Eugene Levy bio: age, family, net worth, movies and TV shows

Eugene Levy bio: age, family, net worth, movies and TV shows

Eugene Levy made history as the only actor who appeared in all the American Pie movies, in which he portrayed the character of Noah Levenstein. He is a multi-talented artist who often takes unconventional roles in both television shows and movies. Besides acting, he is also a comedian, writer, director, and producer.

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Eugene Levy, a multi-award winner, has been actively involved in the film and television industry since 1971. Close to five decades later, he is still a sought-after actor who is also very vocal about autism and its treatment. He is also outspoken about the call to end racism in the world.

Profile summary

  • Name: Eugene Levy
  • Age: 73 years
  • Date of birth: 17th December 1946
  • Place of birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters/ 178 centimeters)
  • Weight: 76 kilograms (167.55 pounds)
  • Spouse: Deborah Divine (m. 1977)
  • Children: Dan and Sarah
  • Alma mater: Westdale Secondary School and McMaster University
  • Occupation: Actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian
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The early life of Eugene Levy

The seasoned actor was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on the 17th of December 1946. His nationality is Canadian, and Sagittarius is his Zodiac sign.

How old is Eugene Levy? Currently, Eugene Levy age is 73 years. He was raised in a Jewish family. His father worked in an automobile factory as a foreman while his mother was a homemaker.

Eugene Levy young years were spent in Canada with his family.

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Educational background

Young Eugene Levy went to Westdale Secondary School. Afterwards, he studied at McMaster University.

In his campus years, he was the vice-president of the student film group dubbed McMaster Film Board. He met Ivan Reitman, a renowned film-maker, through the group.

Body measurements

The actor is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters/ 178 centimeters) tall, and he weighs about 76 kilograms (167.55 pounds.)

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Eugene Levy eyebrows are one of his most distinctive physical features. He has thick eyebrows, which he is proud of. His son inherited his thick eyebrows.

Career

As an actor, Eugene often portrays unusual supporting characters who are often nerdy. He made his movie debut in 1971, and so far, he has featured in numerous shows and films.

Eugene Levy movies and TV shows prove that he is a multi-talented person. Interestingly, he has co-starred with his children in the industry.

Eugene Levy movies

The actor has starred in the following film productions:

  • Foxy Lady (1971): He featured in this production as a coffee boy.
  • Cannibal Girls (1973): He portrayed the character of Clifford Sturges.
  • Running (1979): He acted as Richie Rosenberg.
  • Nothing Personal (1980): He acted as Marty.
  • Deadly Companion (1980): He acted as Matt.
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  • Heavy Metal (1981): He voiced various characters in this movie. These were the male reporter, Captain Lincoln F. Sternn, and Edsel.
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983): He portrayed the character of Ed, the car salesman.
  • Going Berserk (1983): He portrayed the role of Sal DiPasquale.
  • Splash (1984): He acted as Walter Kornbluth.
  • The Last Polka (1985): He was Stan Shmenge in this television film.
  • Club Paradise (1986): He acted as Barry Steinberg.
  • Armed and Dangerous (1986): He acted as Norman Kane.
  • Bride of Boogedy (1987): He featured in this production as Tom Lynch.
  • Speed Zone (1989): He acted in this movie as Leo Ross.
  • Father of the Bride (1991): He featured in the movie as a singer at an audition.
  • Once Upon a Crime (1992): He was a casino cashier.
  • Partners 'N' Love (1992): He starred as David Grodin in this television film.
  • Stay Tuned (1992): He portrayed the character of Crowley.
  • I Love Trouble (1994): He acted as Ray.
  • Father of the Bride Part II (1995): He was Mr. Habib in this movie.
  • Harrison Bergeron (1995): He portrayed the character of President McCloskey in this television film.
  • Multiplicity (1996): He portrayed the character of Vic.
  • Waiting for Guffman (1996): He portrayed the character of Dr. Allan Pearl.
  • Almost Heroes (1998): He featured in this production as Guy Fontenot.
  • Holy Man (1998): He was the guy on the background television.
  • Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998): He featured in the movie as Professor Keanbean.
  • The Secret Life of Girls (1999): He acted as Hugh Sanford.
  • Dogmatic (1999): He featured in the film as Larry.
  • American Pie (1999): Eugene Levy American Pie role was that of Noah Levenstein. He later portrayed the same character in seven other American Pie movies.
  • Silver Man (2000): He acted as Leon in this movie.
  • Best in Show (2000): He was Gerry Fleck in this production.
  • The Ladies Man (2000): He portrayed the character of Bucky Kent.
  • Down to Earth (2001): He featured in the movie as Keyes.
  • Josie and the Pussycats (2001): He appeared in the film as himself.
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  • American Pie 2 (2001): He reprised his role as Noah Levenstein.
  • Serendipity (2001): He featured in the movie as a Bloomingdale's salesman.
  • Repli-Kate (2002): He featured in the film as Jonas Fromer/ Repli-Jonas.
  • Like Mike (2002): He acted as Frank Bernard.
  • Bringing Down the House (2003): He featured in the movie as Howie Rottman.
  • A Mighty Wind (2003): He acted as Mitch Cohen.
  • Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003): He acted as Principal Collins.
  • American Wedding (2003): He portrayed the character of Noah Levenstein.
  • New York Minute (2004): He acted as Max Lomax.
  • The Man (2005): He featured in the film as Andy Fiddler.
  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005): He featured in the film as Noah Levenstein.
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005): He featured in the film as Jimmy Murtaugh.
  • Curious George (2006): He was the voice of Clovis.
  • Over the Hedge (2006): He was the voice of Lou.
  • For Your Consideration (2006): He was Morley Orfkin in this movie.
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006): He was Noah Levenstein in this movie.
  • American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007): He acted as Noah Levenstein.
  • Gooby (2009): He featured in the film as Mr. Nerdlinger.
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009): He acted as Albert Einstein Bobbleheads.
  • Taking Woodstock (2009): He acted as Max Yasgur.
  • Astro Boy (2009): He was the voice of Orrin.
  • American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009): He was Noah Levenstein in this film.
  • Goon (2011): He featured in the movie as Dr. Glatt.
  • American Reunion (2012): He acted as Noah Levenstein.
  • Madea's Witness Protection (2012): He portrayed the character of George Needleman.
  • Finding Dory (2016): He was the voice of Charlie in this movie.
  • Canada: Far and Wide (2020): He was a voice actor in this movie.
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Television shows

