First acting role was playing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in his second-grade play
Worked at part-time at Disneyland, performing magic tricks at Merlin's Cave and appearing in Wally Boag's "It's Vaudeville Again"
Wrote for various comedy-variety shows beginning with "The Summer Smothers Brothers Comedy Show" (CBS)
TV debut as a regular on ABC's variety hour "The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show"; also wrote for the show
Made first appearance on "The Tonight Show" (NBC)
First time as host of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Wrote and acted in the short film "The Absent-Minded Waiter"; produced through his company The Aspen Film Society; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Live-Action Short
Feature acting debut, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
First film as co-writer, "The Jerk"; also played the lead role
Hosted the NBC TV specials "Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty" and "All Commercials ¿ A Steve Martin Special"
First dramatic performance, "Pennies From Heaven"
First collaboration with director Carl Reiner, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"
Portrayed a lawyer whose body is possessed by a millionairess (Lily Tomlin) in Reiner's "All of Me"
First film as producer, "Three Amigos!"; also co-wrote and co-starred
Played a memorable role as a sadistic dentist in "Little Shop of Horrors"; first collaboration with Rick Moranis
Wrote and starred in the modern day remake of "Cyrano de Bergerac" entitled "Roxanne"
Starred onstage with Robin Williams in the Lincoln Center Theater production of "Waiting for Godot"
Joined an ensemble cast for Ron Howard's "Parenthood"
Co-starred with Rick Moranis in the comedy "My Blue Heaven"
Appeared as a Joel Silveresque film producer in "Grand Canyon"
Teamed with Diane Keaton in the remake of "Father of the Bride"
First screen pairing with Goldie Hawn, "Housesitter"
Playwriting debut, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"
Updated "Silas Marner" as "A Simple Twist of Fate"; wrote, produced and starred
Re-teamed with Keaton for the sequel "Father of the Bride II"
Delivered a strong supporting turn as a mysterious businessman in David Mamet's "The Spanish Prisoner"
Voiced Hotep in the animated feature "The Prince of Egypt"
Re-teamed with Hawn for the remake of "The Out-of-Towners"
Played himself in "The Venice Project," starring Lauren Bacall and Dennis Hopper
Wrote and starred in the comedy "Bowfinger"
Had featured role in Stanley Tucci's drama "Joe Gould's Secret"
Published first novella <i>Shopgirl</i>
Hosted the annual telecast of the Academy Awards; received an Emmy nomination
Wrote the English-language adaptation of Carl Sterheim's "Die Hose," retitled "The Underpants"; performed at NYC's Classic Stage Company
Co-starred alongside Queen Latifah as a lonely attorney in "Bringing Down the House."
Starred as the father of twelve children in the comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen"
Received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken word for "The Pleasure of My Company"
Co-starred with Claire Danes in the feature adaptation of his novella "Shopgirl"
Reprised role for "Cheaper By the Dozen 2"
Portrayed Inspector Clouseau, in prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"; also co-wrote the screenplay
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album <i>Born Standing Up</i>
Reprised role of Inspector Clouseau for "The Pink Panther 2"
Earned an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role on NBC's "30 Rock" as eccentric businessman Gavin Volure
Co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards with Alec Baldwin; earned an Emmy nomination in 2010 for Outstanding Special Class Programs (shared with Adam Shankman, Bill Mechanic, Michael B. Seligman, and Baldwin)
Released his first all-music album <i>The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo</i>
Co-starred with Meryl Streep in the comedy "It's Complicated"; directed by Nancy Meyers
Co-starred opposite Owen Wilson and Jack Black in the comedy feature "The Big Year"