Norm MacDonald Net Worth

Norm MacDonald Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Norm MacDonald net worth is
$2 Million

Norm MacDonald Wiki Biography

Norm Macdonald was born on 17 October 1963 in Quebec City, Ontario Canada, and is an actor, comedian and writer, probably most recognized from his appearance in the TV show “Saturday Night Live”. Norm has been on the show for five seasons and is most famous for hosting a segment called “Weekend Update.”

So just how rich is Norm Macdonald? Sources estimate that Norm has a net worth of $2 million, earned by working in various parts of the entertainment industry over almost 30 years. Considering his popularity and achievements, Norm Macdonald’s net worth could be much higher, but he is known to spend a lot of his money gambling.

Norm MacDonald Net Worth $2 Million

Norm Macdonald but was actually raised in Ottawa, which is where Norm started his career as a comedian by performing stand-up in various clubs of the city. He was noticed as a promising comedian in 1987 when he participated in Just for Laughs Comedy Festival which took place in Montreal. Since then Macdonald has enjoyed success in the world of comedy, but the real career jump happened in 1993 when he joined the famous show “Saturday Night Live”. That is when Norm Macdonald’s net worth began piling up and his fame rising. He started from comically portraying such celebrities as Larry King, Bob Dole, David Letterman and many others. Later Macdonald took the place of Kevin Nealon as a host of the “Weekend Update” section, and held this job for three seasons. Macdonald became known for ridiculing public figures and celebrities and making satirical jokes regarding political issues. For example, in one of his most notorious pieces, Norm has called Michael Jackson a “homosexual pedophile”. Norm Macdonald was fired from “Saturday Night Live” in 1997, a decision made by show executive Don Ohlmeyer. Even though his five year job in “Saturday Night Live” helped Norm Macdonald to accumulate considerable net worth, it is known that most of it he had wasted on gambling. Reportedly, Norm Macdonald had been going to the casino after the shooting of every episode of the show, a habit that prevented him from accumulating as big a net worth as he could have.

Norm Macdonald’s career did not end with “Saturday Night Live”. He did not move to any other competing show, but instead started his own, called “The Norm Show”, a sitcom which ran on ABC from 1999 to 2001. In the show Norm starred with other performers such as Artie Lange and Laurie Metcalf. Even though “The Norm Show” did not last very long, Norm Macdonald has subsequently been involved in numerous other projects on TV as well as the big screen, including his work in the shows “High Stakes Poker”, “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” and others, thus considerably increasing his net worth.

Macdonald has also voiced characters in “Dr. Dolitle” movies, “Family Guy” series and others, appeared in various TV shows including three shows produced by Adam Sandler. Macdonald has also worked as a host of several shows as well as appearing as a guest in other popular shows, including those hosted by Conan O’Brien who mentions Macdonald as one of his favorite comedians. All projects have contributed to Norm’s net worth.

In his sometime private life, Norm MacDonald was married to Connie in 1988, but they divorced after having a son together.


