Worked With:

John Mulaney


Jay Leno


James Lipton


Conan O'Brien


Joaquin Phoenix


Jane Lynch


Fred Armisen


Jimmy Kimmel


Bill Maher


Ben Stiller


Josh Radnor

Martin Short News


Home > Actors > S > Short, Martin > News



Martin Short Wrecked Christmas By Falling Asleep On Unwrapped Presents

December 26th, 2012 4:37pm EST
Martin Short
Funnyman Martin Short once wrecked Christmas for his kids by falling asleep before he had wrapped presents and put them under the tree.

The star had spent the day running around taking care of the festive chores to allow his late wife, who had just delivered the couple's third child, to rest - but he forgot one vital task.

He recalls, "My wife had pulled her back so she was now in bed, so I said, 'Don't worry, I'll take care of Christmas Eve...' and I'm running around and I'm bringing her sandwiches and I'm making sure the kids (are OK) and I'm so exhausted.

"I kept saying to (daughte...
READ MORE

Martin Short Accepts Kathie Lee Gifford's Apology

May 31st, 2012 11:18pm EDT
Martin Short
Actor Martin Short has accepted presenter Kathie Lee Gifford's apology after she quizzed him about his marriage to his late wife during a live TV interview on Wednesday.

The funnyman was a guest on breakfast show Today when host Gifford began probing his personal life and praising Short's long marriage to tragic Nancy Dolman, clearly unaware she had died two years ago.

Short handled the uncomfortable chat with grace and skirted over the questions on air, prompting a mortified Gifford to take to her Twitter.com account to acknowledge the insensitive blunder later that day.

And owning up t...
READ MORE

Martin Short Handled Kathie Lee Gifford Blunder With 'Grace'

May 30th, 2012 4:16pm EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford
Actor Martin Short brushed off marriage questions from TV presenter Kathie Lee Gifford during a live show on Wednesday - because his tragic wife Nancy Dolman died two years ago.

The funnyman was promoting his upcoming movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on the morning program Today when conversation turned toward his personal life.

However, interviewer Gifford failed to conduct proper research and she applauded Short's long-lived marriage to comedienne Dolman, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010, setting the stage for a very awkward chat.

But gracious Short kept his cool, skirti...
READ MORE

Martin Short Gets Out Of Fender-Bender Trouble With Help From Tom Hanks

March 11th, 2012 1:35pm EDT
Martin Short
Martin Short has Tom Hanks to thank for bailing him out of a recent fender-bender, revealing the Cast Away star calmed the angry driver down by offering to hear his movie pitch.

The Father Of The Bride star was shopping near his Palisades home in New York when he spotted Hanks perusing the mall on Christmas Eve.

The movie star asked to tag along as Short picked up a few things at the supermarket, and the 61 year old is glad Hanks did because the actor's charming nature came in handy.

While appearing on morning show Live! With Kelly on Friday, he said, "I was in the Palisades where I live...
READ MORE

Martin Short Is 'The Burning Beekeeper' On New 'HIMYM'

February 7th, 2012 8:12am EST
himym
How I Met Your Mother returned with a new episode last night, kicking off sweeps month for CBS. Expectations are running high, with HIMYM in its highest ratings season ever. Things got a little more crowded on Monday nights as the second season of The Voice moved into its new timeslot across the dial on NBC. The Peacock went for the bold move of premiering the singing reality competition right after Super Bowl XLVI, and over 40 million people stuck around after the game to watch. It will certainly be one of the more interesting ratings showdowns of the season.

Last night’s episode, “Th...
READ MORE

Q&A: John Landis Talks 'Three Amigos!' Turning 25, And Gives Insight On Other Classics

November 22nd, 2011 2:30pm EST
Three Amigos
In the 1986 comedy “Three Amigos!” Steve Martin quips, “You dirt-eating piece of slime! You scum-sucking pig! You son of a motherless goat!” Every time you hear the insult, it’s almost impossible not to laugh with Martin’s matter-of-fact delivery. What makes the statement even more comical though, is that Martin’s character has no idea he’s pissing off, a bad guy, who’s ready to shoot him for the outrage.

