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For many, Jon Lovitz will be best remembered for the array of hysterical characters -- from the world's greatest ham, Master Thespian, to pathological liar Tommy Flanagan -- he created as a "Saturday Night Live " cast member.

Born July 21, 1967, in Tarzana, Calif., Lovitz studied acting at the University of California, Irvine, and performed with the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe the Groundlings before being invited to join "Saturday Night Live" in 1985. Soon, Lovitz was landing roles in everything from TV shows such as "News Radio" to the hit movies Big (1988) and A League of Their Own (1992).

Lovitz's distinctive voice has also been featured prominently in animated shows such as "The Critic" (on which he played the lead) and "The Simpsons." Other notable films for Lovitz include director Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks (2000), The Producers (2005) and The Benchwarmers (2006).

Jon Lovitz in Mother's Day

Mother's Day

2016 PG-13

Offering an ensemble tribute to mothers everywhere, this star-studded comedy focuses on an assortment of moms and their intertwining lives as their annual day of recognition approaches.

  • Jon Lovitz in Hotel Transylvania Hotel Transylvania
  • Jon Lovitz in A League of Their Own A League of Their Own
  • Jon Lovitz in Cats & Dogs Cats & Dogs
  • Jon Lovitz in Big Big
  • Jon Lovitz in Three Amigos Three Amigos
  • Jon Lovitz in National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Jon Lovitz in Happiness Happiness
  • Jon Lovitz in The Producers The Producers
  • Jon Lovitz in I Am Chris Farley I Am Chris Farley
  • Jon Lovitz in The Wedding Singer The Wedding Singer
  • Jon Lovitz in The Stepford Wives The Stepford Wives
  • Jon Lovitz in The Benchwarmers The Benchwarmers
  • Jon Lovitz in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  • Jon Lovitz in NewsRadio NewsRadio
  • Jon Lovitz in Southland Tales Southland Tales
  • Jon Lovitz in Casino Jack Casino Jack
  • Jon Lovitz in Little Nicky Little Nicky
  • Jon Lovitz in Unscripted: The Complete Series Unscripted: The Complete Series
  • Jon Lovitz in City Slickers II City Slickers II
  • Jon Lovitz in Rat Race Rat Race
  • Jon Lovitz in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Jon Lovitz in Mom and Dad Save the World Mom and Dad Save the World
  • Jon Lovitz in 3000 Miles to Graceland 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Jon Lovitz in Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
  • Jon Lovitz in The Brave Little Toaster The Brave Little Toaster
  • Jon Lovitz in Trapped in Paradise Trapped in Paradise
  • Jon Lovitz in The Critic: The Complete Series The Critic: The Complete Series
  • Jon Lovitz in High School High High School High
  • Jon Lovitz in Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary
  • Jon Lovitz in Sand Sand
  • Jon Lovitz in Good Advice Good Advice
  • Jon Lovitz in Bailey's Billions Bailey's Billions
  • Jon Lovitz in Jewtopia Jewtopia
  • Jon Lovitz in Last Resort Last Resort
  • Jon Lovitz in Best of the Larry Sanders Show Best of the Larry Sanders Show
  • Jon Lovitz in The Best of Friends: Season 1 The Best of Friends: Season 1
  • Jon Lovitz in Saturday Night Live: Christmas Saturday Night Live: Christmas
  • Jon Lovitz in Eight Crazy Nights Eight Crazy Nights
  • Jon Lovitz in SNL: The Best of Jon Lovitz SNL: The Best of Jon Lovitz
  • Jon Lovitz in Farce of the Penguins Farce of the Penguins
  • Jon Lovitz in Heckler Heckler
  • Jon Lovitz in Roast of Bob Saget: Uncensored Extended Roast of Bob Saget: Uncensored Extended