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Steve Martin

Born: Aug 14, 1945

Birthplace: Waco

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Steve Martin

Date of Birth : Aug 14, 1945
Birth Place : Waco

Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and singer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013. While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000's, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002.

Profession


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Musician
  • Screenwriter
  • Author
  • Comedian
  • Television producer
  • Playwright

Also known as


  • Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin
  • Stephen Glenn Martin
  • Pig Eye Jackson also
  • Pig Eye Jackson
  • Stephen Glenn Vernon Martin

Parents


  • Glenn Vernon Martin
  • Mary Lee Martin

Spouse


  • Anne Stringfield
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Victoria Tennant

Awards Won


  • Kennedy Center Honors
  • Academy Honorary Award
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
  • Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
  • Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album
  • WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement - Comedy, Variety or Music
  • Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song
  • People''s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
  • Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance
  • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
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