Norm Macdonald was a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Deth
|Birthdate ( Age)||17 October 1959|
|Place of Birth||Quebec City, Canada|
|Spouse/Partner||Connie Macdonald (m. 1988–1996)|
|Parents||Percy Macdonald, Ferne Macdonald|
|Profession||Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Norman Gene Macdonaldwas a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for his deadpan style.Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made guest appearances on shows such as The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio.
Macdonald was then a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) for five years, including anchoring the Weekend Update segment for three seasons.After leaving SNL, he starred in the 1998 film Dirty Work and in his own sitcom, The Norm Show, from 1999 to 2001.
Early Life and Family
Macdonald was born and raised in Quebec City.His parents, Ferne (née Mains) and Percy Lloyd Macdonald,were both teachers.They worked at CFB Valcartier, a military base north of Quebec City.Macdonald’s father died in 1990 due to heart disease.
He has an older brother, Neil Macdonald, who is a journalist with CBC News (and is married to Joyce Napier, a journalist with CTV News), and a younger brother named Leslie.He attended Quebec High School and later Gloucester High School in Ottawa.
Norm Macdonald Wife
In 1988, Macdonald married Connie Vaillancourt, with whom he had a son, Dylan, born 1993.The couple separated in April 1999.
Norm Macdonald Net Worth
Norman Gene Macdonaldwas a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for his deadpan style has an estimated Net Worth of $3 Million in 2021.
Macdonald’s first performances in comedy were at stand-up clubs in Ottawa, regularly appearing on amateur nights at Yuk Yuk’s in 1985. Following an appearance at the 1986 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, he was heralded by the Montreal Gazette as, “One of this country’s hottest comics.” By 1990, he would perform as a contestant on Star Search.He was hired as a writer for the Roseanne television sitcom for the 1992–93 season before quitting to join Saturday Night Live.
Macdonald joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) television program in 1993, where he performed impressions of Larry King, Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Quentin Tarantino, Charles Kuralt, and Bob Dole, among others. The following year during the show’s twentieth season, Macdonald anchored the segment “Weekend Update”. Current “Weekend Update” anchor and writer Colin Jost named Macdonald as a primary influence on Jost’s own work behind the “Update” desk, explaining that Macdonald’s tone was one that he grew up with in high school.
Soon after leaving Saturday Night Live, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the “revenge comedy” Dirty Work (1998), directed by Bob Saget, co-starring Artie Lange, and featuring Chris Farley in his last movie; the film was dedicated to his memory. Later that year, Macdonald voiced the character of Lucky the Dog in the Eddie Murphy adaptation of Dr. Dolittle. He reprised the role in both Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) and Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006).
Macdonald became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien during its 2009 and 2010 run. He has made frequent appearances on the Internet talk show Tom Green’s House Tonight, and on May 20, 2010, was guest host.As of May 2017, Macdonald has continued to evolve in his stand-up, moving toward a more reserved, deadpan style. On stage he has claimed to have “no opinions” and the minimalist delivery has been described by The A.V. Club as “reducgesture and verbiage down to an absurd minimum.”
In March 2018, Netflix announced it had ordered 10 episodes of a new talk show entitled Norm Macdonald Has a Show, to be hosted by Macdonald.The series premiered on September 14, 2018.In September 2018, Macdonald sparked controversy after the publication of an interview in which he appeared to criticize aspects of the #MeToo movement and defend friends and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr. Macdonald’s scheduled appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon was subsequently canceled.In February 2020, Macdonald launched Loko, a dating app he co-created which relies heavily on video to make first impressions.