Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels

Known For: Production · Birthday: 1944-11-17 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

62 Movies · 31 TV shows

Biography

Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian comedian, television producer and screenwriter best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014).He has received 19 Primetime Emmy Awards from 91 nominations, holding the record for being the most nominated individual in the award show's history.

Personal Life

Michaels and his two younger siblings were raised in Toronto; he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. He graduated from University College, Toronto, where he majored in English, in 1966. Michaels became a US citizen in 1987 and was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2002.Michaels has three children and has been married three times. During the early 1960s, he began a relationship with Rosie Shuster, daughter of his comedy mentor Frank Shuster of the Wayne and Shuster comedy team, who later worked with him on Saturday Night Live as a writer. Michaels and Shuster were married in 1971 and divorced in 1980. He married model Susan Forristal in 1981, which ended in divorce in 1987. Michaels married his current wife and former assistant, Alice Barry, in 1991.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

4 TV shows
TV
The Story of Late Night

The Story of Late Night

2021
The docuseries takes viewers on a journey through late-night television's most memorable moments. Late-night television has a long history of engaging with, adapting to and influencing our rapidly cha...
TV
Kenan

Kenan

2021
The father and father-in-law are raising their children.
TV
That Damn Michael Che

That Damn Michael Che

2021
From Michael Che's perspective, this new original comedy series uses sketches and vignettes to show what it's like to experience racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more.
TV
Schmigadoon!

Schmigadoon!

2021
A couple on a backpacking trip discovers the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they are in a musical from the 1940s. They can't leave until they find true love.

2020.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

2020
An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathers in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Belushi

Belushi

2020
R.J used previously unheard audiotapes that were recorded shortly after John Belushi's death. The life of the once-in-a- generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences ...
Vampires vs. the Bronx

Vampires vs. the Bronx

2020
Three kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumbled upon a sinister plot to suck all the life out of their beloved community.
30 Rock: A One-Time Special

30 Rock: A One-Time Special

2020
An upfront special for the NBCUniversal properties will be a new, original remotely-produced event.
TV
Mapleworth Murders

Mapleworth Murders

2020
A hilarious whodunnit featuring a mystery writer who solved crimes in her quaint hometown of New Woodstream, along with a "who's who" of guest suspects and victims. It all leads to a bigger question: ...

2019.

1 Movie · 5 TV shows
TV
Miracle Workers

Miracle Workers

7.29
2019
There is a comedy in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two angels have to convince their boss. They bet that they can help two humans fall in love with each other.
TV
Los Espookys

Los Espookys

2019
In a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life, a group of friends turn their love for horror into a strange business.
Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story

Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story

2019
In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live veteran, Dar...
TV
Shrill

Shrill

2019
Annie wants to change her life. As she tries to get her career off the ground, Annie is juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a boss.
TV
Alien News Desk

Alien News Desk

2019
The inscrutable Humans of Planet Earth are covered in this weekly half-hour animated series.
TV
The Other Two

The Other Two

2019
An aspiring actor and his sister Brooke, a former professional dancer, try to find their place in the world while wrestling with their feelings about their 13-year-old brother Chase's sudden rise to i...

2018.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Norm Macdonald Has a Show

Norm Macdonald Has a Show

2018
Norm Macdonald hosts his celebrity friends for casual conversations.
TV
A.P. Bio

A.P. Bio

6
2018
Jack Griffin, a Harvard philosophy scholar, teaches high school in Toledo, Ohio, and recruits his students to avenge his rival.
Love, Gilda

Love, Gilda

2018
Diaries, audiotapes, videotapes and testimonies from friends and colleagues offer insight into the life and career of the beloved comic and actress who became an icon on Saturday Night Live.

2017.

2 Movies
Sandy Wexler

Sandy Wexler

6
2017
When a hapless but dedicated talent manager signs his first client who actually has talent, his career finally starts to take off.
The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

2017
The special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.

2016.

4 Movies
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

1
2016
Kim Barker went to Afghanistan. Barker was thrown out of her comfortable American lifestyle and now finds herself in a war zone. The reporter was taken under her wing by a fellow journalist. The key t...
Masterminds

Masterminds

7.33
2016
A night guard is working. The biggest bank heists in American history have been organized.
Brother Nature

Brother Nature

2016
Roger will propose to his dream girl at her family's lake house. But everything goes awry when he meets his potential brother-in-law Todd: a full-time camp counselor with a heart of gold and a wild se...
Michael Che Matters

Michael Che Matters

6
2016
"SNL" star Michael Che takes on hot-button topics like inequality, homophobia and gentrification in this stand-up set filmed live in Brooklyn.

