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Jonathan M Lovitz

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Harold Lovitz and <private> Abraham
Brother of <private> Lovitz and <private> Lovitz

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Abraham
    • father
    • <private> Lovitz
    • <private> Lovitz

About Jon Lovitz

Jonathan "Jon" Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He is best known as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990.

The young Lovitz broke into comedy in 1982 with the Groundlings improv troupe in Los Angeles, and met Phil Hartman there in 1984. They became fast friends, and when Lovitz was hired for Saturday Night Live, he nagged producer Lorne Michaels to give Hartman an audition, too.

Lovitz performs with "an almost melodic mix of pomposity and self-doubt", and his SNL characters included Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous, the Devil, and Master Thespian (the latter reportedly based on a pompous professor Lovitz knew from college).

He had small roles in Jumpin' Jack Flash, the spectacularly bizarre Ratboy, Big, and A League of their Own. He was the evil Emperor in Mom and Dad Save the World, taught in High School High, and was Bette Midler's husband in The Stepford Wives. He later provided the voice of Jay Prescott Sherman, for the acerbic animated sit-com The Critic. When his friend Hartman was murdered, Lovitz succeeded Hartman on the last season of the sit-com NewsRadio.

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Jon Lovitz's Timeline

July 21, 1957
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
June 11, 2004
Age 46

The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American science fiction film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill and Glenn Close. The film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same name; both films are based on the Ira Levin novel The Stepford Wives. While the original book and film had tremendous cultural impact, the remake was marked by infighting behind the scenes, poor reviews by many critics, and a financial loss of approximately $40 million at the box office. The film was also heavily reworked in editing and many blame that for the film's failure.