Canadian-born Hollywood icon, Martin Short is undoubtedly one of the most talented stars of his generation. He’s a comedian, actor, producer, writer, singer and whatever else is expected of an entertainer. He rose to fame in the 1980s for his work on Saturday Night Live which helped launch his career in television and film.
Following that burst of performance on SNL , Kurz has garnered a countless number of television and film credits. The legendary actor-comedian has received numerous awards for his brilliant work over the years – including an Emmy Award, a Tony Award, 2 stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Martin Short’s Biography, Age
This multifaceted star was born to Martin Hayter Short on March 25, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario. His mother, Olive Grace (née Hayter), was a musician and his father, Charles Patrick Short, was a commercial director. He is the youngest of his parents’ 5 children, all of whom were raised in the Roman Catholic faith. His father is originally from Ireland and his mother has English and Irish ancestry. He received his high school education from Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario and attended McMaster University, also in Hamilton.
Martin Short was quite a late bloomer, only getting interested in showbiz after college. His first acting role was in the stage production of the musical Godspell in 1971, and after that premiere there was no turning back for the natural entertainer. He marked his screen debut in the short-lived series Right On (1972), followed by a few guest roles.
The multi-talented star was able to show off his comedic talent on the sketch comedy show The David Steinberg Show (1976-77), on which he appeared regularly and his career rose steadily throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He has had recurring roles in sitcoms such as The Staff (1979-80) and I’m a Big Girl Now (1980-81) and he was also in the cast of the comedy show Second City Television (1981-84).
Short got a career-defining opportunity in 1984 when he joined the cast of the late-night live show Saturday Night Live for the 1984-85 season. His appearance on the show helped revitalize the fan base that had plummeted following the departure of Eddie Murphy. His stint on SNL also gave a major boost to his career in film and television. Even after leaving the show in 1985, Martin Short has returned to Saturday Night Live several times as a host or guest star.
Martin Short was also in the star-studded cast of the TV movie Alice in Wonderland (1999), ran his own talk show The Martin Short Show (1999-2000) and was also the creator and lead actor of the comedy series Primetime Glick (2001-03 ). Kurz equally spoke the title role of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot! (2010-16) and was a judge in the first season of talent competition Canada’s Got Talent (2012).
This multi-talent has an impressive roster of films including Father of the Bride (1991), Clifford (1994), Prince Charming (2001), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004), Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Frankenweenie (2012) and The Wind Is Getting Stronger (2013).
Wealth (income and earnings)
Martin Short has had an ever-growing career since he first got involved in showbiz in the 1970s, luckily the diversity of his talents has ensured he’s never out of relevance in the industry. The legendary actor has starred in several big budget films and TV productions alike over the years. So it’s no wonder that he has acquired great wealth. Short’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.
Martin Short’s wife
Short was married to Nancy Dolman, a former comic book actress, for several years. The duo met in 1972 while starring in the musical Godspell They married on December 22, 1980, after a dating period. Together they adopted 3 children; a daughter named Katherine and sons Oliver and Henry. Martin Short’s blissful marriage to Nancy Dolman ended in August 2010 when the latter passed away. She died of ovarian cancer.
Is he gay?
Martin Short’s sexuality has never been a topic for debate as he is known to be outspoken. In addition to the fact that his longest known relationship has been with someone of the opposite sex, the Canadian-born star has never claimed he is gay. Therefore, until he discovers otherwise, it’s safe to assume he’s not gay.
Height and other body values
Martin Short is 5 feet 6½ inches (169 cm) tall. The legendary Hollywood funnyman has an attractively cut body and weighs 68 kg.