Mike Myers Biography

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Score: 9.5 / 10
Released: July 26, 2002
Director: Jay Roach
Producer: Mike Myers, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Demi Moore, Eric McLeod, John Lyons
Studio: Alliance Films
Cast: Mike Myers, Michael Caine, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Michael York, Seth Green, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Fred Savage, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Aaron Himelstein, Josh Zuckerman, Clint Howard
Genre: Comedy
Length: 94 minutes
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Mike Myers Biography

MIKE MYERS

Date of birth: May 25, 1963

This Scarborough, Ontario, native is responsible—some might say culpable—for adding words to our vocabulary. His first feature, Wayne's World, brought us the delightful "schwing" and his latest, Austin Powers, gave us "shagalicious."

As a kid growing up in Scarborough, Mike Myers used to watch Saturday Night Live and dream about being on the show even as he worked on his Wayne character to impress girls at parties.

"Lorne is a hero to me," said Mike. In fact, while in junior high in Scarborough, he says, "I was going to write a speech about comedy in Canada, and then I changed it to make it just on Lorne Michaels because I always wanted to be on Saturday Night Live."

Well, the boy had his dream come true. After doing some comedy work in Toronto, he winged his way down to New York and into the SNL spotlight. "Lorne gave me my break on TV and he gave me my break in the movies," says Myers. "I never knew I'd be on SNL, doing characters and all that."

In true Canadian fashion, Mike met his wife, Robin Ruzan, at a hockey game. As the story goes, she was hit by a puck and Myers came to console her and ended up falling in love.

As for his hometown of Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Mike says: "Toronto is always home. There's a certain attitude there that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world. I really miss it."

In 2003, Mike was given a star on Canada's Walk of Fame and a Toronto street near the neighborhood where he grew up was named for him. In 2007, he and Robin were divorced. In 2010, he married second wife Kelly Tisdale, with whom he has three children.

After a lengthy break, Mike returned to the big screen in films such as Terminal (2018) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), which is about one of Mike's favorite rock bands, Queen.

Filmography:

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Terminal (2018)
The King (2018) (self)
Shrek Forever After (2010) (voice)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The Love Guru (2008)
Shrek the Third (2007) (voice)
Shrek 2 (voice) (2004)
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Nobody Knows Anything (2003)
View from the Top (2002)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Shrek (2001) (voice)
Nobody Knows Anything (2000)
Pete's Meteor (2000)
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
54 (1998)
It's a Dog's Life (1998)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Wayne's World (1992)
Elvis Stories (1989)


Filmography

Actor Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Actor The King (2018)
Actor Terminal (2018)
Actor Being Canadian (2015)
Producer The Love Guru (2008)
Actor Shrek the Halls (2007)
Actor Shrek the Third (2007)
Actor Shrek 2 (2004)
Actor View From The Top (2003)
Actor Shrek (2001)
Actor Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Actor 54 (1998)
Actor Wayne's World (1992)