Mike Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is famously identified for his ‘Austin Powers’ movie series, through which he achieved tremendous success and universal recognition. Born in Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Mike Myers started his career in the entertainment industry as a kid actor. By the age of eight, he had performed in a number of television commercials. After he graduated from high school, he began performing on Canadian TV shows and later joined ‘Second City Theatre,’ an improvisational comedy group in Chicago.
Soon, he made his appearance as an actor in the comedy film ‘Wayne’s World.’ His first ‘Austin Power’ film was ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.’ The following films include ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.’ He has also performed voice characters in the ‘Shrek’ film series. He is also a passionate footballer and a ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ player.
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Mike Myers was born to British parents in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, on May 25, 1963. His father, Eric, who served as an encyclopedia salesman, was an important impact on Myers. He experienced his love of British comedy with his sons, Myers and his older brothers, Peter and Paul, and sometimes would wake the boys up late at night to watch episodes of Monty Python or Benny Hill.
Myers started his career as a child actor, performing in commercials. After completing high school, he joined the Toronto outpost of the famous Chicago comedy group Second City. Myers went out on his own for a short time in the mid-1980s, taking his comedy to London, but turned to Toronto after his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Not long after his return, Myers met Robin Ruzan, who he later married in 1993.
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“Wayne’s World” was a critical and financial success, grossing $183 million worldwide. After two more movies, “Wayne’s World 2” (1993) and “So I Married an Axe Murderer” (1993), and added three years on “Saturday Night Live”, Myers took a temporary break from working.
Myers reemerged in 1997 with the film “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”. It was developed by the sequels “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999) and “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002). The series was violently successfully, grossing $312 million and $296.6 million sequentially.
In the Austin Powers franchise, Myers played not only the title character of Austin Powers, but the characters of Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard, and Goldmember as well.
The Shrek movies were some of the most prosperous for DreamWorks; the first one earned $484.4 million worldwide, the second earned $919.8 million, and the third earned $798.9 million.
In June 2000, Universal Pictures claimed Myers for $3.8 million for financing out of a contract to make a feature film. The original project was thought to be based on his SNL character Dieter, and the original contract was $20 million.
Mike earned $1 million for 1992’s “Wayne’s World”. He made $3.5 million for the sequel. He earned $3.5 million for the first “Austin Powers” movie, $7 million for the second, and $25 million for the third. He made $3 million for the first “Shrek” movie, $10 million for the second, and $15 million for the third and fourth installments.
In January 2017 Mike paid $14.675 million for a 4-bedroom condo in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. For some reason he was not satisfied with the property, selling it just four months later for $14 million. That’s a good way to burn around $700k.
In 2014 he purchased an 8-acre lake-front home in Colchester, Vermont for $1.65 million. In 2007 he paid $8 million for a home in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. At one point he listed this home for sale for $17 million, but ultimately took it off the market.
Mike Myers Movies And TV Shows
- He started his career as a child actor. At the age of 12, he made an illusion on the Canadian TV sitcom ‘King of Kensington’ in which he performed ‘Ari.’
- He later relocated to the United Kingdom.
- In October 1985, he became one of the co-founders of ‘The Comedy Store Players,’ a group of improvisational comedians. They played at ‘The Comedy Store’ in London.
- In 1986, he acted in ‘Wide Awake Club,’ a UK based children’s TV series. The same year, he became one of the cast members of a ‘Second City Theatre’ stage show in Toronto.
- In 1988, he relocated to Chicago where he became a member of the improvisational comedy theatre group ‘ImprovOlympic.’ As part of the theatre group, he underwent training and also worked at various places.
- In 1989, he auditioned to become a part of the American sketch comedy and variety show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ At the same time, he was chosen to join the cast of the show as one of the featured players.
- In the 1980s, he made many features as ‘Wayne Campbell’ on Toronto’s ‘Citytv.’ He even performed as ‘Wayne Campbell’ in Christopher Ward’s music video ‘Boys and Girls.’
- In 1992, he performed ‘Wayne Campbell’ in his debut comedy film ‘Wayne’s World’ which was directed by Penelope Spheeris. The film was a commercial success and received positive reviews.
- In 1993, he performed a double role as ‘Charlie McKenzie’ and ‘Stuart McKenzie’ in the film ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer.’
