Date of Birth : 25 May 1963, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Birth Name : Michael John Myers
Also Credited As : Michael John Myers, Michael Myers
Born:Michael John Myers on May 25, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, CA
Job Titles:Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Actor and comedian. Born Michael Myers, on May 25, 1963, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Myers grew up in the town of Scarborough, outside of Toronto, with his parents and two brothers. His father, an Encyclopedia Britannica saleman of British origin, introduced his children early to the Monty Python and James Bond movies that would inspire Myers's weirdly brilliant comic style.mike myers halloween mike myers inglorious mike myers love guru mike myers wayne mike myers baseball.
Myers began acting in commercials at the age of eight and appeared in ads for Datsun, Pepsi, Kmart, and Apple Jacks, among others. At the end of his senior year at Stephen Leacock High School in 1981, he auditioned for and was accepted into the Second City Comedy Troupe. Myers performed with the group in Toronto and Chicago. In 1989, producer Lorne Michaels hired him as an actor and writer for Saturday Night Live.
As one of the youngest actors on the famous show, Myers once again had big shoes to fill — former members of the SNL cast included Second City alumni Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi, as well as Eddie Murphy. Myers soon built up a portfolio of personae for himself — some of the most recognizable were Dieter, German host of the dance party/talk show "Sprockets;" Linda Richman, the often-"verklempt" New York Jewish host of "Coffee Talk;" and Lank Thompson, the "Handsome Actor." His most famous alter-ego, heavy metal enthusiast Wayne Campbell, broadcast his own TV show, Wayne's World, from the basement of his parents' house in suburban Aurora, Illinois. Myers has said he based the character on his own experience growing up in Scarborough.
The tremendous popularity of Wayne's World on SNL led to a movie version, which Myers co-wrote and starred in alongside Dana Carvey as Wayne Campbell's dim sidekick, Garth Algar. Wayne's World earned $200 million in combined box office and video sales.
In 1993, Myers's film career seemed well on its way, with two reasonably successful releases, Wayne's World 2, and So I Married An Axe Murderer, both of which had moderate success. After six years on SNL, Myers left the show in 1995.
After a two year hiatus from filmmaking, Myers returned in 1997 with a bang in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, which he also wrote. Like Wayne's World, this outrageous spoof of British spy movies was a hit in theaters, but went on to make millions more in video sales. Myers' hilarious dual performances as the libidinous Powers and his archenemy, Dr. Evil, were followed by a critically acclaimed "serious" turn as disco-owner Steve Rubell in 1998's mediocre 54.
In 1999, Myers had his biggest hit yet with Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Released in June, the movie temporarily pushed Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace from the top spot at the box office, earning $54.7 million in its first weekend for the third highest opening ever. Austin Powers 2 also earned more that weekend than the first installment did in its entire run.
* Brother: Paul Myers. Born c. 1962; plays in band Gravelberrys
* Brother: Peter Myers. Born c. 1959
* Father: Eric Myers. Emigrated to Canada from Liverpool; died in 1991 from complications of Alzheimer s disease
* Mother: Alice Myers. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; emigrated to Canada from Liverpool
* Mother-In-Law: Linda Richman. Myers based his Saturday Night Live character from his Coffee Talk with Linda Richman sketch on her
* Spouse: Robin Ruzan.
* Wife: Robin Ruzan. Met in 1987 at a bar after attending a hockey game; co-wrote (with Myers) Wayne s World: Extreme Close Up ; married from 1993-2005
* Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute
* Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute
* 1981 Hired by Toronto s Second City Comedy Troupe
* 1989 Joined NBC s Satruday Night Live as a writer and recurring cast member; later becoming a regular
* 1992 Feature debut as an actor and co-writer, Wayne s World ; based on characters created for SNL
* 1993 Portrayed dual roles in So I Married an Axe Murderer ; playing a commitment-shy beat poet and his batty Scottish father
* 1993 Reprised role of Wayne Campbell in Wayne s World 2 ; also co-wrote
* 1995 Left cast of SNL and took a two-year career break
* 1997 Played the title role (also wrote and co-produced) in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ; also played the villain
* 1998 Offered rare dramatic performance as club owner Steve Rubell in 54
* 1999 Reprised roles in Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me ; added a third character, the henchman Fat Bastard; also co-wrote and co-produced
* 2000 Sued by Universal Pictures for $3.8 million for backing out of a contract to play Dieter, the SNL character, in a feature film; left project after expressing displeasure with final script; Myers countersued; settled out-of-court
* 2001 Played the title character in the animated film Shrek ; replaced the late Chris Farley
* 2002 Reprised roles for the third Austin Powers film, Austin Powers in Goldmember ; also co-wrote and co-produced
* 2003 Played the title role in Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat
* 2004 Again voiced the title character of the animated feature Shrek 2
* 2007 Reprised role of the title character for Shrek the Third
* 2008 Portrayed the title role of The Love Guru ; also co-wrote with Graham Gordy and co-produced with Gary Barber
* 2009 Played a British General in Quentin Tarantino s Inglourious Basterds
* 2010 Once again voiced the title character in Shrek Forever After
* Began acting in commercials as a child; appeared in a spot with Gilda Radner
* Founding member of The Comedy Store Players at The Comedy Store in London
* Grew up in Scarborough, Canada
* Had first dramatic role in a Canadian TV-movie with Donald Sutherland
* Joined the SCTV company in Chicago where he was spotted by Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels
* Moved to England