Birth Name: Stephen Glenn Martin
Age: 67, born 14 August 1945
Country of origin: United States
Height: 6' 0"
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Anne Stringfield
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About: Anne Stringfield (28 July 2007 - present) 1 child Victoria Tennant (20 November 1986 - 1994) (divorced) Wearing "arrow-through-head" prop Frequently plays fathers White suit (During his stand-up comedy days) His catchphrase was that he would sarcastically say, "Well, excuse ME!" or comedically gyrate with, "Who-oh-oh-oh-oh!" Prematurely white hair Is an accomplished ba Anne Stringfield (28 July 2007 - present) 1 child
Victoria Tennant (20 November 1986 - 1994) (divorced)
Wearing "arrow-through-head" prop
Frequently plays fathers
(During his stand-up comedy days) His catchphrase was that he would sarcastically say, "Well, excuse ME!" or comedically gyrate with, "Who-oh-oh-oh-oh!"
Prematurely white hair
Is an accomplished banjo player and appears playing the instrument in Earl Scruggs and Friends video for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," for which he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance. This makes him rare in that he has won Grammies for both comedy and music.
Stanley Kubrick liked his work in Un loco anda suelto (1979) and once considered having him play Bill Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999); the role that later went to Tom Cruise.
Is a trustee of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and collects the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Cy Twombly, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Pablo Picasso.
Born at 5:54am-CST or CDT.
He is in the horn section of B.B. King's "In The Midnight Hour" music video.
Studied philosophy at California State University at Long Beach, and for a while, considered becoming a philosophy professor instead of an actor-comedian. He periodically spoofed his philosophy studies in his 1970s stand-up act, such as comparing Philosophy with studying Geology - "If you're studying Geology, which is all facts, as soon as you get out of school you forget it all, but Philosophy you remember just enough to screw you up for the rest of your life.".
Once had a job at Disneyland in the Magic Shop on Main Street, USA. He also worked for neighboring amusement park Knott's Berry Farm as a comedian in their "Birdcage Theatre". It was during these jobs that he honed his skills in live performance, such as improv comedy, banjo playing, juggling, and lassoing. It was at Knott's Berry Farm where he met his friend, Stormie Omartian.
Graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1963. He attended Rancho Alamitos High School in the beginning of his high school career, but then high school attendance areas were changed, and he had to start going to Garden Grove. He was also a cheerleader at Rancho and often did his King Tut dance.
Contrary to popular belief, Martin was never a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (1975). However, he holds the records for guest appearances (25) on the show (followed closely by Buck Henry), hosting (at 15 times, he sets the standard for the SNL "Five Timers Club"), and hosting in a single season (3). He is also the only person to have hosted a season premiere, a season finale, and a Christmas show. He was also scheduled to host for the ill-fated 1980-1981 season, but a writers strike prevented this.
He is a fan of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (1969). This led to him being the host/narrator of the documentary Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989) (TV).
As a vegetarian, he made fun of hot dogs in his 1970s stand-up act; a joke about hot dogs appears on his 1979 album "Comedy Is Not Pretty".
His study of philosophy was a source of much of his material for his 1970s standup act.
2003: Was listed as #50 in People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" List.
Played the banjo in his guest appearance on the "The Muppet Show" (1976).
Was voted Most Talented by his classmates at Garden Grove high school.
Chosen as #6 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time
Is skilled with a rope or lasso and did his own rope work in Tres amigos (1986). He also plays the harmonica.
At his insistence, the 1987-1988 season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) (hosted by Martin) went on, despite the fact that there hadn't been a dress rehearsal. There was a fire in a nearby studio and the cast and crew were evacuated from Rockefeller Center just before dress rehearsal was scheduled to begin.
Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2004 and 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actor category for the films Se montó la gorda (2003) and Doce en casa (2003), and in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his role in Looney Tunes: De nuevo en acción (2003) on the 2004 ballot. He was suggested again three years later in the Worst Actor category on the 2007 ballot for his performance in La pantera rosa (2006), but he failed to receive any one of these nominations. He later ended up receiving his first Razzie nomination for La Pantera Rosa 2 (2009).
Attended Lampson Intermediate School (now Ralston Intermediate) in Garden Grove, California.
2005: Recipient of the 8th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Has worked with actor Eugene Levy on four different films, El padre de la novia (1991), Vuelve el padre de la novia (Ahora también abuelo) (1995), Se montó la gorda (2003) and Doce fuera de casa (2005).