Eugene Levy has starred in the following television shows:

  • King of Kensington (1975 and 1979): He featured in two episodes as Bernie/ Freddie Cohen.
  • The Sunshine Hour (1976): He played various characters in this television show.
  • Stay Tuned (1976-1984): He portrayed various characters in this show.
  • SCTV (1976-1984): He portrayed various characters.
  • George Burns Comedy Week (1985): He featured as Robert in the episode dubbed Home for Dinner.
  • Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (1985): He was the voice of Stupid Eddie/ Buddy in this television special.
  • Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started (1986): He acted as Morty Arnold in this television special.
  • The Disney Sunday Movie (1987): He acted as Tom Lynch in the episode dubbed Bride of Boogedy.
  • The Ray Bradbury Theater (1988): He featured in the episode dubbed Skeleton as Bert Harris.
  • I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (1992): He was the voice of the head of the studio in this television special.
  • Camp Candy (1992): He was the voice of an unnamed character in the episode dubbed When It Rains... It Snows.
  • Maniac Mansion (1993): He was Doc Ellis in the episode dubbed Freddie Had a Little Lamb.
  • Road to Avonlea (1996): He was Rudy Blaine in the episode dubbed King of the Great White Way.
  • Duckman (1996-1997): He was the voice of Dr. Craig Ehrlich in two episodes.
  • Hiller and Diller (1997-1998): He was Gordon Schermerhorn in 13 episodes.
  • Mad About You (1998): He was the doctor in the episode dubbed Nat & Arley.
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  • Hercules (1998): He was the voice of King Midas in the episode dubbed Hercules and the Golden Touch.
  • The Drew Carey Show (1998): He was in the episode dubbed The Engagement as Dr. Rider.
  • The Wonderful World of Disney (1999): He was in the episode dubbed Dogmatic as Larry.
  • Dilbert (2000): The voiced the Plug Guard in the episode dubbed The Return.
  • Off Centre (2002): He was Dr. Barry Wasserman in two episodes.
  • Greg the Bunny (2002-2004): He portrayed the character of Gil Bender in 13 episodes.
  • I, Martin Short, Goes Home (2012): He acted as Mr. Mortimer Rickards in this television special.
  • Package Deal (2013-2014): He acted as McKenzie in three episodes.
  • Working the Engels (2014): He was Arthur Horowitz in the episode dubbed Meet Irene Horowitz.
  • Schitt's Creek (2015-2020): He starred in this television series as Johnny Rose. Eugene Levy son, as well as Sarah Levy Eugene Levy's daughter, starred alongside their dad in the show as David Rose and Twyla Sands, respectively. Twyla Sands was the waitress at Schitt‘s Creek diner.
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  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2020): He appeared as himself on the show on the 10th of January 2020. He stood in for Ellen DeGeneres with his son, Dan.

