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Mike Myers is a Canadian comedian, actor, producer and screen writer

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 25, 1963
NationalityCanadian
FamousFilm Director, Film Producer, Child Prodigies, Saturday Night Live Cast, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, Comedians, T V & Movie Producers, Writers
SpousesKelly Tisdale (2010–present), Robin Ruzan (1993–2007)
SiblingsPaul Myers, Peter Myers
Known asMichael John Myers
Universities
  • Bishopbriggs Academy
  • Macdonald Collegiate Institute
  • Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute
Birth PlaceScarborough
Height173cm
GenderMale
FatherEric Myers
MotherAlice E.
Net Worth$175 million as of Jan 20,2017
Sun SignGemini
Born inScarborough
Famous asActor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film Director

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Who is Mike Myers?

Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star, Mike Myers has successfully managed to make the move from television to films. He is best known for his Austin Power series of films, through which he gained immense success and worldwide acclaim. Born in Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Mike Myers began his career in the entertainment industry as a child star. By the age of eight he had appeared in a number of television commercials. After he graduated from high school he began appearing on Canadian TV shows and later joined the Second City Theatre, an improvisational comedy group in Chicago. Soon he made his debut as an actor in the comedy film, ‘Wayne’s World’. His first Austin Power series of film was ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’. The subsequent films include, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’. He has also played voice roles in the series of ‘Shrek’ films. He is a passionate footballer and is also a Dungeons & Dragons player, which is a fantasy role playing game.

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Childhood & Early Life

Michael John Myers was born on May 25, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Eric Myers, an insurance man and World War II veteran and Alice E, an office supervisor and veteran of the Royal Air Force.

He is the younger of two brothers - Peter Myers and Paul Myers, the latter is an indie rock singer-songwriter. He was raised a protestant.

He attended the Bishopbriggs Academy, renamed later as Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario. He later graduated from the Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario.

Since he turned eight, he began appearing in various commercials and by the time he was a ten years old, he created a commercial for British Columbia Hydro Electric.

In 1982, after he graduated from high school, he became a member of the Second City Theatre, an improvisational comedy group in Chicago. He later went on a tour to Britain with comedian, Neil Mullarkey.

Career

He began his career as a child star. At the age of 12, he made an appearance on the Canadian TV sitcom, ‘King of Kensington’ as Ari.

He later relocated to the United Kingdom, where in October 1985 he became one of the co-founders of ‘Comedy Store Players’, a group of improvisational comedians, who performed at ‘The Comedy Store’, London.

In 1986, he starred in, ‘Wide Awake Club’, a UK based children’s TV series. The same year, he became one of the cast members of a Second City Theatre stage show in Toronto.

In 1988, he relocated to Chicago, where he became a member of the improvisational comedy theatre group, ‘ImprovOlympic’. He was trained here and he also simultaneously performed and taught.

In 1989, he auditioned to be a part of the American sketch comedy and variety show, ‘Saturday Night Live’. The same year, he was selected to join the cast as one of the featured players.

In the late 1980s, he made numerous appearances, some of them include his role of ‘Wayne Campbel’ on ‘Citytv’ and the music video, ‘Boys and Girls’ and on the video show ‘City Limits’‘

In 1992, he played, ‘Wayne Campbell’ in his debut comedy film, ‘Wayne’s World’, which was directed by Penelope Spheeris. The film was a commercial success and received positive reviews.

In 1993, he played double roles as ‘Charlie McKenzie’ and ‘Stuart McKenzie’ in the film, ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’. The same year he reprised his role as ‘Wayne Campbell’ in the film, ‘Wayne’s World 2’.

In 1997, he wrote, produced and acted in the film, ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’. In the film he played the role of ‘Austin Powers / Dr. Evil’. The film was a moderate success.

In 1998, he played the role of ‘Steve Rubell’ in the drama film titled, ‘54’, which was directed by Mark Christopher. That year, he was also seen in the films, ‘The Thin Pink Line’ and ‘Pete’s Meteor’.

In 1999, he reprised his role in the second Austin Power series of films titled, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’. The film earned an Academy Award nomination. The same year, he was seen in the film, ‘Mystery, Alaska’.

In 2001, he played a voice role in the animated film titled, ‘Shrek’. The following year, he reprised his role in the third Austin Power series of films titled, ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.

In 2003, he played voice roles in the films, ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Shrek 4-D’. The same year, he played the role of ‘John Witney’ in the romantic comedy film titled, ‘View from the Top’.

In 2004, he played a voice role in the film, ‘Shrek 2’ and also in the subsequent sequels, ‘Shrek the Third’ and ‘Shrek Forever After’. After two years, he played as himself in the Emmy Award winning documentary, ‘Home’.

In 2008, he starred, co-wrote and co-produced the romantic comedy film, ‘The Love Guru’. The following year, he played ‘General Ed Fenech’ in the Academy Award winning film, ‘Inglourious Basterds’.

In 2013, he appeared in the documentary film, ‘Being Canadian, Sometimes’. The same year, he directed the American documentary film titled, ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’.

Major Works

His role as ‘Austin Powers / Dr. Evil’ in the film, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ was selected on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 greatest screen characters.

Awards & Achievements

In 1989, he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for the category of ‘Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’.

In 2000, he was the recipient of the American Comedy Award for the category of ‘Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)’ for ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’.

In 2003, he won the Canadian Comedy Award for the category of ‘Film - Pretty Funny Writing’ for ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.

