|Born||Norman Gene Macdonald|
October 17, 1963
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1963) is a Canadian actor and comedian. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Quebec City ( French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (kwɨˈbɛk or /keˈbɛk/ is the Capital of the Canadian province Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh He is known for his biting sarcasm, quick wit, distinct muttering and slurred delivery which became well known during his three years anchoring Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies Current events.
He performed as a stand up comedian in comedy clubs across Canada before moving to Los Angeles, California. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " A comedy club is a venue typically a Nightclub, where people watch or listen to performances including Stand-up comedians improvisational Comedians, Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West In Los Angeles, he wrote for the popular sitcom Roseanne and performed on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. Roseanne is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring Stand-up comedian Roseanne The Drew Carey Show is an American Sitcom (set in Cleveland Ohio) that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004 NewsRadio is an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. Comedy Central named him #83 on the five part mini-series 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming
His father, Percy Macdonald, an Irish-American, served with the Canadian Army during World War II and helped liberate the Netherlands. Land Force Command ( LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands After the war, he and his wife Fern became teachers, who raised three sons, Norm, Leslie, and Neil, an award-winning journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Neil Macdonald (born 1957 is an award winning Canadian Journalist who currently works for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Norm Macdonald attended grade school in the early 1970s at Alexander Wolff School on Canadian Forces Base Valcartier outside Quebec City, where his parents taught. Canadian Forces Base Valcartier is located 25 km north of Quebec City. Quebec City ( French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (kwɨˈbɛk or /keˈbɛk/ is the Capital of the Canadian province His father was his genetics teacher in grades 6 and 7, and required Norm to address him as "Mr. Genetics (from Ancient Greek grc-Latn genetikos, “genitive” and that from grc-Latn genesis, “origin” a discipline of Biology, is Macdonald". After completing Grade 7 at AWS, he continued his education at Quebec High School in Quebec City, the same school as fellow comedians Mike Ward and Maxim Martin. Mike Ward (born September 14, 1973 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Comedian.
There are a number of conflicting stories about his educational background:
Macdonald joined the cast of NBC's popular Saturday Night Live (SNL) program in 1993, where he occasionally did impressions of Larry King, Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Charles Kuralt, and Bob Dole, among others. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 Charles Kuralt ( 10 September 1934 &ndash 4 July 1997) was an award-winning American journalist Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (born July 22 1923 is an attorney and retired United States Senator from Kansas from 1969–1996 serving part of that time
On Saturday Night Live Macdonald most notably anchored the segment Weekend Update. Chevy Chase, the first anchor of WU, has opined that Macdonald is the only anchor since Chevy's tenure to have "done it right". Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8 1943 is an American Emmy Award-winning Comedian, Writer, and television and film  Macdonald used a deadpan style during the segment, which included repeated references to prison rape, 'crack whores' and the Germans with their love of Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. Deadpan is a form of non-comedic delivery in which Humour is presented without a change in emotion or Facial expression, usually speaking in Drugs and prostitution are related in that some Drug addicts most commonly Heroin or Crack cocaine users obtain their drugs primarily through Prostitution Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Baywatch was an American Television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded Beaches of David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952) is an American Actor and Singer, who is best known for his lead roles on Knight Macdonald then occasionally would enter an entry into his personal compact tape recorder reminding himself to do something similar to what he just ridiculed. He also commonly and inexplicably used Frank Stallone as a non sequitur punchline. Frank Stallone Jr (born July 30, 1950) is an American Actor and Singer / Guitarist, the brother of Sylvester Stallone A non sequitur (ˌnɒnˈsɛkwɨtɚ is a conversational and literary device often used for comical purposes (as opposed to its use in formal logic) Macdonald would repeatedly noodle public figures such as Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson. Public figure is a legal term applied in the context of Defamation actions ( Libel and Slander) as well as Invasion of privacy. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Orenthal James "O J" Simpson (born July 9 1947 who has also been called The Juice, is a retired American football player, Throughout the Simpson trial, Macdonald would constantly pillory the former football star, saying Simpson was guilty of the brutal slaying of his wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Nicole Brown Simpson ( May 19, 1959 - June 12, 1994) was the ex-wife of American football player O Ronald Lyle Goldman ( July 2, 1968 June 12, 1994) was Killed in Los Angeles California, along with Nicole In the broadcast following Simpson's acquittal, Macdonald opened Weekend Update by saying: "Well, it's official: murder is legal in the state of California. In Criminal law, an acquittal is a verdict of not guilty, or some similar end of the proceeding that terminates it with prejudice without a verdict " He also continued to denounce Simpson after the trial.
