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Of all the comedians who also consider themselves actors, Steve Martin is considered one of the most talented. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Steve Martin the Sixth Greatest Comedian of All Time, highlighting a career that spans over 40 years.

Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas on August 14, 1945. He was raised in California and one of his first jobs was at Disneyland, selling guide books and trying out his magic tricks at the Main Street Magic Shop. Even though he considered becoming a professor while attending college at California State University, he eventually transferred to UCLA and switched his major from Philosophy to Theater. He dropped out of college at the age of 21.

In 1967 Steve Martin got his start as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, eventually winning an Emmy along with other writers for the show. In the mid 1970's he began performing standup on The Tonight Show and NBC's Saturday Night Live. Despite public perception Steve Martin was never an official SNL cast member. However, ratings skyrocketed whenever the comedian appeared on the show.

His television appearances led him to release several platinum-selling comedy albums, including Let's Get Small and A Wild and Crazy Guy. The album featured characters portrayed on SNL by Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd, "Georgi" and "Yortuk" the Festrunk Brothers, who were Czechoslovakian playboys.

While his comedy routine was a success, Steve Martin really wanted to act in films. Even though he had small appearances in several films, it wasn't until he co-wrote The Jerk with Carl Reiner that his acting and writing talent for movies really became clear. He went on to start in such hits as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, My Blue Heave, Father of the Bride, and Shopgirl, based on the book he wrote.

In addition to comedy and acting, Steve Martin is known in the music world as well. He first started playing banjo at the age of 17, and while it made appearances in his comedy routine throughout the years, it's his performances alongside bluegrass bands that truly stand out. He has played at music festivals around the world, and in 2010 his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass album.
In 2007 Steve Martin married former New Yorker magazine writer Anne Stringfield, and in 2012 he became a father for the first time.We can't wait to see what the future holds for one of the wildest and craziest guys of all time.

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Steve Martin

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Stats

  • Birth Name

    Stephen Glenn Martin

  • D.O.B

    August 14, 1945

  • Age

    73

  • Hometown

    Waco, Texas, U.S.

  • Years Active

    1967–present

  • Medium

    Concert, film, recordings, television, books

  • Genres

    Surreal humor, Musical comedy, physical comedy, sketch comedy, Wit/word play

  • Website

    http://stevemartin.com/


Of all the comedians who also consider themselves actors, Steve Martin is considered one of the most talented. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Steve Martin the Sixth Greatest Comedian of All Time, highlighting a career that spans over 40 years.

Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas on August 14, 1945. He was raised in California and one of his first jobs was at Disneyland, selling guide books and trying out his magic tricks at the Main Street Magic Shop. Even though he considered becoming a professor while attending college at California State University, he eventually transferred to UCLA and switched his major from Philosophy to Theater. He dropped out of college at the age of 21.

In 1967 Steve Martin got his start as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, eventually winning an Emmy along with other writers for the show. In the mid 1970's he began performing standup on The Tonight Show and NBC's Saturday Night Live. Despite public perception Steve Martin was never an official SNL cast member. However, ratings skyrocketed whenever the comedian appeared on the show.

His television appearances led him to release several platinum-selling comedy albums, including Let's Get Small and A Wild and Crazy Guy. The album featured characters portrayed on SNL by Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd, "Georgi" and "Yortuk" the Festrunk Brothers, who were Czechoslovakian playboys.

While his comedy routine was a success, Steve Martin really wanted to act in films. Even though he had small appearances in several films, it wasn't until he co-wrote The Jerk with Carl Reiner that his acting and writing talent for movies really became clear. He went on to start in such hits as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, My Blue Heave, Father of the Bride, and Shopgirl, based on the book he wrote.

In addition to comedy and acting, Steve Martin is known in the music world as well. He first started playing banjo at the age of 17, and while it made appearances in his comedy routine throughout the years, it's his performances alongside bluegrass bands that truly stand out. He has played at music festivals around the world, and in 2010 his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass album.
In 2007 Steve Martin married former New Yorker magazine writer Anne Stringfield, and in 2012 he became a father for the first time.We can't wait to see what the future holds for one of the wildest and craziest guys of all time.

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