Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live almost 30 years ago.
Short won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada's SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of Saturday Night Live. He became a fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm, and "legendary songwriter" Irving Cohen.
His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to cross over quickly into feature films including Three Amigos, Inner Space, Three Fugitives, Clifford, Pure Luck, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Bride Part II. Short was recently featured in the animated films Madagascar 3 and the Frankenweenie.
An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony® and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me. He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl.
Short returned to television in an Emmy®-nominated role for the mini-series Merlin and host of The Martin Short Show, which garnered him seven Emmy® nominations. Short also wrote, produced and starred in three comedy specials, winning two Cable ACE awards and an Emmy®. In 2001, he launched the critically acclaimed Primetime Glick, garnering another five Emmy® nominations. Short was nominated for his 19th Emmy® Award in 2010 for his work as the lawyer Leonard Winstone on the critically acclaimed FX series Damages. Currently, Short can be seen on the CBS hit comedy series How I Met Your Mother in the recurring role of Garrison Cootes. His voice can be heard as the Cat in the critically acclaimed PBS series Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That.