Mar. 26th, 1950
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5' 7 1/2
Martin Short's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
2007 - America The Beautiful
2006 - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
2002 - Treasure Planet
2001 - Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
2001 - Get Over It
1999 - Mumford
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1997 - A Simple Wish
1997 - Jungle 2 Jungle
1996 - Mars Attacks!
1995 - Father of the Bride Part II
1994 - Clifford
1993 - We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1992 - Captain Ron
1991 - Pure Luck
1991 - Father of the Bride
1989 - Three Fugitives
1987 - InnerSpace
1986 - Three Amigos
Guest TV Roles
Doc the Elvis Presley freak
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- His older brother died when Martin was 12, and, by age 22, both parents were dead, as well.
- Went dramatic and appeared in a 1974 production of "Fortune and Men's Eyes" which dealt with prison rape.
- On _"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994)_ (qv), said his favorite curse word is "poo".
- Was trained to be a social worker but got bit by the acting bug after taking a part in a production of "Godspell" in Toronto, Ontario.
- Husband of Canadian comic actress 'Nancy Dolman' (qv), most notable for her recurring role on the ABC cult sitcom _"Soap" (1977)_ (qv) and _"Custard Pie" (1977)_ (qv). She also appeared in his critically acclaimed 1985 television special, _Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (1985) (TV)_ (qv).
- Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Short currently attends New York University. She was chosen in 2003 to serve as Queen Shenandoah LXXVI for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia. She is an aspiring actress.
- In the fall of 1980, Short joined the cast of _"I'm a Big Girl Now" (1980)_ (qv), a sitcom vehicle for 'Diana Canova' (qv) that also starred 'Danny Thomas (I)' (qv). Canova was offered the sitcom after her huge success playing Corinne Tate Flotsky on ABC's _"Soap" (1977)_ (qv). She left the cast of the latter show in order to accept the offer - shortly before Short's newlywed wife, 'Nancy Dolman' (qv), joined the cast. _"I'm a Big Girl Now" (1980)_ (qv) was an instant flop, and ratings declined for _"Soap" (1977)_ (qv), causing both shows to be canceled that season.
- Met future Second City collaborator 'Dave Thomas (I)' (qv) in college in 1970, where they began acting together. Short appeared with Thomas in a production of MacBeth with Short as Lennox and Thomas as Banquo. A legendary production of Godspell in 1972 would include Thomas, plus other Canadian funsters 'Gilda Radner' (qv), 'Eugene Levy' (qv), 'Paul Shaffer' (qv), and 'Andrea Martin (I)' (qv). His future wife 'Nancy Dolman' (qv) was Radner's understudy. Short first dated Radner and then began dating Dolman in 1974. They married in 1980.