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Lorne Michaels was born on November 17, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lorne Michael Lipowitz. He is a producer and writer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), The Kids in the Hall (1988) and 30 Rock (2006). He has been married to Alice Barry since 1991. They have three children. He was previously married to Susan Forristal and Rosie Shuster... See full bio »

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Won 17 Primetime Emmys. Another 22 wins & 112 nominations. See more awards »

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(1975-2019)
(1988-1995)
30 Rock Producer
(2006-2013)
Coneheads Producer
(1993)

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  The Kenan Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot ... (executive producer)
  Village Gazette (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  (Future) Cult Classic (TV Movie) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2019 My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2019 The Hell 9000 Dance Party (associate producer)
 2019 Los Espookys (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2018-2019 A.P. Bio (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Kinda Sorta (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Ride the Ram (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Spectacle (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Handcuffed (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Dr. Whoopsie (2019) ... (executive producer)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (executive producer - 620 episodes, 1978 - 2019) (producer - 128 episodes, 1975 - 1996)
- Paul Rudd/DJ Khaled (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Emma Thompson/Jonas Brothers (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Adam Sandler/Shawn Mendes (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Emma Stone/BTS (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Kit Harington/Sara Bareilles (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The Other Two (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Chase Performs at the VMAs (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Chase Drops His First Album (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Chase Turns Fourteen (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Chase Gets a Nosebleed (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Chase Shoots a Music Video (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Miracle Workers (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- 1 Hour (2019) ... (executive producer)
- 1 Day (2019) ... (executive producer)
- 3 Days (2019) ... (executive producer)
- 6 Days (2019) ... (executive producer)
- 12 Days (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Shrill (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Troll (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Article (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Pool (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Pencil (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Date (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Alien News Desk (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2018 The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014-2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (executive producer - 420 episodes)
- Ryan Seacrest/Ruby Rose/Rae Sremmurd (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Kate McKinnon/Mo Rocca/Nicky Jam/J Balvin (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Bob Odenkirk/Alicia Silverstone/Kenny Chesney (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Mila Kunis/Zachary Quinto/Taylor Bennett (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Tom Cruise/Parker Posey/Jorja Smith #2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 SNL Presents: Halloween (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2017 The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2008-2017 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Episode #4.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #4.2 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Detroiters (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Quick Rick Mahorn in Dearborn (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Husky Boys (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Dream Cruise (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Smilin' Jack (2017) ... (executive producer)
- 3rd Floor (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2017 Portlandia (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- Misunderstood Miracles (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Passenger Rating (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Ants (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Portland Secedes (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Friend Replacement (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2017 Man Seeking Woman (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- Blood (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Cake (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Dolphin (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Bagel (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pad Thai (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2014-2017 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (executive producer - 174 episodes)
- Damian Lewis/Adam Scott/Charlotte OC/Brann Dailor (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Jason Sudeikis/Michelle Monaghan/Van Jones (2017) ... (executive producer)
- New Year's Eve Special (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Rachel Maddow/Kelly Osbourne/Craig Finn (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Mariah Carey/Colin Quinn/Megadeth/Dave Lombardo (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Brothers in Atlanta (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special: 2016 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 Michael Che Matters (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 The 2016 SNL Election Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015-2016 Documentary Now! (TV Series) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
- Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Final Transmission (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Globesman (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Parker Gail's Location Is Everything (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016/I Masterminds (producer)
 2016 Season in 60 Seconds (TV Series short) (executive producer)
 2016 Brother Nature (producer - produced by)
 2016 Maya & Marty (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Sean Hayes, Steve Martin, Kelly Ripa & Emma Stone (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Will Forte, Amy Poehler and Jerry Seinfeld (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Ricky Gervais and Cecily Strong (2016) ... (executive producer)
- John Cena, Nick Jonas, Eva Longoria and Ben Stiller (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Steve Martin & Tina Fey (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Goodnight, Sweet Prince (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (producer)
 2015 Adele Live in New York City (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2013-2015 The Awesomes (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- The Final Showdown (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Super(Hero) Tuesday (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The GayFather (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Awesomes Reloaded (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Dames of Danger (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015/II Staten Island Summer (producer)
 2014-2015 Mulaney (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Life Is a Series of Different Apartments (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Ruby (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Power Moves (2015) ... (executive producer)
- French Roast (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Worlds Collide (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 An SNL Valentine (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 SNL's NFL Saturday (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 The Maya Rudolph Show (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 SNL Shorts (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009-2014 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (executive producer - 623 episodes)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (executive producer)
