Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy

Highest Rated: 94% Finding Dory (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Once Upon a Crime (1992)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1946

Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian comedian Eugene Levy parlayed his improvisational skills into a career that spanned over six decades. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he began appearing on stage as part of the Toronto branch of Second City after college. Along with John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Moranis, and Martin Short, he moved from the theater and onto television in "SCTV" (Global/CBC/NBC, 1976-83). His knack for oddball characterizations saw him begin moving into films. He had a small but memorable role as a car salesman in "Vacation" (1983), and a larger role as the antagonist of Ron Howard's "Splash" (1984) with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. He would continue to work on and off with many of his "SCTV" costars for projects like "The Last Polka" (HBO, 1985), "Club Paradise" (1986), and "Armed and Dangerous" (1986). In 1991, he appeared in "Father of the Bride" (1991) with Steve Martin. He would go on to appear with the veteran comedian in multiple films, including "Bringing Down the House" (2003) and "Cheaper By the Dozen 2" (2005). An even more memorable partnership came when he joined with Christopher Guest for "Waiting for Guffman" (1996). He became a regular in the writer-director's troupe, which also included O'Hara, for a series of improv-heavy films such as "Best in Show" (2000) and "A Mighty Wind" (2003). The actor found a broader audience with his appearance in the teen sex comedy "American Pie" (1999) playing the father of Jason BIggs. Levy appeared in the film's sequels "American Pie 2" (2001), "American Wedding" (2003), and "American Reunion" (2012), as well as various franchise side projects. The actor worked periodically in television in the years after "SCTV" including starring in the short-lived sitcom "Hiller and Diller" (ABC, 1997-98) with Kevin Nealon and Richard Lewis. He found more lasting success partnering with his son Dan Levy and frequent co-star O'Hara in "Schitt's Creek" (CBC, 2015-19). Levy played the formerly rich Johnny Rose, who moves his family to a town that they own after they go broke. The role earned Levy some of the best reviews of his career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 84% Finding Dory Charlie (Voice) $486.2M 2016
45% 63% American Reunion Jim's Dad (Character) $3.1M 2012
19% 66% Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection George (Character) $65.6M 2012
81% 71% Goon Dr. Glatt (Character) $4.2M 2011
20% 22% Gooby Mr. Nerdlinger (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 28% American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Mr. Levenstein (Character) - 2009
48% 47% Taking Woodstock Max Yasgur (Character) $7.4M 2009
50% 50% Astro Boy Orrin (Voice) $19.5M 2009
No Score Yet 56% American Pie Presents: Beta House Noah Levenstein (Character) - 2007
75% 71% Over the Hedge Lew the Porcupine (Voice) $155M 2006
70% 69% Curious George Clovis (Voice) $58.3M 2006
52% 43% For Your Consideration Morley Orfkin (Character),
Writer,
Original Music
$5.5M 2006
0% 61% American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile Mr. Noah Levenstein (Character) - 2006
6% 57% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Jimmy Murtaugh (Character) $82.6M 2005
17% 50% American Pie Presents: Band Camp Ernie (Character) - 2005
12% 41% The Man Andy Fidler (Character) $8.3M 2005
11% 47% New York Minute Max Lomax (Character) $14M 2004
10% 23% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Principal Collins (Character) $26.1M 2003
34% 49% Bringing Down the House Howie Rottman (Character) $132.5M 2003
87% 75% A Mighty Wind Mitch Cohen (Character),
Writer
$17.5M 2003
54% 63% American Wedding Jim's Dad (Character) $104.4M 2003
No Score Yet 49% Repli-Kate Jonas Fromer/Repli-Jonas (Character) - 2002
57% 52% Like Mike Frank Bernard (Character) $51.4M 2002
20% 40% Down to Earth Keyes (Character) $64.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sports Pages Mr. White (Character) - 2001
58% 79% Serendipity Bloomingdale's Salesman (Character) $50.2M 2001
52% 68% American Pie 2 Jim's Dad (Character) $145.1M 2001
11% 42% The Ladies Man Bucky Kent (Character) $13.6M 2000
No Score Yet 17% Silver Man Leon (Character) - 2000
94% 89% Best in Show Gerry Fleck (Character),
Writer
$18.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gahan Wilson's The Kid Father (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet 31% The Secret Life of Girls Hugh Sanford (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Vacation Unknown (Character) - 1999
61% 61% American Pie Jim's Dad (Character) $101.7M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dogmatic Larry (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 32% Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Professor Keanbean (Character) - 1998
8% 64% Almost Heroes Guy Fontenot (Character) $6.1M 1998
91% 91% Waiting for Guffman Dr. Allan Pearl (Character),
Writer
$2.9M 1996
43% 49% Multiplicity Vic (Character) $20.1M 1996
No Score Yet 81% Harrison Bergeron President McCloskey (Character) - 1995
48% 60% Father of the Bride Part II Mr. Habib (Character) $76.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sodbusters Director,
Executive Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1994
22% 33% I Love Trouble Ray (Character) $30.8M 1994
47% 55% Stay Tuned Crowley (Character) $9.4M 1992
0% 42% Once Upon a Crime Director $28.1K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners 'n Love David Grodin (Character),
Director
- 1992
No Score Yet 68% Bride of Boogedy Tom Lynch (Character) - 1987
10% 39% Armed and Dangerous Norman Kane (Character) $15.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canadian Conspiracy Various (Character) - 1986
11% 35% Club Paradise Barry Steinberg (Character) $11.8M 1986
91% 58% Splash Walter Kornbluth (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk Sal DiPasquale (Character) - 1983
93% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Car Salesman (Character) - 1983
60% 67% Heavy Metal Sternn, Male Reporter, Edsel (Voice) $204.7K 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Ritchie Rosenberg (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 23% Cannibal Girls Clifford Sturges (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
93% 94% Schitt's Creek Johnny Rose (Character),
Executive Producer
2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2020 2015-2016 2012 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
Host
2020 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2020 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018-2019 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016 2012
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greg the Bunny Gil Bender (Character) 2004 2002
10% No Score Yet Off Centre Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dilbert Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Doctor (Guest Star) 1998
23% No Score Yet Hiller and Diller Gordon Schermerhorn (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Bert Harris (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of George Guest

