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Michael O'Donoghue (I) (1940–1994)

Michael O'Donoghue was born on January 5, 1940 in Sauquoit, New York, USA as Michael Henry Donohue. He was a writer and actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Scrooged (1988) and Savages (1972). He was married to Cheryl Hardwick and Janice Bickel. He died on November 8, 1994 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (uncredited)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1999 Saturday Night Live Christmas (Video) (uncredited)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy (Video documentary) (uncredited)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1992 T.V. (TV Movie)
 1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Short)
 1991 Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1990 Arrive Alive
 1989 The Best of Gilda Radner (Video documentary)
 1989 Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1988 Scrooged (written by)
 1987 The Best of Chevy Chase (Video documentary)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode, 1981) (head writer - 60 episodes, 1976 - 1981) (writer - 19 episodes, 1977 - 1986) (written by - 14 episodes, 1975 - 1981)
- Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... (writer)
- Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (written by)
 1981 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #9.22 (1981) ... (writer)
- Episode #9.21 (1981) ... (writer)
 1980 Gilda Live (Documentary)
 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (writer)
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1975 Shame of the Jungle (American version - American version)
 1973 Lemmings (Video documentary) (uncredited)
 1972 Savages (screenplay)
 1971 Dynamite Chicken (segment "Phoebe Zeit-Geist")
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Other Works:

Wrote the book "The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist", published by Grove Press in 1968. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Mike | Michael 'Bud' O'Donoghue | Edith Wharton

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I've always had a bad attitude. I'm earning a living off a bad attitude right now. Teachers always told me it would get me in trouble, but it's great. See more »


Spoke the very first words in the first Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch, teaching John Belushi nonsense English phrases. See more »


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