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Saturday Night Live FAQ: Quick Bios


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Saturday Night Live FAQ:  Quick Bios
====================================
This is a list of very short (and hopefully accurate) biographies
for people associated with Saturday Night Live.



Aykroyd, Dan
------------
Daniel Edward Aykroyd
Born:  01 Jul 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Brother of Peter Aykroyd
Married Donna Dixon
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 26 May 1979
              Writer

Aykroyd, Peter
--------------
Peter Aykroyd
Born:
Brother of Dan Aykroyd
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1979-1980
              Writer?

Banks, Morwenna
---------------
Morwenna Banks
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player Jan 1995 - Apr/May 1995

Belushi, Jim
------------
James Belushi
Born:  15 Jun 1954 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Brother of John Belushi
SNL Credits:  Player 1983 to 13 Apr 1985

Belushi, John
-------------
John Belushi
Born:  24 Jan 1949 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Died:  05 Mar 1982 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Cause:  Drug overdose
Buried:  in Chilmark (Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts (Abel's Hill Cemetery)
Brother of actor Jim Belushi
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 26 May 1979

Breuer, Jim
-----------
Jim Breuer
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 30 Sep 1995 to present

Brooks, Albert
--------------
Albert Einstein
Born:  22 Jul 1947 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Son of vaudeville/radio comic "Parkyercarcass" (sp?)
Brother of actor/comedian Bob Einstein (aka "Super Dave Osbourne")
SNL Credits:  produced short films for the first season

Brown, A. Whitney
-----------------
Alan Whitney Brown
Born:  09 Jul 1942 in Michigan
SNL Credits:  Commentator on Weekend Update
              Featured Player 1985-1990/91

Cahill, Beth
------------
Beth Cahill
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1991-1992

Carvey, Dana
------------
Dana Carvey
Born:  02 June 1955 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana
SNL Credits:  Player 11 Oct 1986 to 06 Feb 1993

Chase, Chevy
------------
Cornelius Crane Chase
Born:  08 Oct 1943 in New York, New York, New York
Married Jacqueline Carlin
Married Jayni (Chase)
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 30 Oct 1976
              Writer

Cleghorne, Ellen
----------------
Ellen Cleghorne
Born: in New York, New York, New York
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1992-1993
              Player 25 Sep 1983 to Apr/May 1995

Coe, George
-----------
George Coe
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975

Crystal, Billy
--------------
Billy Crystal
Born:  14 March 1947 in Long Beach, Nassau, New York
Married:  Janice Goldfinger on 4 June 1970 in New York, New York, New York
SNL Credits:  Player 1984 to 13 Apr 1985

Curtin, Jane
------------
Jane Curtin
Born:  06 Sep 1947 in Cambridge, Suffolk, Massachusetts
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 24 May 1980

Cusack, Joan
------------
Joan Cusack
Born:  11 Oct 1962 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois
Sister of actor John Cusack
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 24 May 1986

Davis, Tom
----------
Tom Davis
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1979-1980
              Writer

Dillon, Denny
-------------
Denny Dillon
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 15 Nov 1980 to 07 Mar 1981

Downey Jr., Robert
------------------
Robert Downey Jr.
Born:  04 Apr 1965 in New York, New York, New York
Son of director Robert Downey Sr.
Nephew of actor/writer Jim Downey
Married Deborah Falconer in 1993
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 24 May 1986

Downey, Jim
-----------
James Downey
Born:
Brother of director Robert Downey Sr.
Uncle of actor Robert Downey Jr.
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1979-1980
              Writer
              Weekend Update producer

Doyle-Murray, Brian
-------------------
Brian Doyle-Murray
Born:
Brother of actor Bill Murray
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1977-1980, 1981-1982
              Player 1981-1982

Duke, Robin
-----------
Robin Duke
Born:  13 Mar 1954 in some city, some province, Canada?
SNL Credits:  Player last show of 1980/81 to spring 1984

Dunn, Nora
----------
Nora Dunn
Born:  29 Apr 1952 to Chicago, Cook, Illinois
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 29 May 1990

Ebersole, Christine
-------------------
Christine Ebersole
Born:  1953 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
SNL Credits:  Player 03 Oct 1981 to spring 1982

Elliott, Chris
--------------
Chris Elliott
Born:  1960 in New York, New York, New York
Son of comedian Bob Elliott
SNL Credits:  Player Jan 1994 to Apr/May 1995

Fallon, Siobhan
---------------
Siobhan J. Fallon
Born:  1961 in Cazenovia, Madison, New York
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1991-1992

Farley, Chris
-------------
Christopher Crosby Farley
Born:  15 Feb 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin
Died:  18 Dec 1997 in Chicago, Illinois
Cause:  Drug overdose and apparent drug induced heart attack
Buried:  23 Dec 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin (Resurrection Cemetery)
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player 28 Sep 1991 to ?

