Norm Mcdonald Biography
Norm Mcdonald was a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor popularly known for his deadpan style. In the beginning of his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne. His humour and irony made him one of the most well-known personalities
Norm Mcdonald Age
He was born on October 17, 1959, in Quebec City, Canada.
Norm Mcdonald Education
He attented and graduated from Carleton University after completing high at Gluocester High School.
Norm Mcdonald Family
He is the son of a Scottish-Canadian father and was raised in Ottawa, Canada. His father served with the Canadian Army during World War II. He has two brothers, both of whom are journalists.
Norm Mcdonald Wife
Macdonald married Connie Vaillancourt in 1988, with whom he had a son, Dylan, born in 1993. The couple separated in April 1999.
Norm Mcdonald Children
Mcdonald and Connie Vaillancourt were blessed with one child namely Dylan Macdonald.
Norm Mcdonald Height
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 7 inches.
Norm Mcdonald Career
Macdonald’s first performances in comedy were at stand-up clubs in Ottawa in 1985, regularly appearing on amateur nights at Yuk Yuk’s. Following an appearance at the 1986 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, in addition, he was heralded by the Montreal Gazette as, “One of this country’s hottest comics.” By 1990, he would perform as a contestant on Star Search. He was hired as a writer for the Roseanne television sitcom for the 1992–93 season before quitting to join Saturday Night Live.
Furthermore, he was made the anchor of the segment ‘Weekend Update’, a fake news section of the SNL after the departure of the previous host Kevin Nealon. Mcdonald often made references to topics as an anchorlike prison rapes, crack whores, etc. He often made scathing remarks about celebrities like Michael Jackson and Marion Barry.
Mcdonald is popularly known for being a cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ for five years and for anchoring the ‘Weekend Update’. He became both popular and notorious for his sarcastic and mocking comments on celebrities and political issues during his time with SNL.
During 2009 and 2010, he was a frequent guest on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’. He made appearances on the show during its initial as well as final episodes. His performances became the highlight of the show. In addition, he has appeared in four episodes of the sitcom ‘The Middle’ as Rusty Heck starting from 2010. The story revolves around the lives of a Midwestern woman, her husband, and three children.
Norm Mcdonald Gambling Addiction
Macdonald past gambling addiction had been initiated by a six-figure win at a craps table in Atlantic City. In an appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast in 2011, additionally, he revealed that he lost all of his money gambling three times, and the largest amount he lost at once was $400,000. As a poker player, his best live result was cashing for $20,915 in the $1,000 Bellagio Weekly Tournament, in July 2006. In the 2007 World Series of Poker, he came in 20th place out of 827 entrants in the $3,000 No-Limit Texas Hold ’em event, winning $14,608. In the United States v. Scheinberg, he would play up to 20 online limit hold’em games at once. “Since they went offline, it kind of saved my life. Because I was just grinding out and couldn’t even sleep.
Macdonald died from cancer in Los Angeles on September 14, 2021, at the age of 61. He had been diagnosed with leukaemia nine years ago, according to his brother Neil. He had shared his diagnosis with a few trusted friends but had not publicly revealed it
Norm Mcdonald Salary
Mcdonald earns an annual salary ranging between $ 56,000 – $ 135,500.
Norm Mcdonald Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 2.5 Million dollars
Norm Mcdonald Social Media Platforms
He has over 1.1M followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.