Mike Myers Biography
Sun Sign: Gemini
Also Known As: Michael John Myers
Born Country: Canada
Born in: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Famous as: Actor
Spouse/Ex-: Kelly Tisdale (m. 2010), Robin Ruzan (m. 1993–2006)
father: Eric Myers
mother: Alice E., Alice Myers
siblings: Paul Myers, Peter Myers
City: Scarborough, Canada
education: Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute, Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, Bishopbriggs Academy
Mike Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his ‘Austin Powers’ film series, through which he gained immense success and worldwide acclaim. Born in Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Mike Myers began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor. By the age of eight, he had appeared in a number of television commercials. After he graduated from high school, he began appearing on Canadian TV shows and later joined ‘Second City Theatre,’ an improvisational comedy group in Chicago. Soon, he made his debut as an actor in the comedy film ‘Wayne’s World.’ His first ‘Austin Power’ film was ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.’ The subsequent films include ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.’ He has also played voice roles in the ‘Shrek’ film series. He is also a passionate footballer and a ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ player.
- Mike Myers was born Michael John Myers on May 25, 1963, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to Eric Myers, an insurance agent and World War II veteran, and Alice E. Myers, an office supervisor and veteran of the ‘Royal Air Force.’
- He has two elder brothers—Peter Myers and Paul Myers—the latter is an indie rock singer-songwriter. Mike was raised a protestant.
- He attended the ‘Bishopbriggs Academy,’ later renamed as ‘Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute,’ in Scarborough, Ontario. He graduated from the ‘Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute’ in Scarborough, Ontario.
- After turning eight, he began appearing in various commercials. By the time he was ten years old, he had created a commercial for ‘British Columbia Hydro Electric.’
- In 1982, after graduating from high school, he became a member of ‘Second City Theatre,’ an improvisational comedy group in Chicago. He later went on a tour to Britain with comedian Neil Mullarkey.
- He began his career as a child actor. At the age of 12, he made an appearance on the Canadian TV sitcom ‘King of Kensington’ in which he played ‘Ari.’
- He later relocated to the United Kingdom. In October 1985, he became one of the co-founders of ‘The Comedy Store Players,’ a group of improvisational comedians. They performed at ‘The Comedy Store’ in London.
- In 1986, he starred in ‘Wide Awake Club,’ a UK based children’s TV series. The same year, he became one of the cast members of a ‘Second City Theatre’ stage show in Toronto.
- In 1988, he relocated to Chicago where he became a member of the improvisational comedy theatre group ‘ImprovOlympic.’ As part of the theatre group, he received training and also performed at various places.
- In 1989, he auditioned to become a part of the American sketch comedy and variety show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ The same year, he was selected to join the cast of the show as one of the featured players.
- In the 1980s, he made numerous appearances as ‘Wayne Campbell’ on Toronto's ‘Citytv.’ He even appeared as ‘Wayne Campbell’ in Christopher Ward’s music video ‘Boys and Girls.’
- In 1992, he played ‘Wayne Campbell’ in his debut comedy film ‘Wayne’s World’ which was directed by Penelope Spheeris. The film was a commercial success and received positive reviews.
- In 1993, he played a double role as ‘Charlie McKenzie’ and ‘Stuart McKenzie’ in the film ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer.’ The same year, he reprised his role as ‘Wayne Campbell’ in the film ‘Wayne’s World 2.’
- In 1997, he wrote, produced, and acted in the film ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.’ In the film, he played the role of ‘Austin Powers / Dr. Evil.’ The film was a moderate success.
- In 1998, he played the role of ‘Steve Rubell’ in a drama film titled ‘54’ which was directed by Mark Christopher. That year, he was also seen in films, such as ‘The Thin Pink Line’ and ‘Pete’s Meteor.’
- In 1999, he reprised his role as ‘Austin Powers’ in the film ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.’ The film earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination. The same year, he was also seen in the film ‘Mystery, Alaska.’
- In 2001, he played a voice role in the animated film ‘Shrek.’ The following year, he reprised his role as ‘Austin Powers’ in the film ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.’
- In 2003, he played voice roles in films like ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Shrek 4-D.’ The same year, he played the role of ‘John Witney’ in a romantic comedy film titled ‘View from the Top.’
- In 2004, he played a voice role in the film ‘Shrek 2.’ He then went on to lend his voice to the subsequent sequels, ‘Shrek the Third’ and ‘Shrek Forever After.’ After two years, he appeared as himself in the ‘Emmy’ award-winning documentary ‘Home.’
- In 2008, he starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the romantic comedy film ‘The Love Guru.’ The following year, he played ‘General Ed Fenech’ in the ‘Academy’ award-winning film ‘Inglourious Basterds.’
- In 2013, he appeared in the documentary film ‘Being Canadian, Sometimes.’ The same year, he directed an American documentary film titled ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.’
- In 2015, he appeared as himself in a documentary film titled ‘I Am Chris Farley.’ The following year, he published a book titled ‘Canada’ which talks about the country's history and popular culture.
- Myers began hosting ‘The Gong Show’ in 2017. He hosted the show as a fictional British host named ‘Tommy Maitland.’
- Myers acted in a supporting role in ‘Terminal’ (2018) and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (2018).
- His role ‘Austin Powers / Dr. Evil’ from the film ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ was named in the American Film Institute’s list of ‘100 greatest screen characters.’
- In 1989, he was awarded the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ under the ‘Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program’ category for his work in ‘Saturday Night Live.’
- In 2000, he was the recipient of the ‘American Comedy Award’ under the ‘Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)’ category for his role in ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.’
- In 2003, he won the ‘Canadian Comedy Award’ under the ‘Film - Pretty Funny Writing’ category for ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.
- In 2010, he received the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ under the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ category for ‘Inglourious Basterds.’
- In 1993, he married his girlfriend and comedy writer Robin Ruzan. Myers and Ruzan filed for divorce in 2005.
- In 2006, he took part in the ‘Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day.’ He plays ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ which is a fantasy role playing game.
- In 2010, he married Kelly Tisdale with whom he has a son and two daughters.
- A football lover, he has played for the celebrity football team, ‘Hollywood United F.C.’ In 2010, he played in the ‘Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK’ football match.
- This Canadian comedian, film actor, director, and producer is known for his trademark style of wearing underpants in his films.
Mike Myers Movies
1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
(Adventure, War, Drama)
2. Wayne's World (1992)
3. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
4. Mystery, Alaska (1999)
(Drama, Sport, Comedy)
5. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
(Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Action)
6. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
7. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
(Comedy, Action, Crime, Adventure)
8. Wayne's World 2 (1993)
|1989||Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program||Saturday Night Live (1975)|
|2003||Best Comedic Performance||Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)|
|2000||Best On-Screen Duo||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)|
|2000||Best Villain||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)|
|1998||Best Villain||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)|
|1998||Best Dance Sequence||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)|
|1992||Best On-Screen Duo||Wayne's World (1992)|
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