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Mike Myers
Birth name Michael John Myers
Born May 25, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Sometimes credited as Michael Myers,
Mike Meyers,
Tommy Maitland
Notable Roles Saturday Night Live
Notable Episodes
Awards 4 American Comedy Awards,
The Lucille Ball Legacy of Laughter Award,
2 Razzie Awards

Michael John "Mike" Myers is an Canadian comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995 and for his roles as the title characters in the Wayne's World, Austin Powers, and Shrek films.

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Biography

Myers was born in Scarborough, Ontario on May 25, 1963, to his English-born parents, insurance agent Eric Myers and Royal Air Force veteran and office supervisor Alice E. Hind. Both of his parents were from Liverpool and he has two older brothers, indie rock singer-songwriter Paul Myers and Peter, who works at a Sears store in Canada.

Myers' career started at age 2, when he began performing in commercials. When he was 10, he made a commercial for British Columbia Hydro Electric, with Gilda Radner playing his mother. A few months later, Myers stated that his brother was teasing him about his "girlfriend being on some stupid show on Saturday." He swore that one day he would be on that show, which was the then-fledgling Saturday Night Live. When Myers was 12, he made a guest appearance as Ari on King of Kensington. Several years later, he named Austin Powers: International Spy of Mystery fictional heroine Vanessa Kensington in honor of the series.

In 1982, Myers graduated from high school and was immediately accepted into the Second City Canadian Touring Company, after he moved to the United Kingdom, where in 1985, he became one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational group based at The Comedy Store in London.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Saturday Night Live Cast Member 1989–1995
Gong Show
(credited as Tommy Maitland)
Host 2017–present

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
King of Kensington
(credited as Michael Myers)
Ari 1x12 - Scout's Honor 1975
The Littlest Hobo Tommy 1x10 - Boy on Wheels December 20, 1979
Wide Awake Club April 5, 1986
Wide Awake Club New Years Special January 1, 1987
Live & Kicking Himself January 29, 1994
Saturday Night Live Host 22x16 - Mike Myers/Aerosmith March 22, 1997
Saturday Night Live Ron Wood 22x19 - John Goodman/Jewel May 10, 1997
Saturday Night Live
(uncredited)
Wayne Campbell / Himself 36x14 - Dana Carvey/Linkin Park February 5, 2011
Saturday Night Live
(uncredited)
Dr. Evil 40x10 - Amy Adams/One Direction December 20, 2014

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
15th Anniversary Special Himself September 24, 1989 Saturday Night Live
43rd Primetime Emmy Awards Himself August 25, 1991 Primetime Emmy Awards
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 Himself / Wayne 1991 MTV Video Music Awards
1992 Kids' Choice Awards Himself 1992 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Late Night with David Letterman June 15, 1990
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson August 9, 1990
Showbiz Today February 17, 1992
Late Night with David Letterman December 10, 1992
Late Night with David Letterman May 6, 1993
Dennis Miller Live Infomercials July 14, 1995
The Rosie O'Donnell Show July 19, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show April 30, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show April 10, 1998
Showbiz Today August 24, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show June 11, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 12, 2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show May 17, 2001
The Oprah Winfrey Show October 24, 2003
The Oprah Winfrey Show November 27, 2003
The Oprah Winfrey Show May 13, 2004

Movie Roles

Film Role Released
Wayne's World Wayne Campbell February 14, 1992
So I Married an Axe Murderer Charile & Stuart Mackenzie July 30, 1993
Wayne's World 2 Wayne Campbell December 10, 1993
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Austin Powers / Dr. Evil May 2, 1997
54 Steve Rubell August 28, 1998
The Thin Pink Line Tim Broderick 1998
Pete's Meteor Pete 1998
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Austin Powers / Dr. Evil / Fat Bastard June 11, 1999
Mystery, Alaska Donnie Shulzhoffer October 1, 1999
Shrek Shrek May 18, 2001
Austin Powers in Goldmember Austin Powers / Dr. Evil / Goldmember / Fat Bastard July 26, 2002
View from the Top John Witney March 21, 2003
Nobody Knows Anything! 'Eye' Witness October 2003
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat The Cat November 21, 2003
Shrek 2 Shrek May 19, 2004
Shrek the Third Shrek May 18, 2007
The Love Guru Guru Pitka / Young Pitka / Teenage Pitka / Mike Myers June 20, 2008
Inglourious Basterds General Ed French August 21, 2009
Shrek Forever After Shrek May 21, 2010

Writer

Staff Writer

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Saturday Night Live 1989 –1990 Writer 14 15
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show 1990 Writer 1

Episodes Written

Series Episode Airdate
Wide Awake Club April 5, 1986
Wide Awake Club New Years Special January 1, 1987

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program (1989)
Saturday Night Live

American Comedy Awards

  • Won: Best Film Performance (Male) and Best Writing (2000 and 2003)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember

Trivia

  • Collects model soldiers.
  • As a teenager, he would act out his Wayne character to girls.
  • His production company, Eric's Boys, is named after his father, who died of Alzheimer's on November 12, 1991.