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Jon Lovitz

Jon LovitzBorn: 21-Jul-1957
Birthplace: Tarzana, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Yeaaaah, that's the ticket!

Jon Lovitz is a famous comedian and actor, a tubby white guy with a nasal, whining voice. His father had always dreamed of a career singing opera, but regretted never pursuing it. He encouraged Jon to pursue whatever career interested him. The young Lovitz broke into comedy in 1982 with the Groundlings improv troupe in Los Angeles, and met Phil Hartman there in 1984. They became fast friends, and when Lovitz was hired for Saturday Night Live, he nagged producer Lorne Michaels to give Hartman an audition, too.

Lovitz performs with "an almost melodic mix of pomposity and self-doubt", and his SNL characters included Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous, the Devil, and Master Thespian (the latter reportedly based on a pompous professor Lovitz knew from college).

He had small roles in Jumpin' Jack Flash, the spectacularly bizarre Ratboy, Big, and A League of their Own. He was the evil Emperor in Mom and Dad Save the World, taught in High School High, and was Bette Midler's husband in The Stepford Wives. He later provided the voice of Jay Prescott Sherman, for the acerbic animated sit-com The Critic. When his friend Hartman was murdered, Lovitz succeeded Hartman on the last season of the sit-com NewsRadio.

The film Bad Boys, starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, was originally proposed as a vehicle for Lovitz and Dana Carvey.

Father: (doctor)
Sister: (three older sisters, one twin sister)
Wife: (divorced)
Girlfriend: Janice Dickinson

    University: BA, University of California at Irvine

    Groundlings 1980's
    Endorsement of American Express
    Endorsement of Subway

    TELEVISION
    NewsRadio Max Lewis (1997-99)
    The Critic Jay Sherman (1994-95)
    Saturday Night Live (1985-90)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Grown Ups 2 (11-Jul-2013)
    Hotel Transylvania (8-Sep-2012) [VOICE]
    Jewtopia (26-Apr-2012)
    Casino Jack (16-Sep-2010) · Adam Kidan
    I Could Never Be Your Woman (11-May-2007) · Nathan
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    Southland Tales (21-May-2006) · Bart Bookman
    The Benchwarmers (7-Apr-2006) · Mel
    The Producers (16-Dec-2005) · Mr. Marks
    Bailey's Billion$ (2005) [VOICE]
    The Stepford Wives (6-Jun-2004) · Dave Markowitz
    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (3-Sep-2003) · Sidney Wernick
    Eight Crazy Nights (27-Nov-2002) · Tom Baltezor [VOICE]
    Good Advice (6-Sep-2001)
    Rat Race (30-Jul-2001)
    Cats & Dogs (23-Jun-2001) [VOICE]
    3000 Miles to Graceland (20-Feb-2001) · Jay Peterson
    Sand (27-Nov-2000) · Kirby
    Little Nicky (2-Nov-2000)
    Small Time Crooks (19-May-2000) · Benny
    Lost & Found (23-Apr-1999) · Uncle Harry
    Happiness (15-May-1998)
    High School High (25-Oct-1996) · Clark
    The Great White Hype (3-May-1996) · Sol
    Trapped in Paradise (02-Dec-1994)
    North (22-Jul-1994) · Arthur Belt
    City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (10-Jun-1994) · Glen Robbins
    Loaded Weapon 1 (5-Feb-1993)
    Mom and Dad Save the World (24-Jul-1992) · Todd Spengo
    A League of Their Own (1-Jul-1992)
    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (21-Nov-1991) · Chula [VOICE]
    Mr. Destiny (12-Oct-1990)
    My Stepmother is an Alien (9-Dec-1988)
    Big (3-Jun-1988) · Scotty Brennen
    The Brave Little Toaster (10-Jul-1987) [VOICE]
    íThree Amigos! (12-Dec-1986)
    Ratboy (17-Oct-1986)
    Jumpin' Jack Flash (10-Oct-1986) · Doug
    Hamburger... The Movie (01-May-1986)
    Last Resort (Apr-1986)


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