After the announcement that Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley planned to divorce, Macdonald joked about their irreconcilable differences on Weekend Update: "She's more of a stay-at-home type, and he's more of a homosexual pedophile. Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1 1968 is an American Singer-songwriter. " He followed this up a few episodes later with a report about the singer's recent collapse and hospitalization. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for Referring to a report of how Jackson had decorated his hospital room with giant photographs of Shirley Temple, Macdonald remarked that viewers should not get the wrong idea, adding, "We'd like to remind you that Michael Jackson is, in fact, a homosexual pedophile. A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an Image created by Light falling on a light-sensitive surface usually Photographic film or an electronic Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928) is an Academy Award -winning Actress and Tap dancer, most famous for being an iconic " The joke elicited audible gasps from some audience members. He responded to this by saying, "What? He is a homosexual pedophile. "
Another uncomfortable moment occurred during the April 12, 1997 show when, during a Weekend Update story about Tabitha Soren, he caught a frog in his throat in the middle of a sentence and, live on the air, muttered, "What the fuck was that?" The audience applauded, and Macdonald laughed the error away. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Tabitha Soren (born Tabitha Lee Sornberger on August 19 1967 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former reporter for MTV News. At one point, he called it his "farewell performance" and, in closing, said, "Maybe I'll see you next week. " NBC only received three complaints about the gaffe, and Macdonald was not punished.
A Rolling Stone magazine article about the show at the time suggested Macdonald had trouble getting along with some fellow cast members, whom he taunted frequently. In the article, Chris Kattan said, "If Norm says I'm gay then put in that I say he's an asshole. Christopher Lee Kattan (born October 19, 1970) is an American Comedian and Actor, best known for his work on the sketch show "
Macdonald's time with Saturday Night Live effectively ended in late 1997 when he was fired from the Weekend Update segment upon the insistence of NBC West Coast Executive Don Ohlmeyer, who pressured the producers to remove him, explaining that Macdonald was "not funny. Don Ohlmeyer (born Donald Winfred Ohlemeyer Jr February 3, 1945, in New Orleans Louisiana) is an American Television producer " Some believe that Don Ohlmeyer's friendship with O. J. Simpson — a celebrity whom Macdonald often antagonized on the show — may have fueled Ohlmeyer's decision.  Ohlmeyer denied the rumor, arguing that other NBC late-night comedians (e. g. , Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and other SNL players) also constantly lampooned Simpson with little to no sanction, and that his decision was based solely on audience reaction through tapes he had personally reviewed. James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (born April 28 1950 is an Emmy Award -winning American Stand-up comedian and Television host Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an Emmy Award -winning American Television host and Comedian, best known David Letterman and Howard Stern later insisted in interviews with Macdonald that Ohlmeyer was really just carrying out the work of producer Lorne Michaels, who was too cowardly to fire him directly. Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian -American Emmy -winning television producer,
On February 28, 1998, one of his last appearances on SNL occurred as host of a fictitious TV show called Who's More Grizzled?, who asked questions of "mountain men" played by that night's host Garth Brooks and special guest Robert Duvall. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The Mountain Men is also the name of a 1980 movie starring Charlton Heston. Troyal Garth Brooks, known professionally as Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American Country music Singer-songwriter. Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American Film Actor and director who has won an Academy Award In the sketch, Brooks' character said to Macdonald's character, "I don't much care for you," to which Macdonald replied, "A lot of people don't. "
After Macdonald left SNL, his successor, Colin Quinn, gave a short prologue in his first day anchoring Weekend Update, during which Quinn mentioned that Macdonald had shown him "the ropes" of the segment. Colin Quinn (born June 6, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Irish-American Comedian, best known for his five years in the Quinn then asked the audience if they ever went to their favorite pub seeking their favorite bartender -- and found him to be replaced by a less qualified man named "Steve". After a brief pause, Quinn deadpanned, "Well I'm Steve, what can I get you. " Castmember Will Ferrell then appeared as Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who repeatedly referred to Quinn as "Norm", adding, "Norm, have you gained some weight?"
