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Steve Martin

Birth Place: Waco, TX, USA

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As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician- Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history-appearing in more than 50 films over the course of his career. With titles such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Parenthood; Father of the Bride and Cheaper by the Dozen franchises;Baby Mama; and It's Complicated, Martin's films are the kind that are viewed again and again. Martin wrote the screenplays for some of his most celebrated films includingThe Jerk, Roxanne, Bowfinger, L.A. Story and Shopgirl. Martin's first film was a seven-minute short he wrote and starred in, The Absent-Minded Waiter.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action in 1977. Martin recently received The 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. He's also received The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Honorary Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards. He has also hosted the Academy Awards® three times. As an author, Martin has written several books including his most recent, An Object of Beauty which is being developing into a feature film. He has also written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, as well as plays including Picasso at the Lapin Agile, children's books and an art collection book. Martin wrote his first memoir Born Standing Up in 2007. His work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Martin began his career as a writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," made appearances on HBO's "On Location" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live," and became the first comedian to sell out an arena performance. As one of the world's most celebrated comedians, Martin's comedy album Let's Get Small (1978) went platinum in the United States and won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. His second album, Wild and Crazy Guy, was a comedy album that featured his first music single "King Tut." This album reached double platinum status in the U.S and earned Martin his second Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Martin's third comedy album, Comedy is Not Pretty, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1979. Ever evolving his body of work Martin is also a Grammy® Award winning musician who found his love for the banjo at the age of 17. Martin originally used his passion for the banjo as part of his standup comedy routine, but in 2010, he released his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-Strong Banjo. Since then, Martin has played many prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Martin released his second full length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alertin 2011. The album featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Additionally, Martin co-wrote two of the CD's songs with the Grammy®-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers.

That year, Martin won the International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Martin also created the Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass for those who exemplify outstanding bluegrass performance. In 2013, Steve Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy® for "Best American Roots Song" for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and won the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score. Martin and Brickell's second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable new songs that bought the acclaimed duo's musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.

Born in Waco, TX, in 1945, Martin was raised in Southern California and began working as a comedian and magician at area amusement parks, including The Magic Shop at Disneyland. Martin went on to Santa Ana College, and then earned his Theater Arts degree from UCLA.

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[Broadway, 2002]


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Steve Martin Movies

[1972]Another Nice Mess Hippie

[1977]Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary

[1978]Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Dr. Maxwell Edison

[1979]George Burns' 100th Birthday Party

[1979]The Jerk

[1979]The Muppet Movie Insolent Waiter

[1981]Pennies from Heaven Arthur

[1982]Twilight Theater II Various Characters

[1982]Twilight Theater Various Characters

[1982]Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Rigby Reardon

[1983]The Winds of Whoopie

[1983]The Man with Two Brains Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr

[1984]The Lonely Guy Larry

[1984]The Jerk, Too

[1984]All of Me Roger Cobb

[1985]The History of White People in America

[1985]Movers & Shakers Fabio Longio

[1986]The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years

[1986]Little Shop of Horrors Orin Scrivello D.D.S.

[1986]¡Three Amigos! Lucky Day

[1987]Planes, Trains & Automobiles Neal Page

[1987]Roxanne C. D. Bales

[1988]Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Freddy Benson

[1989]Parenthood Gil

[1990]My Blue Heaven Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli

[1991]L.A. Story Harris K. Telemacher

[1991]Grand Canyon Davis

[1991]Father of the Bride George Banks

[1992]HouseSitter Davis

[1992]Leap of Faith Jonas

[1992]Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car

[1993]And the Band Played On The Brother

[1994]A Simple Twist of Fate Michael McCann

[1994]Mixed Nuts Philip

[1995]Father of the Bride Part II George Banks

[1996]Sgt. Bilko Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko

[1997]The Spanish Prisoner Jimmy Dell

[1998]The Prince of Egypt Hotep - Voice

[1999]The Venice Project

[1999]The Out-of-Towners Henry Clark

[1999]Fantasia 2000 Self - Introductory Host

[1999]Bowfinger Bowfinger

[2000]From Spam to Sperm

[2000]Joe Gould's Secret Charlie Duell

[2001]Novocaine Frank Sangster

[2003]Bringing Down the House Peter Sanderson

[2003]Cheaper by the Dozen Tom Baker

[2003]The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Steve Martin - Interviewee

[2003]Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mr. Chairman

[2004]Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Steve Martin

[2005]Shopgirl Ray Porter

[2005]Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Tom Baker

[2006]The Pink Panther Writer

[2006]The Pink Panther Clouseau

[2008]Baby Mama Barry


[2009]The Pink Panther 2 Clouseau

[2009]It's Complicated Adam Schaffer

[2009]TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases

[2011]The Big Year Stu Preissler

[2012]Taken 2 Writer

[2015]Christmas with the Coopers Rags - Voice

[2015]Home Captain Smek - Voice

[2016]Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

[2016]Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Norm

[2017]Oh, Hello on Broadway

Steve Martin TV Shows

Off to See the Wizard Simon the Pieman

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Medieval King

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour

Doc Brian Bogert

Domestic Life

The Tracey Ullman Show Rusty DeClure

The Simpsons Ray Patterson

Dr. X's Creatures

30 Rock Gavin Volure

Special Collector's Edition Orin Scrivello - D.D.S.

