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Biography #2Jon Lovitz's scene-stealing performance in A League of Their Own was touted by critics as one of the most unforgettable roles of 1994. He went on to receive rave reviews for his performance as Billy Crystal's neurotic brother in City Slickers II.
Lovitz was recently seen starring in Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks, the comedy Little Nicky, opposite Adam Sandler, and the comedies The Boom Boom Room and Hitting the Wall. Among his numerous memorable feature film roles are those in High School High, opposite Tia Carrere; The Great White Hype, starring Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Cheech Marin; National Lampoon's spoof :Loaded Weapon One, in which he parodied the Joe Pesci role from Lethal Weapon; Trapped in Paradise, opposite Dana Carvey; and North," starring Bruce Willis. He has also appeared in the films Happiness, The Wedding Singer, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Big, My Stepmother is an Alien, Three Amigos! and Mr. Destiny.
Twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his remarkable range of characters on Saturday Night Live, Lovitz also provided the title voice for the critically acclaimed animated series The Critic. Prior to that, he brought his talents to television with the Fox Network's half-hour special The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, which he executive produced and co-created with Alan Zweibel. Lovitz joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1984, where his work inspired the American public to adopt a collection of his catch phrases such as Yeah, that's the ticket and I gotta go and I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?
Like his SNL character, the Master Thespian, Lovitz is an accomplished classical actor with a B.A. in Drama from the University of California at Irvine. In 1982 he began taking classes at The Groundlings, the acclaimed improvisational studio in Los Angeles, and became a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company a year later.