Mike Myers is an actor, screenwriter, and film producer well known for his appearance in the American late-night television variety show Saturday Night Live. He has also acted in many Hollywood films including Shrek, Austin Powers, and Inglourious Basterds. Having been in the media field for over four decades, Mike has earned a very good fan following as well as fortune. Stay tuned to this page to know more about the career and net worth of Mike Myers in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Mike Myers was born as Michael John Myers on 25 May 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. His parents Eric Myer and Alice E. Myers were basically from Liverpool, England. Mike has two elder brothers namely Paul and Peter. Paul is a singer and songwriter who has worked as a musician and journalist in Canada. Mike completed his degree from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute and had citizenships of Canada, US, and Britain.
Myers married Robin Ruzan, an actress and comedy writer in the year 1993. The couple got divorced in 2005 after which Mike started to date Kelly Tisdale, a cafe owner. The couple tied a knot in 2010 and has three children Spike Allan, Sunday Molly, and Paulina Kathleen. Mike is a hockey enthusiast, and he met his first wife in a hockey match in Chicago. He has played football for the Hollywood United FC and also participated in the UNICEF UK football match played between England and Rest of the World. He is also an avid supporter of the English football club Liverpool FC.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mike started his career at the age of two as a child artist performing in commercials. He has appeared in the commercial for British Columbia Hydro when he was 10 and gave a cameo in the series King of Kensington when he was 12. He joined the Second City touring company before leaving to the UK. Mike starred in the English TV show Wide Awake Club before returning to Canada in 1986. He appeared in many TV shows from then including It’s Only Rock & Roll, Saturday Night Live from 1989-1995, Monty Python Live, The Gong Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Mike Myers debuted in films through the 1992 movie Wayne’s World, which became a huge success. He was noted for his performance as Austin Powers, Dr.Evil and other characters in the Austin Powers movie franchise. In 2000, Myers backed out from a movie to be produced by Universal Pictures saying that the script was unacceptable, which made the production company sue him for $3.8 million. He did another movie for Universal Pictures titled The Cat in the Hat following a settlement after the issue with the company.
He has provided the voice for Shrek in the movies Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. He co-wrote and co-produced the film The Love Guru apart from starring in it. He even made a cameo appearance in the 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds directed by Quentin Tarantino.
His films Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Austin Powers in Goldmember has won over ten awards collectively including the MTV Movie Awards. He was honored with an induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame and with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the industry.
Net Worth & Earnings
He has earned a salary of $3 and $10 million for the films Shrek 1 and 2. His salary for starring in Austin Powers Goldmember is said to be $25 million and his earnings for the year 2002 is said to be $40 million. Being a successful actor, comedian, and writer for over 40 years, his net worth is estimated to be $200 million.
Mike Myers is one of the most talented artists to have graced the industry, and there is no doubt that he has amassed such a huge amount of wealth over the years. He is also a member of the Canadian Charity Artists Against Racism which proves that he is not only a talented performer but also a person concerned about the society.