Mike Myers

Michael John Myers OC (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer.[1] He is known for his run as a performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for playing the title roles in the Wayne's World, Austin Powers, and Shrek films. He made his directorial debut with the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013). He has stepped away from acting for the most part since the third Shrek movie. He had a small role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009) and a supporting role in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Mike Myers

Mike Myers David Shankbone 2010 NYC
Myers at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Born
Michael John Myers

May 25, 1963 (age 55)
Citizenship
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • film producer
  • director
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)
Robin Ruzan
(m. 1993; div. 2007)

Kelly Tisdale
(m. 2010)
Children3
RelativesPaul Myers (brother)
AwardsOrder of Canada
Comedy career
MediumStand-up, film, television, theatre, books

Early life

Myers was born on May 25, 1963,[2] in Scarborough, a suburban district in the east side of Toronto, Ontario. He is the son of English-born parents Eric Myers (1922–1991), an insurance agent, and his wife, Alice E. Myers (née Hind; born 1926), an office supervisor and a veteran of the Royal Air Force.[3]

Both of his parents were from Liverpool, United Kingdom,[4] and he has two older brothers, Paul, an indie rock singer-songwriter, broadcaster, and author, and Peter, who worked for Sears Canada.[5]

The family is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Myers was raised Protestant.[6] He holds Canadian, U.S., and British citizenship.[1]

Myers grew up in suburban Toronto districts, both North York and Scarborough,[7] where he attended Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute. He then graduated from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute in 1982.

Career

Early career

Myers began performing in commercials at two years old. At the age of ten, he made a commercial for British Columbia Hydro, with Gilda Radner playing his mother.[3] At 12, he made a guest appearance as Ari on the TV series King of Kensington.

After graduating from high school, Myers was accepted into The Second City Canadian touring company. He moved to the United Kingdom, where in 1985 he was one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational group based at The Comedy Store in London.

The next year, he starred in the British children's TV program Wide Awake Club, parodying the show's normal exuberance with his own "Sound Asleep Club", in partnership with Neil Mullarkey.

He returned to Toronto and The Second City in 1986 as a cast member in The Second City's Toronto main stage show, Second City Theatre.[8] In 1988, he moved from Second City in Toronto to Chicago. In Chicago, he trained, performed, and taught at the Improv Olympic.

Myers made many appearances, including as Wayne Campbell, on Toronto's Citytv in the early 1980s, on the alternative video show City Limits hosted by Christopher Ward. Myers also appeared as Wayne Campbell in the music video for Ward's Canadian hit "Boys and Girls".

The Wayne Campbell character was featured extensively in the 1986 summer series It's Only Rock & Roll, produced by Toronto's Insight Production Company for CBC Television. Wayne appeared both in studio and in a series of location sketches directed and edited by Allan Novak. Myers wrote another sketch, "Kurt and Dieter", co-starring with Second City's Dana Andersen and also directed by Novak, which would later turn into the popular "Sprockets" sketch on Saturday Night Live.

Film

Myers made his film debut when he and Dana Carvey adapted their Wayne's World Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketches into the feature Wayne's World (1992). It was among the most successful films of the year and was followed in 1993 by Wayne's World 2; Myers starred in So I Married an Axe Murderer the same year. He took a two-year hiatus from performing after the end of his time as an SNL regular.

Myers returned to acting with the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), followed by the sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Myers played the title role (Austin Powers) and the villain (Dr. Evil), as well as other characters, in all three films.

One of Myers' rare non-comedic roles came in the film 54 (1998), in which he portrayed Steve Rubell, proprietor of New York City's famous 1970s discotheque Studio 54. The film was not critically or commercially successful, though Myers received some positive notice.[9][10]

In June 2000, Myers was sued by Universal Pictures for US$3.8 million for backing out of a contract to play Dieter, the SNL character, in a feature film. Myers said he refused to honor the US$20 million contract because he did not want to cheat moviegoers with an unacceptable script—one that he himself had written. Myers countersued, and a settlement was reached after several months where Myers agreed to make another film with Universal. That film was The Cat in the Hat, which was released in November 2003 and starred Myers as the title character.[11][12][13]

In 2001, Myers provided the voice of Shrek in the DreamWorks animated film of the same name, having taken over the role after original planned voice actor Chris Farley died in December 1997. He reprised this role in Shrek 4-D (a theme park ride) in 2003, Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and the Christmas special Shrek the Halls (2007).

