Lee Evans (comedian)
Lee John Martin Evans is a British stand-up comedian, actor and writer from Avonmouth, England. He is a director of Little Mo Films, which he had co-directed with the late Addison Cresswell, his agent prior to Cresswell's death in December 2013. Evans became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comedians, with his "Roadrunner" tour grossing £12.9 million. He is an established actor, having appeared in the Hollywood films The Fifth Element, Mouse Hunt, There's Something About Mary, The Ladies Man and The Medallion, he lent his voice to "Zippo the Troodon" in the Emmy-nominated miniseries Dinotopia and made a notable departure from comedy with a leading role in the Irish film Freeze Frame. He had made his cinema debut with the Jerry Lewis comedy Funny Bones, earning the Paris Film Festival Award for Best Actor. In 2008, Evans' Big tour DVD Big – Live at the O2 became the highest-selling Christmas DVD in the United Kingdom, only to be surpassed by his own Monsters Tour DVD in 2014. In November 2014 Evans announced his retirement.
In 2018 Evans came out of retirement to star in a run of Harold Pinter's one act play Monologue. Evans was born in Newport, Gwent, to an Irish mother, Shirley Hunt, a Welsh father, Dave Evans, he has Wayne. His father was a nightclub performer, his family left Bristol in 1975, moving to Essex, where he attended Billericay School and was the victim of bullies. After a spell as a boxer and two years at Thurrock Art College in Essex, Evans followed his father into entertainment. During his teenage years, he moved to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he was a drummer in a punk rock band called The Forgotten Five. Evans rose to fame during the 1990s with loud, sweaty, energetic stage performances and physical observational comedy, his slapstick humour has led to comparisons with Sir Norman Wisdom, though Evans does not regard Wisdom as an influence. In his earlier work, he used a dysfunctional character called Malcolm to illustrate unusual characters. In 1993, he won the Perrier Comedy Award for his work at the Edinburgh Festival.
Evans' sweat drenches him on stage. During most of his headlining performances, he takes an intermission, during which he has a quick shower and changes into a different suit, he has said that his suits are thrown away after three performances because of the sweat, with dry-cleaners refusing to handle them. In November 2005, Evans broke the world record for a solo act performing to the biggest comedy audience, performing to 10,108 people at the Manchester Arena. Evans toured the UK in autumn 2008 with his stand-up act entitled "Big". During his "Big" tour he performed in front of over 500,000 people on 59 dates; this was scheduled to involve the first performance by a comedian at the O2 Arena in London until Chris Rock announced dates that would take place at the venue prior to Evans. The DVD was filmed at the O2 Arena, was released on 24 November 2008, it became the best selling comedy DVD in the UK for Christmas 2008. Evans appeared on the Channel 4's Comedy Gala for Great Ormond Street Hospital on 30 March 2010.
He was the last act on stage and he received a comedy award and auctioned it to the audience for charity. Evans toured the UK again in 2011 with a new stand-up act entitled "Roadrunner", with 50 dates starting with Bournemouth in August, running until November in Cardiff, he appeared at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on 10 June to test his new material for the "Roadrunner" tour. He sold out Bristol's Colston Hall for 3 nights to perfect his routine in July; the tour visited most of the UK's major cities, plus two nights in Dublin, included four nights in Wembley Arena and four in the O2 Arena, meaning around 100,000 seats in London alone. Tickets went on sale Friday 15 October 2010 at 9 am. Evans sold £ 7,000,000 worth of tickets the first day. Due to popular demand, there were a further 17 dates added to the tour in Bournemouth International Centre, Brighton Centre, Capital FM Arena, Wembley Arena, National Indoor Arena, The O2 London, Echo Arena, Motorpoint Arena, Odyssey Arena and The O2 Dublin.
