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Steve Martin

Comedian + Writer + Entertainer
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Born Aug 14, 1945

Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer. 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. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1945 Birth Martin was born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, the son of Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913–2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914–1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. … Read More

TEENAGE

1960 14 Years Old By 1960, he had mastered several of the tricks and illusions, and took a paying job at the Magic shop in Fantasyland in August. … Read More

TWENTIES

1967 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967, Martin transferred to UCLA and switched his major to theater. … Read More
1969 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Along with the other writers for the show, Martin won an Emmy Award in 1969, aged 23. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old He says: "I appeared on The Virginia Graham Show, circa 1970. … Read More

THIRTIES

1976 30 Years Old He continued to write, earning an Emmy nomination for his work on Van Dyke and Company in 1976. … Read More
1977 31 Years Old …  Both albums won Grammys for Best Comedy Recording in 1977 and 1978, respectively.
1978 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Martin performed "King Tut" on the April 22, 1978 edition of SNL. … Read More
1982 36 Years Old Martin was in three more Reiner-directed comedies after The Jerk: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983 and All of Me in 1984, his most critically acclaimed performance up to that point.

FORTIES

In 1986, Martin joined fellow Saturday Night Live veterans Martin Short and Chevy Chase in ¡Three Amigos!, directed by John Landis, and written by Martin, Lorne Michaels, and singer-songwriter Randy Newman. … Read More
1987 - 1988 3 More Events
1989 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Radner died of ovarian cancer on Saturday, May 20, 1989; a visibly shaken Martin hosted SNL that night, and featured footage of himself and Radner together in a 1978 sketch.
1991 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Martin starred in and wrote L.A. Story, a romantic comedy, in which the female lead was played by his then-wife Victoria Tennant. … Read More

FIFTIES

1997 - 1999 3 More Events
2002 56 Years Old …  The recording was the winner of the Best Country Instrumental Performance category at the Grammy Awards of 2002.
2003 57 Years Old By 2003, Martin ranked fourth on the box office stars list, after starring in Bringing Down The House and Cheaper By The Dozen, each of which earned over $130 million at U.S. theaters. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old In 2005, Martin wrote and starred in Shopgirl, based on his own novella (2000), and starred in Cheaper by the Dozen 2.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 60 Years Old In 2006, he starred in the box office hit The Pink Panther, as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. … Read More
2007 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2007, he published a memoir, Born Standing Up, which Time magazine named as one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007, ranking it at 6, and praising it as "a funny, moving, surprisingly frank memoir." … Read More
2008 62 Years Old In 2008, Martin appeared with the band, In the Minds of the Living, during a show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
…  He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
2010 64 Years Old In 2010, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers appeared at the New Orleans Jazzfest, Merlefest Bluegrass Festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, at Bonnaroo Music Festival, at the ROMP Bluegrass festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, at the Red Butte Garden Concert series and on the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland.
Martin performed "Jubilation Day" with the Steep Canyon Rangers on The Colbert Report on March 21, 2011, on Conan on May 3, 2011, and on BBC's The One Show on July 6, 2011.
2012 66 Years Old At age 67, Martin became a father for the first time when Stringfield gave birth to a daughter in December 2012. … Read More
2013 67 Years Old Starting in May 2013, he is touring with the Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell throughout the United States.
After a three-year hiatus, Martin returned in 2015 when he voiced a role in the animated film Home. … Read More
2016 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, Martin made a rare return to stand-up comedy, opening for Jerry Seinfeld. … Read More
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