Myers received the MTV Generation Award in June 2007, making him the second Canadian to win the award (following Jim Carrey in 2006).[14]

In 2008, Myers co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in The Love Guru. In 2009, he played the part of British general Ed Fenech, in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. In 2010 Myers returned for the latest film in the Shrek series, Shrek Forever After.

Myers returned to onscreen film acting with supporting roles in Terminal (2018)[15] and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).[16]

Other work

Myers made a cameo appearance in Britney Spears' music video "Boys" as Austin Powers.[17]

In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted among the top 50 comedy acts by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.[18]

Myers is a member of the band Ming Tea along with The Bangles' guitarist and vocalist Susanna Hoffs and musician Matthew Sweet. They performed the songs "BBC" and "Daddy Wasn't There" from the Austin Powers films.[19]

In 2011 Myers returned to The Comedy Store in London to perform a one-time reprisal of his role with The Comedy Store Players. The UK comedy website Chortle praised his performance.[20]

Myers' 2013 directorial debut, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, was selected to be screened in the Gala Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[21] In 2017, Myers began hosting a reprised version of The Gong Show in heavy makeup as a fictional British host known as Tommy Maitland.[22]

In April 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Myers will be starring in and executive producing a comedy series for Netflix, with it to last for six episodes and him playing multiple characters.[23]

Personal life

Myers began dating actress and comedy writer Robin Ruzan in the late 1980s after meeting at a hockey game in Chicago, during which Myers caught a puck and used the incident as an icebreaker to strike up a conversation with Ruzan. The couple married on May 22, 1993, and Myers later referred to Ruzan as "his muse".[24][25] The couple filed for divorce in December 2005.[26]

In 2006, café owner Kelly Tisdale confirmed reports that she and Myers were dating. Myers and Tisdale wed in New York in a secret ceremony in the fall of 2010.[27] They have three children: son Spike Alan (b. 2011) and daughters, Sunday Molly (b. 2014) and Paulina Kathleen (b. 2015).[28][29][30]

During a CBS interview in 2007, he noted that he normally takes three years between films. He spends one year "living his life" and then writes various screenplays, develops characters, practices them in front of live audiences, and then selects one of the screenplays to film.

Myers is a Dungeons & Dragons player[31] and was one of several celebrities to have participated in the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day in 2006.[32]

He supports the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.[33] He named two characters in the first Austin Powers movie Commander Gilmour and General Borschevsky, for then-Maple Leafs players Doug Gilmour and Nikolai Borschevsky.

Myers has played for Hollywood United F.C., a celebrity soccer team.[34] He played in the 2010 Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK football match, England vs. R.O.W (Rest of the World) and scored his penalty during a sudden death shootout after the game ended 2–2 (June 6, 2010). The Rest of the World team beat England for the first time since the tournament started. Myers is a fan of Liverpool F.C.[35]

In 2014, Myers starred in a commercial with his brother Peter for Sears Canada, using "humorous banter to spread the message that, despite rumours, Sears wasn't shutting down". Peter at the time was senior director of planning at Sears head office in Toronto, and he was laid off in 2017 after Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy.[5]

In 2016 Myers published a book, Canada, about the country's history and popular culture.[8]

As of 2016, Myers resides in New York City.[7]

Myers is also a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.[36]

Awards and honours

Mike Myers HWoF Star
Myers' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In 2003, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.[37]

For contributions to the motion picture industry, Mike Myers was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7042 Hollywood Boulevard.[38]

In 2015, his face was put on a stamp by Canada Post.[39]