In 2010, he received the Screen Actors Guild Award for the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ for ‘Inglourious Basterds’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1993, he married his girlfriend, comedy writer, Robin Ruzan. The couple filed for divorce in 2005.

In 2006, he took part in the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day. He is a Dungeons & Dragons player, which is a fantasy role playing game.

In 2010, he married café owner, Kelly Tisdale with whom he has a son.

A football lover, he has played for the celebrity football team, Hollywood United F.C. In 2010, he played the Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK football match.

Trivia

This Canadian comedian, film actor, director and producer is known for his trademark style of appearing in his films wearing his underpants.

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Mike Myers awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

1989Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2003Best Comedic PerformanceAustin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
2000Best On-Screen DuoAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
2000Best VillainAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
1998Best VillainAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
1998Best Dance SequenceAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
1992Best On-Screen DuoWayne's World (1992)

Mike Myers biography timelines

  • // 25th May 1963
    Michael John Myers was born on May 25, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Eric Myers, an insurance man and World War II veteran and Alice E, an office supervisor and veteran of the Royal Air Force.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, after he graduated from high school, he became a member of the Second City Theatre, an improvisational comedy group in Chicago. He later went on a tour to Britain with comedian, Neil Mullarkey.
  • // Oct 1985
    He later relocated to the United Kingdom, where in October 1985 he became one of the co-founders of ‘Comedy Store Players’, a group of improvisational comedians, who performed at ‘The Comedy Store’, London.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, he starred in, ‘Wide Awake Club’, a UK based children’s TV series. The same year, he became one of the cast members of a Second City Theatre stage show in Toronto.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he relocated to Chicago, where he became a member of the improvisational comedy theatre group, ‘ImprovOlympic’. He was trained here and he also simultaneously performed and taught.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he auditioned to be a part of the American sketch comedy and variety show, ‘Saturday Night Live’. The same year, he was selected to join the cast as one of the featured players.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for the category of ‘Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, he played, ‘Wayne Campbell’ in his debut comedy film, ‘Wayne’s World’, which was directed by Penelope Spheeris. The film was a commercial success and received positive reviews.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, he played double roles as ‘Charlie McKenzie’ and ‘Stuart McKenzie’ in the film, ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’. The same year he reprised his role as ‘Wayne Campbell’ in the film, ‘Wayne’s World 2’.
  • // 1993 To 2005
    In 1993, he married his girlfriend, comedy writer, Robin Ruzan. The couple filed for divorce in 2005.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he wrote, produced and acted in the film, ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’. In the film he played the role of ‘Austin Powers / Dr. Evil’. The film was a moderate success.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he played the role of ‘Steve Rubell’ in the drama film titled, ‘54’, which was directed by Mark Christopher. That year, he was also seen in the films, ‘The Thin Pink Line’ and ‘Pete’s Meteor’.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he reprised his role in the second Austin Power series of films titled, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’. The film earned an Academy Award nomination. The same year, he was seen in the film, ‘Mystery, Alaska’.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he was the recipient of the American Comedy Award for the category of ‘Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)’ for ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he played a voice role in the animated film titled, ‘Shrek’. The following year, he reprised his role in the third Austin Power series of films titled, ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he played voice roles in the films, ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Shrek 4-D’. The same year, he played the role of ‘John Witney’ in the romantic comedy film titled, ‘View from the Top’.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he won the Canadian Comedy Award for the category of ‘Film - Pretty Funny Writing’ for ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he played a voice role in the film, ‘Shrek 2’ and also in the subsequent sequels, ‘Shrek the Third’ and ‘Shrek Forever After’. After two years, he played as himself in the Emmy Award winning documentary, ‘Home’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he took part in the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day. He is a Dungeons & Dragons player, which is a fantasy role playing game.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he starred, co-wrote and co-produced the romantic comedy film, ‘The Love Guru’. The following year, he played ‘General Ed Fenech’ in the Academy Award winning film, ‘Inglourious Basterds’.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he received the Screen Actors Guild Award for the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ for ‘Inglourious Basterds’.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he married café owner, Kelly Tisdale with whom he has a son.
  • // 2010
    A football lover, he has played for the celebrity football team, Hollywood United F.C. In 2010, he played the Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK football match.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he appeared in the documentary film, ‘Being Canadian, Sometimes’. The same year, he directed the American documentary film titled, ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’.

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Mike Myers's FAQ

  • What is Mike Myers birthday?

    Mike Myers was born at 1963-05-25

  • Where is Mike Myers's birth place?

    Mike Myers was born in Scarborough

  • What is Mike Myers nationalities?

    Mike Myers's nationalities is Canadian

  • Who is Mike Myers spouses?

    Mike Myers's spouses is Kelly Tisdale (2010–present), Robin Ruzan (1993–2007)

  • Who is Mike Myers siblings?

    Mike Myers's siblings is Paul Myers, Peter Myers

  • What was Mike Myers universities?

    Mike Myers studied at Bishopbriggs Academy, Macdonald Collegiate Institute, Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute

  • How tall is Mike Myers?

    Mike Myers's height is 173

  • Who is Mike Myers's father?

    Mike Myers's father is Eric Myers

  • Who is Mike Myers's mother?

    Mike Myers's mother is Alice E.

  • What is Mike Myers's sun sign?

    Mike Myers is Gemini

  • How famous is Mike Myers?

    Mike Myers is famouse as Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film Director