Martin Short

Martin Short is an actor, writer, and comedian who is known for his contribution to television shows like SCTV and Saturday Night Live. Apart from his television career, he has starred in some films such as Three Amigos, Pure Luck, Father of the Bride I and II, Escape Clause, etc. He has also provided his voice for films like Kimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Frankenweenie, etc.

Well, how well do you know about Martin Short? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Martin Short’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Martin Short to date.

Biography and Early Life

Martin Short was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on March 26, 1950, to parents Olive Grace and Charles Patrick Short. His mother was a concert-mistress, while his father was a corporate executive with a Canadian steel company. He has four older siblings, three brothers, and one sister. One of his brothers, David, was killed in a car accident in 1962. Martin’s mother died in 1968 due to cancer, while his father died in 1970 due to a stroke complication.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Martin Short in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Martin Short’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 26 March 1950. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 171 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


Martin Short attended Westdale Secondary School in his city of Hamilton. After graduation, he attended McMaster University, where he received a bachelors’ degree in social work in 1971.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Martin was married to comic actress Nancy Dolman from 1980 to 2010 when she died of ovarian cancer. They met each other in 1972 and got married in 1980. She retired from acting in 1985 to help raise the family. He and his family are now living in Los Angeles in Pacific Palisades. Martin Short has two stars to his name on Canada’s Walk of Fame. His older brother, Michael, is a writer and has won awards for his comedy writing.

Is Michael Short Gay?

Michael Short is a straight man, as he was married to Nancy Dolman for 30 years, and with whom he has many children. There are no reports that suggest he has previously dated any men.

Professional Career

After graduating with a degree in social work, he hoped to have a career in that field, but in 1971, he got his break as an actor when he was cast in Godspell. During his time with the cast, he got acquainted with some famous actors, and they got him a role in the drama Fortune and Men’s Eyes. He spent the next few years working with a comedy troupe and working in television and theatre.

After facing some failure, he managed to get his big break when he appeared in the show Second City Television in 1982. The show helped him to become famous, and he soon became a recognizable name. He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1884, and many have said that his addition revived the show. He appeared in many special programs, in 1986 he made his debut in the film industry with the film Three Amigos.

One of his notable films is Father of the Bride, where his acting was praised. He also lent his voice in animated films. In 2013, he appeared on Saturday Night Live along with Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. He has also tried his hand in writing with the release of Jiminy Glick in Lalawood in 2004.


Michael Short is a great actor, and his list of awards shows it as well. He won the Primetime Emmy Award in 1983. He won the Outer Critics Circle Award in 1999 and the Tony Award that same year. After many years, he won his second Primetime Emmy Award in 2014, and in 2015 he received the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Short in 2021

Martin Short has an estimated net worth of $50 Million as per last estimation done in 2021. He has generated the majority of his wealth from his career as an actor in Broadway, television, and film. He has a house in Los Angeles and in Canada. His assets have also helped him increase his net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has donated to charity throughout his life, and he is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.
  • He is not a supporter of Donald Trump and has always expressed displeasure against him.
  • He is good friends with Steve Martin.

Michael Short is a well-known name in the television and film industry, and his contribution to the industry cannot be ignored. He can be considered a legend, and his appearance on Saturday Night Live will always be remembered. He has lifted some of the most prestigious awards such as Outer Critics Circle Award and Primetime Emmy Awards in his entire career.

  1. Vickie White July 28, 2021 at 12:06 am

Facts of Martin Hayter Short

  • Gender Male
  • full nameMartin Hayter Short
  • birthplaceHamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth March 26, 1950
  • Age 74 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Diamond
  • Lucky Color Red
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo
  • nationalityCanadian-American
  • religionCatholic
  • net worth$50 Million
  • professionStand-up, film, television, theatre
  • weightIn Kilograms – 68 Kg, In Pounds – 150 lbs
  • heightIn Centimeters – 171 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolWestdale Secondary School

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