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Born: March 26, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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1970:
Met future Second City collaborator Dave Thomas in college
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Co-starred with Thomas in "Macbeth," with Short as Lennox and Thomas as Banquo
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Landed first professional acting job, as a giant Visa card in a TV commercial
1972:
Performed in musicals and cabarets in Canada
1972:
Made professional stage debut in Toronto production of "Godspell," co-starring Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Paul Shaffer, and Dave Thomas
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Appeared in a production of "Fortune and Men's Eyes"
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Joined Toronto unit of Second City comedy troupe
1979:
Made feature acting debut in "Lost and Found"
1979:
Landed U.S. debut as a TV regular on "The Associates," an acclaimed but short-lived ABC sitcom
1982:
Joined the ensemble of "SCTV Comedy Network" during its fifth season as a writer-performer
1984:
Joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
1985:
Starred (also wrote) in his own "Showtime Comedy Spotlight" special "Martin Short Concert for the North Americas"
1986:
Made U.S. feature debut, co-starring in "Three Amigos!"
1987:
Cast in first romantic lead "Cross My Heart"
1988:
Created (also produced, wrote, and lent voice) the NBC Saturday morning cartoon "The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley"
1989:
Received raves for a scene-stealing uncredited performance as a smarmy agent in "The Big Picture"
1991:
Offered another scene-stealing turn as the wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer in the remake of "Father of the Bride"
1992:
Made American musical theater debut in Chicago production of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"
1993:
Debuted on Broadway with "The Goodbye Girl"; received a Tony nomination
1993:
Directorial debut, the Gilda Radner tribute special special "Friends of Gilda" (CBC)
1994:
Starred on his own short-lived NBC sitcom "The Martin Short Show"
1995:
Reprised role of Franck in "Father of the Bride Part II"
1997:
Starred as a fairy godmother in the disappointing "A Simple Wish"
1998:
Announced deal with King World to star on own syndicated TV series
1998:
Returned to Broadway as star of a revival of the musical "Little Me"; won Tony Award
1999:
Starred in the syndicated variety series "The Martin Short Show"
2001:
Returned to features in "Get Over It"
2001:
Portrayed celebrity interviewer Jiminy Glick in the Comedy Central mock talk show "Primetime Glick"; earned an Emmy nomination (2003)
2002:
Voiced the character B.E.N in the Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet"
2005:
Brought his talk-show host alter ego Jiminy Glick to the big screen in the comedy "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood"
2006:
Performed (also co-wrote) the autobiographical Broadway musical "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me"
2006:
Played Jack Frost in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
2008:
Lent his voice to the fantasy film "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
2010:
Joined the cast of FX's "Damages"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
2011:
Guest starred on Showtime's "Weeds" and CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother"
2012:
Voiced character of Stefano in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
2012:
Voiced Mr. Frankenstein and other characters in animated film "Frankenweenie," based on director Tim Burton┬┐s characters and story

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