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Also Known As: Norman Gene Macdonald Died:
Born: October 4, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Quebec, Ontario, CA Profession: comedian, actor, screenwriter

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A sardonic presence on television and the occasional feature since the early 1990s, comedian and actor Norm Macdonald enlivened the "Weekend Update" segment on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) with his cutting, often scandalous comments on celebrities and politicians. Macdonald's take-no-prisoners attitude contributed to his dismissal from the variety show in the late '90s, and he bounced between failed films like "Dirty Work" (1998) and modestly successful sitcoms like "Norm" (ABC, 1998-2001), as well as numerous voiceover and promotional turns. Macdonald's acidic humor kept him in the public eye for decades until his return to a "Weekend Update" like format on "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" (Comedy Central, 2011- ). It also made him a refreshingly unfettered voice in the vast and largely safe world of stand-up comedy.

A sardonic presence on television and the occasional feature since the early 1990s, comedian and actor Norm Macdonald enlivened the "Weekend Update" segment on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) with his cutting, often scandalous comments on celebrities and politicians. Macdonald's take-no-prisoners attitude contributed to his dismissal from the variety show in the late '90s, and he bounced between failed films like "Dirty Work" (1998) and modestly successful sitcoms like "Norm" (ABC, 1998-2001), as well as numerous voiceover and promotional turns. Macdonald's acidic humor kept him in the public eye for decades until his return to a "Weekend Update" like format on "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" (Comedy Central, 2011- ). It also made him a refreshingly unfettered voice in the vast and largely safe world of stand-up comedy.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Outback, The (2012)
2.
 Vampire Dog (2012)
3.
 Jack and Jill (2011)
4.
 Grown Ups (2010)
5.
 Funny People (2009)
7.
 Senior Skip Day (2008)
10.
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Began career as a stand-up comic in his native Quebec
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Moved to Los Angeles
1992:
Was a staff writer for the syndicated "The Dennis Miller Show"
1992:
Served as writer and story editor for "Roseanne" (ABC)
1993:
Joined the ensemble cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) as series regular and Weekend Update anchor
1995:
Feature film debut in "Billy Madison"
1996:
Had cameo in "The People vs Larry Flynt"; played a TV news reporter
1998:
Was replaced by Colin Quinn as host of the "Weekend Update" segment on "Saturday Night Live"; announced in interviews that he would probably leave the show at the end of the season in May; released from his contract in April
1998:
Co-wrote and co-starred in the feature comedy "Dirty Work"
1998:
Voiced the Dog in the big-screen remake of "Dr. Dolittle," starring Eddie Murphy
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Created and starred in the ABC sitcom "Norm/The Norm Show"; project reunited him with Laurie Metcalf, who co-starred on "Roseanne"
2000:
Starred in "Screwed"
2001:
Reprised voice role in "Dr. Dolittle 2"
2003:
Starred on the short lived Fox series "A Minute with Stan Hooper"
2005:
Featured in the Comedy Central movie "Back to Norm"; also wrote and produced
2005:
Reunited with fellow "SNL" alum Rob Schneider in "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo"
2007:
Guest starred on several episodes of NBC's "My Name Is Earl"
2010:
Made a cameo in the ensemble comedy feature "Grown Ups"
2011:
Cast opposite Adam Sandler in the comedy feature "Jack and Jill"
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Notes

"I just hope Bob Dole stays in the news by killing his wife and a waiter." --Norm Macdonald in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Year-End Special 1996.

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wife:
Connie MacDonald. Divorced.

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brother:
Neil MacDonald. TV news anchor. Older.
son:
Dylan MacDonald. Born on October 28, 1992.

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