On June 30, 2017, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for "his extensive and acclaimed body of comedic work as an actor, writer and producer."[40]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Wayne’s World Wayne Campbell Also writer
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Charlie McKenzie / Stuart McKenzie
Wayne's World 2 Wayne Campbell Also writer
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Austin Powers / Dr. Evil Also writer and producer
1998 54 Steve Rubell
The Thin Pink Line Tim Broderick
Pete's Meteor Pete
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Austin Powers / Dr. Evil /
Fat Bastard
Also writer and producer
Mystery, Alaska Donnie Shulzhoffer
2001 Shrek Shrek Voice role
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Austin Powers / Dr. Evil /
Fat Bastard / Goldmember
Also writer and producer
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! 'Eye' Witness
The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat
Shrek 4-D Shrek Voice role
View from the Top John Witney
2004 Shrek 2 Shrek Voice role
2006 Home Himself Documentary
2007 Shrek the Third Shrek Voice role
2008 The Love Guru Guru Maurice Pitka / Himself Also writer and producer
2009 Inglourious Basterds Gen. Ed Fenech
2010 Shrek Forever After Shrek Voice role
2012 Oscar Etiquette Sir Cecil Worthington Short film
2013 Being Canadian, Sometimes Himself Documentary
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself Documentary; also director
2015 I Am Chris Farley Himself Documentary
2018 Terminal Clinton / Mr. Franklyn
Bohemian Rhapsody Ray Foster

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1975 King of Kensington Ari Episode: "Scout's Honour"
1977 Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid Himself
1979 The Littlest Hobo Tommy Episode: "Boy on Wheels"
1980 Bizarre Various
1985 John and Yoko: A Love Story Delivery Boy Uncredited
Television film
1987 Meet Julie (voice) Television film
It's Only Rock & Roll Various 13 episodes
1989 Elvis Stories Cockney Man Television short
1989–1995 Saturday Night Live Various 121 episodes; also writer
1997 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Mike Myers/Aerosmith"
2008 2008 MTV Movie Awards Himself (host) Television special
2011 Saturday Night Live Wayne Campbell Episode: "Dana Carvey/Linkin Park"
2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) Himself Television special
Saturday Night Live Dr. Evil Episode: "Amy Adams/One Direction"
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Wayne Campbell Television special
2017–present The Gong Show Tommy Maitland Game show; host
2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Dr. Evil[41]

Career awards and nominations

Accolades

Year Title Accolade Resultscn
1989 Saturday Night Live Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Won
1990 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1992 Wayne's World MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Dana Carvey) Won
1993 American Comedy Award for Funnest Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
1994 Wayne's World 2 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Dana Carvey) Nominated
Saturday Night Live Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1998 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence Won
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Sleazbag Nominated
2000 American Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Won
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Villain Won
Canadian Comedy Award for Film Performance - Male Won
Canadian Comedy Award for Film Writing - Original Won
54 Csapnivalo Award for Best Male Performance Nominated
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Won
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Verne Troyer) Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment (shared with Verne Troyer) Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Verne Troyer) Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Couple (shared with Heather Graham) Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Sleazebag Won
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Chemistry (shared with Mindy Sterling) Nominated
2002 Shrek MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Cameron Diaz & Eddie Murphy) Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Nominated
N/A Walk of Fame - Motion Picture 7046 Hollywood, Blvd. Won
2003 Austin Powers in Goldmember Canadian Comedy Award for Film - Pretty Funny Writing Won
Canadian Comedy Award for Performance - Pretty Funny Male Won
Empire Award for Best Actor Nominated
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series Nominated
Austin Powers in Goldmember MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Nominated
N/A MTV TRL Award for Wet Your Pants Award Nominated
N/A MTV TRL Award for Walk This Way Award (shared with Beyoncé Knowles) Nominated
Austin Powers in Goldmember Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award Favorite Movie Actor Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Fart in a Movie Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy Nominated
N/A Teen Choice Award for Choice - Comedian Nominated
The Cat in the Hat The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Actor Nominated
The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Fake Accent - Male Nominated
The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Song "Fun, Fun, Fun" Nominated
N/A US Comedy Arts Festival Award for AFI Star award Won
2004 The Cat in the Hat Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor Nominated
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor Nominated
N/A Teen Choice Award for Ultimate Choice award Won
2005 Shrek 2 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Nominated
2007 N/A MTV Movie Award for Next Generation Won
2008 The Love Guru National Movie Award for Best Performance - Male Nominated
N/A TV Land Award for Legacy of Laughter award Won
2009 Inglorious Basterds Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast Ensemble Won
The Love Guru Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor Won
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay (shared with Graham Gordon) Won
Inglorious Basterds Phoenix Film critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance Won
2010 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Won
Gold Derby Award for Ensemble Cast Won
The Cat in the Hat
The Love Guru
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor of the Decade Nominated
Inglorious Basterds Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
2014 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Hollywood Film Award for Documentary of the Year Won
Miami Film Festival Award for Knight Documentary Comeptition Nominated
Sarasota Film Festival Award for Best Documentary Won
Sarasota Film Festival Award for Best Documentary Feature Nominated
SXSW Film Festival Award for Documentary Spotlight Nominated
2015 Golden Raspberry Award for Razzie Reedemer Award Nominated
News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming Nominated

