Biography for Steve Martin
Stephen Glenn Martin
6' (1.83 m)
Comic who successfully made the transition from a zany stand-up act to
ridiculous film comedies to dramatic film roles to leading man status.
IMDb mini-biography by
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/SearchBios?Ray%20Hamel" Ray Hamel
Wearing "arrow through head" prop
Is an accomplished banjo player and appears playing the instrument in
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0780184/" Earl Scruggs and Friends
video for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", for which he won a Grammy for Best
Country Instrumental Performance. This makes him rare in that he has won
Grammies for both comedy and music.
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0000040/" Stanley Kubrick liked
his work in HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/title/tt0079367/" The Jerk
(1979) and once considered having him play Bill Harford in HYPERLINK
"http://imdb.com/title/tt0120663/" Eyes Wide Shut (1999); the role
which later went to HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0000129/" Tom
Dated HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0000162/" Anne Heche .
Is a trustee of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and collects the art of
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm1066174/" Georgia O'Keeffe , Richard
Diebenkorn, HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0209137/" Willem de
Kooning , Franz Kline, Cy Twombly, HYPERLINK
"http://imdb.com/name/nm0291285/" Helen Frankenthaler , Edward Hopper,
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0005014/" David Hockney ,
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0509039/" Roy Lichtenstein , and
HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0681444/" Pablo Picasso .
Born at 5:54am-CWT
He is in the horn section of HYPERLINK
"http://imdb.com/name/nm0454475/" B.B. King 's "In The Midnight Hour"
Studied philosophy at California State University at Long Beach, and for
a while, considered becoming a philosophy professor instead of an
Once had a job at Disneyland in the Magic Shop on Main Street, USA. He
also worked for neighboring amusement park Knott's Berry Farm as a
comedian in their "Birdcage Theatre". It was during these jobs that he
honed his skills in live performance, such as improv comedy, banjo
playing, juggling, and lassoing.
Dated HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0001613/" Bernadette Peters
and HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/name/nm0000307/" Helena Bonham Carter
Graduated from Rancho Alamitos High School in 1963. He attended Garden
Grove High School in the beginning of his high school career, but then
Rancho opened. At that point he lived in the attendance area that went
to Racho and had to start going there. He was also a cheerleader at
Rancho and often did his King Tut dance.
Member of HYPERLINK "http://imdb.com/title/tt0072562/" "Saturday
Night Live" (1975)'s "Five Timers Club" by hosting 13 times (the most
one person has ever hosted).
Contrary to popular belief, Martin was never a cast member on
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