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An accomplished actor, writer, singer, producer and comedian, Martin Short is an expert in virtually all aspects of entertainment. The youngest of 5 children raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Short attended McMaster University, graduating in 1971 with a degree in social work. Initially intending to pursue a career in social work, Short became interested in a career in acting after casting in a Godspell play in Toronto. In 1977, Short joined the improvisation show SCTV. In 1984, Short joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, appearing in 18 episodes as a regular cast member. Throughout his television career, Short has also appeared on well known television shows such as Arrested Development, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Canada’s Got Talent and How I Met Your Mother. Short also hosted in own television show, The Martin Short Show, from 1999 to 2000. Short has 3 grown children and lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

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