- The same year, he reprised his performance as ‘Wayne Campbell’ in the film ‘Wayne’s World 2.’
- In 1997, he wrote, produced, and acted in the film ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.’ In the film, he played the role of ‘Austin Powers / Dr. Evil.’ The film was a moderate success.
- In 1998, he performed the role of ‘Steve Rubell’ in a drama film titled ‘54’ which was directed by Mark Christopher.
- That year, he was also seen in films, such as ‘The Thin Pink Line’ and ‘Pete’s Meteor.’
- In 1999, he reprised his role as ‘Austin Powers’ in the film ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.’ The film earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination. The same year, he was also seen in the film ‘Mystery, Alaska.’
- In 2001, he performed a voice role in the animated film ‘Shrek.’ The following year, he reprised his role as ‘Austin Powers’ in the movie ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.’
- In 2003, he performed voice performances in films like ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Shrek 4-D.’ The same year, he played the role of ‘John Witney’ in a romantic comedy film titled ‘View from the Top.’
- In 2004, he performed a voice performance in the film ‘Shrek 2.’ He then went on to lend his voice to the subsequent sequels, ‘Shrek the Third’ and ‘Shrek Forever After.’
- After two years, he appeared as himself in the ‘Emmy’ award-winning documentary ‘Home.’
- In 2008, he starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the romantic comedy film ‘The Love Guru.’ The following year, he played ‘General Ed Fenech’ in the ‘Academy’ award-winning film ‘Inglourious Basterds.’
- In 2013, he performed in the documentary film ‘Being Canadian, Sometimes.’ The same year, he directed an American documentary film titled ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.’
- In 2015, he performed as himself in a documentary film titled ‘I Am Chris Farley.’ The following year, he published a book titled ‘Canada’ which talks about the country’s history and popular culture.
- Myers began hosting ‘The Gong Show’ in 2017. He hosted the show as a fictional British host named ‘Tommy Maitland.’
- Myers acted in a supporting character in ‘Terminal’ (2018) and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (2018).
- He was grown as an Anglican in the suburban Toronto districts of North York and Scarborough. Later, he went to the United Kingdom.
- His brother Paul is a popular-rock star, songwriter, and musician whereas, his other brother Peter served for Sears Canada in the past.
- In the early ’90s, Mike made the band Ming Tea along with vocalist, guitarist, actress, and songwriter Susanna Lee Hoffs and singer and songwriter Sidney Matthew Sweet. Mike is the lead vocalist in the band.
- His mother Alice was a veteran of the Royal Air Force.
- He was 2 years old when he began getting cast in commercials.
- After finishing his schooling, he joined The Second City Canadian touring company. Later, in 1985, he became one of the originating members of The Comedy Store Players.
- Mike was only 12 years old when he made his debut TV show appearance as Ari in King of Kensington in 1975.
- He made his debut professional film debut as the self-titled character in Wayne’s World in 1992.
- In 2001, Mike was highlighted in singer and songwriter Britney Spears‘s music video Boys.
- Mike was one of the celebrities who took part in the 2006 Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day.
- On June 25, 2003, he was presented with a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto.
- In 2013, Mike made his directorial presentation with his documentary titled Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.
- Mike is a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.
In 2015, Myers Made His First Venture Into Television With Less Success. The Actor Reportedly Signed A Two-year Deal With Network Hbo That He Eventually Opted Out Of, According To Decider, Because His Production Deal Never Led To An Order Of His Series. But Myers Is Not Only Making His Comeback On The Small Screen.
In The First Film Michael, As A Child, Did Kill His Older Sister And Was Sent Away To A Mental Institution Under The Care Of Dr. Answer One: Michael Myers Killed His Sister Because, As A Child, For Whatever Reason, He Got It Into His Mind That Stabbing His Sister To Death Was Something He Wanted To Do.
But It’s Also Because Michael’s Emptiness, His Lack Of Human Motive, Is What Makes Him So Terrifying. After Loomis Shoots Michael In The Original Film, Michael Falls Off The Balcony, Seemingly Dead. Michael Has Become Incorporeal, His Evil Unbound From His Human Shape.
Michael Goes After Laurie Because She Was The One That Got Away. He Wants To Finish What He Started. He Found A Sister-like Figure In Laurie, And He’s Become Fixated On Her.