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Steve Martin

Steve Martin


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Birth Name :

Stephen Glenn Martin

Birth Date :

August 14, 1945

Birth Place :

Waco, Texas, USA

Spouse :

Victoria Tenant (actress, 20-Nov-1986 - 1994), Anne Stringfield (journalist, since 28-Jul-07)

Claim to fame :

Album "A Wild and Crazy Guy" (1978)


One of the celebrated American stars with diverse talents, Steve Martin has really proven his capability of being not only a famous Hollywood actor, but also an accomplished comedian, author, playwright, and producer. Successfully made himself to be a cherished stand-up comedian of the 70s then a lauded film actor of 1980s and 1990s, he undoubtedly has compiled such a remarkable resume that only few other thespians could match. Honored with collected numerous prestigious film awards and nominations, not to mention other accolades he has received from various institutions, this gifted performer has indeed penned his name deep in the entertainment industry and shone through ever since from the time he embarked on his long journey to achieve world's recognition and acknowledgment.

Born into a family of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry as Stephen Glenn Martin on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, Steve had barely passed his fifth year in this city when his parents, Glenn Vernon Martin and Mary Lee Stewart, took him along with his sister, Melinda, to settle in Garden Grove, California. Attended its Garden Grove High School then transferred to Rancho Alamitos High School until his graduation in 1963, this buoyant teen eagerly spent his time beyond school day to develop his skills in live performance, initially doing magic tricks, juggling, plus playing banjo to entertain the visitors of Disneyland where he worked at. Also conducted musical comedy routine at local coffee houses and the Bird Cage Theater in Knott's Berry Farm, he actually intended to land a screen appearance next, but instead earned the job as a writer in "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1967-1969) which surprisingly brought him, together with other writers, to be honored an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969.

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Tina Fey, Steve Carell and More Roast AFI Honoree Steve Martin

June 05, 2015 10:25:09 GMT

was feted at a private ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday night, June 4. He was honored with the American Film Institute's 43d Life Achievement Award, which was presented to him by Mel Brooks.

Radiohead, Lauryn Hill, Steve Martin, The Doors Among National Recording Registry Selections

March 25, 2015 17:35:42 GMT

The recordings selected to be added to National Recording Registry this year are revealed. 's 1997 seminal album "", 's 1998 solo debut LP "", 's 1978 comedy album "", and ' 1967 eponymous record are among the list.

Steve Martin to Receive AFI's 43rd Lifetime Achievement Award

October 04, 2014 00:29:01 GMT

has been named the recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. AFI's chairman Howard Stringer announced on Friday, October 3 that the funnyman would be honored with the 43rd special tribute in a Los Angeles gala next year.

Steve Martin in Final Talks to Star in Disney's 'Magic Camp'

August 23, 2014 04:34:15 GMT

returns to Disney in "". The comedian is in final negotiations to star in the studio's family comedy about an uptight banker who returns to the magic camp he attended as a child.

Steve Martin Denies 'Father of the Bride 3' Rumor

June 17, 2014 07:46:44 GMT

set the record straight on the rumor suggesting he would reprise his role as George Banks in "Father of the Bride" for a threequel. "So excited to read I'm doing Father of the Bride 3 since I haven't seen a script or been offered the role!" he tweeted.

Steve Martin Apologizes and Offers Explanation for 'Insulting' Tweet

December 24, 2013 07:47:56 GMT

, who recently made headlines because of a Twitter post which was said offending African-American people, has released a statement on his official website to explain the situation. He additionally apologizes for the tweet.

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury Feted at Governors Awards

November 18, 2013 02:43:49 GMT

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored , and Angela Lansbury at Governors Awards on Saturday, November 16. Along with Piero Tosi, they were the recipients of Honorary Oscars at the star-studded ceremony taking place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

Steve Martin Officially Becomes a First-Time Dad at 67

February 14, 2013 01:12:33 GMT

, 67, can now officially add father to his resume. The super-private actor has welcomed his first child with his wife, writer and former staffer for the New Yorker Anne Stringfield, his representative confirms to PEOPLE.

Stagecoach Festival: Steve Martin, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Rock Day 2

April 30, 2012 02:10:33 GMT

After hosting rave party at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California once again drew big crowd over the weekend through another music festivity. Around 50,000 country music fans flooded the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio and braved the blazing desert heat to watch Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

'Desperate Housewives' 8.02 Preview: Susan Handcuffed, Gaby Pole Dancing

September 26, 2011 03:18:16 GMT

Susan finds herself in a trouble with cop in the upcoming second episode of "" season 8. Probably as a way to help ease her guilt over being an accessory to the murder of Gaby's evil stepfather, 's character offends the police officer by kicking his motorcycle but she ends up getting herself handcuffed.

