Martin Short made his screen debut in the Canadian youth television series, ‘Right On’ in 1972. Following his debut, he went on to appear in television series like ‘Peep Show’ (1975), ‘The David Steinberg Show’ (1976-1977), and ‘For the Record’ (1978). In 1979, he made his big-screen debut in the comedy film ‘Lost and Found’ directed by Melvin Frank. The film was a commercial failure. He was next seen in television series and shows like ‘The Associates’ (1979-1980), ‘The Love Boat’ (1980), ‘I'm a Big Girl Now’ (1980-1981), ‘Second City Television’ (1981-1984), and ‘Sunset Limousine’ (1983). In 1984, he became a part of the American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show ‘Saturday Night Live’ created by Lorne Michaels. He remained a part of the show until 2021. He next appeared in television shows like ‘Tall Tales & Legends’ (1986), ‘The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley’ (1988), ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ (1989-1990), ‘The Dave Thomas Comedy Show’ (1990), ‘Maniac Mansion’ (1992), ‘The Martin Short Show’ (1994), ‘Muppets Tonight’ (1996), ‘Merlin’ (1998), and ‘The Martin Short Show’ (1999-2000). In 2001, he created the television series ‘Primetime Glick.’ The show ran for 3 seasons and aired its final episode in 2003. He continued to star in television series and shows such as ‘Arrested Development’ (2005), ‘Jeopardy’ (2006), ‘Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary’ (2007), and ‘Damages’ (2010).
In 2010, he joined the voice cast of the animated television series ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!’ directed by Tony Collingwood. He voiced ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and remained a part of the show until it went off-air in 2018. He continued to appear in television shows like ‘How I Met Your Mother’ (2011-2012), ‘Hollywood Game Night’ (2013, 2014), ‘Mulaney’ (2014-2015), ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ (2015), ‘Maya & Marty’ (2016), ‘BoJack Horseman’ (2017), and ‘The Simpsons’ (2017). In 2018, he voiced ‘Lemondrop / Ludzinka / Blitzen’ in the Canadian computer-animated Christmas film ‘Elliot the Littlest Reindeer’ directed by Jennifer Westcott. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics and holds a 29% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He went on to star in films like ‘The Addams Family’ (2019), ‘The Willoughbys’ (2020), and ‘Back Home Again’ (2021). In 2021, he joined the main cast of the American mystery-comedy television series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ as ‘Oliver Putnam.’ The series was renewed for a third season in 2022. He will be next seen in the upcoming American comedy film ‘Mack & Rita’ directed by Katie Aselton.
During 1920s, three out-of-work actors, Ned, Lucky day and Dusty Bottoms, who play heroic cowboys in silent movies, accept a show in Mexico assuming that they have to reprise their screen roles. Only on arrival they realize that they’re expected to fight real-life bandits who torment the villagers. As the locals hope for protection, the three must live up to their image.
Overprotective father George Banks' life is turned upside down when his 22 years old daughter, Annie, returns from Europe to announce she is engaged to Bryan MacKenzie. Despite Bryan being a good match, what follows is a hilarious tale of George causing one disaster after another as he tries to come to terms with the wedding.
This sci-fi action film tells the story of the robot superhero Bumblebee, who finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. She is eventually found by a girl named Charlie Watson, who is trying to deal with the death of her father.
When a woman named Valerie Highsmith goes missing in Mexico, it doesn’t seem too surprising, since she is generally acknowledged as having super bad luck. However, things does seem surprising when even Raymond Campanella, a veteran investigator is not able to find her. An executive working at her father’s company decides to send an accountant, to tag along with Raymond. However, it turns out that Raymond also possesses terrible luck.
Three Fugitives is an action comedy film which tells the story of Lucas, who visits a bank after being released from jail for several armed robberies. Although he is reformed, things get complicated when there is another robber at the bank, and Lucas is taken hostage. He is forced to run with his captor, when it is mistakenly assumed that they are working together.
Recently divorced Helen Grace and her three children, Mallory, Jared and Simon, have just moved into an isolated old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. But when Jared finds an old Guide book, written by Arthur and comes to know about supernatural creatures living in the same house, disturbing incidences begin to occur on daily basis.
After finding out that he has inherited an old yacht, Martin Harvey decides to take his family on a vacation to an island in the Caribbean. They hire Captain Ron to take them on their journey.
Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world.
Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello is a good-hearted but inept stoner who works as a private investigator. His former lover, Shasta suddenly shows up and asks him to prevent her rich lover, Wolfmann, from being committed to insane asylum by Wolfmann’s wife. Doc soon finds himself tangled in the psychedelic world of drugs and corrupt LAPD.
In this sequel to ‘Father of the Bride,’ George Banks, who is just getting used to his daughter being married, receives the news of her pregnancy. While trying to get accustomed to the idea of being a grandfather, his wife, Nina, surprises him with the news of her pregnancy. To add to the chaos, Franck is invited to plan the baby showers.
Based on William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream,' the movie revolves around Berke Landers, a high school student who is going through a streak of hard luck. Surviving in a world where his ex-girlfriend is making his life bitter by dating a new hot guy in school, Berke decides to get her back. But the road to true love is never easy. Is it?
Clifford is a comedy film which revolves around Clifford, an obnoxious ten year old boy, who is eccentric and extremely mischievous. Wherever he goes, he leaves a trail of chaos. To get a relief from his mischief, he is sent to his Uncle Martin’s house by his parents for the weekend. But he has an obsession with Dinosaur World, a theme park located near Martin’s house, and he is not going to let anything stop him from getting there.
Anabel is an eight year old girl who wishes that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, is offered the leading role in a Broadway musical. Murray, a fairy godfather, tries to help her get her wish fulfilled.
This comedy film revolves around an American widower and an English divorcee who meet during a vacation. They soon find themselves attracted to each other, and get married. However, shortly after, the marriage loses its bloom, but they still can’t seem to leave each other.
New York broker Michael Cromwell needs to divorce estranged wife, Patricia, to marry fiancée, Charlotte, so he travels to Venezuela, where Patricia now resides with a tribe. Michael learns that he has a teenage son Mimi-Siku, who is given a task by tribe for which he must accompany Michael to New York. As Mimi-Siku adapts to city-life, the father-son try to bond.
When the wicked Jack Frost comes up with a plan to sabotage the toy factory, it is up to Santa to stop him and also keep his family happy.
This animated biographical film chronicles the life of Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, the man who is known for designing Japanese fighter planes during the Second World War.
The story focuses on Jim Hawkins, a young man residing in planet Montressor and his journey to the Treasure Planet, from where he hopes to bring back the hidden treasure in order to rebuild his family inn. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel, Treasure Island, the film is set in outer space and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.
The Disney adaptation of the Book of Exodus is an animated retelling of the life of Moses. It follows Moses’ journey from an Egyptian prince, to his final destination of leading the Hebrew slaves in Egypt to their freedom, to Mount Sinai, away from his brother Pharaoh Rameses II.
Victor is heartbroken after losing his pet dog, Sparky, in a car accident, but succeeds in reviving him using a science experiment. Getting a wind of this, his school-friends blackmail him into sharing the secret and then resuscitate their own dead pets. The ‘monster’ Sparky creates fright in the neighborhood, and soon the town is swarming with more such ‘monsters.’
An animated comedy, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is the third film in the series and showcases four animals still trying to get back to their home in Central Park Zoo of New York. In this instalment, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman join a travelling circus in Europe, all the while trying to evade capture by an overzealous animal control officer.
This animated adventure comedy film tells the story of four old-fashioned siblings, who are neglected by their parents. Therefore, they decide to come up with a plan to send their selfish parents on a vacation, convinced that they are better off raising themselves.
A scientist who has figured out time-travel goes back to prehistoric times, and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal which can improve their intelligence. He hopes that this will help them survive, and his kids at the present time will be able to witness these creatures.
This animated action adventure film revolves around a ten-year-old boy genius named Jimmy, who is an excellent inventor though he lacks proper social skills. However, when the adults of his hometown including his parents are abducted by aliens, Jimmy joins forces with his friends and sets out to rescue them.
The Addams Family is an animated comedy fantasy horror film which tells the story of the eccentric Addams family, who moves to a suburb in New Jersey. They are soon targeted by a group of con artists, with the help of an accomplice who claims to a long-lost uncle of the family.
In the Land of Oz, Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion learn that an evil Jester has stolen the broomstick of his sister, the late Wicked Witch of the West. With Oz’s future at stake, they eventually feel that they will need the help of Dorothy to stop him.
Red Riding Hood is training with a secret group named Sister Hoods. However, she and the Wolf is soon called, in order to examine the sudden disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.
Martin Short Awards
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks||Outstanding Variety Special||2014|
|SCTV Network 90||Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program||1983|