Lorne Michaels
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United States Canada Israel
2021

Broadway Video

Lorne
Michaels

Founder

Michaels long ago secured his place in history as the creator of NBC¡¯s ¡°Saturday Night Live.¡± As executive producer of the zeitgeist-shaping show for all but five of 47 seasons, he has propelled a long line of performers to stardom from Chevy Chase to Pete Davidson while inspiring several fictional characters created by alums, including Dr. Evil in the ¡°Austin Powers¡± films, Jack Donaghy in ¡°30 Rock,¡± which he exec produced, and more recently Will Forte¡¯s MacGruber, who is returning for a Peacock series helmed by a decade after the ¡°MacGruber¡± film helmed by The Lonely Island. But that hasn¡¯t stopped Michaels from churning out new series, including NBC sitcom ¡°Kenan¡± led by ¡°SNL¡¯s¡± longest-running regular and the recent Apple TV+ musical series ¡°Schimigadoon!¡±

Career

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • A.P. BIO
  • MACGRUBER

Education

  • University of Toronto (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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