Martin Short Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Martin Short Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Martin Short. Check it out!

Martin Short was born on March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Martin Hayter Short. He is an actor and writer, known for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Inherent Vice (2014) and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He was previously married to Nancy Dolman.


Interesting Facts about Martin Short

  • Graduated from Westdale High school in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Born on the same date as Teddy Pendergrass.
  • His wife, actress Nancy Dolman, passed away from cancer on August 21st, 2010. She had been battling the disease since 2007.
  • Shares the same birthday with and is friends with Vicki Lawrence.
  • In May 2012, while appearing on the “Today” Show, host Kathie Lee Gifford asked him several questions about his marriage to his wife, Nancy, in the present tense, indicating that she had no idea that Nancy had died two years earlier. After Short’s segment was over, Gifford reappeared to apologize for not knowing about the death and the whole line of questioning.
  • Opened his one man show (with a full cast of six), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway on August 17th. He had been enjoying a successful preview run since July 29th, 2006. [August 2006]
  • Received the Earl Grey Award for his work in SCTV (1976) at the Gemini Theatre in Toronto. [1995]
  • In Pure Luck (1991) Proctor’s (Short) violent, allergic reaction to bee stings influenced the make-up idea behind Primetime Glick (2001).
  • Was supposed to host the 1994 season premiere of Saturday Night Live (1975), but had to back out at the last minute. He was replaced by Steve Martin.
  • Short is the youngest of five children. In addition to his two aforementioned brothers, the late David Short and Emmy winning television writer Michael Short, Short has an older brother Brian, vice president of Dover Industries in Canada, and an older sister Nora, an anesthesiologist.
  • First acting job was playing a giant Visa card in a TV commercial.
  • Mentioned in “Married with Children” (1986) {Death of a Shoe Salesman (#7.10)} (Married with Children: Death of a Shoe Salesman (1992)).

Personal Quotes by Martin Short

All you’re trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room.

- Martin Short

No one is any one thing.

- Martin Short

I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.

- Martin Short

Often audiences vary… but I’ve always found Milwaukee to be a fabulous place to play with great audiences and very hip.

- Martin Short

My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.

- Martin Short