Ferrell, Will
-------------
Will Ferrell
Born:  Irvine, Orange, California
       (he is 28 as of Sep 1995)
SNL Credits:  Player 30 Sep 1995 to present

Franken, Al
-----------
Al Franken
Born:  St. Louis Park, Minnesota?
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1979-1980, 1988-1995
              Writer

Garofalo, Janeane
-----------------
Janeane Garofalo
Born:  28 Sep 1964 in New Jersey
SNL Credits:  Player Sep/Oct 1994 to Dec 1994

Gasteyer, Ana
-------------
Ana Gasteyer
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 1996 to present

Gottfried, Gilbert
------------------
Gilbert Gottfried
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 15 Nov 1980 to 07 Mar 1981

Gross, Mary
-----------
Mary Gross
Born:  25 Mar 1953 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Sister of actor Michael Gross
SNL Credits:  Player 03 Oct 1981 to 13 Apr 1985

Guest, Christopher
------------------
Christopher Haden-Guest
Born:  05 Feb 1948 in New York, New York, New York
Fifth Baron Haden-Guest of Saling in the County of Essex
   in the Peerage of the United Kingdom  (since 15 April 1996)
Son of Peter Haden-Guest, Fourth Baron Haden-Guest of Saling and
   Jean Pauline Hindes, Vice President of CBS from 1976 to 1986
Brother of actor Nicholas Guest
Half-brother of journalist Anthony Haden-Guest
Married actress Jamie Lee Curtis
SNL Credits:  Player 1984 to 13 Apr 1985

Hall, Anthony Michael
---------------------
Anthony Michael Hall
Born:  14 Apr 1968 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 24 May 1986

Hall, Brad
----------
D. Bradford Hall
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 25 Sep 1982 to spring 1984
Married Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Hall, Rich
----------
Rich Hall
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 1984 to 13 Apr 1985

Hammond, Darrell
----------------
Darrell Hammond
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 30 Sep 1995 to present

Hartman, Phil
-------------
Phil Hartman
Born:  24 Sep 1948 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died:  28 May 1998 in Encino, Los Angeles, California
Cause:  Gunshot wounds
SNL Credits:  Player 11 Oct 1986 to Apr/May 1994

Hooks, Jan
----------
Jan Hooks
Born:  23 Apr 1957 in Decatur, De Kalb, Georgia
SNL Credits:  Player 11 Oct 1986 to 18 May 1991

Hutsell, Melanie
----------------
Melanie Hutsell
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1991-1993
              Player 25 Sep 1993 to Apr/May 1994

Jackson, Victoria
-----------------
Victoria Jackson
Born:  02 Aug 1959 in Miami, Dade, Florida
SNL Credits:  Player 86/87 to 16 May 1992

Kattan, Chris
-------------
Chris Kattan
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1995/1996

Kaufman, Andy
-------------
Andrew G. Kaufman
Born:  17 Jan 1949 in New York City, New York, New York
Died:  16 May 1984 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Cause:  Lung cancer
Buried:  in Elmont (Long Island), New York (Beth David Cemetery)
SNL Credits:  Featured Player

Kazurinsky, Tim
---------------
Tim Kazurinsky
Born:  03 Mar 1950 in Johnstown, Cambria|Lebanon|Union, Pennsylvania
SNL Credits:  Writer
              Player last show of 1980/81 to spring 1984

Kightlinger, Laura
------------------
Laura Kightlinger
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1994 to Apr/May 1995

Koechner, David
---------------
David Koechner
Born:  in Tipton, Missouri
SNL Credits:  Player 30 Sep 1995 to 1996

Kroeger, Gary
-------------
Gary Kroeger
Born:  Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa
SNL Credits:  Player 25 Sep 1982 to spring 1984/13 Apr 1985

Louis-Dreyfus, Julia
--------------------
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Born:  13 Jan 1961
Married actor Brad Hall
Won an Emmy for "Seinfeld" on 1996.09.08
SNL Credits:  Player 25 Sep 1982 to 13 Apr 1985

Lovitz, Jon
-----------
Jon Lovitz
Born:  21 Jul 1957 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 19 May 1990

MacDonald, Norm
---------------
Norm MacDonald
Born:  25 Dec? 1962 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1993-1994
              Player 1994 to present
              Writer

Matthius, Gail
--------------
Gail Matthius
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 15 Nov 1980 to 07 Mar 1981

McKean, Michael
---------------
Michael McKean
Born: 17 Oct 1947 in New York, New York, New York
SNL Credits:  Player 19? Mar 1994 to spring 1995??