In a Late Show with David Letterman interview, Macdonald said that after being fired, he could not "do anything else on any competing show. John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Harry Caray (b Harry Christopher Carabina, March 1, 1914, St Louis, Mo "
Soon after leaving Saturday Night Live, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the "revenge comedy" Dirty Work (1998), with Jack Warden, Don Rickles, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Artie Lange and Adam Sandler. Charles Kuralt ( 10 September 1934 &ndash 4 July 1997) was an award-winning American journalist Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker. The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid (born March 5, 1962) David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 Jack Kevorkian (kɛˈvɔrkiːɛn (born on May 26, 1928) is an Armenian-American Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16 1962 more commonly known by the Stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American Bassist, Trumpet player Red Hot Chili Peppers are George Burns ( January 20 1896 &ndash March 9 1996; born Nathan Birnbaum) was an American comedian, Actor Notable people named John Gray include Born 18th century John Gray (North Carolina (18th century member of the North Carolina General Assembly Juan Domingo Perón (October 8 1895 &ndash July 1 1974 was an Argentine Colonel and Politician, elected three times as President of Argentina Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig ( June 19 1903  – June 2 1941) born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig; June 12, 1941) is an American television and radio Sportscaster, honored for his work Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling ( December 25, 1924 &ndash June 28, 1975) was an American Screenwriter, best known Louis Burton Lindley Jr (June 29 1919 &ndash December 8 1983 better known by the Stage name Slim Pickens, was an American Rodeo performer and Tommy Lee (born Thomas Lee Bass; October 3, 1962) is an American Musician. Dirty Work is a 1998 comedy Buddy film starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange, and directed by Bob Saget Jack Warden ( September 18 1920 – July 19, 2006) was an Emmy Award -winning Academy Award -nominated American For the radio and television announcer see Donald Rickles (announcer. Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8 1943 is an American Emmy Award-winning Comedian, Writer, and television and film Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley (February 15 1964 &ndash December 18 1997 was an American Comedian and Actor. Arthur Steven Lange Jr (born October 11, 1967 in Union New Jersey) is an American Stand-up comedian, Radio personality Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9 1966 is an American Comedian, Later that year, Macdonald voiced the character of Lucky the dog in the Eddie Murphy remake of Doctor Dolittle (and its 2001 sequel Doctor Dolittle 2). Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 Musical film, based on the series of books by Hugh Lofting, which tells the story of a doctor Doctor Dolittle, who The year 2001 in film involved some significant events (For more about non-English films check sources in those languages Dr Dolittle 2 is an American Comedy film, the theatrical sequel to Dr He reprised the role in the Doctor Dolittle 3 (2006)
Macdonald voiced the character of Death on an episode of Family Guy. The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other Due to a conflict with his stand-up comedy schedule, he was unavailable to voice the character for the next two appearances; the role then went to Adam Carolla. Adam Carolla (born May 27 1964 is an American radio / Television host, Comedian, and Actor.
