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Martin Short was born on March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Martin Hayter Short. He is an actor and writer, known for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Inherent Vice (2014) and Three Amigos! (1986). He was previously married to Nancy Dolman. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Inherent Vice Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
(2014)
Three Amigos! Ned Nederlander
(1986)
Innerspace Jack Putter
(1987)

Filmography

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  Back Home Again (post-production)
Justin Beaver (voice)
 2021 Only Murders in the Building (TV Series)
Oliver Putnam
- Open and Shut (2021) ... Oliver Putnam
- Double Time (2021) ... Oliver Putnam
- Fan Fiction (2021) ... Oliver Putnam
- The Boy from 6B (2021) ... Oliver Putnam
- To Protect and Serve (2021) ... Oliver Putnam
 2021 Schmigadoon! (TV Series)
Leprechaun
- How We Change (2021) ... Leprechaun (credit only)
- Tribulation (2021) ... Leprechaun (credit only)
- Suddenly (2021) ... Leprechaun (credit only)
- Cross That Bridge (2021) ... Leprechaun (credit only)
- Lovers' Spat (2021) ... Leprechaun (credit only)
 1984-2021 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Ed Grimley / Nathan Thurm / ...
- Maya Rudolph/Jack Harlow (2021) ... Doug Emhoff (uncredited)
- SNL At Home: Kristen Wiig/Boyz II Men (2020) ... Ripley (uncredited)
- Donald Glover/Childish Gambino (2018) ... Dr. Harold Bornstein (uncredited)
- Donald Trump/Sia (2015) ... Ed Grimley (uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... Ned Nederlander / Self (uncredited)
 2020 Good People (TV Movie)
Dean Ed Brown
 2020 Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) (Short)
Franck Eggelhoffer
 2020 The Pack Podcast (Video short)
Jack
 2020 The Willoughbys
Father (voice)
 2019 The Morning Show (TV Series)
Dick Lundy
- Lonely at the Top (2019) ... Dick Lundy
- Chaos Is the New Cocaine (2019) ... Dick Lundy
 2019 The Addams Family
Grandpa Frump (voice)
 2019 Big Mouth (TV Series)
Gordie
- Cellsea (2019) ... Gordie (voice)
 2018 Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
Lemondrop / Ludzinka / Blitzen (voice)
 2018 The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series)
Tony Tennelli
- Ralphie and the Flying Tennellis (2018) ... Tony Tennelli (voice)
 2010-2018 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (TV Series)
The Cat in the Hat / The Cat In The Hat
- Nick's Cricket/Go With the Flow! (2018) ... The Cat In The Hat
- Shadow Play/Play Ball (2018) ... The Cat in the Hat (voice)
- Pulling Together/Fact and Friction (2018) ... The Cat in the Hat (voice)
- Accidents Happen... If You're Lucky/Making Waves (2018) ... The Cat in the Hat (voice)
- Whatever Floats Your Boat/Building Bridges (2018) ... The Cat In The Hat (voice)
 2018 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Man in SUV
- Karl (2018) ... Man in SUV
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Guthrie Frenel
- Springfield Splendor (2017) ... Guthrie Frenel (voice)
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Poppy Stilton
- The Judge (2017) ... Poppy Stilton (voice)
 2017 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Maury Povich
 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie)
Wilbur Turnblad
 2016 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween! (TV Movie)
The Cat in the Hat (voice)
 2016 Modern Family (TV Series)
Merv Schechter
- Blindsided (2016) ... Merv Schechter
 2016 Maya & Marty (TV Series)
Various / Jiminy Glick / Abraham Lincoln
- Sean Hayes, Steve Martin, Kelly Ripa & Emma Stone (2016) ... Various / Jiminy Glick
- Ricky Gervais and Cecily Strong (2016) ... Various / Jiminy Glick
- John Cena, Nick Jonas, Eva Longoria and Ben Stiller (2016) ... Various / Jiminy Glick
- Steve Martin & Tina Fey (2016) ... Various / Jiminy Glick
 2016 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping! (TV Movie)
The Cat in the Hat (voice)
 2015 Difficult People (TV Series)
Martin Short
- Pledge Week (2015) ... Martin Short
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
Dr. Franff
- Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) ... Dr. Franff
 2014-2015 Mulaney (TV Series)
Lou Cannon
- Ruby (2015) ... Lou Cannon
- Power Moves (2015) ... Lou Cannon