Full NameNorm Macdonald
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 17, 1963
Place Of BirthQuebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height1.85 m
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Produce, Writer
EducationQuebec High School, Algonquin College, Carleton University
SpouseConnie Macdonald (1988-1996)
ChildrenDylan Macdonald
ParentsFerne Macdonald, Percy Macdonald
SiblingsNeil Macdonald
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor, Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Variety or Reality/Competition Program or Series
Movies“Dr. Dolitle” (1998, 2001), “Family Guy” (2000), "Dirty Work"(1998), "Celebrity Jeopardy!" (1996-2009)
TV Shows"Saturday Night Live" (1993-1998), “The Drew Carey Show” (1996), “The Norm Show" (1999-2001), “High Stakes Poker”, “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” (2011)
1Nasally, Canadian accent
2Sarcastic, monotone delivery
1[in response to SNL writers calling Friends actor Matthew Perry a genius] What, is he good at math or something?
2"I would love to stay at SNL forever. But you can't stay in the same place. People think you're a loser." - to TV Guide magazine in 1997.
3"I'm not gay, so I don't know much about Broadway musicals." - while a contestant on the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" celebrity episode that aired on August 5, 2001.
4I was in my peak physical condition when I was about like, uh. . . one. Oh God, I looked good, young and fresh! You wouldn't know me now if you'd seen me when I was one, you know? I even looked good for my age. People would come up to me and go, "what are you, zero?" And I'd go, "no, I'm one over here!"
1Starring as Stan Hooper in the new Fox sitcom "A Minute with Stan Hooper." [November 2003]
2As of 2011, the new commentator on GSN's "High Stakes Poker". [February 2011]
3After making several gay jokes during his March 30, 2011 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Stern asked if he was at all uncomfortable with homosexuality, to which Macdonald clarified that he was not only a supporter of gay rights, but "fascinated" by gay sexual practices, often engaging in long conversations with his "hair cut guy" on the subject.
4Is good friends with Adam Sandler.
5His father was in the Canadian Military.
6Attended Dollard-des-Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base near Shannon, Quebec, Canada.
7Attended Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, where he took the Broadcasting-Television program, and eventually dropped out. During his time there, he became good friends with Randy Dash, who shot, edited and produced a stand-up act Norm had done in the city. The resulting tape was what helped Norm land his gig with Saturday Night Live (1975).
8Although he is not a U.S. citizen, he has publicly stated his support for Republican politicians George W. Bush and John McCain and has said that he considers Ronald Reagan to be the best President in U.S. history.
9Despite being fired from Saturday Night Live (1975), he was asked to host the show a year later.
10Dropped out of high school when he was 15.
11In early 2002, he and Jon Lovitz were slated to play mismatched roommates for a proposed NBC sitcom entitled "Leave Me Alone," which was to have been produced by Adam Sandler's production company. However, because of a dispute between the network and the producers, the pilot went unfilmed, and the series never came into fruition.
12He won $500,000 for his charity on the celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999). He guessed the right answer to the million dollar question but was talked out of answering in case he got it wrong.
13Chevy Chase has stated that since he left Saturday Night Live (1975), the only person who he believes has done Weekend Update "right" is Norm Macdonald.
14Middle child of three boys; younger brother Leslie and older brother Neil. Neil is a broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.
15During an interview on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993) a few days after he was fired from Saturday Night Live (1975), he told Dave that the NBC execs fired him because they thought he wasn't funny.
16NBC received two complaints after he used a curse word live on Saturday Night Live (1975).
17Has a son, Dylan Lloyd MacDonald born on October 28, 1992 in Los Angeles.
18Celebrity impersonations include Burt Reynolds, Bob Dole, Quentin Tarantino, David Letterman, and Larry King.


Skylanders Academy2016TV SeriesGlumshanks
Mike Tyson Mysteries2014-2016TV SeriesPigeon
The Middle2010-2016TV SeriesRusty Heck
The Ridiculous 62015Nugget Customer
Real Rob2015TV SeriesNorm MacDonald
Sunnyside2015TV SeriesThe Hole
The Seventh Dwarf2014Burner the Dragon (English version, voice)
Vampire Dog2012Fang / Vampire Dog (voice)
The Adventures of Panda Warrior2012King Leo (voice)
The Outback2012Quint (voice)
Jack and Jill2011/IFunbucket
Hollywood & Wine2011VideoSid Blaustein
Grown Ups2010Geezer
Funny People2009Norm MacDonald
Sam's Game2009TV Series 2009
Saturday Night Live1993-2009TV SeriesVarious Weekend Update Anchor Bob Dole ...
My Name Is Earl2007-2009TV SeriesLittle Chubby
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts2009VideoLucky (voice, uncredited)
The Flight Before Christmas2008Julius (English version, voice)
Senior Skip Day2008VideoMr. Rigetti
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief2008VideoLucky (voice, uncredited)
Christmas Is Here Again2007VideoBuster (voice)
The Fairly OddParents in Fairy Idol2006TV MovieGenie (as Norm McDonald)
Dr. Dolittle 32006VideoLucky (voice, uncredited)
Farce of the Penguins2006Join Twosomes Penguin (voice)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo2005Earl McManus (uncredited)
Back to Norm2005TV MovieVarious
The Fairly OddParents2005TV SeriesNorm the Genie
A Minute with Stan Hooper2003-2004TV SeriesStan Hooper
Oliver Beene2004TV SeriesHobo Bob
People Are Dead2002as Norm McDonald
Dr. Dolittle 22001Lucky (voice, uncredited)
Norm1999-2001TV SeriesNorm Henderson
The Animal2001Mob Member
Screwed2000Willard Fillmore (as Norm Macdonald)
Family Guy2000TV SeriesDeath
The Drew Carey Show1996-2000TV SeriesNorm MacDonald / Simon Tate
Man on the Moon1999'Fridays' Michael (uncredited)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo1999Bartender (uncredited)
Casper Meets Wendy1998VideoHuman Stretch (uncredited)
Doctor Dolittle1998Lucky (voice)
Dirty Work1998Mitch Weaver
NewsRadio1997TV SeriesRoger Edwards
The People vs. Larry Flynt1996Network Reporter
The Larry Sanders Show1995TV SeriesNorm MacDonald
Billy Madison1995Frank
The Jackie Thomas Show1993TV SeriesJordan