This brought the tour up to 67 dates in 14 cities, 8 more than the record breaking tour of 2008. In 2011, he was honoured by the British Comedy Awards with the Channel 4 award for special contribution to comedy. In November 2014, Evans announced on The Jonathan Ross Show that he was retiring from stand-up comedy to spend more time with his wife Heather and daughter Mollie, studying at university in Florida. Evans has made a number of film appearances, such as in Funny Bones, MouseHunt, There's Something About Mary, The Fifth Element, The Ladies Man, The Martins, The Medallion and Undertaking Betty. Evans provided the voice for Zippo in the 2002 TV miniseries Dinotopia and Train in the 2005 film The Magic Roundabout. From 1993–94, Evans appeared in the Channel 4 late-night show Viva Cabaret!, both as a host and as a guest performer. In 1995, he starred in The World of Lee Evans. In 2004, he starred as a paranoid murder suspect in his first non-comic role in the film Freeze Frame. Although warned they may never grow back, he shaved his eyebrows.
In 2004, Evans appeared in Samuel Becket's Endgame, from 2004 to 2005, he played Leo Bloom in the London production of The Producers along with Nathan Lane, with whom he starred in MouseHunt. In 2007 he appeared in the 50th anniversary production of The Dumb Waiter. May 2007 saw him star in a television adaption of the book The History of Mr. Polly. Evans appeared as Malcolm Taylor, a Welsh scientist, in th
Fandango is an American ticketing company that sells movie tickets via their website as well as through their mobile app. Industry revenue increased for several years after the company's formation. However, as the Internet grew in popularity and medium-sized movie-theater chains began to offer independent ticket sale capabilities through their own websites. In addition, a new paradigm of moviegoers printing their own tickets at home emerged, in services offered by PrintTixUSA and by point-of-sale software vendor operated websites like "ticketmakers.com". An overall slump in moviegoing continued into the 2000s, as home theaters, DVDs, high definition televisions proliferated in average households, turning their homes into a preferred place to screen films. On April 11, 2007, Comcast acquired Fandango, with plans to integrate it into a new entertainment website called "Fancast.com," set to launch the summer of 2007. In June 2008, the domain Movies.com was acquired from Disney. With Comcast's purchase of a majority stake in NBCUniversal in January 2011, Fandango and all other Comcast media assets were merged into the company.
In March 2012, Fandango announced a partnership with Yahoo! Movies, becoming the official online and mobile ticketer serving over 30 million registered users of the Yahoo! service. On January 29, 2016, Fandango announced its acquisition of M-GO, a joint venture between Technicolor SA and DreamWorks Animation which it would rebrand as "FandangoNOW". In February of that same year Fandango announced its acquisition of Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes from Time Warner's Warner Bros. Entertainment; as part of the deal, Warner Bros. would become a 30% shareholder of the combined Fandango company. In December 2016, Fandango Media purchased Cinepapaya, a Peru-based website for purchasing movie tickets, for an undisclosed amount. Fandango charges a premium to use its services, ranging from 75¢ to $2.50, which reserves a ticket to be printed out upon arrival at a movie theater, thereby avoiding lines. Seating was promised for sold-out shows, but this feature was discontinued for most theaters, as not all were equipped to handle reserved seating and will call lines.
With ticket prices in many areas exceeding US$10.00, purchasing tickets through Fandango and other ticketing websites can make movie-going an expensive proposition. Fandango's advertisements play before previews at participating movie-theater chains and feature lunch bag puppets telling various one or two-line jokes and riddles centering on the company's name; the company produced an advertising segment, based on the song, "We are the World". Fandango's website offers exclusive film clips, celebrity interviews, reviews by users, movie descriptions, some web-based games to their members; as of March 5, 2015, Fandango provides customers with memberships the ability to refund or exchange their orders 2 hours before the showtime of their film. Fandango's Android app was listed among Techlands 50 Best Android Applications for 2013. Fandango is one of three major online advance movie ticket sale sites, along with MovieTickets.com and AtomTickets.com. Before being acquired by Comcast in April 2007, Fandango was owned, with the major stakeholder being the second largest movie-theater chain in the U.
