Norm Macdonald - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 15, 2020

Norm Macdonald
Profession: Comedian, Writer, Actor
Best Known For: SNL, Dr. Dolitte, Gossip & Trickery
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 17, 1959 (age 61)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Norman Gene Macdonald
Birth Place: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Percy Macdonald
Mother's Name: Ferne Macdonald
Siblings: 2

Neil Macdonald (older brother)
Leslie Macdonald (younger brother)

High School: Quebec High School, Gloucester High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, Scottish, English)
Nationality: Canadian

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife's Name: Connie (1988-1996)
Children: 1

Lloyd MacDonald (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.87 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Norm Macdonald?

Norm Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, voice actor, and actor. Below are the must-know facts about him!

Norm Macdonald: Age, Parents, Siblings

Norm Macdonald was born as Norman Gene Macdonald on October 17, 1959. He was born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada to parents Percy Macdonald and Ferne Macdonald. 

His father Percy Macdonald served the Canadian Army during World War II and later a teacher while Ferne Macdonald too worked as a teacher. Macdonald has a famous sibling(s). His older brother is Neil Macdonald, a journalist for CBC News and younger brother’s name is Leslie Macdonald.

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Education, Ethnicity

He attended Quebec High School in Quebec and later was educated at the Gloucester High School in Ottawa, Canada. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school.

His ethnicity includes Irish, Scottish, English.

Norm Macdonald: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Macdonald was a married man. He and his girlfriend Connie tied the knot in 1988. With his wife he has a son named Lloyd MacDonald, who was born on October 28, 1992, in Los Angeles.

After 8 years of marriage, they could no longer function as a married couple. Their marriage ended in divorce in the year 1996. Currently he is believed to be single.

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Norm Macdonald: Career

Early Days

Macdonald began his performances at stand-up clubs in Ottawa. In1987, he appeared at the Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In 1993, he joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live and worked there until he was fired in 1998A year later, he was asked to host the show again.

His other shows/appearances include Weekend Update, CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, The Norm Show, Norm Macdonald Live (2013-2017), The Jackie Thomas Show (1993), The Larry Sanders Show (1995), The Drew Carey Show, among others.

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Comedy Special, Films

Macdonald’s comedy special includes Ridiculous (2006), Me Doing Standup (2011), Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery (2017). The first two were aired on Comedy Central and later was aired on Netflix. He has also starred in Dirty Work (1998), Screwed (2000), Funny People (2009)Grown Ups (2010), Jack & Jill (2011)The Ridiculous Six.

Norm Macdonald has also performed as a voice actor, lending his voice in Dr. Dolitte (1998)Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)Family Guy, Christmas Is Here Again (2007)Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009)The 7th Dwarf  (2014)Vampire Dog (2012)The Outback (2012), Treasure Hounds (2017).

Co-stars

On the set of The Ridiculous Six, Macdonald worked alongside Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Whitney Cummings, Jon Lovitz, Julia Jones.

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Norm Macdonald: Gambling problem, Controversy

He has confessed that he is a gambler and stated that his gambling addiction began after he won six-figure win at a craps table in Atlantic City. In a 2011 interview, Macdonald revealed that he had lost all his money gambling- three times. He added that the largest amount he lost was $400,000!

On his March 30, 2011 he appeared on The Howard Stern Show where he made several gay jokes for which he received several criticisms. He was asked if he was at all uncomfortable with homosexuality, he replied that he was not only a supporter of gay rights but "fascinated" by gay sexual practice.

Source: Boston Herald (Norm Macdonald)

Norm Macdonald: Net Worth, Salary

Macdonald's net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Norm Macdonald: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Norm Macdonald is followed by over a million followers. He also has an official website - normmacdonald.tv.

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