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Jon Lovitz

(Jonathan Lovitz)
actor, comedian
Born: July 21, 1957
Birthplace: Tarzana, California
Best Known as: Cast member of Saturday Night Live and the voice of Jay Sherman in The Critic

As a young comedian, Lovitz was a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles where he met Phil Hartman. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. His most notable SNL characters were Tommy Flanagan, the Pathological Liar, and the Master Thespian. In the animated series The Critic, he played the title character of Jay Sherman. Lovitz has starred in a number of films from the comedy Rat Race to the musical The Producers. On Broadway, he played the lead role in The Dinner Party. He has sung the national anthem at Dodger stadium and at the U.S. Open. In 2005, he began his stand-up comedy career. In 2007, Lovitz signed a deal to appear regularly at Laugh Factory comedy clubs.

More on Jon Lovitz from Infoplease:

  • Jon Lovitz - Biography of Jon Lovitz, As a young comedian, Lovitz was a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles where he met Phil Hartman. He was a cast member of …
  • Rat Race - Rat Race Director: Jerry Zucker Writer: Andy Breckman Paramount Pictures; PG-13; 112 minutes ...
  • High School High - Starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer, Malinda Williams
  • Small Time Crooks - Starring Woody Allen, Michael Rapaport, Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Jon Lovitz
  • Casino Jack - Starring Kelly Preston, Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Rachelle Lefevre, Jon Lovitz
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