S. Regal Entertainment Group, including the United Artists and Hoyts theater chains. Along with other partners, Regal founded Fandango to prevent the older MovieTickets.com from establishing a monopoly on phone and online ticketing services. It's advertising agency decided on its name because it sounded "fun and smart," "easily pronounce and remember--even though it has nothing to do with movies."Mergers of movie chains have complicated matters regarding which company provides online ticketing for a particular chain. Upon Regal's acquisition of Consolidated Theatres, that chain was under contract to MovieTickets.com. On the other hand, Regal's acquisition of the Hoyts chain resulted in Fandango taking over their online ticketing. Prior to 2012, Fandango did not provide online ticketing for many AMC Theatres. However, it provided online ticketing for those AMC Theatres part of the Loews Cineplex Entertainment chain, due to contractual obligations in place prior to the 2005 merger of the two movie chains.
Loews had attempted to break the contract in 2002 under pressure of bankruptcy and from AOL Moviefone and its partner, Loews' Cineplex subsidiary. As of February 8, 2012, Fandango began providing ticketing for all AMC Theatres in the US, after which MovieTickets.com's fellow shareholders sued AMC for breach of contract. AMC and MovieTickets.com settled in 2013, with an agreement that the theater chain's online ticketing would be available on both Fandango and MovieTickets.com. In May 2012, Fandango announced a partnership with former partner of MovieTickets.com. Atom Tickets, a movie ticketing app and website, launched in 2014, has been called a "serious competitor" for Fandango. In July 2009, it was revealed that Fandango along with other websites, including buy.com and Orbitz, were linked with controversial Web loyalty
Mark Douglas Brown McKinney is a Canadian actor and comedian, best known for his work in the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Following the run of their television series and feature film, he was a cast member in Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1997. From 2003 to 2006, he co-created and starred in the acclaimed series Slings & Arrows, a TV show about a Canadian theatre company struggling to survive while a crazy genius director haunted by his dead mentor helps the actors find authenticity in their acting. McKinney has a regular role as Glenn on the NBC comedy Superstore and appeared as Tom in FXX's Man Seeking Woman. McKinney was born in Ottawa, the son of Chloe, an architectural writer, Russell McKinney, a diplomat; because of his father's career, he did a lot of travelling. Some of the places he lived while growing up were Trinidad, Paris and Washington, D. C, he attended Trinity College School, a boarding school in Port Hope, Ontario. For a short while, McKinney was a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he was a political science major.
He started performing comedy with the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Alberta. There, McKinney met Bruce McCulloch. Together they formed a comedy team called "The Audience." McKinney and McCulloch moved to Toronto, met Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald, who were in the process of forming a comedy troupe. Along with Scott Thompson, who joined after coming to a stage show, producer Lorne Michaels, The Kids in the Hall was formed in 1985. Notable "Kids" characters played by McKinney include the Chicken Lady, bluesman Mississippi Gary, Mr. Tyzik the Headcrusher, an embittered Eastern European who pretended to crush the heads of passers-by between his thumb and forefinger. Afterwards McKinney joined the cast of another Lorne Michaels sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live in the middle of the 1994-1995 season as a repertory player. McKinney survived the cast overhaul that occurred at the end of season 20 and stayed on SNL until the end of the 1996–1997. During his time on SNL, McKinney had six recurring characters and twenty-seven celebrity impersonations.
He has appeared in several films, including the SNL spinoffs Superstar, The Ladies Man and A Night at the Roxbury. McKinney starred opposite Isabella Rossellini in Guy Maddin's acclaimed tragicomedy The Saddest Music in the World, he appeared in the Spice Girls' movie Spice World. In 1999 he appeared in the Canadian television film adaptation Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang. McKinney cowrote and starred in the Kids in the Hall movie Brain Candy, in which, among other roles, he spoofed SNL and KITH executive producer Lorne Michaels, his theatre appearances include The Ugly Man with One Yellow Rabbit at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and Glasgow. He was in the cast of The Roundabout theatre production of Flea in her Ear and David Lindsay Abaire's Fuddy Meers for the Manhattan theatre club. During the fall of 2001 McKinney performed the one-man show Fully Committed at the Wintergarden theatre in Toronto and again in the summer of 2002 at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal, he appeared in the first season of Robson Arms, as well as on the hit Canadian comedy Corner Gas.
