Jon Lovitz

Actor, Messenger
A pear-shaped, somewhat froggy-faced comedic character player, Jon Lovitz gained initial fame as a regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Live". Lacking the mimetic virtuosity of some of his colleagues, Lovitz nonetheless ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1957 in Tarzana, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (110)

Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Mouse Tale 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Bark Ranger 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hitting the Wall 2014 (Movie)

Paul DeCrosta (Actor)

Married... With Children 1985 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sing Your Face Off 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 1995, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Sleight of Hand 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Son of the Beach 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Birds of Paradise 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Squats Fitness Janitor (Actor)

Jewtopia 2013 (Movie)

Dennis Lipschitz (Actor)

The Simpsons 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1996, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

Quasimodo (Voice)

Casino Jack 2010 (Movie)

Adam Kidan (Actor)

The Bachelor 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007 (Movie)

Nathan (Actor)

Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Bart Bookman (Actor)

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Reel Comedy: The Benchwarmers 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bailey's Billion$ 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Bailey (Actor)

Las Vegas 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Producers 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Marks (Actor)

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

Dave Markowitz (Actor)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Sidney Wernick (Actor)

Friends 1995, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Tom Baltezor (Actor)

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Jay Peterson (Actor)

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

of Calico (Voice)

Rat Race 2001 (Movie)

Randy Pear (Actor)

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

Peeper (Actor)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Billboard 40 Top Forty Singles (1959-1998) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost and Found 1999 (Movie)

Uncle Harry (Actor)

NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock to Erase MS Concert 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Happiness 1998 (Movie)

Andy Kornbluth (Actor)

To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: High School High 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief's 10th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Your Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

High School High 1996 (Movie)

Clark (Actor)

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great White Hype 1996 (Movie)

Sol (Actor)

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Critic 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

City Slickers II: the Legend of Curly's Gold 1994 (Movie)

Glen Robbins (Actor)

North 1994 (Movie)

Arthur Belt (Actor)

Trapped in Paradise 1994 (Movie)

Dave Firpo (Actor)

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A League of Their Own 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

Becker (Actor)

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A League of Their Own 1992 (Movie)

Ernie Capadino (Actor)

Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 (Movie)

Tod Spengo (Actor)

The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 (Movie)

of T R Chula (Voice)

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Billing 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

Clip Metzler (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

of Radio (Voice)

Big 1988 (Movie)

Scotty Brennen (Actor)

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

My Stepmother Is An Alien 1988 (Movie)

Ron Mills (Actor)

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Do It Guy's Way 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Last Resort 1986 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Ratboy 1986 (Movie)

Party Guest (Actor)

Three Amigos! 1986 (Movie)

Morty (Actor)

Good Advice (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A pear-shaped, somewhat froggy-faced comedic character player, Jon Lovitz gained initial fame as a regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Live". Lacking the mimetic virtuosity of some of his colleagues, Lovitz nonetheless emerged as one of the show's stars thanks to a number of hilariously broad characters including Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous, the great Shakespearean ham Master Thespian, the Devil himself and a memorable impression of actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein ("I just want to be loved! Is that so wrong?"). Prior to "SNL", Lovitz had done some TV work--a guest spot on "The Paper Chase", a recurring role on the legal sitcom, "Foley Square"--and completed his contributions to several features: "The Last Resort" (1986), "Ratboy" (1986), and a cartoon feature, "The Brave Little Toaster" (1987). With his newfound success, Lovitz became a popular character player in features and a frequent guest on TV. His distinctive and theatrical voice is well suited to animation as both "An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West" (1991) and his contributions to TV's "The Simpsons" and "The Critic" (for which he voiced the Siskel & Ebert-esque Jay Sherman for two incarnations, the original Fox series [1994-1995] and the Internet-based sequel in 2000) demonstrated. He also voiced Calico, Mr. Tinkles' short-haired cat servant in the animorphic and CGI-laden comedy "Cats & Dogs" (2001).

Relationships

Janice Dickinson Actor

Companion
Dated 2004 No longer together

Leslie Lovitz

Sister
Born July 21, 1957; twin sister

Lisa Lovitz

Sister
Born 1955

EDUCATION

The Groundlings

Los Angeles , California 1982

Harvard-Westlake School

Los Angeles , California
Began acting in theatrical productions

Film Actors Workshop

Los Angeles , California
Studied acting with Tony Barr

University of California at Irvine

Irvine , California 1979
Worked on the school's cable show during his junior year

Milestones

2012

Voiced Quasimodo in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania"; also starred Adam Sandler

2010

Co-starred in "Casino Jack" with Kevin Spacey who portrayed Washington, D.C. lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff

2007

Signed a contract to appear at the Laugh Factory every Wednesday night for the rest of his life

2006

Joined an ensemble cast for Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales"

2006

Played an eccentric billionaire in the comedy "The Benchwarmers"

2005

Played Leo Bloom's (Matthew Broderick) boss Mr. Marks in the movie musical "The Producers," based on the stage musical by Mel Brooks

2004

Starred opposite Bette Midler in the remake of ''The Stepford Wives''

2001

Appeared as one of the contestants out to win $2 million in ensemble comedy "Rat Race"

2001

Replaced Henry Winkler as one of the leads of the Neil Simon Broadway comedy "The Dinner Party"

2000

Appeared in Woody Allen's comedy "Small Time Crooks"

1998

Made a cameo in fellow "SNL" alum Adam Sandler's comedy vehicle "The Wedding Singer"

1997

Guest starred on NBC's "NewsRadio" before joining the show's final season as Max Louis, the news radio announcer

1996

Cast in the lead role in the comedy "High School High"

1995

Co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards with Courteney Cox

1994

Provided the voice for the animated sitcom "The Critic" (ABC, 1994; Fox, 1995)

1992

Executive produced, created, and starred in "Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special" (Fox)

1992

Offered amusing turn as a baseball scout in "A League of Their Own"

1986

Made his film acting debut in "The Last Resort"

1985

Landed recurring role on the CBS comedy "Foley Square"

1985

Appeared as a regular performer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

1984

Made TV acting debut in a guest role on an episode of "The Paper Chase" (Showtime)

1983

Performed with Groundlings comedy troupe when they presented "Chick Hazard: Olympic Trials" at the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival

Bonus Trivia

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"Any actor who tells you he doesn't want to be famous is full of crap. I've been a waiter, an orderly, a messenger and I can tell you that being a movie star is much better. No comparison." – Lovitz quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Jan. 11, 1994

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