Maurice LaMarche was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 30, 1958. Shortly after his birth, he and his family moved to Timmins, Ontario. During his childhood, he slowly gained a talent and love for mimicry (Impressionalism). Later on this love of mimicry turned into a love of stand up comedy. At 19, he performed at an open mic night, to displeasing results. Unperturbed, the 22 year old moved on to Los Angeles, California to have a try at show business. He was unsucessful. Instead, he moved to New York City, where he finally found success.