- David Beckham/David Steinberg/Busta Rhymes (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Melissa McCarthy/David Crosby (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Jennifer Connelly/Miles Teller/Ronan Farrow/Sheng Wang (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 SNL Sports Spectacular (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Cut For Time (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Christmas (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2013 People in New Jersey (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live: Halloween (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2013 Saturday Night Live México (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2013 30 Rock (TV Series) (executive producer - 132 episodes)
- Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Last Lunch (2013) ... (executive producer)
- A Goon's Deed in a Weary World (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Florida (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Game Over (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Inside Portlandia (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 The Guilt Trip (producer)
 2011-2012 Up All Night (TV Series) (executive producer - 32 episodes)
- The Wedding (2012) ... (executive producer)
- First Snow (2012) ... (executive producer)
- I Can't Quit You (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Game of Life (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Thanksgiving (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 SNL Christmas (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2011 I Wanna Have Your Baby (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Water Birth (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Doctor (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Tim & Tyree (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Pharmacist (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Corrine & Jerry (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Beach Lane (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 Women Without Men (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 The Women of SNL (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 MacGruber (producer)
 2010 Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live Just Commercials (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1993-2009 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (executive producer - 1,529 episodes)
- The White Stripes (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #17.32 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Jerry Seinfeld/Craig Bierko (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #17.31 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #17.27 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2008 To Love and Die (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008 Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2008 Baby Mama (producer)
 2008 UCB Comedy Originals (TV Series short) (producer - 1 episode)
- Baby Mama Movie Trailer (2008) ... (producer)
 2007 The Gleib Show (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Hot Rod (producer)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2006-2007 Sons & Daughters (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Paige Returns (2007) ... (executive producer)
- The Homecoming (2006) ... (executive producer)
- House Party (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Hospital Visit (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Surprise Party (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Thick and Thin (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2005 The Weekend (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Special) (producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner (Video) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (Video) (executive producer)
 2004 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Mean Girls (producer)
 2003-2004 The Tracy Morgan Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Career Day (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Class Clown (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Super Boy (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Vacation (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Miracle Street (2004) ... (executive producer)
 2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 Night of Too Many Stars (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2002 America's Most Terrible Things (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2002 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 NBC 75th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2002 The Colin Quinn Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Final Show (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 50 Years of NBC Late Night (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (Video) (executive producer)
 2001 Enigma (producer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2000 The Ladies Man (producer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tim Meadows (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies (TV Special) (producer)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live Christmas (Video) (executive producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Superstar (producer)
 1999 SNL: 25 Years of Music (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (TV Special) (producer)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury (producer)
 1998 The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (producer)
 1996 Black Sheep (producer)
 1988-1995 The Kids in the Hall (TV Series) (executive producer - 102 episodes)
- Episode #5.21 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.9 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.8 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.7 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.6 (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family (producer)
 1995 Tommy Boy (producer)
 1994 The Vacant Lot (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Lassie (producer)
 1993 Wayne's World 2 (producer)
 1993 Coneheads (producer)
 1993 Wayne and Garth's Saturday Night Live Music a Go-Go (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Frosty Returns (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1992 Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition (Video) (executive producer)
 1992 Wayne's World (producer)
 1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1991 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (Video documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1991 Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1991 Saturday Night Live: Halloween Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1991 Lookwell (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special) (executive producer - segment "Saturday Night Live")
 1989 The Best of Gilda Radner (Video documentary) (producer)
 1989 Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1988 Sunday Night (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1988 The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1987 Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 1987 The Best of Chevy Chase (Video documentary) (producer)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (executive producer)
 1986 ¡Three Amigos! (producer)
 1986 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever (producer)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (producer)
 1983 Neil Young in Berlin (Video documentary) (producer)
 1983 The Coneheads (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1982 The Concert in Central Park (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special) (producer)
 1980 Gilda Live (producer)
 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (executive producer)
 1979 Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The Paul Simon Special (TV Special) (producer)
 1976 The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975 The Lily Tomlin Special (TV Special) (producer)
 1975 Lily (TV Special) (producer)
 1974 Flip Wilson... Of Course (TV Special) (producer)
 1973 Lily (TV Special) (producer)
 1971 The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 September 1971 (1971) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Gilda Live" on Broadway. Cast: Gilda Radner.

Publicity Listings:

3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lorne Lipowitz | Hart and Lorne | Lorne 'Bud' Michaels | M. Lorne Michaels | Lorne Michaels & the SNL Team

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on John Travolta] John is the perfect star for the 1970s. He has this strange androgynous quality, this all-pervasive sexuality. Men don't find him terribly threatening. And women, well ... See more »

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Born on the same date as Danny DeVito. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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