No doubt Mike Myers has made you laugh more times than you can count. The actor is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Shrek, Wayne’s World, and Austin Powers. Myers is a film producer, comedian, screenwriter, and actor. Over the years, the actor has created an impressive resume, but he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995. During his time on the show, his characters and sketches were well received and were the favorites of the audience and viewers.
During his time at SNL, he starred in the critically acclaimed 1992 comedy Wayne’s World, directed by Penelope Spheeris and produced by Lorne Michaels (the brains behind SNL). The film was written by Mike Myers and writer duo Terry and Bonnie Turner – who were also writers for the SNL at the time. Wayne’s World had an impressive cast that included Rob Lowe, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrera, and Chris Farley.
He also appeared in the Austin Powers spy comedy film series and sang the title character in the DreamWorks animation Shrek. Other films in which the actor has appeared include Inglorious Basterds, The Love Guru, The Cat In The Hat, The Thin Pink Line, and View From Top. He later made his directing debut with Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, a 2013 documentary.
Since he is both American and Canadian, he received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2003 and also received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
His face was featured on a Canada Post stamp in 2015, and in 2017 he was named Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for his contribution to entertainment as an actor, writer, and producer.
Michael John Myers was born on 25 May 1963 in Scarborough, Toronto, the son of Eric Myers, an insurance agent, and Alice Myers, a Royal Air Force veteran. Both his parents were from Liverpool, United Kingdom, but moved to Canada. He has two older brothers – Peter, who works for Sears Canada, and Paul Myers, the indie rock musician.
Mike, who was raised Protestant, is of Irish, Scottish, and English descent. The actor also has British, American, and Canadian citizenship. He attended the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and later the Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, which he graduated from in 1982.
Mike Myers Net Worth: How Much is He Worth
Mike Myers has an impressive net worth of 175 million dollars. This is the result of years of hard work in the industry. Many people are unaware of this, but Mike Myers has played in not one but two very successful franchises. His Shrek franchise is one of the most successful franchises in the animation industry, with over $3.5 billion in the box office. It is also the second strongest animation franchise (after the animation franchise “The Despicable Me”) and the sixteenth strongest franchise ever.
His Austin Powers franchise was an unexpected success and was even nominated for an Academy Award. The series are parodies of the spy genre and characters like James Bond. They also make fun of the over-the-top storylines, underdeveloped characters, and constant sexual innuendo that can be found in these films. As the creator, writer, and producer of the franchise, you can be sure that he has been well compensated for his work. All this contributes to his very “healthy” net worth.
At the beginning of his career, Mike met up with his comedy writer colleague Robin Ruzan after they met at a hockey game in Chicago. The two married in 1993 and were together until 2005. During their marriage, Myers often referred to Robin Ruzan as his muse.
In 2006, Mike met Kelly Tisdale, a café owner, and began dating her. The two married in a secret ceremony in 2010. They currently have three children together. Their son, Spike Alan, was born in 2011, their daughter – Sunday Molly – in 2014, and their second daughter, Paulina Kathleen, in 2015.
Mike Myers currently lives with his family in New York City. He is an avid Dungeons & Dragons player. He is also a hockey fan and supports the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.
In addition to acting, Mike Myers is also a writer and has published a book on Canadian history and popular culture entitled Canada.