Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Eugene Levy. Check it out!
Eugene Levy is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer. He has appeared in more than 60 motion pictures to date, eight of which having topped the $100M mark. The box office success of films such as Bringing Down the House (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) , and Father of the Bride Part II (1995) have established him as one of Hollywood’s most popular comedic actors. But it was the role of Noah Levenstein in the American Pie franchise that cemented his reputation as America’s favorite Dad. Levy’s most recent big-screen role was that of Dory’s Dad in the Disney/Pixar smash Finding Dory, in which he stars alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Diane Keaton. The film has surpassed the $1B mark worldwide, and is on track to become one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time.
Interesting Facts about Eugene Levy
- Played an attorney in Armed and Dangerous (1986). There is a real-life attorney named Eugene Levy.
- He insisted on raising his children Dan Levy and Sarah Levy in Toronto and vowed to never expose them to the way that kids are raised in Hollywood. Dan and Sarah both grew up with the same acting bug as their father. Dan is also into film production and writing.
- His son, Dan Levy, is a host on MTV Canada. His daughter, Sarah Levy, is an actress.
- He is the only actor to be in all eight of the “American Pie” movies.
- Part of the original, groundbreaking cast of SCTV (1976)–otherwise known as SCTV. The Canadian TV Series was an comedic smash hit in the early 1980s and started the careers of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, and the late John Candy just to name a few. He played many roles but was probably best known as earnest but dimwitted Melonville news broadcaster Earl Camembert and schlock Las Vegas lounge comic Bobby Bittman.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film New York Minute (2004). However, he failed to receive a nomination. The very next year, though, he got a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie Nomination for his roles in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) and The Man (2005).
- He was part of the group Northern Lights, which sang the song “Tears Are Not Enough,” which was on the “We are the World” benefit album.
- Friends with John Candy, and Steve Martin.
- Has worked with actor Steve Martin on four different films–Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Bringing Down the House (2003) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).
- He waited for his son Dan Levy to come out to him as gay, but when he was just 18 years old Dan had come out to his mother because she was anxious to know if she had a queer child. As he was walking down the red carpet at the 2019 Canadian Screen Actors Awards he stated that he was “proud of his son and everything that he set out to accomplish.” Schitt’s Creek is successful because of its positive portrayal of the gay community as a whole. The way that the Levy clan had planned for the show to be.
- Was supposed to host Saturday Night Live (1975) with John Candy back in 1985 (he, Candy and Billy Crystal did a promo for it on SNL the week before it was supposed to have been aired), but that episode never happened, due to a writer’s strike shortly after the promo was aired.
- His maternal uncle, Harold Kudlats, was a music promoter who brought rockabilly music to Canada.
Personal Quotes by Eugene Levy
In ten minutes, I’m thinking, ‘OK, you know what? I love these guys. They’re really smart, they’re really good, they’ve got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.’ But I didn’t like the part.– Eugene Levy
The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the ’60s. I had a group, but I don’t think it was at the same level as Chris, because he’s an amazing musician.– Eugene Levy
At the end of the day, the numbers that we’re hearing are not going to be totally correct or not correct at all.– Eugene Levy
But I’ve never really done anything that implies any kind of danger. I wouldn’t skydive, I wouldn’t deep sea dive, I wouldn’t parachute. I think you’re really just rolling the dice. Who packed your chute the night before?– Eugene Levy
One of the biggest misconceptions about me is that I’m a comedian, which I’m not. A comedian is someone who can stand up in front of an audience and make you laugh. I’ve never done stand-up and I never will. I’m a comic actor. My comedy comes through my characters.– Eugene Levy