Martin Short

by follers on October 5, 2012

Martin Short Hosts The Hollywood Radio and Television Society Presents "Comedy on TV: A Conversation with Lorne Michaels"

Birth Name: Martin Hayter Short

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 26, 1950

*Irish (father)
*Irish, English (mother)

Martin Short is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. He is also an American citizen.

His father, Charles Patrick Short, was an Irish emigrant, born in Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland. His mother, Olive Grace (Hayter), was Canadian by birth, born in Hamilton, of English and Irish ancestry.

Martin was married to actress and singer Nancy Dolman, until her death. The couple has three children. Nancy was the sister of actor, director, and producer Bob Dolman, who was married to American comedian and actress Andrea Martin.

Martin’s paternal grandparents were James Short (the son of Francis Short and Margaret Conlon) and Mary Quinn. Margaret was the daughter of Patrick Conlon.

Martin’s maternal grandfather was John Alexander Hayter (the son of William Nelson Hayter and Selina Grace Hoar). John had English ancestry. William was born in Southampton, England, the son of Benjamin Hayter and Louisa Curtis. Selina was the daughter of John Hoar.

Martin’s maternal grandmother was Daisy Susan Young (the daughter of John H. Young and Mary Ann Wolfe). Daisy’s parents were Irish. Mary Ann’s father was Joseph Wolfe.

Sources: Genealogy of Martin Short –

Genealogy of Martin Short (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record (from Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927) of Martin’s maternal grandparents, John Alexander Hayter and Daisy Susan Young –

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andrew June 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

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