Catherine O’Hara


B: March 4, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario

Catherine O’Hara got her start waiting tables at the Second City Theatre in Toronto. It was her way of getting a foot in the door. Second City believed in O’Hara’s talent enough to keep her on as a cast member. She went on to fame with SCTV joining cast members Rick Moranis, Martin Short, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin. Catherine O’Hara provides the voice of Grandma Frump in the 2019 MGM release The Addams Family. It was announced in February 2020 that Catherine O’Hara will be honoured with a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (Broadcasting and Film) at the annual Governor General’s Peformance Art Awards in April of 2020. O’Hara was honoured wih a Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series award at the 2021 Golden Globes for her work in Schitt’s Creek.

Catherine O’Hara is pictured at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards. She won a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for her work on Schitt’s Creek. She also won an Emmy Award in 2020 for her work on this series.

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Also see: Catherine O’Hara Honoured by ACTRA.

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

Double Negative (1980)
Nothing Personal (1980)
Rock & Rule (voice only, 1983)
The Last Polka (TV-1984)
After Hours (1985)
Heartburn (1986)
Really Weird Takes (TV-1987)
Beetlejuice (1988)

Little Vegas (1990)
Dick Tracey (1990)
Betsy’s Wedding (1990)
Home Alone (1990)
There Goes the Neighbourhood (1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Tim Burton`s The Nightmare Before Christmas (voice only, 1993)
Tall Tale (1994)
The Paper (1994)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Pippi Longstocking (voice only, 1997)
Hope (TV-1997)
Home Fries (1998)
Late Last Night (TV-1999)
The Life Before This (1999)

Best In Show (2000)
Speaking of Sex (2001)
Orange County (2002)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Chicken Little (voice, 2005)
Brother Bear II (voice, VR-2006)
For Your Consideration (2006)
Cat Tale (voice, 2006)
Monster House (2006)
Penelope (2006)
Over the Hedge (voice, 2006)
The Great Farrell (2007)
Where the Wild Things Are (voice, 2008)
Away We Go (2009)
Temple Grandin (2009)

Killers (2010)
Cat Tale (voice, 2010)
Frankenweenie (voice, 2012)
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
To My Future Assistant (TV-2013)
When Marnie Was There (voice, 2014)
The Addams Family (voice, 2019)

Argylle (2024)

TV Series – Cast:
Coming Up Rosie (1975)
SCTV (1976-1983)
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (1980)
You’ve Come a Long Way, Katie (1980, mini-series)
SCTV Channel (1983-1984)
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1988)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Committed (2001)

Glenn Martin DDS (2010)
What Lives Inside (2015, mini-series)
Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)
Skylanders Academy (voice, 2016-2018)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Wayne & Shuster Show (1975)
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special (1975)
The Wayne & Shuster Superspecial (1978)

The New Show (1984)
George Burns Comedy Week (1985)
Really Weird Tales (1987)

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (1990)
Dream On (1990)
Morton & Hayes (1991)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
The Hidden Room (1993)
Tales from the Crypt (1994)
The Outer Limits (1997)
Oh Baby (1999)

MADtv (2000)
Committed (2001)
Bram and Alice (2002)
Odd Job Jack (2003)
Six Feet Under (2003, 2005)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009)

Leslie (2012)
30 Rock (2012)
The Greatest Event in Television History (2013)
Modern Family (2015)
Sofia the First (2016)
Harvey Beaks (voice, 2016)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, 2018)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again (voice, 2018)

Argylle, movie, poster,