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, United States, on August 14, 1945, is an American actor and comedian.
Young Steve Martin first started performing magic tricks and illusions at the Magic shop in Fantasyland, Disneyland.
He began his acting career in productions at the Bird Cage Theatre.
He landed his big break as a stand-up comedian on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
He made his big screen debut in comedy film Another Nice Mess (1972) in role as Hippie.
He got his television debut in anthology series Off to See the Wizard (1967) in episode: "Who's Afraid of Mother Goose?", in role as Simon the Pieman.
Martin's breakthrough performance came as Navin R. Johnson/Cat Juggler in music comedy film The Jerk (1979) directed by Carl Reiner.
He released his first comedy album "Let's Get Small" (1977), for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
He released his first all-music solo album "The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo" (2009), for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) war drama in role as Norm Oglesby, directed by Ang Lee
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his roles in movies:
Pennies from Heaven (1981) musical romantic drama in role as Arthur Parker
All of Me (1984) fantasy comedy in role as Roger Cobb
Roxanne (1987) drama romance in role as C. D. Bales
Parenthood (1989) comedy drama in role as Gil Buckman
Father of the Bride (1991) comedy in role as George Banks
He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2013.
Three Amigos (1986) western comedy opposite Chevy Chase and Martin Short
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) comedy opposite Michael Caine
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
L.A. Story (1991) romantic fantasy comedy drama opposite Sarah Jessica Parker
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) comedy mystery with Carl Reiner and Rachel Ward
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for comedy and variety show television series The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1968–1969), as a writer.
He hosted Saturday Night Live fifteen times.
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Gavin Volure in NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2008).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for CBS variety show The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1973), as a writer.
He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "The Buddy Song" and for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for Netflix special "Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life" (2018).
He hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010.
All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special (1980)
Steve Martin: Comedy is Not Pretty (1980)
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (1981)
The Winds of Whoopie (1983)
Oh, Hello On Broadway (2017)
Attended Garden Grove High School and Santa Ana College in California.
Has a sister, Melinda.
He plays banjo.
Fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus and Doctor Who.
He won two Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album for: "Let's Get Small" (1977) and "A Wild and Crazy Guy" (1978).
Close friends with Tom Hanks and Carl Reiner.
He is an avid art collector.
He was nominated for two Tony Awards: for Best Book of a Musical and for Best Original Score for a musical "Bright Star" (2014), as a writer and composer.
Received Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy (2000).
Huge fan of British comedian David Walliams.
He was married to actress Victoria Tennant (1986-1994).
He married Anne Stringfield in 2007, they have a daughter.
He dated Anne Heche (1994-1997), Mary Tyler Moore (1982), Bernadette Peters (1977-1982), Karen Carpenter (1977), Eve Babitz (1972) and Linda Ronstadt (1972).
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.