QUOTES FROM Eugene Levy CHARACTERS

Car salesman says: You think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it.

Allan Pearl says: Medicine Man not go near Dances With Stumpy.

Pratt says: Bidwell? Bidwell! I fear the bear has killed Mr. Bidwell sir! He's failed to communicate with the me, by way of his ear...

Leslie Edwards says: It doesn't work that way, it doesn't work anyway! But even if it did, he couldn't talk through it!

Pratt says: Sh... Bigwell?

Leslie Edwards says: Nevermind.

Bidwell says: Help me!

Leslie Edwards says: Bidwell!

Bidwell says: Sir, sir. I've been to hell and back!

Leslie Edwards says: Yes, I can see that!

Bidwell says: I suspect that now you'll want to lead a hunting party, to slay that terrible beast!

Leslie Edwards says: Well, yes, that thought did cross my mind. Briefly. But now I have a better idea.

Bidwell says: Yes sir?

Leslie Edwards says: I shall fashion for you the finest wooden leg you have ever seen!

Bidwell says: Oh, but what about the bear?

Leslie Edwards says: Rest assured, Bidwell, in twenty years or so, the ravishes of old age will deal with the bear, far more cruelly than we ever could have.

Guy Fontenot says: Revenge is sweet sir!

Howie Rosenthal says: I'd like to dip you in Cheez Whiz and spread you over a Ritz cracker...if I'm not being too subtle.

Charlene Morton says: Boy, you are some kind of freaky!

Howie Rosenthal says: Oh, you have no idea. You got me straight trippin', Boo!

George Needleman says: Do you have chicken wings?

Madea says: 30 DAMN DOLLARS A WING? OH NO HONEY THEY COME IN A PACK, 20 FOR A DOLLA 99 DOWN AT ROSCO I CANT HAVE THIS HONEY NO IM NOT GUNNA, IMA STARVE IN THIS HOTEL!

Jim's Dad says: I have to admit, you know, I did the fair bit of[hesitates] masturbating when I was a little younger. I used to call it stroking the salami, yeah, you know, pounding the old pud.[pause] I never did it with baked goods, but you know your uncle Mort, he pets the one-eyed snake 5-6 times a day.

Madea says: If I come back up these stairs and you still in this bed I'm gonna get completely naked and get up in there with you and spoon!

Madea says: If I come back up these stairs and you still in this bed I'm gonna get completely naked and get up in there with you and spoon!

George Needleman says: Okay, I'm up!!!

George Needleman says: Okay, I'm up!

Jim's Mom says: ill have to admit i did a fair bit of masturbating when i was a little younger i used to call it strokeing the salami yeah you know pounding the old pud i never did it with baked goods though but you uncle mort he pets the one eyed snake 5 -6 times a day

Jim's Dad says: I have to admit, you know, I did the fair bit of [hesitates]

Jim's Dad says: ...masturbating when I was a little younger. I used to call it stroking the salami, yeah, you know, pounding the old pud. [pause]

Jim's Dad says: I never did it with baked goods, but you know your uncle Mort, he pets the one-eyed snake 5-6 times a day.

Jim's Dad says: Oh shit, the fuz!

Jim's Dad says: Why is it called Vag? Is it only half a vagina?

Jim's Dad says: Back in the day we called it a beaver.....and I snagged a pelt or two!

Jim's Dad says: Back in the day we called it a beaver... and I snagged a pelt or two!

Jim's Dad says: Well placed Thumb

Jim's Dad says: Well-placed Thumb.

Jim's Dad says: Its the fuzz!!

Jim's Dad says: Looks like a tropical jungle plant

Jim's Dad says: Looks like a tropical jungle plant.

Jim's Dad says: we'll just tell your mother we ate it all.

Jim's Dad says: We'll just tell your mother we ate it all.