Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer.
Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors.
In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.
While he has played banjo since a young age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music in the past decade and a half; acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Steve was chosen as #6 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.
Steve was listed as #50 in People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" List (2003).
Steve Martin was voted Most Talented by his classmates at Garden Grove high school.
Steve is a vegetarian, and frequently made fun of hot dogs in his 1970s standup acts.
Steve has dated Bernadette Peters, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Heche.
Steve was a magician at Disneyland.
Contrary to popular belief, Steve was never a cast member on Saturday Night Live. The misconception evidently comes from the fact that he has hosted the show fourteen times, in addition to making occasional surprise appearances.
Steve hosted the 75th Academy Awards show.
Funny Comedy Gags
Bluegrass Banjo routine
The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
Cows with Guns
Five Christmas Wishes
How To Meet A Girl
Comedy is Not Pretty!
I Want A F###ing Car