Notable Saturday Night Live characters

  • Dieter – host of Sprockets
  • Linda Richman – hostess of Coffee Talk
  • Japanese Game Show Host
  • "Handsome Actor" Lank Thompson
  • Simon – a little boy who does drawings in the bath and complains about having "prune hands" (the theme song for this segment was a slightly modified version of the theme song from Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings by Edward MacLachlan)
  • Wayne Campbell (SNL, the Wayne's World films)
  • Pat Arnold (SNL, Bill Swerski's Superfans)
  • Stuart Rankin – proprietor of "All Things Scottish"
  • Lothar (Of the Hill People)
  • Ed Miles (Middle-Aged Man) – An older man who helps young people with their problems
  • Phillip – A child of the age of six who is hypoglycemic and hyperactive (quote: "I'm a hyper hypo"). Phillip appears in at least two sketches, one with Nicole Kidman and the other with Kim Basinger. The sketch centers on him at a playground while wearing a helmet and a harness tied to the monkey bars.
  • Kenneth Reese-Evans – host of "Theatre Stories"
  • Johnny Letter – an Old West citizen who writes polite, well-written letters of complaint
  • In December 2014, Myers appeared in a cameo during the cold open as his character Dr. Evil, a super villain known for his appearances in the Austin Powers film series where he called out North Korea and Sony, in particular the logic of Kim Jong-un, and the 2014 Sony hack, as well as making comparisons between the Guardians of Peace and Grand Old Party.[42][43]

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External links

2014 South Dakota gubernatorial election

The 2014 South Dakota gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, concurrently with the election of South Dakota's Class II U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican governor Dennis Daugaard ran for re-election to a second term in office. He won the Republican primary and ran again with incumbent lieutenant governor Matt Michels. The Democrats nominated State Representative Susan Wismer, who chose former state representative Susy Blake as her running mate. Independent Mike Myers also ran, whose running mate was former Republican state representative Lora Hubbel.

Austin Powers

Austin Powers is a series of American spy action comedy films: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). The films were directed by Jay Roach; produced, written by and starring Mike Myers as both the title character and Dr. Evil; and distributed by New Line Cinema.

The franchise parodies numerous films and characters, including James Bond and Jason King, and incorporates myriad other elements of popular culture as it follows a British spy's quest to bring his nemesis down. The character represents an archetype of 1960s Swinging London, with his advocacy of free love, his use of obscure impressions and his clothing style.

The films poke fun at the outrageous plots, rampant sexual innuendo, and two dimensional stock characters associated with 1960s spy films, as well as the cliché of the ultra suave super spy. Contrary to the handsome, super smooth leading men of the James Bond genre, Austin Powers is not conventionally attractive (he is especially known for his bad teeth), although female characters seem to find him irresistible.

The general theme of the films is that the arch villain Dr. Evil plots to extort large sums of money from governments or international bodies but is constantly thwarted by Powers, and (to a degree) his own inexperience with life and culture in the 1990s.

