It is without a doubt that Mike Myers has made you laugh more times than you can count. The actor is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Shrek, Wayne’s World, and Austin Powers. Myers is a film producer, comedian, screenwriter, and actor. Over the years, the actor has built an impressive resumé but he particularly got known for his stint on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995. During his time on the show, his characters and skits were well received and were favorites of the audience and viewers.
While on SNL, he starred in the critically acclaimed 1992 comedy Wayne’s World directed by Penelope Spheeris and produced by Lorne Michaels (the mind behind SNL). The film was written by Mike Myers and the writing duo, Terry and Bonnie Turner – who were also writers for SNL at the time. Wayne’s world had an impressive cast which also included Rob Lowe, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrera and Chris Farley.
He also appeared in the spy-comedy film series Austin Powers and he voiced the titular character in the DreamWorks animation, Shrek. Other films the actor has appeared in include Inglorious Basterds, The Love Guru, The Cat In The Hat, The Thin Pink Line and View From Top. He later made his directorial debut with Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, a 2013 documentary.
Being both an American and a Canadian, he received a star on Canada’s walk of fame in 2003 and also received a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.
His face was put on a stamp by the Canada Post in 2015; and later in 2017, he was named by Governor General David Johnston as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to entertainment as an actor, writer and producer.
Michael John Myers was born in Scarborough, Toronto on the 25th of May, 1963 to Eric Myers, an insurance Agent and Alice Myers, a Royal Air Force veteran. Both of his parents were from Liverpool, United Kingdom but relocated to Canada. He has two older brothers – Peter, who works for Sears Canada and Paul Myers, the indie rock musician.
Mike, who was raised Protestant, is of Irish, Scottish and English descent. The actor also holds British, American and Canadian citizenship. He attended the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and later attended the Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, where he graduated from in 1982.
Mike Myers Net Worth: How Much is He Worth
Mike Myers has an impressive net worth of $175 million. This is the result of years of hard work in the industry. Many don’t realize this but Mike has starred in not one but two very successful franchises with his Shrek franchise being one of the most successful animated franchises to date, having made more than $3.5 billion at the box office. It is also the second highest-grossing animated franchise (behind The Despicable Me animated franchise) and the 16th highest-grossing franchise of all time.
His Austin Powers franchise was an unexpected success and was even nominated for an Academy Award. The series are parodies of the spy genre and characters like James Bond. It also makes fun of the over the top plot lines, underdeveloped characters and consistent sexual innuendos found in these films. Being the creator, writer and producer of the franchise, you can be sure that he was well compensated for his work. All of which contributes to his very ‘healthy’ net worth.
Early in his career, Mike dated fellow comedy writer, Robin Ruzan, after they met at a hockey game in Chicago. The two got married in 1993 and were together till 2005. During their married years, Myers frequently referred to Robin as his muse.
In 2006, Mike met and began dating Kelly Tisdale, a café owner. The two got married in 2010 in a secret ceremony. They currently have three children together. Their son, Spike Alan was born in 2011, their daughter – Sunday Molly – was born in 2014 and their second daughter, Paulina Kathleen was born in 2015.
Mike Myers currently lives in New York City with his family. He is an avid Dungeons & Dragons player. He is also a hockey fan and supports the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
Beyond acting, Mike is also an author and has published a book about Canada’s history and popular culture called Canada.