From 2003 to 2006, he co-created, co-wrote and starred in the acclaimed dramedy TV series Slings & Arrows, about the backstage goings-on in a Canadian Shakespearean theatre company struggling with financial problems as they rehearse and present various productions. In 2006–7 he both worked as a story editor on and a recurring role in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as Andy Mackinaw, a humourless widowed writer/story editor for the show-within-a-show, he appeared as a cast member on the CBC comedy Hatching and Dispatching and its 2017 follow up A Christmas Fury. He directed the short film Not Pretty, Really for the 2006 anthology Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction; as well, he directed and appeared on the CBC Radio post-apocalyptic comedy Steve, The First and its sequel, The Second, for his friend Matt Watts. He is a writer for Watts' new sitcom Michael and Thursdays, which aired on CBC Television in fall 2011. In the summer of 2007, he became the show-runner and executive producer of Less Than Kind, a half hour comedy starring Maury Chaykin.
McKinney was in an episode of the Canadian children's TV show Dino Dan called "Prehistoric Zoo/Ready? Set? Dino!" He plays Dino Dan's track coach in the second part, "Ready? Set? Dino!", of this two-part episode released 4 October 2010. He starred in the Kids in the Hall 2010 reunion project Death Comes to Town. In 2011, he was an executive producer of Picnicface, a sketch TV series from the Halifax comedy troupe of the same name produced for The Comedy Network. In 2013, he co-starred in Rocket Monkeys as Lord Peel. In 2014, he appeared in the CBC television series The Best Laid Plans. Beginning in 2015, he has been a co-star on the NBC sitcom Superstore, renewed for a fourth season in February 2018. McKinney is credited in the American dubbed parody of the popular Japanese television series Kagaku Sentai Dynaman as the voice of Yousuke, aka Dyna Blue. Mark McKinney on IMDb
Roscoe "Rocky" Carroll is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Joey Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama Roc as Dr. Keith Wilkes on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope, as NCIS Director Leon Vance on the CBS drama NCIS and its spinoffs Los Angeles and New Orleans, he played a supporting role in the 1995 thriller film Crimson Tide. Carroll was born Roscoe Carroll in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 8, 1963, his acting career is rooted in the theater. In 1981, Carroll graduated from the famed School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati Ohio, in the Cincinnati Public School District. Determined to further his knowledge of acting, he attended The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, where he graduated with a B. F. A. Degree. Carroll would receive an honorary degree from his alma mater in 2009. After graduating, Carroll decided to test the waters by moving to New York City, the heart of the theater community. There, he introduced many young children to the works of William Shakespeare by participating in Joe Papp's "Shakespeare on Broadway" series.
Carroll married Gabrielle Bullock in 1996. They have Elissa; as part of Joe Papp's acclaimed New York Shakespeare Festival, Carroll helped to open doors for actors of color, by taking on non-traditional roles that were portrayed by Black actors in Shakespeare dramas. In 1987, Carroll was introduced to the works of August Wilson; the up-and-coming and talented young actor was allowed to recreate his role for the Broadway production of Wilson's critically acclaimed story The Piano Lesson. The play not only earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, but Carroll earned a Tony and Drama Desk nomination, he is known for portraying ne'er-do-well musician Joey Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama Roc. He had a starring role as Dr. Keith Wilkes in the TV series Chicago Hope. Carroll has guest starred in several other TV programs including The Agency, Boston Legal, Family Law, The West Wing, Law & Order, The Game, ER and Grey's Anatomy. Carroll has had roles in many Hollywood films such as Born on the Fourth of July, The Ladies Man, Crimson Tide, The Great White Hype, A Prelude to a Kiss, The Chase, Best Laid Plans and Yes Man.
In the fifth season of the CBS drama NCIS, Carroll was featured in a recurring role as Assistant Director Leon Vance. In doing so, he has been reunited with his Chicago Hope castmates Mark Lauren Holly. After the death of NCIS director Jenny Shepard, his character became the new director of NCIS, replaced Holly in the main cast, he has guest-starred as Vance in the NCIS spin-offs Los Angeles and New Orleans. He shares his birthday with former NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly. In addition to being a series regular on NCIS, Carroll has directed seven episodes of NCIS, making his directorial debut with the Season 12 episode, "We Build, We Fight". Carroll married architect Gabrielle Bullock in 1996. Law & Order - Dr. Davids Roc - Joey Emerson Gargoyles - Talon / Glasses / Derek Maza Fantastic Four - Triton Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles - Talon Chicago Hope - Dr. Keith Wilkes Hercules: The Animated Series - Hylas The Agency - Carl Reese The West Wing - Corey Sykes Boston Legal - A. D. A. John Shubert ER - Mr. Walker Invasion - Healy W.
