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Norm MacDonald

MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Québec City, Québec on October 17, 1963. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked Norm's stand up, and gave him his job on Saturday Night Live (1975).MacDonald became widely popular when he became the Weekend Update anchor with his trademark line "Now the fake news." He lasted from September 24, 1994, to December 13, 1997, when he was fired by Don Ohlmeyer, president of NBC on the west coast. MacDonald's last weekend update was December 13, 1997, and he left the show in March 1998. His movie Dirty Work (1998), which he began working on in the summer of 1997, came out 2 months later. In March 1999, his show, called Norm (1999), came out on ABC and had a 3-season run. During the time, he starred in the movie Screwed (2000), opposite Dave Chappelle.

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Oct 17, 1963 In Québec City, Québec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Skylanders Academy 2016-10-28

2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Skylanders Academy Glumshanks 38 episodes, 2016-2018 2016-10-28
Sunnyside The Hole 12 episodes, 2015 2015-01-08
Mike Tyson Mysteries Pigeon 64 episodes, 2014-2020 2014
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Middle Unknown 2009-09-30
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Oliver Beene Unknown 2003-03-09
The Fairly OddParents Unknown 2001-03-30
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Unknown 1999-08-16
Norm Norm Henderson 54 episodes, 1999-2001 1999-03-24
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
NewsRadio Unknown 1995-03-21
The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Saturday Night Live Various / ... 96 episodes, 1993-2009 1975-10-11