Mike Myers, one of the most multifaceted performers of his generation, has brought an astonishing array of memorable characters to life in film and television. As a writer, producer and actor, Myers is best known as the creative force behind such iconic characters as Austin Powers and Shrek.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Myers began his professional career with Chicago’s Second City Troupe. Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels’ discovery of Myers at Second City led to his debut as a featured performer and writer on the show in 1989. Myers successfully brought his popular SNL character, Wayne Campbell, to the big screen in Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2, which he also wrote.
Myers also created, wrote, produced and starred in the smash hit, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Myers portrayal of Austin Powers spawned two sequels, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers: Goldmember. Myers lent his voice to the title role of Shrek, the beloved green ogre for the DreamWorks animated franchise which include Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. His other film credits include Inglourious Basterds, The Love Guru, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, View from the Top, Mystery Alaska, 54, and So I Married an Axe Murderer.
Myers received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California for his impressive body of work. He was also honored with the ‘Jack Benny Award’ by the student body of the University of California, the AFI Star Award at U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, the MTV Generation Award, and has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. His character, Shrek, also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.