Saturday Night Live1993-1994TV Series writer - 20 episodes
Roseanne1992-1993TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International1992TV Special
2016 Canadian Screen Awards2016TV Special writer
Norm Macdonald's Inspiring Commencement Speech2014Short
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup2011TV Special written by
Sports Show with Norm MacdonaldTV Series creator - 9 episodes, 2011 writer - 9 episodes, 2011
Back to Norm2005TV Movie writer
A Minute with Stan HooperTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 2003 - 2004 written by - 2 episodes, 2003
NormTV Series creator - 54 episodes, 1999 - 2001 written by - 1 episode, 1999
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentary
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentary
Dirty Work1998written by


Norm MacDonald is Trending2013TV Movie executive producer
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup2011TV Special executive producer
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald2011TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Back to Norm2005TV Movie executive producer
A Minute with Stan Hooper2003-2004TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Norm1999TV Series producer - 1 episode


Roseanne1993TV Series story editor - 4 episodes


One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Christmas Is Here Again2007Video performer: "The Un-Christmas Song"


Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve2011TV Special documentary special thanks: closest comedy pal
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentary special thanks


Conan2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself - Author
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2013-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Norm MacDonald (host)
2016 Canadian Screen Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Host
Last Comic Standing2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Comic Standing 92015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself / Burt Reynolds
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Norm Macdonald's Inspiring Commencement Speech2014ShortHimself
Comics Unleashed2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tom Green Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story2013DocumentaryHimself
Norm MacDonald is Trending2013TV MovieHimself - Host (2012)
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup2011TV SpecialHimself
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show1998-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Million Dollar Password2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget2008TV SpecialHimself - Roaster
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Match Game2008TV MovieHimself
Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller2007TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green's House Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Dog Nut")
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHimself
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield2006TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Reel Comedy2005TV SeriesHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHimself
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996-2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2003TV SeriesHimself
Turn Ben Stein On2001TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2000TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Host
Dennis Miller: The Millennium Special - 1,000 Years, 100 Laughs, 10 Really Good Ones1999TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1999TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Lou Gehrig / ...
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dennis Miller Live1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
Where's Elvis This Week?1996TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself / Bob Dole
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1990-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
One Night Stand1991TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialWeekend Update Anchor
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieBurt Reynolds (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Christmas2013TV SpecialWeekend Update Anchor (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialHimself - Weekend Update Anchor (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialBurt Reynolds (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialWeekend Update Anchor Senator Bob Dole (uncredited)
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Dog Nut")
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV SpecialDavid Letterman (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialAirline Passenger (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #83
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan2003TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell2002TV Special documentaryBurt Reynolds (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself / Senator Bob Dole
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialBurt Reynolds aka Turd Furgerson (uncredited)
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself / Weekend Update Anchor
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryGreen Beans (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 51998TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: MaleDeuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

Nominated Awards

1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsVariety Special or SeriesFree to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International (1992)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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