Martin Short Bio
in Ontario, Canada, Martin Short began his career on Canada's "SCTV Comedy
Network," where his work garnered an Emmy Award. Short's proven
ability as a comedic chameleon and his host of hilarious impressions
brought him to the attention of "Saturday Night Live." After
only one season, Short was instantly recognized for his standout
performances and on-the-mark impressions of such characters as Ed Grimley,
Jackie Rogers Jr., legendary songwriter Irving Cohen and lawyer Nathan
Thurm. With the tremendous exposure he gained on "Saturday Night
Live," he was on the Hollywood fast track and quickly crossed over
into feature film work.
Short made his big screen debut in
"Three Amigos." where he worked along side former "Saturday
Night Live" colleagues Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Over the years
he has continued to land plum comedic roles in theatrical releases such as
"Inner Space", Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks,"
"Jungle to Jungle" and "The Big Picture," among
others. Perhaps his most memorable role was that of the scene-stealing
Franck the wedding planner in "Father of the Bride." He later
reprised the hilarious portrayal for "Father of the Bride II."