STEVE MARTIN Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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NAME: Steve Martin
BORN: 14/08/1945


Steve Martin got his taste for performing while working at Disneyland and nearby Knotts Berry Farm when he was a teenager. With his newfound skills in juggling, tap-dancing and balloon sculpting, he went on to study Philosophy and Theatre at U.C.L.A.


Having developed a reputation for television writing, for such shows as Dick Van Dyke and Sonny & Cher, Martin’s next move was into stand-up comedy. His break into films came in ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 1977. However, it wasn’t until the 80s that he would enjoy a successful run of hits. The films ‘All of Me’, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ helped make their kooky star a household name.


Martin’s career throughout the 90s continued to blossom in an eclectic way, with successful movies interspersed with less successful ventures. However, ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘L.A. Story’ both did well at the box office.