Martin Hayter Short CM is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. After joining the Second City theater in the late 70s, he transitioned to television starting with SCTV and later Saturday Night Live. His film career took off in the mid 80s when he appeared in ¡Three Amigos! alongside Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Since then, he has appeared in Innerspace, Father of the Bride, Clifford, Mars Attacks!, A Simple Wish, The Santa Clause 3 and Frankenweenie, among many others.
He also continues to work in television, hosting Primetime Glick as the obnoxious celebrity interviewer Jiminy Glick, playing a rare dramatic role in Damages and headlining the Maya & Marty variety show with Maya Rudolph.
His autobiography, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, was published in 2014.
- SCTV (1981-1984): Various Characters.
- Saturday Night Live (1984-1985): Various Characters.
- ¡Three Amigos! (1986): Ned Nederlander.
- Innerspace (1987): Jack Putter.
- Three Fugitives (1989): Ned Perry.
- The Big Picture (1989): Neil Sussman.
- Father of the Bride (1991): Franck Eggelhoffer.
- Captain Ron (1992): Martin Harvey.
- Clifford (1994): Clifford Daniels.
- Mars Attacks! (1996): Jerry Ross.
- Jungle 2 Jungle (1997): Richard Kempster.
- A Simple Wish (1997): Murray.
- The Prince of Egypt (1998): Huy.
- Merlin (1998): Frik.
- Alice in Wonderland (1999): Mad Hatter.
- Primetime Glick (2001-2003): Jiminy Glick.
- The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006): Jack Frost.
- Damages (2010): Leonard Winstone/Lester Wiggin.
- Weeds (2011): Steward Havens.
- How I Met Your Mother (2011-2012): Garrison Cootes.
- Frankenweenie (2012): Edward Frankenstein/Mr. Bergermesiter/Nassor.
- Maya & Marty (2016): Himself/Various Characters.