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Lorne Michaels


Lorne Michaels was born on November 17, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lorne Michael Lipowitz. He is a producer and writer, known for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) and 30 Rock (2006). He has been married to Alice Barry since 1991. They have three children. He was previously married to Susan Forristal... See full bio »
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Won 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Saturday Night Live México (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Loomis Fargo (producer) (pre-production)
 2014 Man Seeking Woman (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014 Mulaney (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014 Untitled Riddle/Salahuddin Project (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Staten Island Summer (producer)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes)
- Seth MacFarlane/Thandie Newton/Rascal Flatts (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Charlize Theron/Josh Hartnett/The Roots (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Drew Barrymore/Giovanni Ribisi/Elbow (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) ... (executive producer)
- James McAvoy/Amy Schumer/tUnE-yArDs (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Maya Rudolph Show (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (executive producer - 529 episodes, 1978 - 2014) (producer - 128 episodes, 1975 - 1996)
- Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Charlize Theron/The Black Keys (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Seth Rogen/Ed Sheeran (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Anna Kendrick/Pharrell Williams (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- Cameron Diaz & Leslie Mann/Ronan Farrow/Gary Gulman (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Sofia Vergara/Natalie Dormer/Jonah Keri (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Edie Falco/Marlon Wayans/Nikki Glaser (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Anna Kendrick/Nick Cannon/Brett Eldredge (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Wendy Williams/Lena Headey/Eugene Mirman (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Saturday Night Live Presents SNL Shorts (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011-2014 Portlandia (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Ecoterrorists (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Sharing Finances (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Take Back MTV (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Winter in Portlandia (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Brunch Village (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2009-2014 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (executive producer - 659 episodes)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (executive producer)
- David Beckham/David Steinberg/Busta Rhymes (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Melissa McCarthy/David Crosby (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Jennifer Connelly/Miles Teller/Ronan Farrow/Sheng Wang (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 SNL Sports Spectacular (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Halloween (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 People in New Jersey (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2013 30 Rock (TV Series) (executive producer - 132 episodes)
- Last Lunch (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Hogcock! (2013) ... (executive producer)
- A Goon's Deed in a Weary World (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Florida (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Game Over (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Inside Portlandia (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 The Guilt Trip (producer)
 2011-2012 Up All Night (TV Series) (executive producer - 32 episodes)
- The Wedding (2012) ... (executive producer)
- First Snow (2012) ... (executive producer)
- I Can't Quit You (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Game of Life (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Thanksgiving (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 SNL Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 I Wanna Have Your Baby (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Water Birth (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Doctor (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Tim & Tyree (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Pharmacist (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Corrine & Jerry (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Beach Lane (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 Women Without Men (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 The Women of SNL (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 MacGruber (producer)
 2010 Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live Just Commercials (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008-2009 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993-2009 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (executive producer - 1,529 episodes)
- The White Stripes (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 20 February 2009 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Jerry Seinfeld/Craig Bierko (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 18 February 2009 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #17.27 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008 To Love and Die (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008 Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008 Baby Mama (producer)
 2007 Hot Rod (producer)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2006-2007 Sons & Daughters (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Paige Returns (2007) ... (executive producer)
- The Homecoming (2006) ... (executive producer)
- House Party (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Hospital Visit (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Surprise Party (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2007 The Gleib Show (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (Video) (executive producer)
 2006 Thick and Thin (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Movie) (producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner (Video) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (Video) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 The Weekend (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Mean Girls (producer)
 2003-2004 The Tracy Morgan Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Career Day (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Class Clown (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Super Boy (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Vacation (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Miracle Street (2004) ... (executive producer)
 2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2003 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 Night of Too Many Stars (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2003 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 America's Most Terrible Things (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 NBC 75th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2002 The Colin Quinn Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Final Show (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 50 Years of NBC Late Night (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (Video short) (executive producer)
 2001 Enigma (producer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2000 The Ladies Man (producer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies (TV Movie) (producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (TV Special) (producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live Christmas (Video) (executive producer)
 1999 Superstar (producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 SNL: 25 Years of Music (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury (producer)
 1998 The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (producer)
 1996 Black Sheep (producer)
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family (producer)
 1995 Tommy Boy (producer)
 1988-1995 The Kids in the Hall (TV Series) (executive producer - 102 episodes)
- Episode #5.21 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.9 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.8 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.7 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.6 (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1994 The Vacant Lot (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Lassie (producer)
 1993 Wayne's World 2 (producer)
 1993 Coneheads (producer)
 1992 Frosty Returns (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition (Video) (executive producer)
 1992 Wayne's World (producer)
 1992 Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1991 Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1991 Lookwell (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (Video documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special) (executive producer - segment "Saturday Night Live")
 1989 The Best of Gilda Radner (Video documentary) (producer)
 1989 Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1988 The 40th Annual Emmy Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1988 Sunday Night (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1987 Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 1987 The Best of Chevy Chase (Video documentary) (producer)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (executive producer)
 1986 ¡Three Amigos! (producer)
 1986 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever (producer)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (producer)
 1983 The Coneheads (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1982 Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (executive producer)
 1980 Gilda Live (Documentary) (producer)
 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (executive producer)
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The Paul Simon Special (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975 The Lily Tomlin Special (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974/II Lily (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Lily (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 September 1971 (1971) ... (producer)
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Stage: Directed "Gilda Live" on Broadway. Cast: Gilda Radner.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Lorne Lipowitz | Lorne 'Bud' Michaels

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on John Travolta] John is the perfect star for the 1970s. He has this strange androgynous quality, this all-pervasive sexuality. Men don't find him terribly threatening. And women, well ...

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Attended University of Toronto. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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