Ten fun facts about Steve Martin


Fact 1
Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Fact 2
Martin was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in November 2013.

Fact 3
Martin was a cheerleader of Garden Grove High School.


Fact 4
Martin's first job was at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on weekends and full-time during the school's summer break.

Fact 5
Inspired by his philosophy classes, Martin considered becoming a professor instead of an actor-comedian.

Fact 6
He later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.

Fact 7
In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours.

Fact 8
In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics.

Fact 9
Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

Fact 10
On his comedy albums, Martin’s stand-up is self-referential and sometimes self-mocking.


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