McKinney, Mark
--------------
Mark Douglas Brown McKinney
Born:  26 Jun 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
SNL Credits:  Apprentice writer 1985 to 1986
              Featured Player:  Jan 1995 to present

Meadows, Tim
------------
Tim Meadows
Born:  in Highland Park, Michigan
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player 25 Sep 1993 to present

Metcalf, Laurie
---------------
Laurie Metcalf
Born:  16 Jun 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1981

Michaels, Lorne
---------------
Lorne Lipowitz
Born:  17 Nov 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Married Rosie Shuster (divorced)
Married Susan Forristal (divorced)
Married Alice Barry
SNL Credits:  Producer from 1975 to 1980
              Producer from 1985 to present
              Writer

Miller, Dennis
--------------
Dennis Miller
Born:  03 Nov 1953 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Won 2 Emmies for "Dennis Miller Live" on 1996.09.08
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 18 May 1991

Mohr, Jay
---------
Jay Mohr
Born:  in New Jersey
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1993-1995
              Writer

Morgan, Tracy
-------------
Tracy Morgan
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 1996 to present

Morris, Garrett
---------------
Garrett Morris
Born:  01 Feb 1937 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 24 May 1980
              Writer

Murphy, Eddie
-------------
Edward Murphy
Born:  03 Apr 1961 in Brooklyn, King, New York
Married Nicole Mitchell, 2 children and expecting 3rd
Received Hollywood Walk of Fame Star #2067 on 26 June 1996
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1980-1981
              Player 24 Jan 1981 to 25 Feb 1984

Murray, Bill
------------
William J. Murray
Born:  21 Sep 1950 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois
Brother of actor Brian Doyle-Murray
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Writer
              Player 22/29 Jan 1977 to 24 May 1980

Myers, Mike
-----------
Mike Myers
Born:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1988-1990
              Player 17 Feb 1990 to Apr? 1995

Nealon, Kevin
-------------
Kevin Nealon
Born:  18 Nov 1953 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1986-1987
              Player 17 Oct 1987? to Apr/May 1995

Newman, Laraine
---------------
Laraine Newman
Born:  02 Mar 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 24 May 1980

Novello, Don
------------
Don Novello
Brother-in-law of former U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello
Born:  01 Jan 1943 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1977-1980, 1985-1986
              Writer

O'Donoghue, Michael
-------------------
Michael Donoghue
Born:  1940? in Sauquoit, Herkimer|Oneida, New York
Died:  07 Nov 1994 in New York, New York, New York
Cause:  Brain hemorrhage
Married:  Cheryl Hardwick
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 25 Jan 1975
              Featured Player 1975-1979
              Writer
              Head Writer

Oteri, Cheri
------------
Cheri Oteri
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 30 Sep 1995 to present

Pardo, Don
----------
Don Pardo
Born:  22 Feb 1918
SNL Credits:  Announcer 1975-1980, 1982 to present

Piscopo, Joe
------------
Joseph Charles John Piscopo
Born:  17 Jun 1951 in Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey
SNL Credits:  Player 15 Nov 1980 to spring 1984

Quaid, Randy
------------
Randy Quaid
Born:  01 Oct 1950 in Houston, Harris, Texas
Brother of actor Dennis Quaid
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 24 May 1986

Quinn, Colin
------------
Colin Quinn
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1995/1996

Radner, Gilda
-------------
Gilda Radner
Born:  28 Jun 1946 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Died:  20 May 1989
Cause:  Ovarian cancer
Buried:  in Stamford, Connecticut (Long Ridge Cemetery)
Married GE Smith
Married actor Gene Wilder 19?? to 1989
SNL Credits:  Player 18 Oct 1975 to 24 May 1980

Risley, Ann
-----------
Ann Risley
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 15 Nov 1980 to 07 Mar 1981

Rock, Chris
-----------
Chris Rock
Born: 1967 in New York City, New York, New York
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player 28 Sep 1991 to 15 May 1993

Rocket, Charles
---------------
Charles Rocket
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 15 Nov 1980 to 07 Mar 1981

Rosato, Tony
------------
Tony Rosato
Born:  Canada?
SNL Credits:  Player 03 Oct 1981 to 1982

Sandler, Adam
-------------
Adam Sandler
Born:  1967/1968 in Brooklyn, King, New York
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1991-1993
              Player 25 Sep 1993 to Apr/May 1995

