Martin Short, a Canadian-American actor & comedian got career limelight after working in SCTV (Second City Television) and then on Saturday Night Live (1984- 1985).

Professional since 1972, Short, also famous as the creator of characters Jiminy Glick (of Primetime Glick, 2001- 2003) and Ed Grimley (of SCTV), has got hands in wide fortune with TV series & movie appearances as well.

Having worked in The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010- 2019, voice) and Mulaney (2014- 2015), Martin also worked in films like Three Amigos (1986), Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995) & Mars Attacks! (1996).

How Much Is Martin Short’s Net Worth In 2020?

The McMaster University graduate got acting interest after working in Toronto production of Godspell and turned professional in 1972 after appearing in TV series Right On and Cucumber. 

With the acting career of nearly 5 decades, Martin Short’s successful venture blessed him a hefty fortune & owns $40 million net worth as of February 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

So far, the 69-year-old actor records 100 acting credits including voice-over credits in commercial-hit animated movies The Prince of Egypt (1998), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) and The Addams Family (2019).

Martin Short, a Canadian-American actor & comedian made breakthrough with SCTV & SNL; owns $40 million net worth
Martin Short, a Canadian-American actor & comedian made a breakthrough with SCTV & SNL; owns $40 million net worth

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Martin came to fame after appearing in SCT and Saturday Night Live (1984- 1985), & reportedly earned $20,000 per week from Saturday Night Live (SNL).

On average, the newbie in SNL can earn $7,000 per episode or $147,000 per season while casts with many years of experience sum up to $25 thousand per episode or around $525 thousand per season.

The Emmy Award winner also made theater appearances & made notable roles in Little Me (1998- 1999) and It’s Only a Play (2015).

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Professional Career: Success Journey In TV Series & Films

Even though Martin initially intended to pursue a career in social work, later, he began his acting & after some theater gigs, made his screen debut through Right On & Cucumber in 1972. Thereafter, Martin Short’s TV recognition widened after the appearance in The Associates (1979- 1980) and in I’m a Big Girl Now (1980- 1981).

From 1981 to 1984, the Canadian-American actor worked as a writer & appeared in various characters in Second City Television (SCTV) where Rick Moranis, John Candy, and Robin Duke also worked. Moreover, he briefly appeared in Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 1984- 1985.

Already with film debut through Lost and Found in 1979, Martin also made movie prominence after appearing the commercial hit Father of the Bride (1991)- the film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Kimberly Williams collected $129 million over the budget of $20 million.

Later, he would appear in the aforementioned movie sequel Father of the Bride Part II (1995).

Martin Short in the movie Father of the Bride
Martin Short in the movie Father of the Bride

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The Martin Short Show (1999- 2000) host got further TV fame with his work in Primetime Glick (2001- 2003), The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010- 2019, voice), How I Met Your Mother (2011- 2012), Mulaney (2014- 2015) & The Simpsons (2017, voice).

Aside from screen- appearances, the 5 ft. 6 inches tall Hollywood figure is acclaimed for his voice-over credits in many commercially successful movies. Check it out:

Film Budget Gross Collection
The Prince of Egypt (1998) worked alongside Sandra Bullock $70 million $218.6 million
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) alongside Patrick Stewart $30 million $103 million
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) $12 million $110.8 million
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) $90 million $164.2 million
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012), voiced alongside Ben Stiller, Chris Rock & David Schwimmer $145 million $746.9 million
The Addams Family (2019) $24 million $200.1 million

What Is Martin Short Currently Doing?

Most recently, Short appeared as a guest cast in satirical drama web TV series The Morning Show (2019). His upcoming project The Willoughbys (2020) is under post-production where he will voice The Father. Moreover, he will play Prime Minister Beaver in the short-movie The Beast, Heroes of the Wildfire.

Bought $1.1 Million Worth House For Daughter: Where Does Martin Live?

Meanwhile, the Ontario, Canada-born actor & comedian lives a single life in his house in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, after his wife Nancy Dolman died in 2010. Moreover, Martin’s other LA residence nearby by the primary home was bought in 2003 for $1.06 million.

He also owns a house on Lake Rosseau in Ontario.

The average house price in Los Angeles is $723,783.

As per Forbes, in November 2014, Short bought his daughter Katherine a Cape Cod-style house in Beachwood, Canyon, featuring 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms. Martin Short paid $1.1 million for the 1,836 sq. ft. property over the asking price of $999,000.

Martin Short bought his daughter Katherine a Beachwood Canyon house worth $1.1 million in 2014
Martin Short bought his daughter Katherine a Beachwood Canyon house worth $1.1 million in 2014

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He appeared in Season 11 (2019), Episode 8 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, hosted by Jerry Seinfeldfeaturing a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300 Turbo Diesel Station Wagon.

Surely with such a huge fortune, Martin surely lives a lavish life, though keeps his further asset details low-key.

Charity Works: Donated Proceeds From Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Martin Short is also an active charity worker & supports foundation like Alliance For Children’s Rights, American Humane Association, Autism Speaks and Entertainment Industry Foundation.

He appeared in the 2001 episode on the Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, hosted by Regis Philbin (owns $150 million net worth) & donated his $32,000 earnings to Loyola High School.

Is Father Of 3 Children With Late Wife: Short-Bio & Family

Martin Short was in a martial relationship with comic actress Nancy Dolman from December 22, 1980, to August 21, 2010. Together, they share 3 children together: Katherine (born in 1983), Oliver (1986), and Henry (1989).

His wife Doman died from Ovarian Cancer on August 21, 2010.

Martin Short and  his late wife Nancy Dolman welcomed 3 children together
Martin Short and  his late wife Nancy Dolman welcomed 3 children together

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Short was born on March 26, 1950, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as Martin Hayter Short. His father Charles Patrick Short (1909- 1970) was a corporate executive in Canadian steel company Stelco while mother Olive Grace (1913- 1968) was a concertmistress.

He has 4 elder siblings: David (died in 1962), Michael, Brian, and Nora.

Martin went to Westdale Secondary School & later enrolled at McMaster University & graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.