His performance as "Navin Johnson" in Un loco anda suelto (1979) was ranked #99 among Premiere Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Film Performances of All Time (2006).
Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in the movie Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (2005).
Is a fan of "Doctor Who" (1963).
His performance as "Navin Johnson" in Un loco anda suelto (1979) is ranked #66 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Says his favorite movie of his own is Mejor solo que mal acompañado (1987).
November 2005: A production of his play "The Underpants" was directed by Brian Barney for Bruka Theatre, Reno, NV.
Is a member of Mensa, as are James Woods, Ben Rollins.
Like 'Weird Al' Yankovic, did a satire sketch of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" music video on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962).
Was on an episode of "The Dating Game" (1965) before he was famous in 1966. He won a date with an old friend named Marscha Walker, whom he had not seen in three years. He appeared on the show again the next year and won again. He wore the same shirt and jacket.
Lists British television (especially the comedies) as his biggest influence.
Fell into depression for a couple of months when his good friend John Candy died.
Is a fan of the animated series "Dave, el bárbaro" (2004).
Went to the same college--Cal State Long Beach--as Frank Miranda.
After inviting friends including Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy to a dinner party, he married his longtime girlfriend Anne Stringfield in a surprise ceremony at their Los Angeles home.
His wife is a writer for The New Yorker.
2007: Best man during his wedding to Anne Stringfield was Lorne Michaels, creator of "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Wore his Inspector Clouseau mustache during his 2007 wedding because he is reprising his role for the upcoming sequel to La pantera rosa (2006).
The first interview he did after his second wedding, he stated that during the ceremony he felt that the spirits of two of his closest friends who are now deceased, Jon Pertwee and John Candy, were there.
He is a huge fan of British comedian David Walliams.
Claims to have met all 10 actors who have played Doctor Who. Out of all of them he states Jon Pertwee was the kindest and William Hartnell was the quietest. He won't state who was the meanest.
Has a sister named Melinda.
Even though during his stand up days he said he was a "wild and crazy guy", in real life he is actually quite shy and quiet.
2007: Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipients that year were Leon Fleisher, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, and Brian Wilson.
Attended Jon Pertwee's funeral.
Told Terry Gross on her National Public Radio program "Fresh Air" that he smoked a fair amount of marijuana in the late 1960s until one night when he had a panic attack at a showing of the Mel Brooks movie Los productores (1968). After that, he never smoked pot again, and he believes that the negative experience saved him from the harder drug abuse and addiction that plagued so many of his colleagues during the next few decades.
Was Warner Bros. second choice for the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever (1995) (after Robin Williams ). However he turned it down as with the death of his good friend John Candy and his divorce from Victoria Tennant he was too sad to make any movies.
Appeared on the college circuit in the 1970s with fellow musical comedian Martin Mull as "The Steve Martin Mull Show".
Co-wrote two songs with Martin Mull: "Men" appearing on the album "I'm Everyone That I Have Ever Loved" and "Westward Ho!" appearing on the album "Sex & Violins".
Although many critics were disdainful of his overtly silly act early in his career, its postmodern nature was admired by avant garde filmmakers David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick, both of whom approached Martin to appear in ultimately unproduced comedy films.
Attended Rancho Alamitos his freshman and sophomore years. He was the freshman class president, and a member of the cheer leading squad at Rancho where some of his zany comical routines were first tested out. When the school boundaries were shifted, they put him in Garden Grove high school attendance area. He graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1963. GGHS opened in 1921 and RAHS opened in 1957.
Has a dog named Wally.
Fan of Carl Ballantine. Presented him the Lifetime Achievement Fellowship from the Magic Castle in Hollywood in 2007.
When Martin lived in his Manhattan apartment, his next door neighbor was Mary Steenburgen.
Learned to play the banjo by playing LPs at 16rpm speed. This approach enabled him to more accurately pick the individual notes due to the halved playback LP speed.
Played C.D. Bales in Roxanne (1987), which was based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. His Grand Canyon (El alma de la ciudad) (1991) and La pantera rosa (2006) cast mate, Kevin Kline, played Cyrano on stage.
He was one of the victims of a gang of German art forgers, who made an estimated 16 million Euros. In 2004, Steve bought a counterfeit painting of the artist "Campendonk". Luckily, he sold the painting in 2006 before the forgeries were discovered.
Father, with Anne Springfield, of a son born in December 2012.
Like friend Lorne Michaels' and fellow showbiz heavyweights Paul Simon and Mike Nichols, Martin has had his portrait painted by Eric Fischl. ... (more) (less)
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