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Myers, Michael

Born: 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Actors, Comedians, Producers

1963 – He was born on the 25th day of May this year in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. He was notable film roles include the titular characters of Wayne’s World, the Austin Powers series, and Shrek.


1972 – At age nine his first acting jobs was in a TV commercial.


1982 – He graduated from high school this year. He was immediately accepted into Toronto’s Second City improvisational comedy troupe.


1985 – He was one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational group based at The Comedy Store in London.


1989 – He was a member of the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live television program from this year until 1995, where he performed characters like Dieter, Linda Richman, and Wayne Campbell from Wayne’s World.


1992 – He and comedian Dana Carvey took Wayne’s World to the silver screen in a full-length motion picture based on the SNL sketch.


1993 – He wedded Linda Richman’s daughter, Robin Ruzan; however, they filed for divorce in 2005.


2000 – He 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. Myers said he refused to honor the $20 million contract because he did not want to cheat moviegoers with an unacceptable script.


2003 – He had a street named after him in his native Scarborough, Mike Myers Drive.


2005 – In a poll to find The Comedian’s Comedian, he was voted among the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.