In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin and Dr. Evil are awakened after being cryogenically frozen for thirty years. Continuing to incorporate cultural elements of the 1960s and 1970s, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember feature time travel as a plot device and deliberately overlook inconsistencies. A proposed fourth film, Austin Powers 4, has reportedly been in development since 2005.

Austin Powers (character)

Sir Austin Danger Powers, KBE is a fictional character from the Austin Powers series of films, and is created and portrayed by Mike Myers. He is the protagonist of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).He is a womanizing, hard-partying British spy embodying the Swinging London mod culture and hippie culture of the 1960s who, with his nemesis Dr. Evil, was frozen in a cryonics experiment. The series' humor follows his attempts to adjust to the modern world as he continues to try to save it from terrorism.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy action comedy film directed by Jay Roach, and the third installment in the Austin Powers film series. It stars Mike Myers in the title role, and was co-written by him and Michael McCullers. Myers also plays the roles of Dr. Evil, Goldmember, and Fat Bastard. The movie co-stars Beyoncé in her theatrical film debut, as well as Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Mindy Sterling and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey, Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Nathan Lane, and The Osbournes.

In a self-parody of the Austin Powers series, there is a film within the film in the opening. Austin Powers is featured in a bio-pic called Austinpussy (a parody of the James Bond film Octopussy) directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers, Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous, Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil, Danny DeVito as Mini-Me, and John Travolta as Goldmember.

Goldmember is a loose parody of the James Bond films Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice, also incorporating elements of The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun and GoldenEye. The film grossed $296.6 million at the box office internationally.

Fat Bastard

Fat Bastard is a fictional character in the second and third films of the Austin Powers series. A morbidly obese henchman hailing from Scotland, Fat Bastard serves Dr. Evil in his quest to destroy Austin Powers. The character is portrayed by Mike Myers.His extreme size and weight (1 metric tonne, according to Dr. Evil) endows Fat Bastard with massive strength. He exhibited this prowess in the sumo ring in the third movie.

Fat Bastard is noted for his foul temper, his emotional monologues that culminate in flatulence, his vulgar, crude manners, and his unusual diet. These go as far as to include a cannibalistic taste for human infants and midgets, whom he gluttonously calls, "The other, other white meat". In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, he boasts that he once ate a baby, and tries to refuse Dr. Evil's money for his services in exchange for getting to eat Mini-Me. He also has the same Scottish accent as Shrek (also voiced by Myers), whose movie was released two years after The Spy Who Shagged Me in 2001.

History of Saturday Night Live (1990–1995)

Saturday Night Live is an American sketch comedy series created and produced by Lorne Michaels for most of the show's run. The show has aired on NBC since 1975.

The 1990–91 season brought the first major changes to the show's cast in over four years, adding cast members such as Chris Farley and David Spade. As the previous cast slowly left, the new players began to take over.

With most of the older cast gone, Michaels attempted to push a mix of old (Kevin Nealon, Mike Myers) and new (Janeane Garofalo, Michael McKean) for the 1994–95 season's cast. This season is widely considered one of the show's worst (along with the 1980–81 and 1985–86 seasons). After this cast, Michaels replaced most of the cast with unknowns for the 1995–96 season, once again saving the show from cancelation.

Michael Myers

Michael or Mike M(e)yers may refer to:

Michael Myers (judge) (1873–1950), sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

Michael Myers (New York) (1753–1814), American politician from New York

Michael Myers (politician) (born 1943), American politician from Pennsylvania

Michael Myers (American football) (born 1976), National Football League defensive tackle

Mike Myers (born 1963), American–British–Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and film producer

Mike Myers (baseball) (born 1969), Major League Baseball pitcher

Mike Meyers (pitcher) (born 1977), former professional baseball pitcher

Mike Meyers (outfielder) (born 1993), minor league baseball outfielder

Michael Myers (Halloween), a fictional character and antagonist in the Halloween films

Mike Myers, British songwriter, writer of multiple hits for artists including The Nolans and The Dooleys

Mike A. Myers Stadium

Mike A. Myers Stadium is the home of The University of Texas Longhorn track and field and soccer teams and also home to the USATF Elite Running Circuit Austin Track Club. The 20,000-seat stadium hosts the historic Texas Relays annually in April, as well as the University Interscholastic League track and field state championship in May.