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Hugh Marston Hefner was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles that provoked charges of obscenity; the first issue of Playboy, published in 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies. Hefner extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs, he resided in luxury mansions where Playboy ‘playmates’ shared his wild partying life, fueling keen media interest. An advocate of sexual liberation and freedom of expression, Hefner was a political activist in other causes. Hefner was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926, the first child of Glenn Lucius Hefner, an accountant, his wife Grace Caroline Hefner who worked as a teacher, his parents were from Nebraska. He had Keith, his mother was of Swedish ancestry, his father was German and English. Through his father's line, Hefner was a descendant of Plymouth governor William Bradford.
He described his family as "conservative, Methodist". His mother had wanted him to become a missionary, he attended Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School served from 1944 to 1946 as a U. S. Army writer for a military newspaper. Hefner graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a double minor in Creative Writing and Art, having earned his degree in two and a half years. After graduation, he took a semester of graduate courses in Sociology at Northwestern University, but dropped out soon after. In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire. In 1953, he took out a mortgage loan of $600 and raised $8,000 from 45 investors to launch Playboy, going to be called Stag Party; the first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies. After the Charles Beaumont science fiction short story "The Crooked Man" was rejected by Esquire magazine in 1955, Hefner agreed to publish the story in Playboy.
The story highlighted straight men being persecuted in a world. After the magazine received angry letters, Hefner wrote a response to criticism where he said, "If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society the reverse was wrong, too." In 1961, Hefner watched. Based on that performance, Hefner hired Gregory to work at the Chicago Playboy Club. Hefner promoted a bon vivant lifestyle in his magazine and in two TV shows he hosted, Playboy's Penthouse and Playboy After Dark, he was the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, the publishing group that operates the magazine. On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested for promoting obscene literature after he published an issue of Playboy that featured nude shots of Jayne Mansfield in bed with a man present; the case resulted in a hung jury. In the 1960s, "private key" clubs would be created by Hefner, these clubs would be racially diverse, in a time where the scent of segregation was still lingering heavy in the air. During the civil rights movement in 1966, Hefner sent Alex Haley to interview George Lincoln Rockwell, much to Rockwell's surprise because Haley was black.
Rockwell had founded the American Nazi Party and would be described by some as the "American Hitler". Rockwell agreed to meet with Haley only after gaining assurance from the Playboy writer that he was not Jewish, although Rockwell kept a handgun on the table throughout the interview; the interview was recreated in Roots: The Next Generations in 1979, with James Earl Jones as Haley and Marlon Brando as Rockwell. Haley had interviewed Malcolm X in 1963 and Martin Luther King Jr. in 1966 for the newly established 1962 "playboy interview". In 1970, Hugh Hefner stated that "militant feminists" are "unalterably opposed to the romantic boy-girl society that Playboy promotes" and ordered a hit piece in his magazine against them. In the 1993 The Simpsons episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled", Hefner guest-voiced himself. In 1999, Hefner financed the Clara Bow documentary. "Nobody has. She defined an era and made her mark on the nation," he stated. Hefner guest-starred as himself in the 2000 Sex and the City episode "Sex and Another City".
