Jon Lovitz

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Jon Lovitz
Birth name Jonathan M. Lovitz
Born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California, USA
Notable Roles The Critic: Jay Sherman
Notable Episodes
Awards

Jon Lovitz is an American comedian and actor who is best known for his 5 years as a cast member for Saturday Night Live and his starring role on The Critic.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Saturday Night Live Cast Member 1985–1990
The Critic Jay Sherman 1994–1995 1 2 W
NewsRadio Max Lewis 1998–1999 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Paper Chase Levitz 2x18 - Billy Pierce June 15, 1984
Foley Square Mole 1x06 - The Longest Weekend January 22, 1986
The Simpsons Artie Ziff/Mr. Seckofsky 2x12 - The Way We Was January 31, 1991
The Simpsons Professor Lombardo 2x18 - Brush with Greatness April 11, 1991
Tales from the Crypt Barry Blye 3x05 - Top Billing June 26, 1991
The Simpsons Aristotle Amadopoulis 3x05 - Homer Defined October 17, 1991
Married... with Children Jeff Littlehead 6x10 - Kelly Does Hollywood (2) November 17, 1991
The Larry Sanders Show Himself 1x03 - The Spider Episode August 29, 1992
The Simpsons Llewellyn Sinclair/Ms. Sinclair 4x02 - A Streetcar Named Marge October 1, 1992
A League of Their Own (1993) Ernie Capadino 1x01 - Dottie's Back April 10, 1993
The Larry Sanders Show Himself 3x11 - Larry Loses a Friend August 31, 1994
The Simpsons Artie Ziff 6x03 - Another Simpsons Clip Show September 25, 1994
Seinfeld Gary Fogel 6x13 - The Scofflaw January 26, 1995
Friends Steve 1x15 - The One with the Stoned Guy February 16, 1995
The Simpsons Jay Sherman 6x18 - A Star Is Burns March 5, 1995
The Simpsons Jay Sherman 8x08 - Hurricane Neddy December 29, 1996
The Naked Truth Acer Predburn 2x08 - The Scoop March 14, 1997
NewsRadio Fred 3x20 - Our Fiftieth Episode April 2, 1997
NewsRadio Mike Johnson 4x01 - Jumper September 23, 1997
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host 23x05 - Jon Lovitz/Jane's Addiction November 8, 1997
Bette Himself 1x15 - Polterguest February 28, 2001
The Simpsons Artie Ziff 13x10 - Half Decent Proposal February 10, 2002
Son of the Beach Father of B.J.'s Baby 3x14 - Bad News, Mr. Johnson (3) October 1, 2002
Stripperella Cheap-o 1x02 - Crime Doesn't Pay...Seriously, It Really Doesn't July 3, 2003
Just Shoot Me Roland Devereaux 7x15 - A Simple Kiss of Fate July 19, 2003
Las Vegas Fred Puterbaugh 1x14 - Things That Go Jump in the Night February 2, 2004
The Simpsons Artie Ziff 15x14 - The Ziff Who Came to Dinner March 14, 2004
Las Vegas Fred Puterbaugh 2x02 - The Count of Montecito September 20, 2004
Friends Steve 9x14 - The One with the Blind Dates February 6, 2005
Unscripted Himself 1x09 - Episode 09 February 20, 2005
Las Vegas Fred Puterbaugh 2x23 - Magic Carpet Fred May 9, 2005
Two and a Half Men Archie Baldwin 3x17 - The Unfortunate Little Schnauser March 13, 2006
The Girls Next Door Himself 2x06 - Heavy Petting September 2, 2006
Comics Unleashed Himself 1x01 - Show 1 October 3, 2006
Comics Unleashed Himself 1x08 - Show 8 October 4, 2006
Comics Unleashed Himself 1x20 - Show 20 October 20, 2006
The Simpsons Enrico Irritazio 18x16 - Homerazzi March 25, 2007
Last Comic Standing Himself 6x12 - Episode 612 August 7, 2008

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Comic Relief Himself March 29, 1986
Voices that Care Himself February 28, 1991
5th Annual American Comedy Awards Himself April 3, 1991 American Comedy Awards
1992 MTV Movie Awards Himself 1992 MTV Movie Awards
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special Himself May 17, 1992
1993 MTV Movie Awards Himself 1993 MTV Movie Awards
65th Annual Academy Awards Himself March 29, 1993 Academy Awards
1994 MTV Video Music Awards Himself 1994 MTV Video Music Awards
VH1 Honors Presenter June 1994
2nd Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Himself October 29, 1994 Comedy Hall of Fame
1995 MTV Movie Awards Co-Host 1995 MTV Movie Awards
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th Himself April 15, 1998
51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards
The American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman Himself April 22, 1999
One Night with Robbie Williams Himself November 17, 2001
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion Himself February 10, 2002
A Tribute to Tom Hanks Himself June 24, 2002 AFI Life Achievement Award
Pilot Season Himself September 1, 2003 Brilliant But Cancelled
Brian Wilson Himself 2005 Music Cares Person of the Year
Steve Martin: An American Cinematheque Tribute Himself January 23, 2005
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget Himself August 17, 2008 Comedy Central Roast
Godfrey Live Himself September 2008

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Late Night with David Letterman November 23, 1988
Showbiz Today July 23, 1992
Late Show with David Letterman Show 58 November 17, 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Show 179 June 16, 1994
Showbiz Today May 11, 1995
Late Show with David Letterman Show 682 October 23, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 24, 1996
The Rodman World Tour December 8, 1996
Dennis Miller Live Acting May 16, 1997
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 828 October 1, 1997
Howard Stern (1994) March 2, 1998
Dennis Miller Live Prosperity July 24, 1998
The Roseanne Show November 9, 1998
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1022 November 25, 1998
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1132 July 22, 1999
The Martin Short Show December 2, 1999
Dennis Miller Live Insurance June 16, 2000
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (USA) November 12, 2000
The Rosie O'Donnell Show June 11, 2001
Primetime Glick Jon Lovitz / Rob Reiner April 13, 2002
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (USA) Celebrity Edition #2 November 15, 2002
Intimate Portrait Penny Marshall August 4, 2003
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1789 September 3, 2003
Open Access Southern California 2005 August 14, 2005
Open Access Charity Season January 8, 2006
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Jon Lovitz January 11, 2006
Last Call with Carson Daly Show 595 April 7, 2006
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2208 April 5, 2006
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 3124 April 14, 2006
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2208 April 5, 2006
Entertainment Tonight April 3, 2009
Entertainment Tonight May 29, 2009

Producer

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Produced

Title Producer Credit Airdate Series/Banner
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special Executive Producer May 17, 1992

Writer

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Written

Title Airdate Series/Banner
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special May 17, 1992

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (1986, 1987)
Saturday Night Live