“Three Amigos!” tells the story of three unemployed actors (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short) who mistakenly travel to a Mexican village for a celebrity appearance. This is n...
READ MORE

Blu-ray Review: 'Three Amigos!: 25th Anniversary Edition'

November 21st, 2011 11:15am EST
three amigos
Wherever there is injustice, you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we’ll be there. Wherever liberty is threatened, you will find..."The Three Amigos!" – out in a 25th Anniversary Edition hitting Blu-ray on Nov. 22 from HBO Home Entertainment. So cross your arms, hug your hips and thrust that pelvis forward because we’re going for a review ride!

Title: "Three Amigos!: 25th Anniversary Edition"

Grade: 4

Cast: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Director: John Landis

Rating: PG

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: HBO Home Entertainment

Website: www.hbo.com

...
READ MORE

Robin Dates Kal Penn On A New 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Field Trip'

October 11th, 2011 10:17am EDT
cobie smulders
Is it weird to date your therapist? That is the question that Robin (Cobie Smulders) and the rest of the gang wrestled with on an all new HIMYM.

Kal Penn returned as Robin’s court appointed therapist, Kevin. He said that he could not continue as Robin’s therapist because he was “moving to Alaska.” When Robin later runs into Kevin, he admits that he ended it because he was attracted to her, and he was not allowed to date his patients. Realizing that they are attracted to each other, Robin and Kevin continue to see each other while not calling it dating.

Meanwhile, Ted (Josh Radnor) w...
READ MORE

'HIMYM' Makes A Legendary Return With 'The Best Man'

September 20th, 2011 10:39am EDT
HIMYM 'The Best Man'
How I Met Your Mother returned last night with a pair of brand new episodes. This marks the seventh season of the CBS sitcom, and with the end of Entourage, the Charlie Sheen meltdown, and Steve Carell saying goodbye, HIMYM is now the longest running sitcom with its original cast currently on television. I actually liked the second episode better, but lets start from the beginning.

“The Best Man” was written by HIMYM’s co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and showed a lot of the style we’ve grown to love. It started out with a flash forward to Barney’s wedding. He was showing sign...
READ MORE

Lea Michele To Debut New 'Oz' Songs At Comic-Con

July 21st, 2011 4:21pm EDT
Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele will debut songs she has recorded for 2012 animated movie Dorothy Of Oz at Comic-Con in San Diego, California this weekend.

Bryan Adams has written songs for the film's soundtrack and they will be unveiled at the world's biggest comic book convention.

Michele will play Dorothy in the film, which also features Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short and Adams.

Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Kelsey Grammer will voice the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz spin-off.
READ MORE

Martin Short's Wife Died Of Natural Causes

August 24th, 2010 9:30pm EDT
Martin Short
The wife of grieving comedian Martin Short died of natural causes, according to findings by Los Angeles Coroners officials.

Retired actress Nancy Dolman died on Saturday at the couple's home in Pacific Palisades, California. The 58 year old had been battling cancer, according to a 2007 tabloid report, but a publicist for the actor declined to comment on the cause of death.

L.A. County Coroner Chief Craig Harvey confirms officials have ended their investigation after determining Dolman died of natural causes.

In a statement released on Tuesday, he says: "(Nancy Dolman) was under the care ...
READ MORE

Martin Short's Wife Dies

August 24th, 2010 8:34am EDT
Martin Short
Funnyman Martin Short is in mourning following the death of his wife.

Nancy Dolman died on Saturday at the couple's home in Pacific Palisades, California according to RadarOnline.com.

The cause of death has not been released.

Short and retired actress Dolman wed in 1980. They have three grown-up children, Katherine, Oliver and Henry.

See more photos of Martin here!
READ MORE

'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
READ MORE

Top 10 Films With Numbers In The Title

September 26th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
9
In honor of the recent Tim Burton film 9 we're spotlighting numerals and numbers in film. What they have contributed to movies over the years goes beyond simply differentiating an original from a sequel.

For the most part this list excludes sequels. Sorry. It's just too easy. Also, much too simple are the straight up number films. But the English language loopholes are definitely abused throughout this top ten to reflect the best and, well, most viewed options. Check them out!

