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Norm MacDonald

Mostly Credited As: Norm MacDonald
Birth Name: Norman Gene MacDonald
Date Of Birth: October 17, 1963 (Age 51)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Québec City, Québec
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Norm MacDonald


Norm McDonald was born in Quebec City. MacDonald became a stand up comedian, performing in comedy clubs across Canada. MacDonald eventually moved to Los Angeles, California, and became a writer for the popular Roseanne television series.

MacDonald joined the cast of NBC's popular Saturday Night Live program in 1993, where he hosted the "Weekend Update" segment, and occasionally did impressions of Larry King, Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Bob Dole and others. MacDonald was fired from the show in 1998 by NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer, who apparently was of the opinion that MacDonald was simply "not funny". Some reports suggested that the show's creator and fellow Canadian, Lorne Michaels was also involved in the decision, but both MacDonald and Michaels have denied this. Some have speculated that MacDonald was fired because of his frequent jokes on the show about O. J. Simpson, who happens to be a good friend of Ohlmeyer's.

Soon after, MacDonald starred in his first movie entitled Dirty Work, which was released to theaters in 1998. The film featured performances from veteran actors and comedians like Jack Warden, Don Rickles, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, and Adam Sandler. Later that year, MacDonald would also lend his voice to one of the animals in the Eddie Murphy remake of Doctor Dolittle.

In 1999, MacDonald starred in a sitcom called The Norm Show , which lasted three seasons on the ABC television network. Also that year, MacDonald portrayed Michael Richards in the movie, Man On The Moon, which was the story of comedian Andy Kaufman's short and unusual life. 1999 also saw MacDonald in advertising as the voice of the Hardee's restaurant's (Carl's Jr. on the west coast) costumed mascot, the Hardee's Star. MacDonald also appeared on Miller Lite commercials that year.

MacDonald returned to Saturday Night Live to host the October 23, 1999 show. In his somewhat notorious opening monologue, he expressed resentment at having been fired, and says that since he left the show had "gotten really bad". This comment received a mixed reaction from the audience.
MacDonald starred in his second motion picture in 2000, entitled Screwed .
MacDonald was recently starring in "A Minute With Stan Hooper". as a commentator in this show, and recently got cancelled
Norm also had no luck with his most Recent try on Comedy central's show titled "Back to Norm" wich also got cancelled after a month on the air.

MacDonald's brothers Neil and Leslie are both newscasters for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Mike Tyson Mysteries (2014)As: Pigeon -- [Voice]
Sam's Game (2009) (2009)As: Himself
High Stakes Poker (2006)As: Himself (Host (S07))
Back to Norm (2005)As: Himself (Various)
A Minute With Stan Hooper (2003)As: Stan Hooper
Norm (1999)As: Norm Henderson
Saturday Night Live (1975)As: Various (1993-1998)
The American Music Awards (1974)As: Himself (Host 2000)
Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Norm Macdonald, Mackenzie Davis, Veruca Salt 04x89: (May/21/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Fuzzy Wuzzy, or Fuzzy Wuzzn't He? 01x93: (May/17/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Middle (2009) 
  Heck on a Hard Body 05x22: (May/14/2014) As Rusty Heck, [Special Guest Stars]
  Christmas Help 04x09: (Dec/05/2012) As Rusty Heck, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Wedding 03x24: (May/23/2012) As Rusty Heck, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Play 03x09: (Nov/16/2011) As Rusty Heck, [Special Guest Stars]

Tom Green Live (2013) 
  Norm Macdonald 02x01: (Jan/09/2014) As Himself 

Match Game (CA) (2012) 
  Season 2, Episode 15 02x15: (Sep/20/2013) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 14 02x14: (Sep/19/2013) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 13 02x13: (Sep/18/2013) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 12 02x12: (Sep/17/2013) As Himself 