In 1999, Macdonald starred in the sitcom The Norm Show (later renamed Norm), co-starring Laurie Metcalf, Artie Lange and Ian Gomez. The year 1999 in film involved some significant events and was arguably the most successful year for films released in the 1990s The Norm Show is an American television Sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network Lauren Ophelia "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16 1955 is an American three-time Emmy Award -winning Actress. Arthur Steven Lange Jr (born October 11, 1967 in Union New Jersey) is an American Stand-up comedian, Radio personality Ian Gomez (born December 27, 1964) is an American actor perhaps best known for his recurring TV roles most of which are comedies It ran for three seasons on ABC. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Macdonald voiced Hardee's restaurant's (Carl's Jr. on the US West Coast) costumed mascot, the Hardee's star in advertisements. Hardee's is an American Fast-food restaurant chain located mostly in the Midwest United States and Southeast regions Carl's Jr is an American Fast-food restaurant chain, located mostly in the Western United States and West Coast regions The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Macdonald also appeared on several Miller Lite commercials that year. Miller Lite is a popular Pilsner -style Beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee Wisconsin, United States with a 4
He appeared (to much applause) on the September 1999 Saturday Night Live primetime special celebrating the program's 25th year on the air. Macdonald was one of only three former Weekend Update anchors to introduce a retrospective on the segment. Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies Current events.
Macdonald returned to Saturday Night Live to host the October 23, 1999 show. In his opening monologue, he expressed resentment at having been fired, then concluded that the only reason he was asked to host was because "the show has gotten really bad" since he left. A monologue is an extended uninterrupted speech or poem by a single person  His multiple utterances of "God damn" were edited out of future repeats of the episode. The next episode; airing November 6, 1999 and hosted by Dylan McDermott; featured a sketch where Chris Kattan, as the androgynous character Mango, is opening letters from celebrity admirers and, after opening the last one, says "[the letter is from] Norm Macdonald, who is that?"
Also in 1999, Macdonald made a cameo appearance in the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon. Dylan McDermott (born Mark Anthony McDermott on October 26, 1961) is an American actor known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Christopher Lee Kattan (born October 19, 1970) is an American Comedian and Actor, best known for his work on the sketch show Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17 1949 &ndash May 16 1984 was an American Entertainer, Actor and Performance artist While often referred When Michael Richards refused to portray himself in the scene reenacting the famous Fridays incident where Kaufman throws water in his face, Macdonald stepped in to play Richards, although he is never referred to by name. Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American Comedian and Actor best known for his portrayal of the eccentric Fridays is the name of ABC 's weekly late-night live comedy show which aired on Friday nights from April 11, 1980 to April 23 Fridays is the name of ABC 's weekly late-night live comedy show which aired on Friday nights from April 11, 1980 to April 23
In 2000, Macdonald starred in his second motion picture, Screwed, which like Dirty Work, fared poorly at the box office. Screwed is a 2000 comedy Film starring Norm Macdonald and Dave Chappelle, and written and directed
Macdonald reached the $1 million question on the Celebrity Edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on November 12, 2000. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a Television Game show which offers very large Cash prizes for correctly answering successive multiple-choice Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. He guessed correctly for the $250,000 and $500,000 questions. He was going to answer the $1 million question but Philbin encouraged him to stop because of the amount of money at risk ($468,000, to be exact). That caused McDonald to think he was giving the wrong answer so he stopped. His answer was correct, so he would have won the million dollars. The incident caused Regis to apologize on his show the next day. Macdonald continued to make appearances on television shows and in films, including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and The Animal, all of which starred fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Rob Schneider and were produced by Adam Sandler. Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo is a 1999 Comedy film starring Rob Schneider. Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo ( 2005) is the sequel to the 1999 film Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo. The Animal is a 2001 Comedy film, directed by Luke Greenfield. Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9 1966 is an American Comedian,
In 2005, Macdonald signed a deal with Comedy Central to create a new sketch comedy pilot called Back To Norm, which debuted that May. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming Sketch comedy consists of a series of short Comedy scenes or vignettes called "sketches" commonly between one and ten minutes long The pilot was never turned into a series. Its infamous cold opening parodied the shocking suicide of Budd Dwyer, a Pennsylvania politician who, facing decades of incarceration, committed suicide on live television in 1987. Robert "Budd" Dwyer ( November 21, 1939 – January 22, 1987) was an American politician who on the morning of January Rob Schneider appeared in the pilot. Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and
Also in 2005, Macdonald performed as a voice actor, portraying a Genie named Norm, on two episodes of the cartoon series The Fairly OddParents. GEnie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange was an online service This is a list of characters in the Nickelodeon animated series The Fairly OddParents. But he could not return for the third episode, "Fairy Idol", due to a scheduling conflict. Fairy Idol is a Fairly OddParents movie which premiered on May 19, 2006.
