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Martin Short
b.
March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario


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The autographed picture of Martin Short on the left is part of the Northernstars Collection. Photo on the right is Copyright © 2013 by Ralph Lucas

Martin Short was a pre-med student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and earned his BA in social work. He then spent a year working in the field of mental health before taking a shot at show business. He won a part in a 1972 Canadian production of Godspell with Gilda Radner. He joined Second City in 1977. After some sitcom work in the US, he returned to Canada for SCTV, and from there he moved to Saturday Night Live. In 1994, he was given Canada's highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada, for his contribution to Canadian culture. Although he maintains a home in Canada, he has lived in Pacific Palisades, California since 1987 where he was once made Honorary Mayor. Short plays a non-comedic role as Leonard Winstone in the 2010 series, Damages. Short is pictured on the right above as host of the CBC broadcast of the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards in March of 2013. He was invited back to also host the ceremony again in 2014.



Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release


Lost and Found (1979)
The Family Man (TV-1979)
The Outsider (1979)

Sunset Limousine (TV-1983)
The Canadian Conspiracy (1986)
Three Amigos (1986)
Cross My Heart (1987)
Innerspace (1987)
Really Weird Tales (TV-1987)
The Big Picture (1988)
The Making of Me (1989)
Andrea Martin...Together Again (TV-1989)
Three Fugitives (1989)

Pure Luck (1991)
Father of the Bride (1992)
Captain Ron (1992)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (voice - 1993)
Clifford (1994)
The Pebble and the Penguin (voice - 1995)
Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Jungle2Jungle (1997)
A Simple Wish (1997)
Akbar's Adventure Tours (1998)
Merlin (TV-1998)
The Prince of Egypt (voice -1998)
Alice in Wonderland (TV-1999)
Mumford (1999)

Get Over It (2001)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (voice-2001)
Prince Charming (TV- 2001)
Treasure Planet (voice, 2002)
Cinemagique (2002)
Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2004)
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (VR-2004)
The Santa Clause 3 - The Escape Clause (2006)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (voice, 2008)
The Blue Elephant (VR-2008)

Rax Man (TV-2010)
Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil (2010)
I, Martin Short, Goes Home (TV-2012)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (voice, 2012)
Frankenweenie (voice, 2012)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (voice, 2013)
The Wind Rises (voice, 2013)
Inherent Vice (2014)


TV Series - Cast:
The David Steinberg Show (1972)
The Associates (1979 - 1980)
I'm a Big Girl Now (1980- 1981)
SCTV Network 90 (1982 - 1983)
Saturday Night Live (1984 - 1985)
The Martin Short Show (1995)
The Show Formerly Known as The Martin Short Show (1995)
The Martin Short Show (1999)
Prime Time Glick (2001-2003)

Damages (2010)
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (voice, 2010-2013)
Canada's Got Talent (co-host, 2012)







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