick skin like his father and that his true strength lies within, and names him "Khan Kluay" (Banana Stem).
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 1h32
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Pregnancy films, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Ann-Margret
Roles Jack Frost
Rating47% 2.3559252.3559252.3559252.3559252.355925
Four years after the second film, Scott Calvin/Santa Claus (Tim Allen), and his wife, Carol (Elizabeth Mitchell), are expecting their first child as Christmas Eve approaches. Carol is missing her family, so Scott invites his in-laws, Sylvia and Bud Newman (Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin), up to the North Pole, along with his former wife, Laura (Wendy Crewson), her husband, Neil (Judge Reinhold), and their daughter, Lucy (Liliana Mumy), to keep Mrs. Claus company. Meanwhile, he is summoned to a meeting of the Council of Legendary Figures consisting of Mother Nature (Aisha Tyler), Father Time (Peter Boyle), the Easter Bunny (Jay Thomas), Cupid (Kevin Pollak), the Tooth Fairy (Art LaFleur), and the Sandman (Michael Dorn). Jack Frost (Martin Short) also arrives and is in trouble. He is jealous that he has no holiday or special occasion in his honor, and has been promoting himself during the Christmas season. Mother Nature accuses him of attempting to upstage Santa, and suggests sanctions against him. When Santa says that he is dealing with how to get the in-laws to come without revealing that he is Santa, Jack Frost manages to negotiate a light sentence of community service at the North Pole, helping Santa and the elves put up various Canadian-themed paraphernalia, as Carol's parents believe Scott is a toymaker in Canada. However, Frost's ultimate goal is to trick Santa into renouncing his position, with unknowing help from Curtis who accidentally blurts out what the Escape Clause is and where it is. Thus, Jack Frost sneaks into Santa's hall of snow globes (which contain images of all the Santas throughout world history) and steals a special one containing Santa Claus (aka Scott Calvin) that will invoke the Escape Clause, in which Santa must hold the Globe and say "I wish I'd never been Santa at all" thus sending him back in time and undoing his career as Santa. When Lucy discovers this crime Jack Frost freezes her parents and locks her in a closet. Jack Frost causes trouble for the family that makes Scott think that he must resign to make things better.
Barbie as The Princess & the Pauper, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Kelly Sheridan, Michèle Lituac, Mark Hildreth, Alessandro Juliani, Ian James Corlett, Alexis Tomassian
Roles Preminger (voice)
Rating68% 3.432133.432133.432133.432133.43213
In an unnamed kingdom, a blonde princess and a brunette pauper are born simultaneously. The princess, Anneliese, craves freedom from her royal duties, especially when she is informed by her widowed mother, Queen Genevieve, that she must marry the wealthy king of a nearby kingdom because their royal treasury is nearly bankrupt. The Pauper, Erika, craves a different sort of freedom as she is an indentured servant at the Madame Carp's Dress Emporium to work off her parents' debt, but dreams of becoming a singer.
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, 1h30
Directed by Vadim Jean
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Martin Short, Robert Trebor, Jan Hooks, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Perkins, Linda Cardellini
Roles Jiminy Glick/David Lynch
Rating54% 2.701652.701652.701652.701652.70165
Jiminy Glick in LaLaWood starts off as an Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood spoof, but develops into a murder mystery, with David Lynch played by Martin Short as a makeshift Hercule Poirot.
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Susanne Blakeslee, Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett
Roles Lars (voice)
Rating57% 2.854752.854752.854752.854752.85475
In the year 1962, the Radcliffe family and their one hundred and one dalmatians are preparing to move to their "Dalmatian Plantation," a home in the countryside with plenty of room for all of them. However, one of the puppies, Patch, feels ignored and wishes to be unique like his television hero, Thunderbolt. While watching the Thunderbolt Adventure Hour, he hears about a chance to appear on the show. He is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for the plantation, so he decides to head for the audition to meet his hero and win a guest spot on the show. He fails to impress the producers, allowing a jealous Lil' Lightning to manipulate them into making himself the hero of his own show. Depressed, Patch leaves and runs into Thunderbolt.
Treasure Planet, 1h35
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Sur la Lune, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan
Roles B.E.N. (voice)
Rating72% 3.6021653.6021653.6021653.6021653.602165
Set in the future, the film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar sail-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.