- French Roast (2015) ... Lou Cannon
- Worlds Collide (2015) ... Lou Cannon
 2014 Inherent Vice
Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
 2014 Working the Engels (TV Series)
Chuck Pastry
- Jenna vs. Big Pastry (2014) ... Chuck Pastry
 2013 The Wind Rises
Kurokawa (English version, voice)
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
The Appraiser / The Jester (voice)
 2012 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (TV Movie)
The Cat in the Hat (voice)
 2012 Frankenweenie
Mr. Frankenstein / Mr. Burgemeister / Nassor (voice)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Stefano (voice)
 2012 I, Martin Short, Goes Home (TV Movie)
Martin Short / Martin Short age 17 / Charlie Short / ...
 2011-2012 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Garrison Cootes
- The Burning Beekeeper (2012) ... Garrison Cootes
- Field Trip (2011) ... Garrison Cootes
- The Naked Truth (2011) ... Garrison Cootes
 2012 BuzzKill
Wyatt's Agent (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Weeds (TV Series)
Steward Havens
- Object Impermanence (2011) ... Steward Havens
- Fingers-Only Meat Banquet (2011) ... Steward Havens
- A Hole in Her Niqab (2011) ... Steward Havens
 2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Kirk the Woodsman (voice)
 2010 Tax Man (TV Movie)
The Supervisor
 2010 Damages (TV Series)
Leonard Winstone
- The Next One's Gonna Go in Your Throat (2010) ... Leonard Winstone
- You Were His Little Monkey (2010) ... Leonard Winstone
- All That Crap About Your Family (2010) ... Leonard Winstone
- Tell Me I'm Not Racist (2010) ... Leonard Winstone
- Drive It Through Hardcore (2010) ... Leonard Winstone
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
Thimbletack (voice)
 2006 The Blue Elephant
Jai (voice)
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sebastian Ballentine / Henry Palaver
- Pure (2005) ... Sebastian Ballentine / Henry Palaver
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Uncle Jack
- Ready, Aim, Marry Me (2005) ... Uncle Jack
 2004 Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (Video)
Preminger (voice)
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Jiminy Glick / David Lynch
 2003 Treasure Planet Read-Along DVD (Video short)
Ben
 2001-2003 Primetime Glick (TV Series)
Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various
- Lorraine Bracco/John McEnroe (2003) ... Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various
- Tim Robbins/Rob Schneider (2003) ... Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various
- Chris Elliot (2003) ... Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various
- Megan Mullally/Elijah Wood (2003) ... Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various
- Brad Garrett/Jon Stewart (2003) ... Jiminy Glick / Miss Gathercole / Various
 2002 CinéMagique (Short)
George
 2002 Treasure Planet (Video Game)
B.E.N. (voice)
 2002 Treasure Planet
B.E.N. (voice)
 2002 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure (Video)
Lars (voice)
 2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Martin Short
- The Terrorist Attack (2002) ... Martin Short
 2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Ooblar (voice)
 2001 Prince Charming (TV Movie)
Rodney
 2001 Get Over It
Dr. Desmond Forrest Oates
 1999 Mumford
Lionel Dillard
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mad Hatter / Chinless Idiot
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Huy (voice)
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini Series)
Frik
- Part 2 (1998) ... Frik
- Part 1 (1998) ... Frik
 1997 A Simple Wish
Murray
 1997 The Three Stooges Greatest Hits (TV Movie)
Emcee
 1997 Jungle 2 Jungle
Richard Kempster
 1996 Creature Crunch (Video Game)
Wesley (voice)
 1996 Mars Attacks!
Press Secretary Jerry Ross
 1995 Father of the Bride Part II
Franck Eggelhoffer
 1995 The Pebble and the Penguin
Hubie (voice)
 1994 The Martin Short Show (TV Series)
Marty Short
- A Hippo Never Forgets (1994) ... Marty Short
- The Steve Martin Show (1994) ... Marty Short
- Who's Afraid of Snowball Fortensky? (1994) ... Marty Short
 1994 Clifford
Clifford Daniels
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Stubbs the Clown (voice)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Harrison Kilray
- Money for Nothing (1993) ... Harrison Kilray