Mike Myers (baseball)

Michael Stanley Myers (born June 26, 1969) is a left-handed former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

Saturday Night Live TV show sketches

Saturday Night Live has long mocked the television medium with many fake commercials and parodies of TV shows themselves. Another of the show's frequently used styles of recurring sketches has been the talk show format (e.g. "The Brian Fellowes Show", "Barry Gibb Talk Show", etc.). However, anything from cop shows to children's shows has been fair game for the ever-changing cast.

Sketches with TV show themes are listed here chronologically by order of first appearance.

The Mr. Bill Show – February 28, 1976

Consumer Probe (Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Candice Bergen) – December 11, 1976

E. Buzz Miller and Christie Christina (Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman) – January 22, 1977

Leonard Pinth-Garnell (Dan Aykroyd) – March 12, 1977

The Ex-Police (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) – October 15, 1977

Woman to Woman (Gilda Radner) – October 21, 1978

Telepsychic (Dan Aykroyd) – December 9, 1978

The Bel-Airabs (Don Novello, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman) – December 8, 1979

What's It All About (Gilbert Gottfried, Denny Dillon) – November 15, 1980

Mister Robinson's Neighborhood (Eddie Murphy) – February 21, 1981

Fernando's Hideaway (Billy Crystal) – November 3, 1984

The Limits of the Imagination (Randy Quaid) – November 9, 1985

The Pat Stevens Show (Nora Dunn) – November 16, 1985

The Church Lady (Dana Carvey) – October 11, 1986

Instant Coffee with Bill Smith (Kevin Nealon) – October 18, 1986

Miss Connie's Fable Nook (Jan Hooks, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon) – November 8, 1986

Pumping Up with Hans & Franz (Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon) – October 17, 1987

Learning To Feel (Nora Dunn) – January 23, 1988

Wayne's World (Dana Carvey, Mike Myers) – February 18, 1989

Cooking with the Anal Retentive Chef (Phil Hartman) – April 1, 1989

Tales Of Ribaldry (Jon Lovitz) – April 1, 1989

Sprockets (Mike Myers) – April 15, 1989

Lank Thompson (Mike Myers) – October 21, 1989

The Dark Side with Nat X (Chris Rock, Chris Farley) – November 10, 1990

Simon (Mike Myers) – November 10, 1990

Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley (Al Franken) – February 9, 1991

Coffee Talk with Linda Richman (Mike Myers) – October 12, 1991

Theatre Stories (Mike Myers, Julia Sweeney, Dana Carvey) – December 14, 1991

Sassy's Sassiest Boys (Phil Hartman) – February 6, 1993

The Denise Show (Adam Sandler) – October 2, 1993

Good Morning Brooklyn (Jay Mohr) – November 12, 1994

Perspectives with Lionel Osbourne (Tim Meadows) – January 21, 1995

Scottish Soccer Hooligan Weekly (Mike Myers, Mark McKinney) – January 21, 1995

The Joe Pesci Show (Jim Breuer) – December 2, 1995

The Quiet Storm (Tim Meadows) – October 19, 1996

Shopping At Home Network (Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan) – November 16, 1996

Delicious Dish (Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Alec Baldwin) – November 16, 1996

Celebrity Jeopardy! (Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, and various others) – December 7, 1996

Goth Talk (Molly Shannon, Chris Kattan, Jim Breuer) – April 12, 1997

Leon Phelps, The Ladies Man (Tim Meadows) – October 4, 1997

Issues with Jeffrey Kaufman (Jim Breuer) – October 18, 1997

Morning Latte (Cheri Oteri, Will Ferrell) – October 25, 1997

Pretty Living (Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer) – March 14, 1998

Hello Dolly (Ana Gasteyer) – October 3, 1998

The How Do You Say? Ah, Yes, Show (Chris Kattan, Jimmy Fallon) – October 17, 1998

Dog Show (Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon) – December 5, 1998