2015.

5 Movies
Inside Out

Inside Out

6.59
2015
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Di...
Staten Island Summer

Staten Island Summer

2015
Danny and Frank work as lifeguards after high school.
Adele: Live in New York City

Adele: Live in New York City

2015
There is a one-night only concert at Radio City Music Hall by the singer. The artist's first concert in the U.S was this extraordinary performance. Her largest show to date in New York took place in t...
I Am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley

2015
Chris Farley tells his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, to his time at Second City and Saturday Night Live, then finally his film career, wh...
Live from New York!

Live from New York!

2015
SNL has been reflecting on life in the US for forty years. American politics, tragedy, and pop culture are explored in the show.

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
The Maya Rudolph Show

The Maya Rudolph Show

2014
The variety show special with guest stars in the vein of the Carol Burnett Show was written by Maya Rudolph.

2012.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Paul Simon - Under African Skies (Graceland 25th Anniversary Film)

Paul Simon - Under African Skies (Graceland 25th Anniversary Film)

2012
Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of Sou...
TV
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

5
2012
Jerry takes his comedy friends out for coffee. Larry David said, "You've finally made a show about nothing."
The Guilt Trip

The Guilt Trip

6
2012
An inventor and his mom are traveling.

2011.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Inside Portlandia

Inside Portlandia

2011
In a behind-the-scenes look at "Portlandia" with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the show’s stars and creators talk about their friendship, their early days working on "Thunderant" and how they ca...
TV
Portlandia

Portlandia

6
2011
The eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture are the subject of a satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon.
TV
Up All Night

Up All Night

6
2011
An irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of acerbic working mother, along with her husband and parents.

2010.

1 Movie
Saturday Night

Saturday Night

2010
With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live.

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler

2009
Amy Poehler is the best SNL sketch writer.
TV
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

3.5
2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show airing weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on March 2, 2009, and ...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Baby Mama

Baby Mama

2008
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her surrogate.
To Love and Die

To Love and Die

2008
A fun-loving 30-something with abandonment issues is convinced that her dating problems will be solved if she can only find her father. She discovers that he's an assassin when she finds him.
TV
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

6
2008
The Saturday Night Live Weekend Update is on NBC. The political satire news show features SNL's "Weekend Update" segment. There were three 30-minute episodes in October 2008.

2007.

1 Movie
Hot Rod

Hot Rod

2.75
2007
Even though Rod is prone to accidents, performing stunts is a way of life for him. Poor Rod can't get any respect from Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. Rod will kick Frank's butt wh...

2006.

2 TV shows
TV
30 Rock

30 Rock

6.1
2006
30 Rock ran on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013). The series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series that airs on NBC, and is based on the experiences of he...
TV
Sons & Daughters

Sons & Daughters

2006
Family is always unpredictable, so why write a family comedy when you can live dangerously and improvise instead? Like real families, you never know what will happen when you give characters total fre...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Iconoclasts

Iconoclasts

2005
Iconoclasts is a show on the channel. Each episode pairs two "creative visionaries" who discuss their lives, influences, and art, most of whom are friends with the other person featured in the episode...
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd

2005
There are sketches with Dan Aykroyd.
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live

Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live

2005
A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.

2004.

1 Movie
Mean Girls

Mean Girls

6.91
2004
Cady is a hit with The Plastic, the A-list girl group at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for the ex-boyfriend of the alpha Plastic.

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tracy Morgan Show

The Tracy Morgan Show

2003
The Tracy Morgan Show aired on NBC from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004. Tracy Morgan is in the series. The show had 18 episodes in its first season.
Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

7.29
2003
Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's co...

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Colin Quinn Show

The Colin Quinn Show

2002
Colin Quinn hosted a variety show in 2002.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell

2002
The best skits from Will Ferrell's time on SNL.

2001.

1 Movie
Enigma

Enigma

2001
The story of the WWII project to crack the code behind the machine used by the Germans to protect their submarine communications.

2000.

2 Movies
The Ladies Man

The Ladies Man

2000
A late-night radio advice-show host and his producer were fired from their Chicago gig because of his salacious language. Leon received a letter from a woman who promised a life of wealth, but he didn...
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

2000
This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is be...

1999.

2 Movies
Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

9.5
1999
Kaufman was a comedian.
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special

1999
The 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live is celebrated in a TV special. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and...

1998.