The Ben Show (2013) 
  Ben Goes Home 01x05: (Mar/28/2013) As Himself 
  Ben Forms A Band 01x02: (Mar/07/2013) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Norm MacDonald 16x44: (Mar/31/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Norm Macdonald 04x121: (Sep/27/1999) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Norm Macdonald 04x37: (Mar/23/1999) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Norm MacDonald 03x76: (Jun/10/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Norm MacDonald, C.C. Sabathia, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis 18x111: (Mar/30/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Norm MacDonald 14x08: (Sep/13/2006) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald 07x11: (Sep/21/1999) As Himself 
  Norm MacDonald, Jacques Villeneuve, Randy Travis 05x155: (Jun/02/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Quentin Tarantino, Paul Bettany, Spoon 01x142: (Jan/19/2010) As Himself 
  Norm MacDonald, Gretchen Bleiler, Dan Cummins 01x111: (Nov/25/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Norm Macdonald, Thomas Haden Church, Pitbull 01x56: (Aug/31/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Norm MacDonald, Jim Gaffigan, Neko Case 01x09: (Jun/11/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Million Dollar Password (2008) 
  Jamie Kennedy and Norm MacDonald 01x11: (May/31/2009) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Will Ferrell/Green Day 34x22: (May/16/2009) As Burt Reynolds 
  The Best of Will Ferrell (Sep/28/2002) As Burt Reynolds 
  Norm MacDonald/Dr. Dre 25x03: (Oct/23/1999) As Himself (Host) 
  25th Anniversary Special (Sep/26/1999) As Himself 

My Name Is Earl (2005) 
  Dodge's Dad 04x27: (May/14/2009) As Little Chubby, [Special Guest Stars]
  Two Balls, Two Strikes 02x20: (Apr/19/2007) As Little Chubby 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Norm MacDonald, Nastia Liukin, B.B. King 16x170: (Aug/26/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Dave Salmoni, Norm MacDonald, Ashlee Simpson 16x104: (Apr/21/2008) As Himself 
  Kim Basinger, Sen. John McCain, Bubba Sparxxx featuring the Ying Yang Twins 14x136: (Apr/18/2006) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Norm MacDonald, Ashlee Simpson, Pras 13x210: (Aug/16/2005) As Himself 

Comedy Central Roast (2003) 
  Roast of Bob Saget 01x06: (Aug/16/2008) As Himself (Roaster) 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Norm MacDonald, Amy Smart, The Roots 05x113: (Sep/15/2006) As Himself 
  Norm Macdonald, Laura Prepon, Jordan Rubin, Bubba Sparxxx, Hurry-Up Offense, Sean Ryan 02x119: (Nov/07/2003) As Himself 

The Fairly OddParents (2001) 
  Genie Meanie Minie Moe | Teeth for Two 04x13: (Jan/17/2005) Voiced  Norm the Genie, [Featuring]

Oliver Beene (2003) 
  Girly Dad 02x10: (Jun/27/2004) As Hobo Bob 

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 2 Game 3 02x03: (Jun/10/2004) As Himself 

World Poker Tour on FOX (2003) 
  Hollywood Home Game 2 02x09: (Apr/11/2004) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Norm Macdonald, Laura Prepon, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog 11x22: (Oct/28/2003) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Tom Bergeron, Norm Macdonald 03x34: (Oct/23/2003) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Death Is a Bitch 02x06: (Mar/21/2000) Voiced  Death, [Uncredited]

NewsRadio (1995) 
  The Injury 03x25: (Jun/05/1997) As Roger 
  Complaint Box 03x14: (Jan/29/1997) Voiced  Roger, [Uncredited]

Where's Elvis This Week? (1996) 
  Episode #3 01x04: (Oct/20/1996) As Himself 

The Drew Carey Show (1995) 
  The Bully You Know 02x04: (Oct/16/1996) As Simon Tate 

The Larry Sanders Show (1992) 
  Hank's Sex Tape 04x07: (Aug/30/1995) As Himself 

The Jackie Thomas Show (1992) 
  Strike 01x13: (Feb/23/1993) As Jordan 

Late Night With David Letterman (1982) 
  Show #1523 10x95: (Sep/05/1991) As Himself 
  Show #1302 09x35: (May/09/1990) As Himself 

One Night Stand (1989) 
  Norm Macdonald 03x13: (May/04/1991) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


A Minute With Stan Hooper (2003)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Norm (1999)• Producer
• Creator
Back to Norm (2005)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


A Minute With Stan Hooper (2003) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
The Hustler 01x03 Nov/12/2003 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Oct/29/2003 As: Writer
Good Golly, Miss Molly 01x08 Unaired As: Writer
Norm (1999) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Norm and the Prototype 01x01 Mar/24/1999 As: Writer
Roseanne (1988) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Lose a Job, Winnebago 05x18 Feb/23/1993 As: Writer
Of Ice and Men 05x11 Dec/01/1992 As: Writer
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