Jonathan M. Lovitz well known as Jon Lovitz is an American Actor, Singer, and Comedian. He was born in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana, California on July 21, 1957. Jon Lovitz loves making everyone laugh. He got inspired by his friend who made everyone laugh by making funny faces. This happened when he went for a sleepover at the age of 5. His family is Jewish, and his father is a doctor. He has a twin sister named Leslie. They migrated from Hungary, Russia, and Romania. He studied in Irvine at the University of California. He decided that he want to become a comedian at the age of 13. He got this inspiration from the film “Take the Money and Run” by ‘’ in 1969. His mother gifted him the collected plays of ‘Neil Simon’ in his teenage. It was then, his passion for comedy increased. ‘
’ and her brother David are Jon’s Childhood friends.
Lisa Kudrow was like a sister to Lovitz. She later starred as Phoebe in the famous series “
”. David is a doctor. Jon’s comic inspirations are Woody Allen, ‘Al Jolson’, ‘Marx Brothers’, and other comedians. His idols also included his teenage friends. During his teenage, Lovitz loved an elder woman. He was dejected when she got married. Lovitz attended the renowned Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. Lovitz learned drama under the popular acting mentor ‘Robert Cohen’. Lovitz joined the improvisational comedy troupe in Los Angeles called ‘Groundlings’ in 1979. He also worked with acting instructor ‘Randy Bennett’. He wasn’t making much money at that time. So he worked as a messenger to make the ends meet. All his prosperity started when starred with the Groundlings in “The Tonight Show” in 1984.
From 1985 to 1990, he was a character member of “
Saturday Night Live
”. He said that his time in SNL was the most memorable in his career. It was when he got offered a $500,000 movie contract. He got nominated for the Emmy awards during his first two years. His most famous SNL character was Tommy Flanagan - The Pathological Liar. Lovitz also gave voice to several cartoons and films. He also appeared in several episodes of “
”. He also gave voice to the animated movie “The Brave Little Toaster”. Disney distributed the film. He also gave his voice for Banjo – Kazooie video game for the promo video. He sang the song ‘We are the orphans’ for the famous series Two and a Half men. He bet ‘’ for the best Jingle Writer Award. He became the representative of Subway restaurant chain advertisement campaign 2006. He started his career in Stand-up comedy at Laugh Factory in Los Angeles in 2003. In 2007, he started the ‘Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Aubergine’ at San Diego. It was sponsored by RR-Ex. He also opened a second Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal Studios Hollywood. It was on Universal Citywalk. The comic film “Borat” and the daily episodes of “The Adam Carolla Show” were shot here.
In 2009, this comedy club was also a native to MMA Roasted Stand-up Comedy show. The club changed to Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and podcast theatre. He appeared in the famous sitcom Friends in two episodes as a guest. He is well known for his acting in Happiness, Big, and The Brave Little Toaster. Jon Lovitz is a versatile comedian famous for his unique voice and sharp wit.