For half a century, Eugene Levy (74) has been making people laugh. The comedic actor, producer, director, and writer came to prominence on the hilarious Canadian series SCTV and never left the public stage since then. (Levy is Canadian.) He has appeared in many motion pictures, including Best in Show. Today he is most identified with the six-season-long Schitt’s Creek, in which he starred and which he co-wrote with his son Dan Levy. The younger Levy created the hit TV series and is no slouch in the comedy department in his own right.
Quotes: “I am the common man. I’m polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That’s my lifestyle, and that’s what I try to bring to characters.” | “One of the biggest misconceptions about me is that I’m a comedian, which I’m not. A comedian is someone who can stand up in front of an audience and make you laugh. I’ve never done stand-up and I never will. I’m a comic actor. My comedy comes through my characters.”
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Photo of Eugene Levy and Dan Levy: Los Angeles Times