In 2006, Macdonald again performed as a voice actor, this time in a series of commercials for Canadian cell provider Bell Mobility, as the voice of "Frank the Beaver". Bell Mobility is the division of Bell Canada which sells Wireless services in Canada. The campaign had a commercial tie-in with 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and with the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in The 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the National Hockey League began on April 21, 2006, following the 2005–06 regular season. The ads ran heavily on CBC during the Olympics and throughout the NHL's postseason. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Due to its success, the campaign was extended throughout 2006, 2007 and into 2008 to promote offerings from other Bell Canada divisions such as Bell Sympatico internet provider and Bell ExpressVu satellite service. Bell Canada, commonly shortened to "Bell" is a major Canadian Telecommunications company  As of June 2008, the spots featuring the beavers Frank and Gordon are still running.
In September 2006, Macdonald's sketch comedy album, Ridiculous, was released by Comedy Central Records. Comedy Central Records is a Record label formed by Comedy Central (part of Viacom 's MTV Networks) that puts out Comedy albums It features appearances by Will Ferrell, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Molly Shannon and Artie Lange. John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Jonathan M "Jon" Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an American Actor and Comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Tim Meadows (born February 5 1961) is an American Actor and Comedian. Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American actress and writer Arthur Steven Lange Jr (born October 11, 1967 in Union New Jersey) is an American Stand-up comedian, Radio personality On September 14, 2006, Macdonald appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote Ridiculous. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. During the appearance, Macdonald made some jokes about the recent death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006 known simply as Steve Irwin and Nicknamed " The Crocodile Hunter " was an iconic Stewart, holding back laughter, asked Norm to change the subject.
Macdonald was a guest character on My Name Is Earl in the episode "Two Balls, Two Strikes" as "Lil Chubby", a parody of Burt Reynolds, similar to Macdonald's portrayals of Reynolds on SNL. My Name Is Earl is an American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. The following is a list of episodes of the sitcom My Name Is Earl. Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor.
Norm Macdonald is a poker player. In the 2007 World Series of Poker, he came in 20th place out of 827 entrants in the $3,000 No Limit Texas Hold 'em event, winning $14,608. The 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP began on June 1, 2007. The $10000 ( US) no-limit Texas hold 'em Main Event began on Texas hold 'em (also hold'em, holdem) is the most popular Poker game in the casinos and poker card rooms across North America and Europe  He also made it to round two of the $5,000 World Championship of Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em.
Macdonald is associated with several films that came out in 2007 (see "Filmography").
Norm has filled in during Dennis Miller's weekly O'Reilly Factor "Miller Time" segment on January 2, 2008, and guest-hosted Dennis Miller's Radio show on January 3, 2008. The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Norm had also been a regular contributor on the Dennis Miller Radio show every Friday, prior to an unexplained absence that left Miller wondering on-air if the show had somehow miffed Norm. Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American Stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality Macdonald returned after many months on May 30, 2008, but not before missing a scheduled appearance the day before. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Despite referring to himself as apolitical, Macdonald has made controversial reference to politically-charged issues, with mixed humorous results.
