Working as a Disneyland concessionaire in his teens, comedian Steve Martin’s first experiences in entertainment were of the party performer variety — he picked up skills in juggling, tap-dancing, sleight of hand, and balloon sculpting, among other things. He later attended U.C.L.A., where he majored in philosophy and theater before moving on to staff-writer stints for such TV performers as Glen Campbell, the Smothers Brothers, Dick Van Dyke, John Denver, and Sonny & Cher.
Occasionally allowed to perform as well as write, Martin didn’t go into standup comedy full-time until the late ‘60s, when he moved to Canada and appeared as a semi-regular on the syndicated TV variety series Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour. As the opening act for rock stars in the early ’70s, Martin emulated the fashion of the era with a full beard, shaggy hair, colorful costumes, and drug jokes. Comedians of such ilk were common in this market, however, so Martin carefully developed a brand-new persona… read more
I am a huge but really huge fan of Steve Martin.He's got a face that lights up everywhere.Very special actor & very very special person I think ( not met but if I did i would definitely glu myself to him !:-))))) Such a charming human being.except Pink Panther ( I think it's a real disaster ) all his movies are just adorable,adorable,adorable...............!:-)**********
I am in total agreement over Roxanne. It should most definitely be listed here.