43 Facts About Mike Myers


Michael John Myers OC was born on May 25,1963 and is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and director.


Mike Myers's accolades include seven MTV Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


Mike Myers subsequently earned praise and numerous accolades for playing the title roles in the Wayne's World, Austin Powers, and Shrek franchises, the latter of which is the second highest-grossing animated film franchise.


Mike Myers acted sporadically in the 2010s, having supporting roles in Terminal and Bohemian Rhapsody.


Mike Myers made his directorial debut with the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Mike Myers created and starred in the 2022 Netflix original series, The Pentaverate, and appeared in David O Russell's Amsterdam.


Michael John Myers was born in the Scarborough district of Toronto on May 25,1963, to data processor Alice "Bunny" E and insurance agent Eric Myers.


Mike Myers's parents were English immigrants from the Old Swan area of Liverpool.


Mike Myers has two older brothers: Paul, a musician, and Peter, who worked for Sears Canada.


Mike Myers grew up in Scarborough and North York, where he attended Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute.


Mike Myers graduated from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute in 1982.


Mike Myers moved to the United Kingdom, and in 1985 he was one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational group based at The Comedy Store in London.


Mike Myers returned to Toronto and The Second City in 1986 as a cast member in The Second City's Toronto main stage show, Second City Theatre.


Mike Myers made many appearances, including as Wayne Campbell, on Toronto's Citytv in the early 1980s, on the alternative video show City Limits hosted by Christopher Ward; Mike Myers made several appearances after the launch of MuchMusic, for which City Limits was essentially the prototype.


Mike Myers appeared as Wayne Campbell in the music video for Ward's Canadian hit "Boys and Girls".


Mike Myers wrote another sketch, "Kurt and Dieter", co-starring with Second City's Dana Andersen and directed by Novak, which later became the popular "Sprockets" sketch on Saturday Night Live.


Mike Myers began appearing on Saturday Night Live on January 21,1989 and eventually became the first repertory player added to the show's cast in over two years.


Mike Myers returned to host in 1997 and made an appearance as his movie character Dr Evil in 2014.


Mike Myers made his film debut when he and Dana Carvey adapted their "Wayne's World" Saturday Night Live sketches into the feature Wayne's World.


Mike Myers took a two-year hiatus from performing after the end of his time as an SNL regular.


Mike Myers returned to acting with the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, followed by the sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember.


Mike Myers played the title role and the villain in all three films as well as a henchman and another villain in the sequels.


The film was not critically or commercially successful, though Mike Myers received some positive notice.


Mike Myers countersued and a settlement was reached after several months where Mike Myers agreed to make another film with Universal.


In 2001, Mike Myers provided the voice of the eponymous character, Shrek in the animated film of the same name, having taken over the role after the originally planned voice actor Chris Farley died in December 1997 before recording all of his dialogue.


Mike Myers reprised this role in Shrek 4-D in 2003, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, the Christmas and Halloween television specials Shrek the Halls and Scared Shrekless, and Shrek Forever After.


Mike Myers received the MTV Generation Award in June 2007, making him the second Canadian to win the award.


In 2008, Mike Myers co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the poorly received The Love Guru, and in 2009 had a minor role as British general Ed Fenech in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.


In 2018, after an eight-year hiatus from feature films, Mike Myers appeared in supporting roles in Terminal and Bohemian Rhapsody.


In May 2022, Mike Myers provided a cryptic message that implied an Austin Powers 4 would be forthcoming.


Mike Myers had a cameo appearance in Britney Spears' music video "Boys" as Austin Powers.


Mike Myers is a member of the band Ming Tea along with The Bangles' guitarist and vocalist Susanna Hoffs and musician Matthew Sweet.


In 2011 Mike Myers returned to The Comedy Store in London to perform a one night only comeback of his role with The Comedy Store Players.


In 2017, Mike Myers began hosting a reprised version of The Gong Show in heavy makeup as a fictional British host known as Tommy Maitland, though his identity was not confirmed until the second season.


An avid follower of the Monty Python comedy troupe, in July 2014 Mike Myers appeared on stage at the O2 Arena on the final night of their 10 dates live show, Monty Python Live, and appears on the documentary telefilm Monty Python: The Meaning of Live.


From 2017 to 2018, Mike Myers hosted a re-boot of The Gong Show using heavy prosthetics and disguised as "British comedian" Tommy Maitland, a fictional character.


Mike Myers began dating actress and comedy writer Robin Ruzan in the late 1980s after meeting at an ice hockey game in Chicago, during which Mike Myers caught a puck and used the incident as an icebreaker to strike up a conversation with Ruzan.


The couple married on May 22,1993, and Mike Myers later referred to Ruzan as "his muse".


Mike Myers is a fan of his parents' hometown football team Liverpool FC.


Mike Myers has played for Hollywood United FC, a celebrity soccer team.


In 2014, Mike Myers starred in a commercial with his brother Peter for Sears Canada, using "humorous banter to spread the message that, despite rumours, Sears wasn't shutting down".


In 2016, Mike Myers published a book, Canada, a memoir interwoven with reflections on his native country's history and popular culture and the renaissance represented by the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


In June 2018, during a guest appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Mike Myers stated that England is a "rooting interest" for him during soccer games in part because of his parents and because he is a citizen of the country.