Born Michael John Myers
May 25, 1963 (age 53)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship Canada/United Kingdom/United States
Occupation Actor, comedian, musician, writer, film producer, film director
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Robin Ruzan (m. 1993; div. 2007)
Kelly Tisdale (m. 2010)
Relatives Paul Myers (brother)
Medium Stand-up, film, television, theatre, books
Genres Observational comedy, satire, black comedy, self-deprecation, cringe comedy, deadpan
Subject(s) American culture, American politics, current events, religion, Jewish culture, race relations, human sexuality
Michael John “Mike” Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canada-born actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer, who also holds UK and US citizenship. He is known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for playing the title roles in the Wayne’s World, Austin Powers, and Shrek films. He also directed the documentary film Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, and had a small role in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in 2009.
Myers was born on May 25, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, the son of English-born parents Eric Myers (1922–1991), an insurance agent, and his wife, Alice E. Hind (born 1926), an office supervisor and a veteran of the Royal Air Force.
Both his parents were from Liverpool and he has two older brothers, Paul, an indie rock singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author, and Peter, a Sears Canada employee.
The family is of English, Scottish and Irish ancestry. Myers was raised Protestant.
Myers reportedly holds Canadian, U.S. and British citizenship.
He attended Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute in Scarborough and then graduated from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, also in Scarborough.
In 1986, Myers joined the Second City Theatre.
Myers began dating actress and comedy writer Robin Ruzan in the late 1980s after meeting at a hockey game in Chicago, during which Myers caught a puck and used the incident as an icebreaker to strike up a conversation with Ruzan. The couple married on 22 May 1993, and Myers later referred to Ruzan as “his muse”. The couple filed for divorce in December 2005.
In 2006, café owner Kelly Tisdale confirmed reports that she and Myers were dating. Myers and Tisdale wed in New York in a secret ceremony in the fall of 2010. They have three children: son Spike Alan (b. 2011) and daughters, Sunday Molly (b. 2014) and Paulina Kathleen (b. 2015).
Myers is a Dungeons & Dragons player and was one of several celebrities to have participated in the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day in 2006.
He supports the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He named two characters in the first Austin Powers movie Commander Gilmour and General Borschevsky, after then-Maple Leafs players Doug Gilmour and Nikolai Borschevsky.
Myers has played for Hollywood United F.C., a celebrity soccer team. He played in the 2010 Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK football match, England vs. R.O.W (Rest of the World) and scored his penalty during a sudden death shootout after the game ended 2–2 (June 6, 2010). The Rest of the World team beat England for the first time since the tournament started. Myers is a fan of Liverpool F.C.