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Mike Myers Overview

Overview: Mike Myers

Born: May 25, 1963, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Birthplace: Scarborough, Canada

Birth Name: Michael John Myers

Height: 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)

Mike Myers Biography

Mike Myers is a British Canadian actor, comedian. screenwriter, and film producer. He was born on May 25, 1965, in Liverpool, England. Later his family moved to Scarborough, Ontario, when he was quite young. During his early years, Mike was immersed in British culture by his father. Together, they watch English movies and shows on televisions, such as the James Bond series, The Saint, and The Avengers. Relatives from England often sent him things such as clothing, Beetle boots, and even albums.

His father loved comedy and humor as well and introduce Mike to The Goons, Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, and Monty Python. As Mike grew older, he relied on his father’s response to a joke or funny story that he told. If his dad laughs, Mike knew his joke or story was good. The biggest thrill he had one day as a youngster was when he told a funny story and everyone in the house laugh. Mike was a cute-looking kid and a natural for commercials on television. At the age of eight, Mike appears in commercials for Pepsi Cola and Kit Kat.

At the age of nine, he appears in an ad for British Columbia Hydro. Gilda Radner, a star on Saturday Night Live, plays his mother. Saturday Night Live eventually became one of Mike’s favorite television shows. Mike attended two high schools in Scarborough and was a fair student, but his interests were mainly in entertainment. As a teen, he took dance lessons and built a series of comic characters, some of which he still uses today. At parties, Mike was always trying to make girls laugh by playing one character who would later bring him monumental success.

That character called Wayne Campbell. After high school, Mike won a place with the Second City comedy troupe. Second City was one of North America’s most prestigious comedy groups. It had been formed in the early 1950s by a group of Chicago students. In 1973, a new branch was opened in Toronto featuring Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Catherine O’Hara. Mike Myers joined Second City in 1982, and it was here he received his first formal training in comedy. Eventually, the lure of his native homeland, England, drew him back to his roots in the early 1980s. Mike team up with another comedian named Neil Mullarkey.

Together, they perform sketches based on their love of cartoons, B-movies and bad television. In 1986, Mike returns to Toronto and Second City as a cast member in the main stage show. In 1988, Mike moved from Second City in Toronto to the one in Chicago. During his stay in Chicago, he made numerous appearances as Wayne Campbell and train and perform at the! moray Olympics. From 1989 to 1995, Mike was a member of the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live where he performed characters such as Simon, Deiter, Linda Richman, and Wayne Campbell from Wayne’s World. In 1992, Myers and comedian Dana Garvey adopt the Wayne’s World sketch into a full-length movie.

It turns out to be one of Myers’ greatest successes. Mike has starred in other movies, such as So I Married an Axe Murderer, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 54, Austin Powers in Goldmember, and The Cat in the Hat. In 2001. Myers plays the lead role in the animat film Shrek, which was followed by Shrek 3D, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the Christmas special Shrek the Halls. In 2008, his latest movie.

The Love Guru, met with many negative reviews from movie critics as they did not feel it was funny. Mike Myers is presently at the very top of the comedy world. It takes hard work and a vivid imagination to stay so high for so long. Mike will undoubtedly continue to invent new ways to make fun of himself and entertain his many fans. 

Mike Myers Quotes

“For me, everything definitely comes from music.”
—Mike Myers

“My theory is that all of the Scottish cuisines are based on a dare.”
—Mike Myers

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)
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
View from the Top John Witney
2004 Shrek 2 Shrek
(voice)
2006 Home Himself Documentary
2007 Shrek the Third Shrek
(voice)
2008 The Love Guru Guru Maurice Pitka / Himself Also writer and producer
2009 Inglourious Basterds Gen. Ed Fenech
2010 Shrek Forever After Shrek
(voice)
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”
2007 Shrek the Halls Shrek
(voice)
Television special
2008 2008 MTV Movie Awards Himself / Host Television special
2010 Scared Shrekless Shrek
(voice)
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
2017–2018 The Gong Show Tommy Maitland / Host
2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Dr. Evil 2 episodes

Theme parks

Theme Parks

Year Title Voice role Notes
2003 Shrek 4-D Shrek

 Music Videos

  • Madonna: “Beautiful Stranger” (1999) as Austin Powers.
  • Britney Spears: “Boys” (2002) as Austin Powers.

Accolades

Year Title Accolade Result
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 Funniest 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 Carnival 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 Competition 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 Redeemer Award Nominated
News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming Nominated

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