Norm McDonald


Norm McDonald Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Celebrity impersonations include Burt Reynolds, Bob Dole, Quentin Tarantino, David Letterman, and Larry King.

      Father of Dylan

      NBC received two complaints after he used a curse word live on "Saturday Night Live".

      During an interview on Letterman a few days after he was fired from SNL, he told Dave that the NBC execs fired him because they thought he wasn't funny.

      Middle child of three boys; his brothers Leslie and Neil MacDonald are both newscasters for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

      Chevy Chase has stated that since he left SNL and his Weekend Update section stayed, the only person who he believes has done it "right", is Norm Macdonald.

      He won $500,000 for his charity on the celebrity edition of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". He guessed the right answer to the million dollar question but was talked out of answering in case he got it wrong.

      In early 2002, he and Jon Lovitz were slated to play mismatched roommates for a proposed NBC sitcom entitled "Leave Me Alone," which was to have been produced by Adam Sandler's production company. However, because of a dispute between the network and the producers, the pilot went unfilmed, and the series never came into fruition.

      Dropped out of high school when he was 15.

      Despite being fired from 'Saturday Night Live', he was asked to host the show a year later.

      Became a U.S. citizen in 2003, and stated on "The View" that he considered Ronald Reagan to be the best President in U.S. history.

      Attended Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario where he took the Broadcasting-Television program, and eventually dropped out. During his time there, he became good friends with Randy Dash, who shot, edited and produced a stand-up act Norm had done in the city. The resulting tape was what helped Norm land his gig with SNL.

      Attended Dollard-des-Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base near Shannon, Quebec, Canada.

      His father was in the Canadian Military.

  • Quotes

    • Norm McDonald: I was in my peak physical condition when I was about like, uh. . . one. Oh God, I looked good, young and fresh! You wouldn't know me now if you'd seen me when I was one, you know? I even looked good for my age. People would come up to me and go, "what are you, zero?" And I'd go, "no, I'm one over here!"