Pimp Chat (Tracy Morgan, Tim Meadows) – December 5, 1998

Jarret's Room (Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz) – December 16, 2000

Wake Up Wakefield! (Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz) – March 17, 2001

America Undercover (Chris Kattan, Amy Poehler) – November 3, 2001

The Ferey Muhtar Talk Show (Horatio Sanz) – March 16, 2002

Top O' the Morning (Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon) – October 19, 2002

Pranksters (Seth Meyers) – February 22, 2003

Spy Glass (Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers) – November 1, 2003

Appalachian Emergency Room (Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, and various others) – January 10, 2004

The Prince Show (Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph) – February 14, 2004

¡Show Biz Grande Explosion! (Fred Armisen as Fericito (see 2002–2003), Horatio Sanz) – March 6, 2004

Vincent Price's Holiday Special (Bill Hader) – November 19, 2005

Deep House Dish (Kenan Thompson, Rachel Dratch, Andy Samberg) – November 19, 2005

The Dakota Fanning Show (Amy Poehler) – February 3, 2007

Dateline (Bill Hader) – November 22, 2008

Shrek (character)

Shrek is a fictional ogre character created by American author William Steig. Shrek is the protagonist of the book of the same name and of eponymous films by DreamWorks Animation. The name "Shrek" is derived from the German word Schreck, meaning "fright" or "terror". Shrek is voiced by Mike Myers, although it was planned for him to be voiced by Chris Farley before his death in December 1997, and played by Brian d'Arcy James in the musical.

On May 21, 2010, Shrek received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. In June 2010, Entertainment Weekly named him one of the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years", placing 15th.

Shrek the Halls

Shrek the Halls is an American Christmas computer-animated comedy television special that premiered on the American television network ABC on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. The thirty minute Christmas special was directed by Gary Trousdale and produced by DreamWorks Animation. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas reprised their roles from the feature films. This Christmas special takes place between Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After.

Sprockets (Saturday Night Live)

Sprockets was a recurring comedy sketch created by comedian Mike Myers, portraying a fictional West German television talk show. The sketch, starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, was created for the Second City Theatre, and became more widely known when Myers brought it to Saturday Night Live. The show parodied German art culture in the 1980s.

The Cat in the Hat (film)

The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat) is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Bo Welch in his directorial debut and based on Dr. Seuss’s book of the same name. Starring Mike Myers, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Alec Baldwin and Kelly Preston, it is the second feature-length Dr. Seuss adaptation after the 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The idea was originally conceived in 2001 with Tim Allen initially cast as the Cat, but he dropped his role due to work on The Santa Clause 2 and the role was later given to Myers. Filming took place in California for three months. While the basic plot parallels that of the book, the film filled out its 82 minutes by adding new subplots and characters significantly different from the original story similar to How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Released theatrically on November 21, 2003 in the United States, the film grossed $134 million worldwide against a budget of $109 million, and was panned by critics, largely for its adult-themed humor and innuendos while the musical score, visual aspects and production values were mostly praised. Following the film's release, Seuss' widow Audrey Geisel decided not to allow any further live-action adaptations of Seuss' works to be produced.

The Love Guru

The Love Guru is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Marco Schnabel in his directorial debut, written and produced by Mike Myers, and starring Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer, John Oliver, Omid Djalili, and Ben Kingsley. The film was also Myers and Timberlake's second collaboration after Shrek the Third (2007). The film was a financial flop and was derided by critics.

Wayne's World (film)

Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, produced by Lorne Michaels, and written by Mike Myers, and

Bonnie and Terry Turner. It stars Myers in his feature film debut as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, a pair of rock fans who broadcast a public-access television show. It also features Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Farley, Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper.

Wayne's World was released in the US on February 14, 1992. A critical and commercial success, it was the eighth-highest-grossing film of 1992 and it remains the highest-grossing film based on Saturday Night Live skits. A sequel, Wayne's World 2, was released on December 10, 1993.

Wayne's World 2

Wayne's World 2 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Stephen Surjik and starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a public-access television cable television show in Aurora, Illinois. The film is the sequel to Wayne's World (1992), which was adapted from a sketch on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Awards for Mike Myers

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