 1992 Captain Ron
Martin Harvey
 1991 Father of the Bride
Franck Eggelhoffer
 1991 Maniac Mansion (TV Series)
Eddie O'Donnell
- Down & Out in Cedar Springs (1991) ... Eddie O'Donnell
 1991 Pure Luck
Proctor
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Nathan Thurm
 1989-1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Lou, football fan / Doc the Elvis Presley Freak
- Dawg Day Afternoon (1990) ... Lou, football fan
- Needle in a Haystack (1989) ... Doc the Elvis Presley Freak
 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)
Lawrence Orbach / Bradley P. Allen / Ed Grimley / ...
 1989 The Big Picture
Neil Sussman - Nick's Agent (uncredited)
 1989 Three Fugitives
Ned Perry
 1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series)
Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav
- The Irving Who Came to Dinner (1988) ... Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav (voice)
- Eddy, We Hardly Knew Ye (1988) ... Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav (voice)
- Eyewitness Ed (1988) ... Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav (voice)
- Blowin' in the Wind (1988) ... Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav (voice)
- Driver Ed (1988) ... Ed Grimley / Emil Gustav (voice)
 1987 Cross My Heart
David Morgan
 1987 Innerspace
Jack Putter
 1987 Really Weird Tales (TV Movie)
Shucky (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange")
 1986 Three Amigos!
Ned Nederlander
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Johnny Appleseed
- Johnny Appleseed (1986) ... Johnny Appleseed
 1983 Sunset Limousine (TV Movie)
Bradley Z. Coleman
 1982-1983 SCTV Network (TV Series)
Various / Ed Grimley
- Midnight Cowboy II (1983) ... Various
- South Sea Sinner (1983) ... Various
- Sweeps Week (1983) ... Various
- Bobby Bittman's Retirement (1983) ... Various
- SCTV Classifieds/Vic Arpeggio (1983) ... Various
 1982/I Miss Peach of the Kelly School (TV Series) (voice)
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
Mitch Harris
- Jim Joins the Network (1981) ... Mitch Harris
 1980-1981 I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
Neal Stryker
- S.M.I.L.E. Everybody (1981) ... Neal Stryker
- Hangers, No Starch (1981) ... Neal Stryker
- With Becky You Get Eggroll (1981) ... Neal Stryker
- Cops (1981) ... Neal Stryker
- There's No Business Like Joe Business (1981) ... Neal Stryker
 1981 SCTV (TV Series)
Pancho
- The Cisco Kid (1981) ... Pancho (voice)
 1979-1980 The Associates (TV Series)
Tucker Kerwin
- Inferno (1980) ... Tucker Kerwin
- Tucker's Co-Op (1980) ... Tucker Kerwin
- The Out of Town Trip (1980) ... Tucker Kerwin
- A Date with Johnny (1980) ... Tucker Kerwin
- The Party (1980) ... Tucker Kerwin
 1979 The Family Man (TV Movie)
Louie
 1979 Lost and Found
Engel
 1979 For the Record (TV Series)
Weepy
- Cementhead (1979) ... Weepy
 1976-1977 The David Steinberg Show (TV Series)
Johnny Del Bravo
- Episode #1.20 (1977) ... Johnny Del Bravo
- Episode #1.17 (1977) ... Johnny Del Bravo
- Episode #1.13 (1977) ... Johnny Del Bravo
- Episode #1.11 (1976) ... Johnny Del Bravo
- Episode #1.10 (1976) ... Johnny Del Bravo
 1972 Cucumber (TV Series)
Smokey the Hare
- Ecology ... Smokey the Hare
Show Show Writer (19 credits)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (24 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (191 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (33 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Fortune and Men's Eyes". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jiminy Glick

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Nancy Dolman  (her death)  (3 children)

Children:

Short, Katherine Elizabeth | See more »

Parents:

Charles Patrick Short | Olive Hayter

Relatives:

Michael Short (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being asked what judging capabilities he brings to Canada's Got Talent (2012)] My own unique, kind of subtle brilliance, coated with modesty. See more »

Trivia:

His older brother died when Martin was 12, and by the time he reached age 20, both of his parents had died as well. See more »

Trademark:

His Ed Grimley character - a nerd who's obsessed with banal pop culture See more »

Nickname:

Shorty See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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