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His interest in performing was honed during this period as he worked as a musician and magician at Disneyland and debuted his comedy-and-banjo-playing act in local nightclubs. He soon transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles, where he majored in theatre. In , while still a student, he accepted a contract to write for the hit television show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour , for which he won an Emmy Award in Within a few years, he was writing for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and other top variety shows of the era. Martin acquired a modest but loyal following during the early s as he performed his stand-up routine on numerous television shows, particularly The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Martin wrote and starred in his debut film, the Academy Award -nominated short subject The Absent-Minded Waiter , in These films established Martin as a movie star of the first rank, and he subsequently retired from stand-up comedy. He demonstrated his willingness to take chances with critically praised limited-audience fare such as Pennies from Heaven , The Lonely Guy , L. At the beginning of the 21st century, his box-office success continued with Bringing Down the House and Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel He also wrote a series of well-received satiric articles for The New Yorker magazine, later published in the best-selling collection Pure Drivel
Stephen Glenn Martin born August 14, is an American actor, comedian, author, filmmaker, and musician. In the s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy , Grammy , and American Comedy awards , among other honors. In , Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the greatest stand-up comics. While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs , with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in Expressing his affection through gifts, like cars and bikes, Martin's father was stern, and not emotionally open to his son. Martin's first job was at Disneyland , selling guidebooks on weekends and full-time during his school's summer break. That lasted for three years —