Jon Lovitz

Jon Lovitz

Highest Rated: 97% Big (1988)

Lowest Rated: 5% Trapped in Paradise (1994)

Birthday: Jul 21, 1957

Birthplace: Tarzana, California, USA

Jon Lovitz gained initial fame as a regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Lovitz emerged as one of the show's stars thanks to a number of hilariously broad characters including Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous, the great Shakespearean ham Master Thespian, the Devil himself and a memorable impression of actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein ("I just want to be loved! Is that so wrong?"). Prior to "SNL," Lovitz had done some TV work--a guest spot on "The Paper Chase," a recurring role on the legal sitcom, "Foley Square"--and completed his contributions to several features: "The Last Resort" (1986), "Ratboy" (1986), and a cartoon feature, "The Brave Little Toaster" (1987). With his newfound success, Lovitz became a popular character player in features and a frequent guest on TV. His distinctive and theatrical voice is well suited to animation as both "An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West" (1991) and his contributions to TV's "The Simpsons" and "The Critic" (for which he voiced the Siskel & Ebert-esque Jay Sherman for two incarnations, the original Fox series [1994-1995] and the Internet-based sequel in 2000) demonstrated. He also voiced Calico, Mr. Tinkles' short-haired cat servant in the animorphic and CGI-laden comedy "Cats & Dogs" (2001). Lovitz's long friendship with actor-turned-director Penny Marshall led to roles in her films "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986), "Big" (1988), and "A League of Their Own" (1992). He was outstanding in the latter as Ernie "Cappy" Capadino, the fast-talking scout who recruits Geena Davis and Lori Petty. Lovitz also landed a key supporting role in Tom Shadyac's "Liar Liar" (1997), starring Jim Carrey. The following year, he accepted a role on the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio." Lovitz was hired to fill the void left by the untimely death of former "SNL" co-star Phil Hartman, playing the obnoxious and insecure Max Louis until the show left the air in 1999. Woody Allen cast Lovitz to great effect as Benny Borkowshi, one of the doltish team of would-be robbers that populated the writer/director's light and amusing comedy "Small Time Crooks" (2000). He had other roles in films, including "Rat Race" (2001) and "Good Advice" (2001), and was put to good use as Bette Midler's husband in the comic remake of the thriller "The Stepford Wives" (2004). Lovitz has remained personally and professionally close with some of his SNL castmates, appearing in various features alongside them, including the David Spade vehicles "Lost & Found" (1999) and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003), and Adam Sandler's "Little Nicky" (2000) and the animated feature "8 Crazy Nights" (2002).

Highest rated movies

Big Chasing the Blues
A League of Their Own The Wedding Singer
Small Time Crooks
I Could Never Be Your Woman
The Producers




