Norm MacDonald Net Worth and Salary
Norm MacDonald is a Canadian born actor, writer and comedian with a Fortune of $ 2.5 Million. Although he is a well-known comedian, Macdonald is also an accomplished screenwriter with credits on a number of sitcoms. Additionally, Norm is famous for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live”.
During his career he appeared in many movies and TV shows. Many publications consider Norm Macdonalds to be one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. Norm is famous for his straightforward comic style, which has become more and more minimalist over the years.
Norm MacDonald Youth
Norman Gene Macdonald was born on October 17, 1959 in Quebec, Canada. Raised alongside two brothers by parents who were both teachers, Norm attended high schools in Quebec City and Ottawa. His brother Neil later became a reporter for CBC News. Norm’s father, Percy, served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II and helped liberate the Netherlands.
Norm MacDonald Career
Macdonald began his career in Ottawa performing a standing comedy at Yuk Yuks. By the mid-1980s, Norm was considered one of the best comics to come to Canada. In 1990, he appeared on the show “Star Search” as a nominee. In the early 1990s, he took a job as a writer on the sitcom “Roseanne”.
Macdonald’s big break came in 1993 when he was offered a spot on “Saturday Night Live.” He quit writing for “Roseanne” and began to make impressions on celebrities like Larry King, David Letterman, Quentin Tarantino and many more on the “SNL”. During his second season on the show, Norm became well known for hosting the “Weekend Update” segment of “SNL”.
Norm’s performances on the “Weekend Update” were well received, but quite controversial. He often made jokes on taboo subjects and disparaged high profile celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Marion Barry. OJ Simpson was the subject of a considerable flogging by Macdonald for continually implying that Simpson was guilty in his notorious murder trial. He also attacked Michael Jackson’s sexuality and his alleged pedophile activities.
After five years, Norm left “SNL” in 1998. NBC President Don Ohlmeyer explained that Macdonald’s withdrawal was due to low grades, but Norm argued that he was told to leave because of poor grades. of his jokes about OJ Simpson (who was Olmeyer’s close friend). He later explained that the person who wrote the jokes was fired from “SNL” at the same time and that Ohlmeyer had a party for the jurors who acquitted OJ
While it is true that “there is no bad press,” the rift between Ohlmeyer and Macdonald has affected his ability to promote his new film, “Dirty Work.” Ohlmeyer declined to run ads for the film on his network. This decision was eventually overturned, but commercials for the film were never shown during episodes of “SNL.” Norm later came to the conclusion that Ohlmeyer had not removed him from “SNL” specifically because of OJ’s jokes, but rather because he used to disobey Ohlmeyer’s orders.
The movie “Dirty Work” was released in 1998. Macdonald starred in the movie and also co-wrote it. The film received negative reviews from critics and failed to break even at the box office. He then voiced the character of Lucky the Dog in Eddie Murphy’s “Dr. Dolittle”. He took over this dubbing role in the next two sequels.
In 1999, Norm started hosting “The Norm Show”, which was later renamed simply “Norm”. It lasted for three seasons on ABC. He then appeared in the movie “Man on the Moon”. In 2000, he appeared alongside Dave Chappelle in the movie “Screwed”. He then made an appearance on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” », Winning $ 500,000 for a charity. In 2005, he booked a dubbing role in “The Fairly OddParents”.
In the mid-2000s, Macdonald began replacing Dennis Miller for the “Miller Time” segment on the “O’Reilly Factor”. During this time he also appeared on shows such as “My Name Is Earl”, “Match Game”, “Celebrity Jeopardy” and “Million Dollar Password”. In 2009, he began portraying a fictional version of himself on FX’s “The Norm Macdonald Reality Show”. In 2013, he launched the “Norm Macdonald Live” podcast.
In 2015, he acted as a judge for “Last Comic Standing”. In 2018, he started hosting a new talk show called “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” which debuted on Netflix.
Brand Approvals In 2006, Norm Macdonald worked as an ad voice actor for Bell Mobility, a Canadian telecommunications company. In 2007 and 2008, Norm was a voice actor for a number of AT&T commercials. In 2012, he became spokesperson for Safe Auto Insurance Company. In 2015, he portrayed Colonel Sanders in a number of KFC commercials.
Norm MacDonald Relationships
In 1990, Norm Macdonald married Connie Macdonald. The couple had a child together in 1993 and their divorce was finalized in 1999.
Gambling Addiction: Norm once suffered from a severe gambling addiction, which reached a boiling point during his days working on “Saturday Night Live”. He reportedly left each night immediately after filming his segment, traveling to Atlantic City and playing late into the night. Eventually, things got even worse when he moved into a building with a casino in the lobby. He had admitted that he had only been able to save about $ 200,000 on his “Saturday Night Live” salary, despite making millions. He also said his gambling addiction started when he won six figures at a craps table in Atlantic City. Apparently the “rush” made him come back for more.
Macdonald once revealed that he had lost all of his money three times while playing, and that the most he had ever lost at any one time was $ 400,000. That being said, Norm is a relatively gifted poker player, placing 20th out of 827 participants in the No-Limit Texas Hold ’em event at the 2007 World Series of Poker. He won around $ 14,000.
Norm MacDonald Real Estate
In 2015, Norm Macdonald put his Santa Monica condo on the real estate market with a price tag of $ 2.2 million. The apartment has 1,630 square feet of living space with ocean views. Additionally, the property is located just two blocks from famous Santa Monica Beach. He originally bought the property for $ 1.75 million in 2008. Around 2015, reports suggested that Macdonald had bought another property in Playa Vista for $ 750,000.
Norm Macdonald Movies
|1993||The Jackie Thomas Show (television series)||Jordan|
|1993||Saturday Night Live (television series)||Additional|
|1996||The People vs. Larry Flynt||Reporter|
|1996||The Drew Carey Show (television series)||Simon Tate|
|1997||Roger FM News||(TV Series)|
|1998||Dirty Job Mitch||Weaver|
|1998||Doctor Dolittle||Lucky (voice)|
|1999||Deuce Bigalow: Gigolo at all costs||Bartender|
|1999||Man on the Moon||Michael Richards|
|1999||The Norm Show (TV series)||Norm Henderson|
|2000||The Griffins (television series)||Death (voice)|
|2001||The Animal||Mob Member|
|2001||Doctor Dolittle 2 Lucky||(voice; uncredited)|
|2003||A Minute with Stan Hooper||(television series) Stan Hooper|
|2004||Oliver Beene (TV series)||Hobo Bob|
|2005||Back to Norm (TV)||Additional|
|2005||Gigolo Despite Himself||Earl McManus|
|2005||My Godparents Are Magic (TV series)||Norm the Genie|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins||Join Twosomes Penguin (voice)|
|2006||Doctor Dolittle 3 Lucky||voice; uncredited)|
|2007||Senior Skip Day||Mr. Rigetti|
|2007||Earl (TV series)||Little Chubby|
|2007||Christmas Is Here Again||Buster (voice)|
|2008||The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget||Himself|
|2008||Dr. Dolittle: Tail To The Chief Lucky||(voice; not mentioned in credits)|
|2009||The Norm MacDonald Reality Show||Self|
|2011||Jack and Julie (Jack and Jill)||Funbucket|