[ 2013-2015]Welcome to the Basement Lucky Day, Navin Johnson, Rigby Reardon

Say Goodnight Kevin Jonas Nightengale

Quick Reviews with Maverick Neal Page

[ 2021-2021]Only Murders in the Building Charles-Haden Savage

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Steve Martin News

Sneak Peek! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Now Playing at Paramount Theatre

Aurora’s Paramount Theatre - the nation’s largest musical theater subscription house – is now performing Little Shop of Horrors.

Oratorio Society Of New York to Open 150th Anniversary And 2023-24 Season With Bach's Magnificat And Mozart's Requiem

The Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, will kick off its its 150th Anniversary and 2023-2024 season on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:00pm with Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Requiem.

Video: Watch Steve Martin & Martin Short's Nod to FATHER OF THE BRIDE on ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

Everyone’s favorite crime-solving trio is dressed to impress in this season’s penultimate episode of “Only Murders in the Building.” Short and Martin previously starred together in the 1991 comedy, Father of the Bride. Watch their reference to the film with Selena Gomez in the viral wedding dress in a video clip now!

BRIGHT STAR Comes to Arrow Rock Lyceum This Week

Bright Star makes its Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre debut Sept. 29-Oct.8 with a phenomenal cast of actor-musicians who play 16 different instruments live on stage, creating a live theatre piece and concert all rolled into one. Learn more about the production here!

Michael Kirk Lane Will Encore WHATEVER I FEEL at Chelsea Table + Stage October 16th

Award winning cabaret artist Michael Kirk Lane is back on the boards on October 16th.

Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron & JoBeth Williams to Star in MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

LDOS Media Lab, with Deco Rose Productions will present the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 21st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 21, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Listen: Hear Steve Martin Sing an ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Song by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman, & Scott Wittman

The deluxe album also features performances by Martin Short, Paul Rudd, and Jason Veasey. It includes four original songs written by Pasek & Paul, Sara Bareilles, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Michael R. Jackson, two bonus tracks, and an original score by Siddhartha Khosla.

ALADDIN, HAMILTON, HADESTOWN & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will return to the heart of New York City’s Theater District on Sunday, October 1, 2023, and has added more tables from beloved Broadway shows and extraordinary auction lots.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 19th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 19, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Hulu to Bring ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Interactive Experience to NYC Theater

Fans of Hulu’s hit Original series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez can be immersed into the center of season three’s broadway theater murder mystery. Taking fans into the actual space season three was filmed in, the immersive experience explores The Goosebury Theater [United Palace].

Heavy Makeup Confirms October Residency at Los Angeles' Sun Rose

Heavy MakeUp—the dynamic new project from Edie Brickell, CJ Camerieri and Trever Hagen—will perform four shows at Los Angeles’ Sun Rose next month on October 4, 11, 18 and 25. Each show will consist of two distinct sets—the first will feature songs from their self-titled debut album, while the second will be a purely improvised performance.

Everything to Know About the 2023 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

It’s time to visit your Broadway happy place. The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will return to the heart of New York City’s Theater District with unique collectables, unparalleled experiences and celebrated stars on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Encore

The Encore, Southeast Michigan’s premier professional musical theatre company, opened their 15th Anniversary Season last week with the much-anticipated production of Little Shop of Horrors. Check out all new production photos here!

Harris Center for the Arts to Present QUEEN OF THE NIGHT! REMEMBERING WHITNEY Next Month

Harris Center for the Arts will present Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney next month. Get performance information here!

Photos: First Look at Paramount Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Check out a first look at production photos from Paramount Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running through October 15!

Steve Martin's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Comes To Woodside This October

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE: Steve Martin's long-running Off Broadway absurdist comedy is the final show of City Gate Production's 2023 Season. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!


Veteran character actor, Boris McGiver will create the titular role of “The Interpreter,”  an innocent translator who gets caught in a web of intrigue involving world affairs, in Catherine Gropper’s drama, THE MEETING:THE INTERPRETER. Learn more about the upcoming play here!

Video: Meet the Newest Cast Members of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Corbin Bleu & Constance Wu!

Get the latest news about the upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors as Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu and stage star Corbin Bleu join the cast. Find out more about their notable performances and previous work in film, television, and theater. Don't miss out on this exciting new addition to the cast of Little Shop of Horrors!

Constance Wu & Corbin Bleu to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in September

Get the scoop on the latest casting news for Little Shop of Horrors, as Constance Wu and Corbin Bleu join the cast!


Steve Martin has written 6 shows including Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Playwright), WASPs and Other Plays (Playwright), The Underpants (Playwright), Short Talks on the Universe (Playwright), Bright Star (Book and Music), Meteor Shower (Playwright).

Steve Martin has been nominated for several awards throughout his Broadway career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for "Meteor Shower," Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for "Bright Star," Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Bright Star," Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Bright Star," Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Bright Star," Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for "Bright Star," Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "As You Like It," and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

Steve Martin has won several awards for his work in the theater. Some of his notable wins include the Outstanding Music award at the Drama Desk Awards for the show "Bright Star." He also won the Outstanding New Score award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Bright Star" and the John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." These awards recognize his talent and contributions to the Broadway and off-Broadway theater community.

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