Schneider, Rob
--------------
Rob Schneider
Born:  Bay Area, California?
SNL Credits:  Writer
              Featured Player
              Player 26 Sep 1992 to Apr/May 1994

Shaffer, Paul
-------------
Paul Shaffer
Born:  28 Nov 1949 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
SNL Credits:   Band Leader
               Featured Player 1977-1980

Shannon, Molly
--------------
Molly Shannon
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player Fall 1994 to present

Shearer, Harry
--------------
Harry Shearer
Born:  23 Dec 1943 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player 09 Feb 1980 to 24 May 1980
              Player 1984 to 1985

Shore, Howard
-------------
Howard Shore
Born:  Canada
SNL Credits:  Band Leader

Short, Martin
-------------
Martin Short
Born:  26 Mar 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
SNL Credits:  Player 1984 to 13 Apr 1985

Silverman, Sarah
----------------
Sarah Silverman
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1993-1994
              Writer

Smigel, Rob
-----------
Rob Smigel
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Writer

Smith, GE
---------
George Edward Smith
Born:
Married Gilda Radner
SNL Credits:  Band Leader

Spade, David
------------
David Spade
Born:  22 Jul 1964 or 1965 in Birmingham, Michigan
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player 25 Sep 1993 to ?
              Writer

Stephenson, Pamela
------------------
Pamela Stephenson
Born:  04 Dec 1950 in Aukland, New Zealand
Married Billy Connolly
SNL Credits:  Player 1984 to 13 Apr 1985

Stiller, Ben
------------
Ben Stiller
Born:  1966 in New York City, New York, New York
Son of actor/comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1988-1989

Sweeney, Julia
--------------
Julia Sweeney
Born:  1961 in Spokane, Washington
SNL Credits:  Featured Player
              Player 28 Sep 1991 to Apr/May 1994

Sweeney, Terry
--------------
Terry Sweeney
Born:
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 24 May 1986
              Writer

Vance, Danitra
--------------
Danitra Vance
Born:  Jul 1959 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Died:  21 Aug 1994 in Markham, Illinois
Cause:  Breast cancer
SNL Credits:  Player 09 Nov 1985 to 24 May 1986

Vitale, Dan
-----------
Dan Vitale
Born:
SNL Credits:  Featured Player

Walls, Nancy
------------
Nancy Walls
Born:  in Cohasset, Massachusetts
SNL Credits:  30 Sep 1995 to 1996

Wayans, Damon
-------------
Damon Wayans
Born:  1960 in New York, New York, New York
Brother of actor/comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1985-1986

Wolf, Fred
----------
Fred Wolf
SNL Credits:  Featured Player 1995/1996

Zweibel, Alan
-------------
Alan Zweibel
Born:
Cousin of "Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey"
SNL Credits:  Writer
              Featured Player


Thanks to:
  The cast and crew of "Saturday Night"
  Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad (co-authors of 'Saturday Night:  A backstage
    history of Saturday Night Live')
  MSz <SZCZEPANIK@idicl1.idi.oclc.org>
  Jeffrey Neau <jeffy@cray.com>
  Tom Nagy <sycore@bcarh4ce.bnr.ca>
  Dennis Lee <dennisl@netcom.com>
  Dave Mackey <dmackey@cybercomm.net>
  Ian Evans <ian.evans@bville.gts.org>
  Michael Urbanski <mikeu@rocky.sbi.com>
  John Scott <jcs@spica.ftc.scs.ag.gov>
  Greenpeace -- DC <wastetrade@igc.apc.org>
  Frank Serpas III <serpas@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu>
  Paul Park <bj686@FreeNet.Carleton.CA>
  Debbie Pikora <pikora@rapnet.sanders.lockheed.com>
  AJ489 -A. Joseph <aj489@delphi.com>
  firebug@canuck.com
  Jeremy Iwen <IWEN@uwplatt.edu>
  Dana Holm Howard <danahoho@ix.netcom.com>
  Tom Walsh <avs@netport.com>
  Judy Wang <fy950@cleveland.Freenet.Edu>
  Carissa J. Leeson <redtop@u.washington.edu>
  Scott Swanson <swandwn@agora.rdrop.com>
  Allen Kirshner <be343@freenet.carleton.ca>
  Ana oct <anaoct@aol.com>
  Ralph Morse <RalphMorse@msn.com>
  Scott Schneid <schnei29@mail.idt.net>
  Ashwee123@aol.com
  Anthony B. Gilpin <agilpin@pacbell.net>

Special big thanks to:
  The Internet Movie Database:  http://www.imdb.com/


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