Former 'Ugly Betty' Actress Ana Ortiz Confirms Birth of First Son

September 26, 2011 03:12:37 GMT

has officially become a mother for a second time. The actress who takes on the role of Hilda Suarez on "" confirmed to Latina that she has given birth to a baby boy, her first son with musician husband Noah Lebenzon, on Saturday (September 24) morning.

Jennifer Lopez Enjoys Getting Lap Dance at Las Vegas Nightclub

September 26, 2011 02:27:21 GMT

is embracing her newly single status. After heating up the iHeartRadio Music Festival with her performance on Saturday (September 24) night, the "On the Floor" hitmaker continued to party at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and got treated to a lap dance.

J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke to Make 'Revolution' for NBC

September 26, 2011 02:23:51 GMT

Having just launched "" on CBS, J.J. Abrams has another TV project up his sleeve. The "" and "" creator is joining forces with "" creator/executive producer Eric Kripke for a new drama titled "" that has gotten a pilot production commitment from NBC.

Video: GaGa Dedicates 'Hair' to a Fallen Monster at iHeartRadio Music Festival

September 26, 2011 02:04:16 GMT

was one of the headliners at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival over the weekend. Not only did she pump up concertgoers with her signature high-energy performances but the Mother Monster also moved the crowd with an emotional tribute to her fan, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who committed suicide earlier in the week.

Homeless Sly Stone Doesn't Want to Return to Fixed Home

September 26, 2011 01:40:27 GMT

Sly Stone was once one of the biggest names in soul music, but he is now left penniless and has to call a van his home. According to the New York Post, the former frontman of Sly & the Family Stone was forced to move into his white camper in 2009 as a result to life of excess, substance abuse and financial mismanagement.

'The Lion King 3D' Still Secures Its Throne on Box Office

September 26, 2011 01:34:01 GMT

The 3D re-release of 1994's "" still locks the top position on the North American box office in its second week. Dropping only 27% from last week, the animated movie grossed around $61.7 million to its domestic cume by adding $21.9 million this weekend.

Molly Sims Married Film Producer at Vineyard

September 25, 2011 16:31:36 GMT

has tied the knot to "" producer Scott Stuber. In front of family and friends, they wed at the Frank Cafaretta Vineyard in Napa Valley, California on Saturday, September 24.

'SNL' Host Alec Baldwin Gets Surprise Visit From 'Rival' Steve Martin

September 25, 2011 15:56:39 GMT

The "" team has obviously prepared to the max its 37th season opener and 's 16th time hosting. For the monologue alone, they invited over whose record of hosting the show was beaten by Baldwin, and also who was there to assist Martin on popularity check.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are Rivals in 'Big Year' Teaser Trailer

September 07, 2011 02:46:25 GMT

"" has got its first official teaser trailer. The video opens with introducing his co-stars and before proceeding to give a look at the trio as they try to beat each other. They could only "go big or go home."

Steve Martin Resigns From Stand-Up Comedy

March 18, 2011 08:21:12 GMT

Funnyman is adamant he will never return to stand-up comedy, because he no longer has the stamina to keep up with the "young man's gig". The 65-year-old "Father of the Bride" star began his career on the live comedy circuit in the 1970s and went on to land guest spots on top U.S. shows "" and "" starring Johnny Carson.

Steve Martin's 'Jury Duty' Tweets Are Not Court Updates

December 24, 2010 06:19:29 GMT

Comedian had his Twitter.com followers scratching their heads this week after appearing to "report from jury duty" with a series of controversial updates about his court sessions. The "Pink Panther" star began writing the court-inspired tweets on Monday, December 20, leading fans to believe he had been summoned to perform his civic duty.

2010 Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris Opened With Musical Number

March 08, 2010 03:54:28 GMT

not only surprised 82nd Annual Academy Awards viewers with his appearance, but also took the prestigious event by storm. His musical number was an unannounced feature at the Sunday, March 7 gala which was held at the Kodak Theater, Hollywood.

Sam Worthington, Chris Pine and More Actors Added to List of Oscars Presenters

March 03, 2010 09:55:27 GMT

Ladies are going to be pleased with The Academy's choice of Oscars presenters this year. A number of hearttrobs, such as and , have been tapped to show up on the stage of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, announcing some of the winners that night. Additionally, , , as well as are also set to present kudos at the event.

'Avatar' Hits 2 Billion Dollars Mark on Seventh Weekend

February 01, 2010 02:10:14 GMT

"" continues ruling North American Box Office. For seven straight weekends, the James Cameron-directed film became champion at the chart. The movie pulled in $31.3 million this week and made total domestic cume of $595.8 million so far.

52nd Grammys: Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa Among Early Winners

February 01, 2010 01:58:50 GMT

Before 2010 Grammy Awards is kicked off, a pre-telecast event was held and , and won several awards. Beyonce took home both Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her single "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". She also won Best Contemporary R&B Album for "" and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her "At Last" rendition at Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration.

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