1. The First Wives Club.

This is the smartass chick's chick flick with a message. Bette Midler. Goldie ...
READ MORE

Best Space Movies

June 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Moon
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Mega Diary - A Blow By Blow Of Last Night's Event

May 21st, 2009 8:37am EDT
American Idol
Two hours, wall-to-wall performances, and the "American Idol" result all in one place? Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a mega diary.

8:00 - Wow, the graphics on the opening with the contestants' name look like they were the group final for a high school A/V class. It never ceases to be amazing how bad the graphics can look on something so prominent.

8:01 - Whose idea was it to dress them both in head-to-toe white? What is this? A Mormon baptism?

8:02 - Joely Fisher with baby: "Hey America, did you know "'Til Death" just got renewed again? Muahahahahaha."

8:0...
READ MORE

'The Blue Elephant,' An Adorable Story Of Friendship, Love And Courage, Comes To DVD Sept. 2

August 31st, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Blue Elephant
A lovable young elephant journeys into the big world when the CGI animated tale The Blue Elephant arrives on DVD September 2nd presented by The Weinstein Company, Genius Products and The Jim Henson Company: Discoveries, the newly formed acquisitions banner that presents third party produced titles that reflect the Company's long-standing tradition of creative excellence.

Produced in Thailand by Kantana Group Public Co. Ltd., The Blue Elephant features all-star voice talent including Emmy Award winner Martin Short (Spiderwick Chronicles, Santa Clause 3), eight time Emmy Award winner C...
READ MORE

Harry Shearer's Satire Of The Bush Administration On CD July 7

June 18th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Harry Shearer
"Songs of the Bushmen," Harry Shearer's savage and poignant musical satire of the Bush administration's leading figures, will be released by Courgette Records, July 1 on digital platforms including iTunes and Amazon.

An award-winning actor, comedian, author, musician, playwright, radio host and journalist, Harry Shearer presents some of the most biting satire since Mort Sahl, with comedic tunes paying "homage" to cabinet members and advisors including Scooter Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove, among others.

On the eve of the November Presidential elections, e...
READ MORE

The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
READ MORE

Film Review: Reality Trumps Fantasy In 'Spiderwick Chronicles'

February 12th, 2008 5:29pm EST
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be in the same fantasy league as the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act, even if its world of ogres and goblins is a bit stale in the wake of its more ambitious cousins in the over-the-rainbow genre.

The human characters are the main source of wonder here. Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger and Mary-Louise Parker authentically capture the fractured spirit of a family newly cast into single-parent mode, while David Strathairn adds a wistf...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

March 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d...
READ MORE

'Basic Instinct 2' & 'Little Man' Lead RAZZIE Nominations

January 22nd, 2007 11:57am EST
Basic Instinct 2
Voters for this year's 27th Annual RAZZIE Awards had dozens of films to choose from. Heading the list of "Worst Achievements in Film" this year is Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2 and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in Little Man. Joining these films in the "Worst Picture" category are M. Night Shyamalan's Lady In The Water, Wicker Man and Bloodrayne.

The Wayans brothers and 'Wicker Man's Nicolas Cage will be competing for "Worst Actor" of 2006 against last year's "winner" Rob Schneider in Benchwarmers, former TV funnyman Tim Allen, with a trio of terrible titles (Santa Clause 3, Shaggy Dog a...
READ MORE

Opening November 3: The Santa Clause 3

November 1st, 2006 9:47am EST
The Santa Clause 3
In the film "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" Tim Allen returns as Scott Calvin, also known as Santa. This installment has St. Nick in a battle with the mischievous Jack Frost, played by Martin Short, who is trying to take away the big guy's holiday.

Photo gallery / More
READ MORE

More Presenters Added To Tony Awards

May 24th, 2006 11:55am EDT
Glenn Close
Hank Azaria, Glenn Close, Bernadette Peters, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Kyra Sedgwick and Oprah Winfrey have been added as presenters for this year's "The 60th Annual Tony Awards," live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET, delayed PT) on CBS.

Previously announced presenters are Ralph Fiennes, Eric McCormack, Cynthia Nixon, Anna Paquin, Julia Roberts, Martin Short and Alfre Woodard.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. It will be the ninth year...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

March 26th, 2006 3:00am EST
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d...
READ MORE