At the end of the Weekend Update segment before the 1996 presidential election, Norm urged viewers to vote for Bob Dole (of whom Macdonald frequently performed a comic impersonation), though hinting that he had solely said it so that he could continue impersonating him. The United States presidential election of 1996 was a contest between the Democratic national ticket of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Vice In 2003, Macdonald appeared on Barbara Walters' program The View, publicly renouncing his Canadian citizenship as a joke over his home country's decision not to participate in the Iraq War, and said that he would be becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States (as of January 2006, he stated that he is not a United States citizen. Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25 1929) is an American Journalist, writer and media The View is an Emmy Award -winning American Talk show created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie and broadcast on Naturalization is the acquisition of Citizenship or Nationality by somebody who was not a citizen or national of that country when he or she was born The United States of America —commonly referred to as the "I just keep renewing my green card", said Macdonald in a telephone interview). On the November 16, 2000 episode of The View Macdonald said that he thought George W. Bush was "a decent man" and he called Bill Clinton a "murderer" (regarding the Vince Foster case). Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Vincent Walker Foster Jr ( January 15, 1945 &ndash July 20, 1993) was a Deputy White House Counsel during the first term of President Macdonald later stated in Maxim magazine that he is completely apolitical, and that he was joking when he said Clinton "killed a guy". Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular Actresses However, on the January 2, 2008 episode of The O'Reilly Factor, Macdonald stated that he is "very pro-life, but against the death penalty," his friend Artie Lange would soon afterwards confirm these opinions as sincere on The Howard Stern Show. Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Arthur Steven Lange Jr (born October 11, 1967 in Union New Jersey) is an American Stand-up comedian, Radio personality The Howard Stern Show is an American radio show hosted by Howard Stern on Howard 100, one of two channels on the subscription-based Macdonald also revealed that he supports John McCain for president in the 2008 US Presidential Election. The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled for Tuesday November 4 2008 will be the 56th consecutive 
|1993||The Jackie Thomas Show (TV Series)||Jordan|
|1993||Saturday Night Live (TV Series)||Various|
|1996||The People vs. Larry Flynt||Network Reporter|
|1996||The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)||Simon Tate|
|1997||NewsRadio (TV Series)||Roger|
|1998||Dirty Work||Mitch Weaver|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Lucky (voice)|
|1999||Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||Bartender|
|1999||Man on the Moon||Michael Richards in 'Fridays'|
|1999||The Norm Show (TV Series)||Norm Henderson|
|2000||Charizard Guy (TV Series)||Haunter (voice)|
|2000||Family Guy (TV Series)||Death (voice)|
|2001||The Animal||Mob Member|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Lucky (voice)|
|2003||A Minute with Stan Hooper (TV Series)||Stan Hooper|
|2004||Oliver Beene (TV Series)||Hobo Bob|
|2005||Back to Norm (TV)||Various|
|2005||Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo||Earl McManus|
|2005||The Fairly OddParents (TV Series)||Norm the Genie|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins (V)||Join Twosomes Penguin (voice)|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3 (V)||Lucky (voice)|
|2007||Senior Skip Day||Mr. Thomas Duane "Tom" Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American Actor and Comedian. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Billy Madison is a 1995 Comedy film starring Adam Sandler in the title role about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take The People vs Larry Flynt is a 1996 film directed by Miloš Forman about the rise of Pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt The Drew Carey Show is an American Sitcom (set in Cleveland Ohio) that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004 NewsRadio is an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. Dirty Work is a 1998 comedy Buddy film starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange, and directed by Bob Saget Dr Dolittle is an American family comedy, released in 1998 and starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo is a 1999 Comedy film starring Rob Schneider. The Norm Show is an American television Sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network At the core of the multi-billion dollar Pokémon Media franchise of various electronic games, ongoing anime, several manga series, Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other Screwed is a 2000 comedy Film starring Norm Macdonald and Dave Chappelle, and written and directed The Animal is a 2001 Comedy film, directed by Luke Greenfield. Dr Dolittle 2 is an American Comedy film, the theatrical sequel to Dr A Minute with Stan Hooper, also simply known as Stan Hooper, is a short-lived American Sitcom that aired on the FOX Network Oliver Beene was an American television Sitcom. Set in 1962 and 1963, the show chronicled the trials and tribulations of the 11-to-12-year-old Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo ( 2005) is the sequel to the 1999 film Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo. Farce of the Penguins is a 2007 direct-to-DVD Parody film of the 2005 documentary March of the Penguins Rigetti|
|2007||My Name Is Earl (TV Series)||Little Chubby|
|2007||Christmas Is Here Again||Buster (voice)|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game)||Steve (voice)|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Macdonald, Norman Gene|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 17, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Quebec City, Canada|
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