Norm Macdonald - Rotten Tomatoes

Norm Macdonald

Lowest Rated:   3% Jack and Jill (2011)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
Fired in bitter haste from Saturday Night Live and following up with two career-crippling film credits, Norm Macdonald's career has been spiraling into disaster since 1997 -- "or so the Germans would have us believe." Though he began his career as a stand-up comedian in Ottawa, most people's familiarity with MacDonald derives from his three-year stint as Weekend Update anchor on the ever-enduring Saturday Night Live. Realizing that a change in location was the key to success, MacDonald packed his bags and took his routine to L.A, where he continued to refine his specific brand of acerbic wit through his stand-up act. In addition, MacDonald became a writer for the popular sitcom Roseanne, as well as The Dennis Miller Show. It was a long road to following in the footsteps of Chevy Chase and Dennis Miller in dragging the current headlines through the mud (and a not so happy ending to cap it off). Beginning his SNL career as a bit player in the 1993, the torch was passed from Kevin Nealon to Norm MacDonald in the beginning of the show's 1994 season. After an exhausting barrage of O.J. Simpson and Frank Stallone jokes, however, NBC president Don Ohlmeyer pulled the plug on MacDonald's Weekend Update career, citing that the anchor was simply "not funny." After taking small roles in Adam Sandler comedies and bit parts on The Drew Carey Show, MacDonald continued the cursed SNL tradition of tackling feature films. MacDonald's awkward attempts at feature-film stardom in Dirty Work and Screwed did little to please mainstream audiences (Screwed failed even to recuperate its 10-million-dollar production costs) but pleased his loyal fans nonetheless. In early 1999, Norm MacDonald became the star of his very own television sitcom, The Norm Show. Cast as a scheming ex-hockey star-turned-social worker who never fails to get himself into constant mischief, The Norm Show -- later shortened to just Norm) -- co-starred Laurie Metcalf, Ian Gomez, and former Dirty Work co-star Artie Lang.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Adventures of Panda Warrior
  • King Leo
2016
22% The Seventh Dwarf
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Hollywood & Wine
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Vampire Dog
  • Fang
2012
No Score Yet Outback
  • Quint
2012
3% Jack and Jill
  • Funbucket
2011
No Score Yet Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2011
10% Grown Ups
  • Geezer
2010
No Score Yet Senior Skip Day
  • Mr. Rigetti
2008
No Score Yet The Flight Before Christmas
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
  • Lucky
2008
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Join Twosomes Penguin
2007
No Score Yet Christmas Is Here Again
  • Buster
2007
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Lucky
2001
30% The Animal
  • Mob Member
2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash 2000
  • Actor
2001
13% Screwed
  • Willard Fillmore
2000
63% Man on the Moon
  • Michael Richards
1999
23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • Bartender
1999
43% Dr. Dolittle
  • Lucky
1998
17% Dirty Work
  • Mitch
  • Screenwriter
1998
87% The People Vs. Larry Flynt
  • Slick Reporter
1996
46% Billy Madison
  • Frank
1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 1993
  • Actor
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Sports Show With Norm Macdonald
2011
  • Actor
  • Host
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Ben Show With Ben Hoffman
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Judge
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
82% Mike Tyson Mysteries
2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Skylanders Academy
2016
  • Glumshanks
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Rusty Heck Rusty
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • Performer

Quotes from Norm Macdonald's Characters