Writing credits

The actor has written the following films and television shows:

  • From Cleveland (1980)
  • SCTV (1976 - 1981): He wrote 76 episodes
  • SCTV Channel (1983-1984): He wrote 18 episodes
  • The Last Polka (1985)
  • Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (1988)
  • The Best of SCTV (1988)
  • Maniac Mansion (1990): He wrote eight and created 65 episodes
  • Sodbusters (1994)
  • Waiting for Guffman (1996)
  • D.O.A. (1999)
  • Best in Show (2000)
  • A Mighty Wind (2003)
  • Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
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Producer credits

Eugene has produced the following shows and films:

  • The Last Polka (1985)
  • Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (1988)
  • The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary (1988)
  • Maniac Mansion (1990)
  • Sodbusters (1994)
  • Schitt's Creek (2015-2020)
  • Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell (2020)

Director credits

The actor has directed the following shows and movies:

  • Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (1988)
  • The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary (1988)
  • I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (1989)
  • Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
  • Partners 'n Love (1992)
  • Maniac Mansion (1992-1993)
  • Sodbusters (1994)
  • The Martin Short Show (1994)
  • The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show (1995) (TV special)
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Nominations and awards

The actor has received 23 awards for his work in various movies and shows. He has also been nominated a total of 54 times. Some of his wins include the following;

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Primetime Emmy Awards

  • In 1982 and 1983, he won in the category of Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, alongside other writers, for their work in SCTV Network 90.

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

  • In 2004, he won in the category of Best Breakaway Performance for his work in A Mighty Wind.

Banff Television Festival

  • In 1994, he won the Sir Peter Ustinov Award.

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

  • In 2000, he won the Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy award for his work in American Pie.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

  • In 2004, he won the prize of Best Song for his work in A Mighty Wind. This award was shared with Christopher Guest and Michael McKean.

Canadian Comedy Awards

  • In 2001 and 2004, he won the Film - Pretty Funny Writing award for his work in Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, respectively. He also won the Film - Pretty Funny Performance – Male award in 2002 and 2004 for his roles in American Pie 2 and A Mighty Wind, respectively.
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Grammy Awards

  • In 2004, he won the Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media prize, together with Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, for their song dubbed A Mighty Wind.

Kids' Choice Awards, USA

  • In 2017, he won the #SQUAD Blimp Award for his work in Finding Dory. He shared the prize with other cast members, including Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks.

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • In 2003, he won the prize of Best Supporting Actor for his work in A Mighty Wind.

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

  • In 1973, he won the Best Actor Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley award for his work in Cannibal Girls.

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

  • In 2004, he won the Best Ensemble Cast award together with other cast members.

Gemini Awards

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  • In 1995, he won the Earle Grey Award together with other members of the production team.
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Eugene Levy net worth

How much is Eugene Levy worth? The actor has an estimated net worth of $20 million. For his role in American Pie (first installment) he pocketed $1 million.

In the second American Pie film, he was paid a sum of $3 million and $5 million in the third. The amount he made from the other five American Pie movies was not disclosed to the public.

Eugene Levy family

The name of Eugene Levy wife is Deborah Divine, and the two got married in 1977. The actor and his wife have homes in Canada, St. Augustine, Los Angeles, and Florida.

Together, the actor and his wife are parents to two adult children. The first of the two Eugene Levy children is Daniel (Dan), who is an actor just like his father. Eugene and Daniel Levy co-starred in the television series dubbed Schitt's Creek.

Sarah is the name of Eugene Levy daughter. She also starred in Schitt's Creek like her older brother.

Social media

The actor has an active Twitter account with at least 154.2k followers.

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Fun facts about the actor

  • He is an active member of Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.
  • In 2007, he advocated for autism treatment to be included in Canada’s medicare. He urged the federal government to amend the Canada Health Act to cover the medical expenses for all autistic Canadians regardless of their age and residence. In 2019, he called on the Doug Ford government to reverse the changes it has made to the funding for a group of young adults with autism.
  • In 2008, he received the lifetime achievement award known as the Governor General's Performing Arts Award (GGPAA) for his outstanding work in Canada’s performing arts.
  • In 2011, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his work as an artist and his commitment to charity projects.
  • On the 22nd of May 2012, the actor was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by Dalhousie University in Halifax, and he also gave the commencement address during the event.
  • On the 1st of June 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Can you imagine starring in the same show as your kids? Well, Eugene Levy kids and their father, Eugene Levy, featured in the show dubbed Schitt's Creek. The Canadian actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director is one of the most influential figures today.

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