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Jon Lovitz

Mostly Credited As: Jon Lovitz
Sometimes Credited As: John Lovitz

Birth Name: Jonathan M. Lovitz
Date Of Birth: July 21, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Tarzana, California
Height: 5' 9 " (1.75 m)

Jon Lovitz


Jon Lovitz ,comedian, actor and family man is instantly recognizable for his distinctive voice, acerbic wit, pear-shaped body, and hangdog eyes. He studied at the University of California, Irvine, and participated in the Film Actors Workshop. He then went on to do guest spots on TV and had a recurring role on Foley Square. Lovitz also played small roles in Last Resort (1986), and Ratboy (1986), and also provided a voice for the animated feature The Brave Little Toaster (1987). He got his first real break as a regular on TV's Saturday Night Live, where his characters such as Tommy Flanagan of pathological Liars Anonymous, the great Shakespearean ham Master Thespian, and the Devil himself became quite popular. His stint on Saturday Night Live put him in demand as a character actor and television guest star. His friendship with director Penny Marshall helped him get roles in some of her earlier films such as Big (1988), and his role as the fast talking baseball recruiter Ernie "Cappy" Capadino in Marshall's A League of Their Own (1992) earned him widespread acclaim. Lovitz has also appeared as a guest voice on the TV animated show The Simpsons and played lead voice in the critically-acclaimed animated show The Critic on ABC and the Fox Network. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

Jon Lovitz's scene-stealing performance in A League of Their Own was touted by critics as one of the most unforgettable roles of 1994. He went on to receive rave reviews for his performance as Billy Crystal's neurotic brother in City Slickers II.

Lovitz was recently seen starring in Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks, the comedy Little Nicky, opposite Adam Sandler, and the comedies The Boom Boom Room and Hitting the Wall. Among his numerous memorable feature film roles are those in High School High, opposite Tia Carrere; The Great White Hype, starring Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Cheech Marin; National Lampoon's spoof :Loaded Weapon One," in which he parodied the Joe Pesci role from Lethal Weapon; Trapped in Paradise, opposite Dana Carvey; and North, starring Bruce Willis. He has also appeared in the films Happiness, The Wedding Singer, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Big, My Stepmother is an Alien, Three Amigos! and Mr. Destiny.

Twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his remarkable range of characters on Saturday Night Live, Lovitz also provided the title voice for the critically acclaimed animated series The Critic. Prior to that, he brought his talents to television with the Fox Network's half-hour special The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, which he executive produced and co-created with Alan Zweibel. Lovitz joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1984, where his work inspired the American public to adopt a collection of his catch phrases such as Yeah, that's the ticket and I gotta go and I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?

Like his SNL character, the Master Thespian, Lovitz is an accomplished classical actor with a B.A. in Drama from the University of California at Irvine. In 1982 he began taking classes at The Groundlings, the acclaimed improvisational studio in Los Angeles, and became a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company a year later.
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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Sing Your Face Off (2014)As: Himself (Contestant)
Mr. Box Office (2012)As: Bobby Gold
Open Access (2004)As: Himself
NewsRadio (1995)As: Max Louis (S05)
The Critic (1994)As: Jay Sherman -- [Voice]
MTV Movie Awards (1992)As: Himself (Co-Host 1995)
Saturday Night Live (1975)As: Various (1985-1990)
Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Anthony Anderson, Jon Lovitz, The New Pornographers 04x149: (Oct/16/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen (2006) 
  David Brenner, Cedric the Entertainer, Jon Lovitz, Rita Rudner 09x13: (Oct/01/2014) As Himself 
  David Brenner, Cedric the Entertainer, Jon Lovitz, Rita Rudner 09x12: (Sep/30/2014) As Himself 

New Girl (2011) 
  Sister 03x16: (Feb/11/2014) As Rabbi Feiglin 
  The Box 03x05: (Oct/15/2013) As Rabbi Feiglin 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  YOLO 25x04: (Nov/10/2013) Voiced  Llewellyn Sinclair, [Special Guest Stars]
  Treehouse of Horror XXIII 24x02: (Oct/07/2012) Voiced  Artie Ziff, [Special Guest Stars]
  Homerazzi 18x16: (Mar/25/2007) Voiced  Enrico Irritazio, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Ziff Who Came to Dinner 15x14: (Mar/14/2004) Voiced  Artie Ziff 

