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Steve Martin

Steve Martin’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $130 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Waco
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 August 1945
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.83 m
Education: Ralston Intermediate, 1963 - Garden Grove High School, Santa Ana College, 1967 - California State University, Long Beach

Steve Martin was bornon 14 August 1945 in Waco, American, is Comedian. Steve Martin is a multiple award winning American comedian, actor, and writer who first gained notice as a writer for the ‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’. He began his career as a stand-up comedian and performed his routines in local clubs. He eventually ventured into television and made his first appearance on ‘The Steve Allen Show’ following which he also appeared on ‘The Virginia Graham Show’. Having made a successful foray into television he achieved much popularity during the mid 1970s and performed in various shows. He became particularly famous after a guest appearance in NBC's ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) and was invited to be the show’s guest host 15 times. Steve Martin achieved even greater success with the release of his comedy albums; his album ‘A Wild and Crazy Guy’ peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Pop Albums Chart and was accredited double-platinum. By this time he had garnered a huge fan following, and he realized the time was ripe for him to foray into films. His first substantial film appearance was in a short film, ‘The Absent-Minded Waiter’, which earned an Academy Award nomination. In addition to being an actor and a comedian, he is also a musician and is well known for his love for the banjo


$130 Million


His wife gave birth to a daughter in 2012, making Steve Martin a first-time dad at the age of 67


A huge box office hit, the movie spawned a sequel, ‘The Pink Panther 2’ in 2009 in which he reprised his role


His memoir, ‘Born Standing Up’ was out in 2007 and was named as one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007 by ‘Time’ magazine


He played the role of the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the detective comedy film ‘The Pink Panther’ in 2006


In 2003, he co-starred with Queen Latifah in the comedy film, ‘Bringing Down the House’ which was directed by Adam Shankman


Steve Martin also loves to write and he published ‘Shopgirl’, a novella in 2000 which was followed by another novella, ‘The Pleasure of My Company’ in 2003


In the 1997 thriller, ‘The Spanish Prisoner’, he played the darker role of Jimmy, a suspicious character who develops an interest in the work of a young businessman


Steve Martin was also much-loved as the reluctant father of the bride, George Banks, in the film ‘Father of the Bride’ (1991)


He married actress Victoria Tennant on November 20, 1986


Another one of his major films in the 1980s was ‘¡Three Amigos!’ in 1986 which was loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ‘Seven Samurai’


Johnson the Cat Juggler in the comedy film ‘The Jerk’ (1979) is undoubtedly one of his most memorable performances


Motivated by the success of his stand-up career he released two albums in the 1970s: ‘Let's Get Small’, and ‘A Wild and Crazy Guy’


Some of his initial television appearances were in ‘The Steve Allen Show’ in 1969 and ‘The Virginia Graham’ Show, in 1970


Steve Martin found a job as a writer in the show ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ in 1967 and soon started appearing on television too


Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin was born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, to Mary Lee and Glenn Vernon Martin

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