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Jon Lovitz

Birth name Jonathan Lovitz
Born July 21, 1957
Tarzana, California

Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. Image File history File links Jonlovitz. ... July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tarzana is a community in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. ... July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tarzana is a community in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Biography

Early life and career

Lovitz attended and studied theater at the University of California at Irvine and graduated in 1979. He studied acting with Tony Barr at the Film Actors Workshop. He became a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe where he befriended Phil Hartman and Paul Reubens. Lovitz is said to have "the biggest penis on earth" per Janice Dickinson. The University of California, Irvine is a public research university primarily situated in suburban Irvine, California, USA; a significant portion of the campus falls into the neighboring community of Newport Beach. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Phil Hartman (born as Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was an Emmy-winning Canadian/American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian. ... Paul Reubens (b. ... Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 15, 1955) [1] is the self-proclaimed first American supermodel, fashion photographer, actress, author and an agent. ...


Lovitz currently resides in Northern Jersey, Tewksbury Township, in a two story ranch style house.


Saturday Night Live

Lovitz was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. He later said in an interview for the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live that his time on SNL was the most memorable in his career. He went from having no money to being offered a $500,000 movie contract. He was nominated for an Emmy his first two years on Saturday Night Live. An Emmy Award. ...


One of his most notable SNL characters was "Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar" that generated the catch phrase, "Yeah! That's the ticket!" Some of his other recurring characters included Master Thespian, Tonto, Mephistopheles, Hanukkah Harry, and Michael Dukakis. Weekend Update has been a platform for Saturday Night Live characters to grow and gain popularity ever since Gilda Radner used it to create Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Master Thespian is a reoccurring character on American sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, played by Jon Lovitz. ... Tonto was the sidekick of The Lone Ranger, the popular Western character created by Fran Striker. ... For other uses, see Mephistopheles (disambiguation). ... Hanukkah Harry is a humorous Jewish counterpart of Santa Claus. ... Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician, former Governor of Massachusetts, and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. ...


Lovitz succeeded Hartman on the comedy series NewsRadio following Hartman's murder. NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. The show was created by executive producer Paul Simms. ...


Voice acting

Lovitz has lent his voice to several cartoons and films. In the series The Critic he played the title character of Jay Sherman. On "The Simpsons" he played Marge's ex-prom date Artie Ziff, theater director Llewellyn Sinclair (and his sister, who runs a daycare center) on the season four episode "A Streetcar Named Marge", Jay Sherman from The Critic in the season six crossover episode "A Star Is Burns", and paparazzo Enrico Irritazio in the season eighteen episode "Homerazzi". He also played Professor Lombardo and Aristotle Amadopolous. A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... A Streetcar Named Marge is the second episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... A Star is Burns is the 18th episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ... Homerazzi is the sixteenth episode of the eighteenth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired March 25, 2007. ...


Broadway

He has appeared on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in Neil Simon's play The Dinner Party, taking over the lead role from Henry Winkler. He sang at Carnegie Hall three times (including Great Performances' Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall) and sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium and the U.S. Open. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The Music Box Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... The Dinner Party is a one-act play, which tells the story of 6 unknowing guests who are invited to a dinner party with no clue as to its purpose. ... Henry Franklin Winkler (born October 30, 1945 in New York, New York) is a Golden Globe Award-winning actor, director, producer and author who is most famous for his role as Arthur Fonzie Fonzarelli on the popular sitcom Happy Days (1974–1984). ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogizing the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nations government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ...


Other appearances

In the late 1990s, Lovitz was "the man who wrote the Yellow Pages." He also had a highly memorable uncredited cameo as a rival crooner to Adam Sandler in the movie The Wedding Singer. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, producer, actor, and musician. ... The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ...


On October 10, 2001, Lovitz sang a duet (with Robbie Williams) of the song Well, Did You Evah at the Royal Albert Hall in the UK. The recording can be found on the Swing When You're Winning album. October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is a Grammy Award-nominated and fifteen time BRIT Award-winning English singer/songwriter. ... The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victorias husband and consort, Prince Albert. ... Swing When Youre Winning is a swing covers album by British pop singer Robbie Williams, released in 2001. ...


In 2005, Lovitz entered stand-up comedy for the first time in his career. He also appeared in the film The Producers as the strict accounting firm chairman, Mr. Marx. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Producers is a 2005 film based on the 2001 Broadway musical of the same name, which is in turn based on the 1968 movie starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Andréas Voutsinas. ...


In 2006, he became the spokesperson in an advertising campaign for the Subway restaurant chain. He was dropped from the campaign later that year by Fred De Luca after test audiences and a number of phone calls and letters deemed him not funny. Subway is the name of a multinational restaurant franchise that mainly sells sandwiches and salads. ... Fred De Luca is founder of the Subway sandwich shops. ...


Lovitz has also appeared on Friends twice,1st in season one episode TOW The Stoned Guy playing a man who came to see how Monica cooks and then in season 9 episode TOW The Blind Dates playing a man that was set up with Rachel by Pheobe. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ...


He appeared on Seinfeld as Gary Fogel, the man who lies about having cancer (the Scofflaw) and later dies in a car accident. This article is about the sitcom. ... The Scofflaw is the ninety-nineth episode of the hit NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ...


