Martin Hayter Short OC (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, and writer.
Received the Earl Grey Award for his work in Second City TV (1976) at the Gemini Theatre in Toronto. 
Was trained to be a social worker but got bit by the acting bug after taking a part in a production of "Godspell" in Toronto, Ontario.
His older brother died when Martin was 12, and by the time he reached age 20, both of his parents had died as well.
Graduated from Westdale High school in Hamilton, Ontario.
Brother-in-law of Bob Dolman.
Was supposed to host the 1994 season premiere of Saturday Night Live (1975), but had to back out at the last minute. He was replaced by Steve Martin.
On Inside the Actors Studio (1994), said his favorite curse word is "poo".
Brother of Michael Short
First acting job was playing a giant Visa card in a TV commercial.
He was raised as a Roman Catholic, the youngest of 5 children in Canada.
He has been surrounded by family tragedies. His oldest brother David, died in a car accident in Montréal, Québec, in 1962 at the time young Short was 12 years old, his mother, Olive Grace, a renowned concert-mistress, died of cancer in 1968, and his father followed 2 years later from a stroke.
He has acted in numerous movies such as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Captain Ron (1992), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).
In mid-1980, Marty joined Saturday Night Live, receiving recognition in the United States of America. His many characters revived the show in those years.
Height : 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Weight : 68 kg or 150 lbs