In 2005, Hefner guest-starred on the HBO TV shows Entourage. Hefner guest-starred as himself in a 2006 episode of Seth Green's Robot Chicken on the late-night programming block Adult Swim. In the 2007 Family Guy episode "Airport'07", Hefner guest-voiced himself, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television and made several movie appearances as himself on the small screen. In 2009, he received a "worst supporting actor" nomination for a Razzie award for his performance as himself in Miss March. On his official Twitter account he joked about this nomination: "Maybe I didn't understand the character."A documentary by Brigitte Berman, Hugh Hefner: Playboy and Rebel, was released
Eugene Levy, is a Canadian actor, producer and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, in his role as Noah Levenstein, he plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour deriving from his excessive explanations of matters and the way in which he deals with sticky situations. Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman. Levy received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts, in 2008, he was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011. Levy was born to a Jewish family in Ontario, his mother was a homemaker and his father was a foreman at an automobile plant. He went to Westdale Secondary School, attended McMaster University, he was vice-president of the McMaster Film Board, a student film group, where he met moviemaker Ivan Reitman. An alumnus of both the Second City and the sketch comedy series Second City Television, Levy plays unusual supporting characters with nerdish streaks.
His best-known role on SCTV is the dimwitted Earl Camembert, a newsanchor for the "SCTV News" and a parody of real-life Canadian newsman Earl Cameron. Celebrities impersonated by Levy on SCTV include: Perry Como, Ricardo Montalban, Alex Trebek, Sean Connery, Howard Cosell, Henry Kissinger, Menachem Begin, Bud Abbott, Milton Berle, John Charles Daly, Gene Shalit, Judd Hirsch, Jack Carter, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Tony Dow, James Caan, Lorne Greene, Rex Reed, Ralph Young, F. Lee Bailey, Ernest Borgnine, former Ontario chief coroner Dr. Morton Schulman, Norman Mailer, Neil Sedaka and Howard McNear as Floyd the Barber. Original Levy characterizations on SCTV are comic Bobby Bittman, scandal sheet entrepreneur Dr. Raoul Withers, "report on business" naïf Brian Johns, 3-D horror auteur Woody Tobias Jr. cheerful Leutonian accordionist Stan Schmenge, lecherous dream interpreter Raoul Wilson, hammer-voiced sports broadcaster Lou Jaffe, diminutive union patriarch Sid Dithers, fey current-events commentator Joel Weiss, buttoned-down panel show moderator Dougal Currie, smarmy Just for Fun emcee Stan Kanter, energetic used car salesman Al Peck, guileless security guard Gus Gustofferson, Phil the Garment King, the inept teen dance show host Rockin’ Mel Slirrup.
Though he has been the "above the title" star in only two films and Dangerous and The Man, he has featured prominently in many films. He is the co-writer and frequent cast member of Christopher Guest’s mockumentary features A Mighty Wind, where his sympathetic performance as unstable folksinger Mitch Cohen won kudos. In the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared in Splash, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Club Paradise, Stay Tuned and other comedies. Levy was the creator of Maniac Mansion, a television sitcom based on the LucasArts video game of the same name, he was seriously considered for the role of Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, a role that went to actor Richard Schiff. Levy, along with his son Dan Levy, is co-creator of Schitt's Creek, he stars in the show alongside his son as head of the Rose family, Johnny Rose. His daughter, Sarah Levy, portrays the waitress at the Schitt ` s Creek diner. Levy's career received a tremendous boost in 1999, when he was cast as the clueless but loving dad in the blockbuster American Pie.
Reprising the role in three film sequels and starring in four straight-to-video sequels made him something of a cult hero. Levy has been quoted as saying the American Pie series was a particular turning point in his career, affording him "a new perspective on his career at the time". Since working on the first two American Pie movies, Levy has worked with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House, appeared with Martin in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Levy again appeared as his famous character, Noah Levenstein, in the fourth theatrical film in the American Pie series, American Reunion, he is the only actor to appear in all eight American Pie films Levy, along with Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, was awarded the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media for the title song from A Mighty Wind. Levy appeared in the corner of a poster hanging outside the movie theatre in Springfield in the "See Homer Run" episode of The Simpsons..
In March 2006, it was announced. In 2002, the entire cast of SCTV was given a group star, although Levy is not mentioned on the actual star, he was still inducted as a part of the group; this makes him one of only four two-time honourees, alongside fellow SCTV alumni John Candy, Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara. Levy is one of only a handful of people who have won at least five Canadian Comedy Awards, including two for Best Writing and three for Best Male Performer. In 2008, the Governor General of Canada presented Levy with the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, a lifetime achievement award considered "for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada.". In 2010, Levy was a