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When Martin Short appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman one night this autumn, he gave of himself for more than 16 minutes—which, when you subtract the commercials and the monologue, accounted for the better part of the show. I thought, Is that one of the Winklevoss twins? And then, to cap it off, Short offered, literally, a song-and-dance routine. First, he announced that he had reconciled with his brothers, Manny and Morty, with whom he had fallen out after a successful touring career in the 60s and 70s. And then, with fanfare, he introduced the re-united Short Brothers: himself plus two black singer-actors. Marty Short, all five feet seven of him, gives good talk show. Short does this with regularity—not only for Letterman but also for Fallon, Conan, Kimmel, and Ellen.
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The son of a steel-executive father and concert violinist mother, Ontario native Martin Short attended McMasters University, where he graduated in with a degree in social work. If you haven't spotted Short at your local youth center or settlement house, it's because he decided to pursue a performing career, encouraged by his fellow McMasters classmates Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas. Two years later, Short made his first film, Lost and Found, and also co-starred on the critically lauded but little-seen American sitcom The Associates. It was while appearing on SCTV Network 90 from through and Saturday Night Live from through that Short attained stardom with such distinctive comic characterizations as supercilious showbiz promoter Jackie Rogers Jr. He also scored big yocks with his devastating, dead-on impressions of such icons as Jerry Lewis and Katharine Hepburn a lifelong Jerry Lewis fan, Short was invited to join Lewis as co-host of a cable-TV Martin and Lewis retrospective in ; he has yet to share the spotlight with the real Ms. Though an extremely likeable screen presence, the puckish Short has, like many of his Second City brethren, frequently been cast in films far beneath his talents, hitting bottom with 's Clifford. Happily, he has been extremely well-served in such films as Three Amigos , Innerspace , and the remake of Father of the Bride, in which he had an unbearably funny cameo as epicene wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer. In , Short made his Broadway debut, assuming the old Richard Dreyfuss role in a musical adaptation of the film The Goodbye Girl.
Short created the characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He has also had an active career on stage, starring in the Broadway plays The Goodbye Girl and Little Me The latter earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the former a nomination in the same category. He and his siblings were raised as Catholics.