3 Movies
Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live

Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live

1998
Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Chris Farley put together this hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch celebration! With each one of their memorable characters: Sandler's Opera M...
A Night at the Roxbury

A Night at the Roxbury

7.13
1998
The Butabi's work in their dad's shop. They only try to hit on women at discos, until a run-in with Richard Grieco gets them inside the swank Roxbury club. They met their dream women and decided to op...
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman

1998
Phil Hartman was in the Saturday Night Live skits.

1996.

1 Movie
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

1996
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

1995.

1 Movie
Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy

6.32
1995
A few cans short of a six-pack is Tommy's party animal. Tommy and Richard have to save the family business from financial ruin.

1994.

1 Movie
Lassie

Lassie

7.25
1994
An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. There is conflict when a...

1993.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Nanny

The Nanny

6.18
1993
Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend's shop, first appeared on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the oppor...
Wayne's World 2

Wayne's World 2

5.79
1993
Jim Morrison sent a message to the stars of cable access TV. Wayne is worried that a record producer is putting the moves on his girlfriend, and that the advances of mega-babe Honey Hornee are being h...
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
Coneheads

Coneheads

7
1993
Beldar and Prymatt don't blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J., because they have huge cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks, and an appetite for toilet paper. Everyone believes them when they sa...

1992.

1 Movie
Wayne's World

Wayne's World

5.8
1992
They can't believe their good fortune when a sleazy TV executive offers them a fat contract to tape their show. The road from the basement to the big-time is fraught with danger, temptation, and ragin...

1991.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Lookwell

Lookwell

1991
The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. The pilot was broadcast on NBC in July 1991 but was not picked up as a series despite being a "personal favorite" of NBC chairman Brandon Tart...
TV
Lookwell

Lookwell

1991
Lookwell was a television pilot written and produced by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel, the latter of which becoming a primary creative voice for O'Brien's late night show. It starred Adam West. The ...

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary

Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary

1989
The 15th anniversary of Saturday Night Live is celebrated in a TV special. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and...
TV
The Kids in the Hall

The Kids in the Hall

3.67
1989
The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous televisio...

1988.

1 Movie
Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel

Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel

1988
A humourous telling of the history of the comic book superhero.

1986.

1 Movie
¡Three Amigos!

¡Three Amigos!

6.12
1986
Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to replay their bandit fighter roles in a Mexican village, unaware that it is the real thing.

1984.

1 Movie
Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

9
1984
An artist is required to direct traffic after failing a test. He is taken to the moon by a beautiful woman on a lunar cruiser.

1983.

2 Movies
The Coneheads

The Coneheads

1983
The Coneheads find themselves becoming domesticated after conquering Earth.
Neil Young in Berlin

Neil Young in Berlin

1983
The Godfather of Grunge is captured live on his TRANS tour on this release filmed in Berlin in October 1982. The gravel-voiced, messy rock legend is as impassioned as ever, banging out 11 hits, includ...

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David Letterman

8.33
1982
Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman. It premiered in 1982 as the first incarnation of the Late Night franchise...

1981.

2 Movies
Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park

Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park

1981
The Concert in Central Park is a live album by Simon and Garfunkel. More than half a million people attended a free concert by the folk-rock duo on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park in 1981. T...
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever

Steve Martin's Best Show Ever

1981
Saturday Night Live was the inspiration for Steve Martin's fourth NBC special. The show featured some original cast members.

1980.

1 Movie
Gilda Live

Gilda Live

1980
A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

1979.

1 Movie
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video

1979
Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" features strange performers, strange musicians, and unusual short films. In the tradition of films like Saturday Night Live and The Kentucky Fried Movie.

1978.

1 Movie
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

1978
The rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.

1976.

2 Movies
The Beach Boys: It's OK

The Beach Boys: It's OK

1976
A live performance from the Beach Boys, featuring their best known songs, including 'Help Me Rhonda' and 'Good Vibrations'.
The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour

The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour

1976
Originally aired as an television special, this concert film includes interview segments, comedy sketches, and concert footage from Brian Wilson's 1976 return to the concert stage.

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

1968.

1 TV show
TV
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

5
1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians ...

Unknown Year.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
MacGruber

MacGruber

After rotting in prison for over a decade, America's ultimate hero is finally released. His goal was to take down a villain from his past. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must race ...
Worst Man

Worst Man

A soon-to-be- married couple and their family go through dramatics just weeks before their wedding.
Mean Girls

Mean Girls

A Broadway musical based on the 2004 film comedy is in the works.
The Big Goodbye

The Big Goodbye

The book tells the story of the film noir classic starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Chinatown joined a long list of films that made their mark during the 1970s, including Roman Polanski's dire...
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