Steve Martin young
August 14, 1945
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
90 kg | 200 lbs
13 US | 46 EU
Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas, U.S. on August 14, 1945, is an American actor. Young Steve Martin began his career as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which he won an Emmy Award (1969) at age of twenty-three. He first came to major public attention on NBC's Saturday Night Live. He made his big screen debut in comedy film Another Nice Mess (1972) in role as Hippie. Martin's breakthrough role came as Navin R. Johnson / Cat Juggler in comedy film The Jerk (1979) directed by Carl Reiner.
He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards (2013).
Three Amigos (1986) western comedy opposite Chevy Chase and Martin Short
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) comedy opposite Michael Caine
Father of the Bride (1991) comedy with Diane Keaton
The Man with Two Brains (1983) science fiction comedy with Kathleen Turner
My Blue Heaven (1990) crime comedy opposite Rick Moranis and Joan Cusack
The Pink Panther (2006) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009) comedy in roleas Inspector Jacques Clouseau
It's Complicated (2009) romantic comedy with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) comedy with John Candy and Kevin Bacon
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) rock musical comedy horror with Rick Moranis
The Spanish Prisoner (1997) neo-noir drama with Campbell Scott
Roxanne (1987) drama romance with Daryl Hannah
L.A. Story (1991) romantic fantasy comedy drama opposite Sarah Jessica Parker
Parenthood (1989) comedy drama with Keanu Reeves and Joaquin Phoenix
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) comedy mystery with Carl Reiner and Rachel Ward
All of Me (1984) fantasy comedy with Lily Tomlin
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) war drama opposite Kristen Stewart and Vin Diesel
Martin hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010.
He plays banjo, won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for his solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo.
He is a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus and Doctor Who.
He is a close friends with Tom Hanks and Carl Reiner.
He dated actress Bernadette Peters in 1980s.
He was married to actress Victoria Tennant (1986-1994).
He married Anne Stringfield in 2007, they have a daughter.
He is an avid art collector.
I did a lot of things when I first started out. In order to be in show business, I juggled, I did magic tricks, cards tricks and I played the banjo.
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you are an idiot.
Comedians don't get Oscars, so I gave up on that a long time ago. And I can't really speak about the Oscar-worthiness of my own performance.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
The banjo is truly an American instrument, and it captures something about our past.
I just wanted to be in show business. I didn't care if I was going to be an actor or a magician or what. Comedy was a point of the least resistance, really. And on the simplest level, I loved comedy.
I never thought about success. I always thought about doing the job at hand. My goal was getting through the show that night.