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Michael O'Donoghue

Highest Rated: 95% Manhattan (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% Head Office (1986)

Birthday: Jan 5, 1940

Birthplace: Not Available

Specializing in comedy and satire, screenwriter and magazine journalist Michael O'Donoghue was among the charter writers of NBC's long-running comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live (1975). O'Donoghue's association with original cast members Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and John Belushi extended back through the days when O'Donoghue was creative director of the National Lampoon Radio Hour. Before that, O'Donoghue edited National Lampoon magazine where he ranked as one of the great humor journal's finest writers. On staff at SNL, O'Donoghue was responsible for some of the show's best sketches; his work there earned him Emmys in 1976 and 1977. Though O'Donoghue left the show in 1980, he returned for a short period in 1981 and in 1985. His few screenwriting credits include Savages (1972), Gilda Live!, and Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (both 1979).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Real Story of Itsy Bitsy Spider Screenwriter 1992
70% Scrooged Screenwriter Priest 1988
79% Wall Street Reporter 1987
38% Who's That Girl? Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet The Suicide Club Mervin 1987
0% Head Office Dantley 1986
No Score Yet Single Bars, Single Women Executive Producer 1984
No Score Yet Gilda Live Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Actor Screenwriter Producer Director 1979
95% Manhattan Dennis 1979
33% Savages Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken Actor 1971


No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Performer 1978


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