Met future Second City collaborator Dave Thomas in college
Co-starred with Thomas in "Macbeth," with Short as Lennox and Thomas as Banquo
Landed first professional acting job, as a giant Visa card in a TV commercial
Performed in musicals and cabarets in Canada
Made professional stage debut in Toronto production of "Godspell," co-starring Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Paul Shaffer, and Dave Thomas
Appeared in a production of "Fortune and Men's Eyes"
Joined Toronto unit of Second City comedy troupe
Made feature acting debut in "Lost and Found"
Landed U.S. debut as a TV regular on "The Associates," an acclaimed but short-lived ABC sitcom
Joined the ensemble of "SCTV Comedy Network" during its fifth season as a writer-performer
Joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Starred (also wrote) in his own "Showtime Comedy Spotlight" special "Martin Short Concert for the North Americas"
Made U.S. feature debut, co-starring in "Three Amigos!"
Cast in first romantic lead "Cross My Heart"
Created (also produced, wrote, and lent voice) the NBC Saturday morning cartoon "The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley"
Received raves for a scene-stealing uncredited performance as a smarmy agent in "The Big Picture"
Offered another scene-stealing turn as the wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer in the remake of "Father of the Bride"
Made American musical theater debut in Chicago production of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"
Debuted on Broadway with "The Goodbye Girl"; received a Tony nomination
Directorial debut, the Gilda Radner tribute special special "Friends of Gilda" (CBC)
Starred on his own short-lived NBC sitcom "The Martin Short Show"
Reprised role of Franck in "Father of the Bride Part II"
Starred as a fairy godmother in the disappointing "A Simple Wish"
Announced deal with King World to star on own syndicated TV series
Returned to Broadway as star of a revival of the musical "Little Me"; won Tony Award
Starred in the syndicated variety series "The Martin Short Show"
Returned to features in "Get Over It"
Portrayed celebrity interviewer Jiminy Glick in the Comedy Central mock talk show "Primetime Glick"; earned an Emmy nomination (2003)
Voiced the character B.E.N in the Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet"
Brought his talk-show host alter ego Jiminy Glick to the big screen in the comedy "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood"
Performed (also co-wrote) the autobiographical Broadway musical "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me"
Played Jack Frost in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
Lent his voice to the fantasy film "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
Joined the cast of FX's "Damages"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Guest starred on Showtime's "Weeds" and CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother"
Voiced character of Stefano in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
Voiced Mr. Frankenstein and other characters in animated film "Frankenweenie," based on director Tim Burton¿s characters and story