The world of comedy has certainly seen a significant number of comedians come and go, but very few have stood out and made an impact that has lasted. These longstanding ones which include the likes of Steve Martin and Martin Short have somehow managed to keep making people laugh, as well as adapting to the changes in audiences and the industry itself over the decades. For this group of well-recognized comedians who have spent decades in the game, one would assume that fans know every detail about them but that is not often the case.
Steve Martin has been widely recognized as one of the funniest men alive. Find out if he is taller than his equally funny, lifelong best friend, Martin Short.
How Old Is Steve Martin?
There is no doubt that the entertainment guru is as old as we think, especially considering his mop of grey hair. He was named Stephen Glenn Martin at birth on 14th August 1945 by his parents Mary Lee and Glenn Vernon Martin in Waco, Texas. He started selling guidebooks at Disneyland on weekends and summer breaks when he was ten years old. During his time there, he accidentally appeared in the background of a movie that was being shot at Disneyland, making the film – Disneyland Dream his first movie appearance.
How Old Was Steve Martin When He Started His Career?
Steve Martin’s writing and comedy career started in 1967 with him writing for shows such as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. He also appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour when he was around 23 years old.
His rise to stardom, however, began in the mid-1970s when he appeared severally as a stand-up comedian in shows such as The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, The Gong Show, HBO’s On Location, The Muppet Show, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Riding the horse of his establishing fame, Martin released some comedy albums, all of which were very successful with each selling over a million copies and topping charts in the US. Two of those albums won him his first 2 Grammys in 1978 and 1979 respectively.
Martin’s acting career also began around this time and his first notable film appearance was when he starred in The Absent-Minded Waiter in 1977. This film did very well and it was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Short, Live Action film category. Since then, Martin has come a long way in not just film, but also television, theatre, music, and writing.
How Old Was Steve Martin When He Got Married?
The popular comedian got married to his first wife, Victoria Tennant, an English actress on November 20, 1986, when he was 41 years old and they stayed together until their divorce in 1994. Steve Martin then remained single until 2007 when he married writer, Anne Stringfield, his current wife. Their wedding was a very private and intimate affair that took place at his Los Angeles home on July 28th, 2007. The couple welcomed their first child in December 2012, making Martin a first-time father at age 67.
Is Steve Martin Taller Than Martin Short?
Steve Martin and his fellow Saturday Night Live veteran, Martin Short, have worked together for quite a long time now. Being a comedian, actor, singer and writer himself, Martin Short and Steve Martin have crossed professional paths on several occasions. They are also notable for sharing screen time on several films including Martin’s 1986 film Three Amigos, Father of the Bride in 1991, Father of the Bride II which was released in 1995, The Prince of Egypt in 1998, as well as Jiminy Glick in Lalawood in 2004.
The duo has also done some comedy collaborations together, the most recent one being their hilarious 2018 Netflix comedy special, Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. They are also set to perform their show The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment on a tour of the UK and Ireland in March 2020.
While the approximate number of years they have been in their similar careers may suggest that the two are somehow on the same level, their heights are a completely different ball game. While Steve Martin standing at an impressive 6 feet 0 inches, Martin Short stands at least 4 inches shorter at a height of 5 ft 7 inches.