Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz, November 17, 1944) is the creator and producer of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for Creator/{{NBC}}; he's also listed as an ExecutiveProducer on ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]''. Has also occasionally appeared on ''SNL'' as well, most notably in the infamous early segments where he offered Music/TheBeatles [[ComicallySmallBribe $3000]] to reunite on the program. (John and Paul considered it one night, apparently, but decided not to).

[[{{Expy}} May have inspired]] Dr. Evil from the ''Film/AustinPowers'' films, Jack Donaghy of ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', and Don Roritor in the Series/TheKidsInTheHall movie ''Film/BrainCandy'':

->'''Creator/MikeMyers''': Anyways, you know what? You know, Dr. Evil's nothing like you, Lorne. I mean, you don't have your "henchmen" kill people.
->'''Lorne Michaels''': No... no, not since TheSeventies.