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Steve Martin
Steve Martin
General Information
Birth Name Stephen Glenn Martin
Gender Male


Birth Place Waco, Texas
Birth Date August 14, 1945
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Director, Musician, Producer, Writer
Years Active 1967 to Present


Background

Biography

Personal Life

Filmography

Trivia

  • Contrary to popular belief, Steve Martin has never been a regular cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live. He does however hold the record for guest appearances on the show.
  • Steve Martin is a highly accomplished banjo player in addition to his career as a comedian. He has in fact won three Grammys for his performances with the banjo; one for Best Country Instrumental Performance in "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," in 2001, one for Best Bluegrass Album, "The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo" in 2009, and one for Best American Roots Song for "Love Has Come For You" in 2012. This makes him one of the few individuals who has won Grammies for in both comedy and music genres as he has also won Grammys for Best Comedy Albums in 1978 and 1979, "Let's Get Small" and "A Wild and Crazy Guy" respectively.

Quotes

  • "Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is."
  • "I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I'm sure that's some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there's a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out."
  • "I've always believed that there are funny people everywhere, but they're just not comedians. In fact, some of my best comedic inspirations were not professional entertainers."