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Norm Macdonald is known as a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He is most famous for his roles on Saturday Night Live and Adam Sandler films.

Background and Age

Norman Gene Macdonald was born on October 17, 1959 in Quebec City, Canada. He was born to Percy and Fern Macdonald. Both of his folks were educators. His father served in the Canadian Army in the Second World War.

Wife and Kids

Norm Macdonald and his ex wife, Connie Vaillancourt parted ways following eight years of marriage in 1996. They had a son named Dylan who was born in 1993. He was romantically associated with model Elle MacPherson in 1997 but they separated in 1998.

Career and Net Worth

Norm Macdonald's career in comedy took off when he started to do stand-up comedy in clubs with sets that were influenced by Bob Hope and Bob Newhart. He started to rise when relocated to Los Angeles where he found an occupation as a writer for the TV comedy sitcom called Roseanne. He reached a career high when he joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in 1993. He became a writer and performer for the popular sketch show.

On Saturday Night Live, he proficiently emulated prominent actors and other public figures. Norm MacDonald anchored the news report session of the night show known as Weekend Update where conveyed remarks about current events. Many public figures were frequently the butt of his sarcastic comments. His last appearance on SNL was in 1998 where he featured as a host of a TV show called Who is More Grizzled?

Norm MacDonald made his mark as a leading actor in 1998 when he appeared in the film Dirty Work. The same year, he additionally played the character of Lucky the Dog in Eddy Murphy's Dr. Dolittle. He worked with the ABC Network sitcom The Norm Show from 1999 to 2001 where he played Norm Henderson a former National Hockey League Player.

Norm won $500,000 in the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for Paul Newman's Charity Camp in the year 2000. He was the voice of Norm the Genie in The Fairly of Odd Parents. He played Buster the Fox in Christmas is Here Again in 2007. In 2010, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien which was his first appearance on a talk show for a long time.

In January 2020, it was announced that the film, Klaus was added to the Oscar nominations list for the Best Animated Feature category. Norm has a supporting role in the film as the voice of Mogens.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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