Stephen Glen Martin, professionally known as Steve Martin is a famous writer, actor, musician, producer as well as a comedian in the United States. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Steve Martin in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Born in August 1945, Martin was born to a real estate salesman in Texas, United States. He was raised in California by his brother and sister and later in a Baptist family. His father was of serious nature and did not interacted much with him, which generated hatred in him towards his father. Martin completed his education from the University of California.
Martin had a relationship with Bernadette Peters for a short period. After that, he married Victoria Tennant in 1986 and divorced her in 1994. Then, he was in a relationship with Anne Stringfield and got married to her in the year 2007. Martin and Anne had a baby girl in 2012, and at that time, Martin was 67 years old.
Career, Awards & Nominations
From the year 1967, his career started as a writer. His ex-girlfriend helped him to build a career in the field. Martin wrote for the show “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” for the main writer Manson Williams. The show became so successful that he won his first Emmy Award when he was only 23 years old in the year 1969.
Later, he worked for other writers and for himself too. By the year 1976, he got nominated for Emmy Awards for his work on Van Dyke and Company. In the decade of 1970s, he emerged as a stand-up comedian and acted in various shows like ‘The Muppet Show’, ‘The Gong Show’ as well as ‘On Location’.
He began his acting career from the 1970s when he was casted in small roles, but later on, he got all comedy roles. He was also casted in “The Guardian” which showed that he was one of the best actors who should receive Oscar nominations but never got any. The movie “The Pink Panther” and “The Pink Panther 2” became blockbusters and together earned approximately $230 million.
He is also a great host since he has hosted Academy Awards in the year 2001 and 2003. Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years was also hosted by Martin in the year 2005.
He also had his career in the music industry where his album “The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo” in 2010 won Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
In the year 2013, he won Academy Awards and later received American Comedy Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award for comedy roles. In the year 2016, he won Drama Desk Award for his musical skills. He has also received MTV Movie Award as well as Writers Guild of America and many other prestigious awards throughout his lifetime.
Net Worth & Earnings
In the present year, Martin has a net worth of $150 million. He has worked as a writer, musician, actor as well as a host and has won numerous awards through his talent which made him achieve so much in life. The maximum he has earned is from The Pink Panther and Cheaper by the Dozens, and that is $28000000 and $10500000 respectively. He was also seen in brand advertisements and comic albums, which added to his net worth.
Martin chose this life alone and achieved the best from it. He showed his determination and hard work and gained his goals. He pursued various professions such as writing, music, acting but found in time that his main interest is in comedy, and later earned millions through it. He will still be the best stand-up comedian forever and will be in the hearts of billions of people.