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  Storage Wars 03x22: (May/16/2012) As Artie 
  Bye George, I Think He's Got It! 03x19: (Apr/25/2012) As Artie 
  Rubber Ball 03x15: (Mar/21/2012) As Artie 
  LeBron is Le Gone 02x08: (Mar/09/2011) As Opera Guy 

Comedy Central Roast (2003) 
  Roast of Charlie Sheen 01x11: (Sep/19/2011) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Roast of Bob Saget 01x06: (Aug/16/2008) As Himself (Roaster) 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Taylor Lautner, Jon Lovitz, Timbaland with Nelly Furtado and So Shy 01x109: (Nov/23/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bradley Cooper, Jon Lovitz, Franz Ferdinand 01x53: (Aug/26/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Last Comic Standing (2003) 
  Episode 612 - Finale winner declared 06x12: (Aug/07/2008) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jud Hale 14x38: (Nov/16/2006) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Artie Lange, John Mayer 13x168: (Sep/12/2006) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Lucy Liu, Jon Lovitz, "Beer Hunter" Michael Jackson 13x101: (Apr/05/2006) As Himself 
  Jon Lovitz, Wilmer Valderrama, Jet 11x01: (Sep/03/2003) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Blue October, Jon Lovitz, Julie Scardina 14x134: (Apr/14/2006) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Jon Lovitz, Nick Cannon, Morgan Murphy, Rhett Miller 05x42: (Apr/07/2006) As Himself 

Two and a Half Men (2003) 
  The Unfortunate Little Schnauser 03x17: (Mar/13/2006) As Archie (Archie Baldwin), [Special Guest Stars]

Sit Down Comedy (2005) 
  Jon Lovitz 01x05: (Jan/11/2006) As Himself 

Open Access (2004) 
  Charity Season 03x01: (Jan/08/2006) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Southern California 2005 02x08: (Aug/14/2005) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost and Found (Nov/13/2005) As Himself 
  Jon Lovitz/Jane's Addiction 23x05: (Nov/08/1997) As Himself (Host) 
  Glenn Close/Black Crowes 18x09: (Dec/12/1992) As Opera Man's Brother, [Uncredited]
  Sharon Stone/Pearl Jam 17x18: (Apr/11/1992) As Man in Bar, [Uncredited]

Las Vegas (2003) 
  Magic Carpet Fred 02x23: (May/09/2005) As Fred Puterbaugh 
  The Count of Montecito 02x02: (Sep/20/2004) As Fred Puterbaugh 
  Things That Go Jump in the Night 01x14: (Feb/02/2004) As Fred Puterbaugh 

Friends (1994) 
  The One With the Blind Dates 09x14: (Feb/06/2003) As Steve 
  The One With the Stoned Guy 01x15: (Feb/16/1995) As Steve, [Special Guest Stars]

Son of the Beach (2000) 
  Bad News, Mr. Johnson (3) 03x14: (Oct/01/2002) As Father of B.J.'s Baby 

NewsRadio (1995) 
  Our Fiftieth Episode 03x20: (Apr/02/1997) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jon Lovitz, Ken Olin, Enrique Iglesias 04x33: (Oct/23/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0445 03x06: (Sep/11/1995) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0279 02x60: (Nov/28/1994) As Himself 
  Show #0179 01x179: (Jun/16/1994) As Himself 

MTV Movie Awards (1992) 
  1995 MTV Movie Awards 04x04: (Jun/15/1995) As Himself (Host) 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Scofflaw 06x13: (Jan/26/1995) As Gary Fogel 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 65th Annual Academy Awards 41x01: (Mar/29/1993) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Married ... with Children (1987) 
  Kelly Does Hollywood (2) 06x10: (Nov/17/1991) As Jeff Littlehead 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) 
  Top Billing 03x05: (Jun/26/1991) As Barry Blye 
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Trivia

He was very close to the late Phil Hartman whom he met while working in the troupe "The Groundlings." The two eventually made it to SNL after Lovitz was accepted and he recommended bringing Phil aboard as well. They collaborated together on stuff throughout the course of their lives.

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