Steve Martin

American Actor, Comedian

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steve martin

Stephen Glenn Martin, better known as Steve Martin, is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He has won five Grammy Awards, an Honorary Academy Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. In addition, his 2016 musical Bright Star was nominated for two Tony Awards.

Steve Martin | Early Life, Family, and Education

Martin was born on the 14 of August 1945, in Waco, Texas. He is the son of Mary Lee and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. His older sister is named Melinda.

After being reared in a Baptist home in Garden Grove, California, he and his sister later moved to Inglewood, California. Martin took engaged in cheerleading at Garden Grove High School. At Disneyland, Martin’s first job was selling guidebooks. He worked there full-time over the summer while school was out.

After graduating from high school, Martin studied acting and English poetry at Santa Ana College. He performed in comedies and other productions at the Bird Cage Theatre with his buddy and fellow Garden Grove High School student Kathy Westmoreland when they had free time.


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Steve Martin | Career

Early Career

In 1967, he was able to get a writing job by submitting his work to the show’s chief writer Mason Williams. At the age of 23, Martin split the 1969 Emmy Award for best writing for the program with the other authors.

Martin also made his television debut on the show in 1968, and he wrote and performed for “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” from 1971 to 1973. His stand-up comedy albums, “Let’s Get Small” (1977) and “A Wild and Crazy Guy” (1978), both of which went platinum and earned Steve two Grammy Awards, were both released during the middle of the 1970s.


He frequently appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Gong Show,” “The Muppet Show,” and “Saturday Night Live.” The song “King Tut” from the million+ copy-selling album “A Wild and Crazy Guy” peaked at #17 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart.

Following The Jerk, Martin starred in three further comedies made by Reiner: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983), and All of Me (1984), which received the most acclaim at the time.

Martin’s first stage play, Picasso in the Lapin Agile, was released in 1993. Tom Hanks and Chris Sarandon read the play aloud at their home in Beverly Hills, California, with Sarandon playing Picasso and Hanks as Einstein.


In 2016, Martin made a comedic comeback and opened for Jerry Seinfeld. He performed a ten-minute stand-up routine before transferring to the stage to Seinfeld. Martin received two nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Music and Lyrics for The Buddy Song for the 2018 Netflix comedy special, Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.


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Steve Martin | Net Worth and Salary

Steve Martin, an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician, is worth $140 million. His riches are based on The Jerk, his first piece of published writing. Amazingly, the film earned $73.69 million worldwide.

Martin’s salary for The Jerk was a pitiful $600,000, but his contract also included a sizable 50% of the movie’s box office take.

As the movie earned eight figures, Martin would have received close to $37 million for the single role. In addition to receiving an additional $3 million for writing the screenplay, he received $20 million for his role as the Pink Panther’s protagonist.

Steve Martin | Body Measurements

He stands at 44-36-14 inches. He stands 6 feet tall, weighs 74 kg, and has an athletic frame. His hair is grey, and he has blue eyes.

Social Media

Twitter: 8.6M Followers

Instagram: 50.2K Followers

Facebook: 3.2M Followers

Steve Martin | Personal Life and Relationships

Martin and Bernadette Peters costarred in The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Additionally, he dated Karen Carpenter and also Mary Tyler Moore. On November 20, 1986, Martin married Victoria Tennant, an actress he had previously collaborated with on the movies All of Me and L.A. Story.

They divorced in 1994. Martin wed Anne Stringfield, a writer and formerly employed staff member of The New Yorker, on July 28, 2007.

For Hopper’s Hotel Window (1955), which he sold in 2006 at Sotheby’s, he was paid $26,8 million.

He organized an exhibition in 2015 called “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris” with the assistance of two other curators in order to introduce Americans to Canadian painter and co-founder of the Group of Seven Lawren Harris.

In December 2012, Stringfield gave birth to their daughter, and Martin, who was 67 at the time, became a father.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Steve Glenn Martin
  • Nick Name: Steve Martin
  • Birth Place: Waco, Texas, United States
  • Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 August 1945
  • Age/How Old: 76 years old
  • Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
  • Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: White
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife/Spouse Name: Anne Stringfield (m. 2007), Victoria Tennant (m. 1986–1994)
  • Kids/Children Name: Mary Martin
  • Parents Name: Father – Glenn Vernon Martin, Mother – Mary Lee Martin
  • Siblings: Melinda Martin
  • School: Garden Grove High School
  • College: California State University, Long Beach
  • Religion: Christian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Gender: Male
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: $150 Million

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Steve Martin earn in terms of money?

According to estimates, Steve Martin is $150 million rich.

What is Steve Martin’s age?

Steve Martin, who is currently 77 years old, was born on August 14, 1945.

What is Steve Martin’s height?

The height of Steve Martin is 1.83 m, or 6 ft 0 in.

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