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Mike Myers (actor)

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This article is about the actor. For the baseball player, see Mike Myers (baseball player)

Michael Myers (born May 25, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and motion picture producer. Both his parents are from Liverpool, England, and Myers carries a UK passport: he has stated that he considers himself to be British although he is also very vocal about being a proud Canadian.

One of Myers' first acting jobs was with Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner in a TV commercial when he was nine years old. Myers graduated from High School in 1982 and was immediately accepted into Toronto's Second City improvisational comedy troupe.

Myers became well-known as a member of the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live television program from 1989 to 1995, where he performed characters like Dieter, Linda Richman, and Wayne Campbell from Wayne's World.

In 1992, Myers and comedian Dana Carvey took Wayne's World to the silver screen in a full-length motion picture based on the SNL skit. It ended up being one of the most successful movies of the year.

In 1997, Myers introduced the world to Austin Powers, with the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Myers played the title role, and several other characters in the film.

In 1999, Myers played his first non-comedic role in the film 54 where he played the proprietor of Studio 54, a famous New York discotheque of the 1970s. The film was moderately successful; Myers' performance was widely praised.

In June of 2000, Myers was sued by Universal Pictures for $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 $20 million contract because he didn't want to cheat moviegoers with an unacceptable script. Myers countersued, and a settlement was reached after several months where Myers agreed to make another film with Universal. That film would be The Cat in the Hat, released November 2003 and starring Myers as the title character.

Myers is a member of the band Ming Tea with former Bangles guitarist and vocalist Susanna Hoffs, which performed the songs BBC and Daddy Wasn't There for the Austin Powers movies.

His brother, Paul Myers, is a musician and writer.

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

Filmography

  1. Shrek 3 (2007)... Shrek (voice)
  2. Far Far Away Idol (2004) (V)... Shrek (voice)
  3. Shrek 2 (2004)... Shrek (voice)
  4. The Cat in the Hat (2003)... The Cat
  5. Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)... "Eye" Witness
  6. Shrek 4-D (2003)... Shrek (voice)
  7. View from the Top (2003)... John Whitney
  8. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)... Austin Powers/Dr. Evil/Goldmember/Fat Bastard
  9. Shrek (2001)... Shrek
  10. Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001) (V)... Shrek/Blind Mouse (voice)
  11. Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (1999) (V)... Austin Powers (segment "Beautiful Stranger")
  12. Mystery, Alaska (1999)... Donnie Shulzhoffer
  13. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)... Austin Powers/Dr. Evil/Fat Bastard
  14. Pete's Meteor (1998)... Pete
  15. 54 (1998)... Steve Rubell
  16. The Thin Pink Line (1998)... Tim Broderick
  17. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)... Austin Powers/Dr. Evil
  18. Wayne's World 2 (1993)... Wayne Campbell
  19. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)... Charlie Mackenzie/Stuart Mackenzie
  20. Wayne's World (1992)... Wayne Campbell
  21. Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV series)... Various Characters (1989-1995)
  22. Elvis Stories (1989)... Cockney Man
  23. It's Only Rock and Roll (1987) (TV series)... Wayne Campbell
  24. John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985) (TV)... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
  25. Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid (1977) (TV series)

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