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Martin Short

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 starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. Short, the youngest of five children, was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the son of Olive (née Hayter), a violinist, and Charles Patrick Short, a corporate executive with Stelco, a Canadian steel company. He and his siblings were raised Catholic. He had three older brothers, David (now deceased), Michael, and Brian, and one older sister, Nora. Short's father was a Catholic from Crossmaglen, South Armagh (present-day Northern Ireland), who came to North America as a stowaway during the Irish War of Independence. Short's mother, who was the concertmaster of the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, encouraged Martin's early creative endeavours. His eldest brother, David, was killed in a car accident in 1962, when Short was 12. His mother died of cancer when he was 17; and,

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Kathie Lee Gifford to Martin Short -- How's Your Wife ... Who Died 2 Years Ago

Kathie Lee to Martin Short
How's Your Wife ... Who Died 2 Years Ago

It might be the most cringeworthy few seconds in TV history -- Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short how his wife is doing ... one small problem ... she died 2 years ago.Martin appeared on "The… READ MORE >

Martin Short: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Martin Short
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Just like his classic Ed Grimley character on "Saturday Night Live," Martin Short never gets old.Here's the 34-year-old comedian back in 1984 (left), and 28 years later, the 61-year-old at an… READ MORE >

- 927 days ago
Cristiano Ronaldo -- I Must Say!

Cristiano Ronaldo -- I Must Say!

Here's Portuguese soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo at an event in L.A. on Monday (left) -- and Martin Short as Ed Grimley on "Saturday Night Live" back in the day (right).Totally decent.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1168 days ago
Fake Fatal Crash - Who Gets the Lead?

Fake Fatal Crash
Who Gets the Lead?

Fact: After a quiet dinner, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, Eugene Levy and two others cram into a car and head home in high spirits. Fiction: On the way home, they all perish in a car accident.… READ MORE >

- 2407 days ago
Hottest Videos -- Week of 2/10

Hottest Videos -- Week of 2/10

insertBCSinglePlayer(1417315744);Jane Fonda let the C-word slip on the "Today" show, shocking Meredith Vieira -- their censors didn't bleep it, neither do ours. READ MORE >

- 2419 days ago
Martin Short Flashes His Britney

Martin Short Flashes His Britney

With Britney privates under wraps these days, Martin Short took it upon himself to give us all what we've been missing -- a good crotch shot!insertBCSinglePlayer(1417300702); Check out Short's… READ MORE >

- 2421 days ago
Comedy Giants in the Big Apple

Comedy Giants
In the Big Apple

TMZ's cameras were rolling in New York City last night and as usual, we caught loads of your favorite celebs.First, we stopped by MTV to get a quick glimpse of Rev Run and his family striking a… READ MORE >

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