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Mike Myers
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Born Michael John Myers
May 25 1963 (1963-05-25) (age 54)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present

Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and film producer. He has played the title characters of the films Wayne's World, Austin Powers, Shrek, and The Cat in the Hat. He has also been a recurring member of the cast of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Early life

Myers was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of English-born parents Eric Myers (1922–1991), an insurance man and World War II veteran of the Royal Engineers, and his wife, Alice E. (née Hind; born 1926), an office supervisor and veteran of the Royal Air Force. Both of his parents were from Liverpool, England. He has two older brothers, Peter Myers and Paul Myers, an indie rock singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author. Myers is of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and was raised Protestant. He holds three citizenships, American, British, and Canadian.

Myers attended Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario and then graduated from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario. He began performing in commercials at age eight, and at ten he made a commercial for British Columbia Hydro Electric, with Gilda Radner playing his mother. When he graduated from high school, he joined the Second City Theatre. He left to tour Britain with comedian Neil Mullarkey.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role

Images

External links

Mike Myers films

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)  · Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)  · Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)  ·

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