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Jon Lovitz



Jon Lovitz is a versatile comedic actor instantly recognizable for his distinctive voice, acerbic wit, pear-shaped body, and hangdog eyes. He studied at the University of California, Irvine, and participated in the Film Actors Workshop. He then went on to do guest spots on TV and had a recurring role on Foley Square. Lovitz also played small roles in Last Resort (1986), and Ratboy (1986), and also provided a voice for the animated feature The Brave Little Toaster (1987). He got his first real break as a regular on TV's Saturday Night Live, where his characters such as Tommy Flanagan of pathological Liars Anonymous, the great Shakespearean ham Master Thespian, and the Devil himself became quite popular. His stint on Saturday Night Live put him in demand as a character actor and television guest star. His friendship with director Penny Marshall helped him get roles in some of her earlier films such as Big (1988), and his role as the fast talking baseball recruiter Ernie "Cappy" Capadino in Marshall's A League of Their Own (1992) earned him widespread acclaim. Lovitz has also appeared as a guest voice on the TV animated show The Simpsons and played lead voice in the critically-acclaimed animated show The Critic on ABC and the Fox Network.



In the years following SNL and The Critic, Lovitz remained active with comedic roles in film (High School High, Little Nicky) and television (NewsRadio, Las Vegas), though it his performances in such films as Todd Solandz's acerbic black comedy Happiness and opposite Kevin Spacey in the semi-comedic Jack Abramoff biopic Casino Jack that displayed more range most filmmakers had previously failed to capitalize on. And thought the comic actor was never known to be overtly political, his scathing criticisms of U.S. President Barack Obama on the issue of taxes made headlines across the country in 2012, resulting in an unusually serious appearance on FOX News in which he passionately defended his comments.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
7% Mother's Day
  • Jackie Burn
2016
55% Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Phantom of the Opera
2015
72% I Am Chris Farley
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Bark Ranger
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet A Mouse Tale
  • King of Mice
2015
No Score Yet Coffee Shop
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Jungle Master
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Birds of Paradise
  • Actor
2014
10% Jewtopia
  • Dennis Lipschitz
2013
7% Grown Ups 2
  • Squats Fitness Janitor
2013
No Score Yet Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Sharkproof
  • Max
2013
27% Bula Quo!
  • Actor
2013
45% Hotel Transylvania
  • Quasimodo
2012
No Score Yet A Russell Peters Christmas Special
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen
  • Actor
2011
38% Casino Jack
  • Adam Kidan
2010
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
36% Southland Tales
  • Bart Bookman
2007
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman
  • Nathan
2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • My Eyes Are Up Here Penguin
2007
11% The Benchwarmers
  • Mel
2006
50% The Producers
  • Mr. Marks
2005
20% Bailey's Billion$ (Bailey's Billions)
  • Bailey
2005
26% The Stepford Wives
  • Dave Markowitz
2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live 25 (SNL25: 25 Years of Laughs)
  • Actor
2004
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Sidney Wernick
2003
12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
  • Tom Baltezor
2002
No Score Yet Sand
  • Kirby
2002
44% Rat Race
  • Randy Pear
2001
54% Cats & Dogs
  • Calico
2001
14% 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Jay Peterson
2001
No Score Yet Robbie Williams: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Actor
2001
29% Good Advice
  • Barry Sherman
2001
22% Little Nicky
  • Peeper
2000
67% Small Time Crooks
  • Benny
2000
13% Lost and Found
  • Uncle harry
1999
85% Happiness
  • Andy Kornbluth
1998
67% The Wedding Singer
  • Jimmie Moore
1998
No Score Yet I Am Your Child
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Rodman World Tour
  • Actor
1997
13% High School High
  • Richard Clark
1996
90% Matilda
  • Million $ Sticky Host
1996
45% The Great White Hype
  • Sol
1996
15% North
  • Arthur Belt
1994
19% City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold
  • Glen Robbins
1994
10% Trapped in Paradise
  • Dave
1994
33% Coneheads
  • Dentist
1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Becker
1993
9% Mom and Dad Save the World
  • Emperor Tod Spengo
1992
77% A League of Their Own
  • Ernie Capadino
1992
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash
  • Actor
1992
45% An American Tail - Fievel Goes West
  • T.R. Chula
1991
38% Mr. Destiny
  • Clip Metzler
1990
19% My Stepmother Is an Alien
  • Ron Mills
1988
97% Big
  • Scotty Brennen
1988
75% The Brave Little Toaster
  • Radio
1987
44% Three Amigos!
  • Morty
1986
25% Ratboy
  • Party Guest
1986
28% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Doug
1986
No Score Yet Last Resort
  • Bartender
1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Jon Lovitz
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Archie
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet First Impressions with Dana Carvey
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sing Your Face Off
2014
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Artie Firestone
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Barry Burns
93% New Girl
2011
  • Rabbi Feiglin
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Performer
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Gary

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