Filmography

Films

Film Year Role
Hamburger The Motion Picture 1986 Security Guard
Last Resort 1986 Bartender
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Doug
Ratboy 1986 Party Guest
¡Three Amigos! 1986 Morty
The Brave Little Toaster 1987 The Radio (voice)
Big 1988 Scotty Brennen
My Stepmother is an Alien 1988 Ron Mills
Cranium Command (short subject) 1989 Right Cranium
Mr. Destiny 1990 Clip Metzler
Tales from the Crypt 1991 Barry Blye
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 T.R. Chula
A League of Their Own 1992 Ernie Capadino
Mom and Dad Save The World 1992 Emperor Todd Spengo
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Becker
Coneheads 1993 Dr. Rudolph, Dentist (uncredited)
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold 1994 Glen Robbins
North 1994 Arthur Belt
Trapped in Paradise 1994 Dave Firpo
The Great White Hype 1996 Sol
Matilda 1996 Million $ Sticky Host
High School High 1996 Richard Clark
The Wedding Singer 1998 Jimmie Moore (uncredited)
Happiness 1998 Andy Kornbluth
Lost and Found 1999 Uncle Harry
Small Time Crooks 2000 Benny
Little Nicky 2000 Pepper
Sand 2000 Kirby
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Jay Peterson
Cats & Dogs 2001 Calico (voice)
Rat Race 2001 Randall 'Randy' Pear
Good Advice 2001 Barry Sherman
Eight Crazy Nights 2002 Tom Baltezor (voice)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 Sidney Wernick
The Stepford Wives 2004 Dave Markowitz
Pancho's Pizza (short film) 2005
Bailey's Billion$ 2005 Bailey (voice)
The Producers 2005 Mr. Marks
The Benchwarmers 2006 Mel
Southland Tales 2006 Bart Bookman
Farce of the Penguins 2006 My eyes are up here Penguin (voice)
I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007

This article is about the movie. ... This page is about the motion picture. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... The Original Cover of Thomas M. Dischs The Brave Little Toaster The Brave Little Toaster is a novella by Thomas M. Disch intended for children or as put by Disch A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances. ... Big is a 1988 comedy film which tells the story of a teenaged boy who is aged to adulthood by a magical fortune telling machine. ... My Stepmother is an Alien is a 1988 comedy science fiction movie directed by Richard Benjamin. ... Mr. ... Tales from the Crypt is an American horror anthology TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO. It was based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and was produced by The Geffen Film Company in association with Warner Bros. ... A League of Their Own is a 1992 film which tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). ... Mom And Dad Save The World is a 1992 movie which stars Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Lovitz, Kathy Ireland and other actors. ... promotional poster Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as National Lampoons Loaded Weapon 1) is a 1993 comedy film, directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and William Shatner. ... Coneheads is the title of a 1993 movie based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. ... North is a 1994 motion picture directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Elijah Wood. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The 1996 movie The Great White Hype stars Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Berg, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Lovitz, and Cheech Marin. ... Matilda is a 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito. ... High School High is a 1996 comedy about an inner city high school in the Los Angeles, California, area, starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, and Louise Fletcher. ... The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ... Happiness is a 1998 black comedy motion picture, written and directed by Todd Solondz, that shows the lives of three sisters and their families. ... Lost & Found is a 1999 American movie directed by Jeff Pollack. ... Small Time Crooks is a Woody Allen comedy starring Woody Allen himself and Tracey Ullman. ... Little Nicky could refer to: An Adam Sandler movie released in 2000. ... 3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 thriller film, starring Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox Arquette, David Arquette, Bokeem Woodbine, Christian Slater, and Kevin Pollak. ... Cats & Dogs is a 2001 comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman about the relationships between cats and dogs. ... Rat Race is a 2001 comedy film (not to be confused with The Rat Race of 1960) directed by Jerry Zucker. ... A comedy starring Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards. ... Eight Crazy Nights is a 2002 animated musical comedy movie with Adam Sandler about the magic of the holidays. ... The Stepford Wives is a 2004 comedy and science fiction film based on the Ira Levin novel The Stepford Wives. ... The Producers is a 2005 film based on the 2001 Broadway musical of the same name, which is in turn based on the 1968 movie starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Andréas Voutsinas. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Southland Tales is a 2008 science fiction film, written and directed by Richard Kelly. ... Farce of the Penguins is a 2007 direct-to-DVD parody film of the 2005 film March of the Penguins. ...

Television

Show Years Role
Saturday Night Live 1985-1990 various
The Simpsons 1991- Llewellyn Sinclair, Ms. Sinclair, Professor Lombardo, Enrico Irritazio, Artie Ziff, Aristotle Amadopoulos, and Jay Sherman.
The Critic 1994-1995 Jay Sherman
Newsradio 1998-1999 Max Louis, Fred[1], and Mike Johnson [2]

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This list is of one-time fictional characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ... For recurring characters who are associated with the Mafia, see Springfield Mafia. ... This list is of one-time fictional characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ... The Critic is an American animated television series that was originally broadcast on the ABC network in 1994 (and later on the Fox Network in 1995). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Critic is an American animated television series that was originally broadcast on the ABC network in 1994 (and later on the Fox Network in 1995). ... NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. The show was created by executive producer Paul Simms. ...

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Preceded by
Will Smith
MTV Movie Awards host
1995 (with Courtney Cox)
Succeeded by
Janeane Garofalo and Ben Stiller
The Simpsons cast members
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Regular cast
Dan CastellanetaJulie KavnerNancy CartwrightYeardley SmithHank AzariaHarry Shearer
Recurring cast
Doris GrauPamela HaydenJo Ann HarrisTress MacNeilleMarcia Mitzman GavenMaggie RoswellRussi TaylorKarl Wiedergott
Recurring guest stars
Albert BrooksKelsey GrammerPhil HartmanJan HooksJane KaczmarekMaurice LaMarcheJon LovitzJoe MantegnaMarcia WallaceFrank Welker

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