Norm Macdonald is a well-known stand-comedian from Canada who has an estimated net worth of over $2 million. He is also an actor, producer, director, and writer. Macdonald is best known for appearing on ‘Saturday Night Live’. H
e has made appearances in ‘NewsRadio’ and ‘The Drew Carey Show’. In 1999, he started his own show called ‘The Norm Show’. He was also the anchor of ‘Weekend Update’.
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Biography & Wiki
Norman Gene Macdonald was born on October 17, 1959, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada to his parents Ferne Macdonald and Percy Macdonald. Both his parents were teachers.
He is the brother of CBC journalist Neil Macdonald. He grew up in Ottawa, Canada.
Norm Macdonald was married to his wife Connie. They are now divorced and have a son named Dylan born in 1993. He was in a relationship with Elle Macpherson from 1997 to 1998.
He was addicted to gambling previously and has also won a six-figure amount in Atlantic City’s craps table.
Norm Macdonald began his career as a stand-up comedian. In 1987, he appeared in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival held in Montreal, Canada. In 1992, he became a writer of the television show ‘The Dennis Miller Show’. He was also the story editor and writer of ‘Roseanne’. He then guests appeared in ‘The Jackie Thomas Show’.
In 1993, Macdonald appeared in ‘Saturday Night Live’. He also served as the writer of the show. He went on to appear in the show till 1998. In 1999, norm became the star, creator, producer, and writer of ‘The Norm Show’. He was an actor, creator, executive producer, and writer of ‘A Minute with Stan Hooper’.
Macdonald was the host of ‘High Stakes Poker’ in 2011. He has also been hosting ‘Norm Macdonald Live’ from 2013. His other television roles include ‘The Middle’, ‘Last Comic Standing’, and ‘Back to Norm’. He has lent his voice in ‘The Orville’, ‘Skylanders Academy’, and ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’.
In 2006, he released his first album entitled ‘Ridiculous’. This was followed by ‘Me Doing Standup’ in 2011 and ‘Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery’ in 2017.
Norm Macdonald has lent his voice to many films including ‘Dr. Dolittle’ film series, ‘Farce of the Penguins’, ‘Christmas Is Here Again’, ‘The Flight Before Christmas’, ‘Vampire Dog’, ‘The 7th Dwarf’, and ‘The Outback’. He has also had cameo appearances in many films.
He is currently appearing on a web show host of ‘Norm Macdonald Live’ since 2013.
Awards & Achievements
In 1993, Norm Macdonald was nominated in the CableACE Awards. He was also nominated for the 1997 Online Film & Television Association Awards. He was the winner of the Canadian Screen Awards in 206 and 2017. He has appeared in the list of ‘100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time’ by Comedy Central.
Net Worth of Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald has an estimated net worth of more than $2 million as of 2017-2018. He made this fortune by appearing in various television shows and also by hosting many shows. He has also written a book and has also released albums. This fortune also comes by lending voice in many films.
Norm Macdonald is considered one of the most popular television personalities in the world. He has successfully appeared in a total of 97 episodes of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has written and produced many shows. He was also the host of the Canadian Screen Awards in 2016. He has voiced in all the Dr. Dolittle film series. In 2016, Norm Macdonald released the book entitled ‘Based on a True Story: Not A Memoir’. He was the writer of the 1998 film ‘Dirty Work.