No Score Yet No Score Yet Ace & the Christmas Miracle Ace the Talking Horse (Voice) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Rock Alex Wingrave (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood John Prince (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lacy's Christmas Do-Over Santa's Elf (Voice) - 2021
No Score Yet 10% The Swing of Things Jon Johnson (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agent Toby Barks Toby (Voice) - 2020
No Score Yet 14% Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls Mel Carmichael (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benchwarmers 2 Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benchwarmers 2 Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Lions Alfred Brownberry (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paws P.I. Jackson (Voice) - 2018
83% 40% Chasing the Blues Lincoln Groome (Character) $14.0K 2017
No Score Yet 17% Killing Hasselhoff Barry (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond Ababwa (Voice) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Air Bound Owen (Voice) - 2016
8% 44% Mother's Day Club Owner Wally Burn (Character) $32.5M 2016
No Score Yet 44% Bark Ranger Ranger (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% A Mouse Tale King of Mice (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 37% Coffee Shop Frank Miller (Character) - 2014
27% 52% Bula Quo! Wilson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% Jungle Master Mulia (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 24% Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie The Mad Scientist (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharkproof Max (Character) - 2012
18% 28% Jewtopia Dennis Lipschitz (Character) $45.7K 2012
45% 72% Hotel Transylvania Quasimodo (Voice) $167.9M 2012
No Score Yet 47% Birds of Paradise Skeeter (Voice) - 2010
39% 34% Casino Jack Adam Kidan (Character) $1.0M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roast of Bob Saget Self - 2008
64% 44% I Could Never Be Your Woman Nathan (Character) - 2007
40% 41% Southland Tales Bart Bookman (Character) $273.4K 2006
13% 64% The Benchwarmers Mel (Character) $57.7M 2006
20% 46% Bailey's Billions Bailey (Voice) - 2005
51% 63% The Producers Mr. Marks (Character) $19.4M 2005
26% 30% The Stepford Wives Dave Markowitz (Character) $59.5M 2004
22% 46% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Sidney Wernick (Character) $22.7M 2003
12% 49% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights Tom Baltezor (Voice) $23.4M 2002
33% 48% Good Advice Barry Sherman (Character) - 2001
44% 64% Rat Race Randy Pear (Character) $56.6M 2001
53% 32% Cats & Dogs Calico (Voice) $93.4M 2001
14% 46% 3000 Miles to Graceland Peterson (Character) $15.7M 2001
No Score Yet 42% Sand Kirby (Character) - 2000
21% 55% Little Nicky Peeper (Character) $39.4M 2000
66% 57% Small Time Crooks Benny (Character) $17.1M 2000
13% 28% Lost & Found Uncle Harry (Character) $6.5M 1999
82% 89% Happiness Andy Kornbluth (Character) $3.0M 1998
69% 80% The Wedding Singer Jimmy Moore (uncredited) (Character) $80.2M 1998
45% 35% The Great White Hype Sol (Character) $7.8M 1996
19% 37% High School High Richard Clark (Character) $21.0M 1996
14% 27% North Arthur Belt (Character) $6.6M 1994
5% 41% Trapped in Paradise Dave Firpo (Character) $5.8M 1994
17% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Glen Robbins (Character) $43.4M 1994
21% 49% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Becker (Character) $28.0M 1993
8% 44% Mom and Dad Save the World Emperor Tod Spengo (Character) $1.8M 1992
80% 84% A League of Their Own Ernie Capadino (Character) $105.1M 1992
57% 62% An American Tail: Fievel Goes West T.R. Chula (Voice) $20.2M 1991
38% 55% Mr. Destiny Clip Metzler, Larry's Best Friend (Character) $15.4M 1990
97% 82% Big Scotty Brennen (Character) $113.5M 1988
21% 30% My Stepmother Is an Alien Ron Mills (Character) $12.9M 1988
77% 81% The Brave Little Toaster The Radio (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet 18% Last Resort Bartender (Character) - 1986
45% 67% Three Amigos! Morty (Character) $36.2M 1986
27% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Doug (Character) $24.5M 1986


No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny You Should Ask Unknown (Guest Star),
96% 81% Holey Moley Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Historical Roasts Franklin D. Roosevelt (Guest Star) 2019
65% 79% The Cool Kids Kip Samgood (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 83% The Goldbergs Jimmie Moore (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2016 2018
85% 75% The Simpsons Selma's cigarette (Guest Voice) 1991-1992 1994-1996 2002 2004 2007 2012-2013 2015 2017-2018
No Score Yet 71% The Apprentice Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017
No Score Yet 33% First Impressions Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Box Office Unknown (Character) 2012-2015
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Sing Your Face Off Contestant 2014
95% 84% New Girl Rabbi Feiglin (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Artie (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2008 2011
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
1985-1990 1997 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Comic Standing Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen Guest 2006
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Archie Baldwin (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Roland Devereaux (Guest Star) 2003
82% 94% Friends Steve (Guest Star) 1995 2003
62% No Score Yet Bette Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
95% 69% NewsRadio Max Lewis (Character),
Mike Johnson (Guest Star)
64% 50% The Naked Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
85% 82% The Critic Jay Sherman (Voice) 1994-1995
89% 93% Seinfeld Gary Fogel (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 100% Married ... With Children Jeff Littlehead (Guest Star) 1991
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foley Square Mole (Character) 1985-1986