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Eugene Levy

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“I think I'm the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it. ”

 

Biography

As a former member of Second City Toronto and performer on the classic sketch comedy show, “SCTV” (syndicated/NBC/Cinemax, 1976-1984), actor Eugene Levy emerged from his native Canada alongside top comedic talent like John Candy, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short to become one of the most reliable supporting players in film and on television. Levy essayed many characters on the cutting-edge “SCTV,” including inept newscaster Earl Camembert, the hunchbacked assistant to Candy’s Dr. Tongue, and the obnoxiously phony comic Bobby Bittman, while he killed with his impersonations of Ricardo Montalban and mustachioed movie critic Gene Shalit. After leaving the show, much of his subsequent work involved projects starring his “SCTV” alum, including “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983), “Armed and Dangerous” (1986) and “The Martin Short Show” (NBC, 1994). Levy has something of a Renaissance when he began collaborating as a writer and star on Christopher Guest’s hilariously quirky movies, most… read more

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