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Eugene Levy

Screenwriter / Actor / Film Producer / Film Director / Writer / Musician / Character Actor / Songwriter / Television Producer / Comedian | * 12/17/1946 (77) | Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
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Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian actor and comedian. Known for portraying flustered and unconventional figures, Levy has won multiple accolades throughout his career including four Primetime Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2011, and was made Companion of the Order of Canada in 2022. Levy started his career writing and acting in the Canadian television sketch series SCTV (1976–1984), earning two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. He also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Splash (1984), and Multiplicity (1996). He also became known for co-writing and appearances in a string of films with Christopher Guest, including Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), ()
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Eugene Levy CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, television director, producer, musician, and writer. He is known for his work in Canadian television series, American movies and television movies. He is the only actor to have starred in all seven of the American Pie films, as Noah Levenstein.From 1976 until 1984, he appeared in the Canadian television sketch comedy seriesSCTV. He is a regular collaborator of actor-directorChristopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing withWaiting for Guffman(1996).In 2004, he won aGrammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Mediafor "A Mighty Wind" from thefilm of the same namethat he co-wrote. In 2008, he received theGovernor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts. In 2019 and 2020, he was nominated for thePrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, which he won in 2020. Levy has won multiple accolades throughout his career including fourPrimetime Emmy Awardsand aGrammy Award.He was appointed to theOrder of Canadaon June 30, 2011.From 2015 to 2020, he starred asJohnny RoseinSchitt's Creek, a comedy series that he co-created with his son and co-starDan Levy. His daughter,Sarah Levy, portrays Twyla Sands, the waitress at the Schitt‘s Creek diner. His brother Fred is also a producer on the show.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Kids & Family | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Eugene Levy

Member of The Order of Canada Governor General's Performing Arts Award Primetime Emmy Awards Earle Grey Award Canada's Walk of Fame Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Sitges Film Festival Best Actor Award Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Performance in a Feature Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing in a Feature
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Movies with Eugene Levy as Actor(83)

as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2021 Catherine O'Hara: All of Us Shine
as Fire Chief Ducky (voice)2021 Back Home Again
as Charlie (voice)2016 Finding Dory
as himself2015 Being Canadian
as Dr. Glatt2012 Goon
as Jim's Father2012 American Reunion
as George Needleman2012 Madea's Witness Protection
as Max Yasgur2009 Taking Woodstock
as Mr Nerdlinger2009 Gooby
as Orrin (voice)2009 Astro Boy
as Albert Einstein (voice)2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
as Mr. Levenstein2007 American Pie Presents: Beta House
as Clovis (voice)2006 Curious George
as Morley Orfkin2006 For Your Consideration
as Lou (voice)2006 Over the Hedge
as Jimmy Murtaugh2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2
as Mr. Levenstein2005 American Pie Presents: Band Camp
as Andy Fiddler2005 The Man
as Self - 'Dr. Walter Kornbluth'2004 Making a 'Splash'
as Max Lomax2004 New York Minute
as himself2004 American Pie: Revealed
as Mitch Cohen2003 A Mighty Wind
as Howie Rottman2003 Bringing Down the House
as Jim's Father2003 American Wedding
as Jonas Fromer / Repli-Jonas2002 Repli-Kate
as Frank Bernard2002 Like Mike
as Keyes2001 Down to Earth
as Jim's Father2001 American Pie 2
as Bloomingdale's Salesman2001 Serendipity
as Bucky Kent2000 The Ladies Man
as Gerry Fleck2000 Best in Show
as Hugh Sanford1999 The Secret Life of Girls
as Jim's Father1999 American Pie
as Larry1999 Dogmatic
as Guy on Background T.V.1998 Holy Man
as Guy Fontenot1998 Almost Heroes
as Professor Keanbean1998 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish
as Vic1996 Multiplicity
as Dr. Allan Pearl1996 Waiting for Guffman
as President McCloskey1995 Harrison Bergeron
as Justice of the Peace1994 I Love Trouble
as David Grodin1993 Partners 'n Love
as Casino Cashier (uncredited)1992 Once Upon a Crime
as Crowley1992 Stay Tuned
as Singer at Audition1991 Father of the Bride
as Leo Ross1989 Speed Zone
as Bert Harris1988 Skeleton
as Tom Lynch1987 Bride of Boogedy
as Norman Kane1986 Armed and Dangerous
as Barry Steinberg1986 Club Paradise
as himself1985 Tears Are Not Enough
as Stan Shmenge1985 The Last Polka
as Walter Kornbluth1984 Splash
as Sal DiPasquale1983 Going Berserk
as Car Salesman1983 National Lampoon's Vacation
as Sternn / Male Reporter / Edsel (voice)1981 Heavy Metal
as Marty1980 Nothing Personal
as Matt1980 Double Negative
as Various1980 From Cleveland
as Ritchie Rosenberg1979 Running
as Clifford Sturges1973 Cannibal Girls

TV Shows/Series with Eugene Levy as Actor(23)

as himself2020 Reunited Apart
as Johnny Rose2015 Schitt's Creek
as Self - Guest2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Gil Bender2002 Greg the Bunny
as Plug Guard (voice)1999 Dilbert
1998 TRL
as himself1997 The View
as Dr. Rider1995 The Drew Carey Show
1994 Duckman
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Bert Harris1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater

Movies with Eugene Levy as Crew(19)

Production/Production Supervisor2020 Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell
Writing/Writer2006 For Your Consideration
Writing/Writer2003 A Mighty Wind
Writing/Screenplay2000 Best in Show
Writing/Writer1996 Waiting for Guffman
Directing/Director1994 Sodbusters
Production/Executive Producer1994 Sodbusters
Writing/Writer1994 Sodbusters
Directing/Director1993 Partners 'n Love
Directing/Director1992 Once Upon a Crime
Directing/Director1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
Writing/Writer1988 The Best of SCTV
Production/Executive Producer1988 Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman
Writing/Writer1985 The Last Polka
Writing/Writer1980 From Cleveland

TV Shows/Series with Eugene Levy as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2023 The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy
Production/Executive Producer2015 Schitt's Creek
Crew/Creator2015 Schitt's Creek
Writing/Writer2015 Schitt's Creek
Creator/Creator2015 Schitt's Creek
Directing/Director1990 Maniac Mansion
Creator/Creator1990 Maniac Mansion
Writing/Writer1981 SCTV Network 90

Additional Information

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Full Name: Eugene Levy
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Tuesday, 12/17 1946 (December) in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) (current age: 77 years + 215 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: McMaster University, Westdale Secondary School
Children: Dan Levy, Sarah Levy
Eugene Levy frequently works together with these people:
Catherine O'Hara (29x, Actress)
Martin Short (25x, Actor)
John Candy (20x, Actor)
Christopher Guest (19x, Actor)
Joe Flaherty (15x, Actor)
Adam Herz (13x, Crew)
Andrea Martin (12x, Actress)
Harold Ramis (11x, Crew)
Dave Thomas (11x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (9x, Actor)
Drew Carey (9x, Actor)
Jennifer Coolidge (8x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2305, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/17/2024