Martin is an American comedian, essayist, and entertainer from Canada. Martin has received several awards, such as a Tony Grant and two Early Evening Emmy Grants. 2019 saw Short get an Official Request for Canada. Martin is well-known for his work on Saturday Night Live and SCTV.
In the sitcom Mulaney. In addition, Martin has a successful career performing in front of an audience, having appeared on Broadway. Renowned for his iconic roles as Ed Grimley and Jiminy Glick, Martin Short has penned multiple TV series, including two distinct iterations of “The Martin Short Show.”
Martin published his memoir, “I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend,” in 2014. He was also appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2019 and a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994. Find information about Martin Short’s 2023 Net Worth, career accomplishments, and much more.
What is Martin Short’s Net Worth and Salary?
Actor, comedian, writer, and producer Martin Short is worth $50 million. He is from Canada. In recent years, Martin Short has made a name for himself as an upbeat comic actor in both TV and movies. Martin also has a cottage in Ontario’s Lake Rosseau.
Martin spent $1.1 million in 2014 for a 1,836-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Beachwood Canyon neighborhood. It is said that he bought the three-bedroom property for his daughter, and it is located close to Short’s Pacific Palisades home.
Martin Short Biography
In Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on March 26, 1950, Martin Hayter Short was born. His father, Charles, was an official with the Canadian steel corporation Stelco, and his mother, Olive, was the concertmistress of the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra.
David, Brian, Michael, and Nora were Short’s four elder siblings, and the family was Catholic. When Martin was twelve years old, David died in a vehicle accident, and Olive passed away from cancer in 1968—two years before Charles suffered a stroke.
In 1972, Martin debuted on television with the Canadian programs “Right On” and “Cucumber.” In 1977, he joined Toronto’s The Second City improv group, which helped him land a writing position on “Second City Television” (better known as “SCTV”) in 1981. He also made appearances on ten episodes of “The David Steinberg Show” (1976–77).
Short was on the program as a performer from 1982 to 1983 before becoming a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” in 1984. Martin appeared on “Saturday Night Live” often, hosting the 40th anniversary special three times in addition to his one season as a cast member. Short’s debut motion picture was “Lost and Found,” released in 1979.
After working on television for years, he made a comeback to the big screen with “Three Amigos,” released in 1986, costarring Steve Martin and Chevy Chase. He worked with Steve Martin again on “Father of the Bride” in 1991, and he returned to the film in “Father of the Bride Part II” in 1995.
Short has voiced characters in a number of animated films, including “The Prince of Egypt” (1998), “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” (2012), and “The Addams Family” (2019). He has over 40 film credits to his name, including “Jiminy Glick in Lalawood” (2004) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006).
With his Broadway debut in Neil Simon’s “The Goodbye Girl” in 1993, Short received his first Tony nomination. For his role in “Little Me,” he was awarded a Tony Award in 1999 for Best Actor in a Musical. Later, in a Los Angeles production of “The Producers,” he portrayed Leo Bloom.
From August 2006 to January 2007, Martin performed as the lead in the one-man show “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me” on Broadway. In 2015, he returned to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre to play James Wicker in the play “It’s Only a Play.”
Martin first got to know Gilda Radnor when they were both involved in a 1972 performance of “Godspell.” He started dating Nancy Dolman, Gilda’s understudy, in 1974, and the two were wed on December 22, 1980.
Together, the couple adopted three children: a son named Oliver (1986), a daughter named Katherine (1983), and a son named Henry (1989). In January 2020, Marty became a first-time grandfather. Nancy sadly died in August 2010 of ovarian cancer.
In addition to the United States, England, and Ireland, Martin Short is a citizen of Canada. His father was born in Ireland, and Short’s Pub is still owned by his uncle Paddy and his family in Northern Ireland. He works with charities with great devotion.
He has contributed to the Women’s Research Cancer Fund, and in 2011 he got the “Courage Award” from the group on Nancy’s behalf. Martin also belongs to Artists Against Racism. In 2001, he took home the $32,000 prize from “Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” for Loyola High School.