Name: Norman Gene Macdonald
Born: October 17, 1959
Occupation: Comedian, TV host and actor
Norm MacDonald was born in Quebec City, Quebec on October 17, 1959. He is the son of Ferne MacDonald, a school teacher, and Percy MacDonald, a school teacher. He has one sibling, Neil, who is a CBC journalist.
Norm was married to Connie, but they later divorced. The couple has one child together, Dylan, who was born in 1993. He has also been in relationships with Helena Christiansen, Kira Kener and Elle Macpherson.
Norm launched his comedy career in the mid-1980s in Ottawa and Montreal. He would perform at comedy clubs and also participate in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
He got his biggest break in 1993 when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL). He became one of the biggest stars on the show for his impressions of a wide array of celebrities and personalities, including Burt Reynolds, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino and David Letterman. He also became the host of the show’s “Weekend Update.” In 1998, Norm left the long-running comedy series – some say he was forced out because producer Don Ohlmeyer was good friends with O.J. Simpson, and Norm would regularly make fun of him.
In the years after, Norm would enter the world of motion pictures, co-writing and starring in the 1998 motion picture “Dirty Work.” He would also do voiceovers for the three “Dr. Dolittle” films. In 2005, Comedy Central signed him to a deal to produce “Back to Norm,” a sketch comedy that lasted a year.
Over the years, he would flounder around the entertainment scene, performing comedy routines, having guest appearances, making cameos and serving as spokespersons for companies.
Norm launched his own podcast series called “Norm MacDonald Live,” which streams live every week on the Video Podcast Network, and later uploaded to YouTube. It has become one of the most popular podcasts in 2017, thanks to big names appearing on his series, including Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey and Tim Allen.
He published his one and only book in 2016 entitled “Based on a True Story: Not A Memoir.”
Despite his successful comedy career, Norm has suffered from a couple of setbacks, including a gambling addiction that he claims was started after a six-figure win at craps in Atlantic City. There have also been some reports that Norm is an alcoholic, which he has emphatically denied.
We estimate that Norm MacDonald’s net worth is $2 million (2017).
So how much is $2 million really?
$2 million can help you start your own comedy club. $2 million can also produce your own television series that features Norm MacDonald.