Mike Myers

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
With his keen observational eye and ear, Canadian actor and writer Mike Myers created some of the most memorable comedic characters in TV and film history. From the time of his American breakout on "Saturday Night Live" ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1963 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (99)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

I Am Chris Farley 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Nobody Knows Anything 2015 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pete's Meteor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inside Comedy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

Shrek (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

Gen Ed Fenech (Actor)

American Idol 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Saturday Night Live 1987 - 1995, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

Guru Pitka/Young Pitka/Teenage Pitka/Himself (Actor)

Iconoclasts 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Shrek (Actor)

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

Actor

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

A Concert for Hurricane Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Shrek (Actor)

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (2/29/04) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003 (Movie)

The Cat in the Hat (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

John Whitney (Actor)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

Austin Powers/Dr. Evil/Fat Bastard/Goldmember (Actor)

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

Shrek/Blind Mouse (Voice)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/26/00) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Austin Powers (Actor)

Canned Ham: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

Donnie Shulzhoffer (Actor)

Robert Wagner: Hollywood's Prince Charming 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

54 1998 (Movie)

Steve Rubell (Actor)

Art Mann's 10th Anniversary Winter Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Bacharach: One Amazing Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 (Movie)

Austin Powers (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbra: The Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

Stuart Mackenzie (Actor)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Wayne Campbell (Actor)

Why Bother Voting? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Halloween Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

Wayne Campbell (Actor)

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

Actor

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

110 Lombard 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Laughing Matters (TV Show)

Actor

Meet Julie (TV Show)

Voice

Scared Shrekless (TV Show)

Voice

Shrek the Halls (TV Show)

Voice
Writer (14)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (05/28/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (06/04/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (06/18/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (06/25/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer
Music (12)

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2014 (Movie)

("Disco") (Song Performer)

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2014 (Movie)

("Disco") (Song)

One Direction: This is Us 2013 (Movie)

("I'm In The Mood For Dancing") (Song)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

("9 To 5") (Song Performer)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

("Guru Pitka Chant") (Song)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("Daddy Wasn't There") (Song)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

("Psychedelic Scene Breaks") (Song)

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

("This Poem Sucks") (Song)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

("'Wayne's World' Theme (Extended Version)") (Song Performer)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

("'Wayne's World' Theme") (Song)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("Wayne's World Theme (Extended Version)") (Song Performer)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("Wayne's World Theme") (Song)
Producer (4)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

With his keen observational eye and ear, Canadian actor and writer Mike Myers created some of the most memorable comedic characters in TV and film history. From the time of his American breakout on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) in the early 1990s, Myers' success lay in his fully-realized, heavily detailed characterizations and his spot-on mimicry. In an era of cynical insider comedy like "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998), Myers also set himself apart with affable, silliness that was refreshingly free from hip irony or mean-spirited intent. The outrageously funny site gags in the "Austin Powers" series of films never came across as an eye-rolling mockery of the 1960s British films that inspired them, the same way that the "Wayne's World" series celebrated the suburban basement experience instead of snickering at it. If nothing else, Myers' body of work introduced dozens of lasting catchphrases into the pop culture stream. "Way!"

Relationships

Eric Myers

Father
Emigrated to Canada from Liverpool, England Died 1991 from complications of Alzheimer's disease

Paul Myers Layout Artist

Brother
Born c. 1962; played in band Gravelberrys

Alice Myers

Mother
Trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; emigrated to Canada from Liverpool

Peter Myers

Brother
Born c. 1959

Spike Myers

Son
Born Sept. 29, 2011; mother, Kelly Tisdale

Linda Richman Layout Artist

Mother-In-Law
Inspired Myers' famous "Coffee Talk" character on "SNL"

Robin Ruzan Actor

Wife
Met 1987 at a bar after attending a hockey game Married May 23, 1993 Separated 2006 Divorced Aug. 9, 2006

Kelly Tisdale

Wife
Began dating 2006 Secretly wed Oct. 4, 2010 in NYC private ceremony

EDUCATION

Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute

Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute

Milestones

2010

Once again voiced the title character in "Shrek Forever After"

2009

Played a British General in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"

2008

Portrayed the title role of "The Love Guru"; also co-wrote with Graham Gordy and co-produced with Gary Barber

2007

Reprised role of the title character for "Shrek the Third"

2004

Again voiced the title character of the animated feature "Shrek 2"

2003

Played the title role in "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat"

2002

Reprised roles for the third Austin Powers film "Austin Powers in Goldmember"; also co-wrote and co-produced

2001

Voiced the title character in the animated film "Shrek"; replaced the late Chris Farley

1999

Reprised roles in "Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me"; added a third character, the henchman Fat Bastard; also co-wrote and co-produced

1998

Offered rare dramatic performance as disco-era club owner Steve Rubell in "54"

1997

Played the title role (also wrote and co-produced) in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"; also played the villain Dr. Evil

1995

Left cast of "SNL" and took a two-year career break

1993

Portrayed dual roles in "So I Married an Axe Murderer" as a commitment-shy beat poet and his batty Scottish father

1993

Reprised role of Wayne Campbell in "Wayne's World 2"; also co-wrote

1992

Feature debut as an actor and co-writer, "Wayne's World"; based on characters created for "SNL"

1989

Joined NBC's "Satruday Night Live" as a writer and recurring cast member; later becoming a regular

1986

Joined the SCTV company in Chicago where he was spotted by "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels

1985

Founding member of The Comedy Store Players at The Comedy Store in London

1981

Hired by Toronto's Second City Comedy Troupe

Began acting in commercials as a child; appeared in a commercial spot for British Columbia Hydro Electric with Gilda Radner playing his mother

Moved to England

Had first dramatic role in a Canadian TV-movie with Donald Sutherland

Grew up in Scarborough, Canada

Bonus Trivia

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"I still believe that at any time the no talent police will come and arrest me." – Myers to Details Magazine, March 1992

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"About those, um, teeth? [in "Austin Powers"] The British are dentally challenged. In Britain in the 60s, you could be a sex symbol and still have bad teeth. Even today, you see English rock stars who are jillionaires and still have bad teeth." – Myers in USA Today, May 1, 1997

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"He can write, and he thinks everything through in detail. In 'Wayne's World' and 'Wayne's World 2,' he cared about every aspect of production, whether it was writing, performance, editing or music. There's a real intensity always to do the best he can." – producer Lorne Michaels, quoted in Biography Magazine, June 1999

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"Austin Powers was born out of trying to celebrate my father's life. You can only write stuff that is in your heart. I don't think there's a formula, and I know that it's foolish to look for one. My father's favorites were mine: Peter Sellers, Monty Python, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, all of that stuff. My dad was a guy who loved to be silly, and he had a highly prized sense of humor. When I would bring friends home to play table hockey in the basement, if my dad didn't think they were funny, he wouldn't let them in the house. 'They can't come around,' he'd say. 'They're not bloody funny!'" – Myers quoted in Biography magazine, June 1999

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In 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. The actor left the project after expressing displeasure with final script. Myers countersued. and the case was eventually settled out-of-court.

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