Mike Myers Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th December 2015

Fact: Mike Myers returned to his roots at U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (05Dec15) to help his fellow countryman Ryan Gosling embrace the Christmas traditions of their native Canada. The Wayne's World star made a surprise appearance during Ryan's opening monologue after he pretended to hail from New York City, where the show is based. The actors then showed off their musical skills by singing all about the festive season in Canada.

13th November 2014

Quote: "I'm Canadian, I'm American and I'm English... I'm an international man of mystery!" Funnyman Mike Myers owns three passports.

29th August 2014

Quote: "He has a weird accent. I'm from Toronto - I have a Canadian accent - and my wife's from Boston, but we live in New York City. He has this weird accent." Mike Myers is baffled by his three-year-old son Spike's odd twang.

29th August 2014

Quote: "Me and my wife Kelly hate Sundays - I'm not even kidding - and we wanted to turn it around and make it a good thing." Comedian Mike Myers explains the inspiration behind his newborn daughter Sunday's weekend name.

15th March 2012

Fact: Actors Mike Myers, Gerard Butler and Will Ferrell have joined the all-star Soccer Aid match. The charity soccer game, to be captained by Robbie Williams and Michael Sheen, will take place in Manchester, England on 27 May (12).

7th May 2010

Quote: "When my unbelievable explosion of success happened, my mom sent me tube socks for Christmas. I laughed for 25 minutes... She told me, 'Well, I just figured that with all that's going on, you might just forget to buy them.'" Mike Myers' eccentric mum, Bunny, makes him laugh.

7th May 2010

Quote: "I would love to be a father. I had a great father who taught me how gratifying that is... I think I'd be good at it." Shrek star Mike Myers is keen to be a dad.

22nd April 2010

Quote: "This Shrek experience...has been quality from start to finish. I will miss the character." Comedian Mike Myers laments the end of lovable animated ogre SHREK after completing the fourth and final movie in the franchise, SHREK FOREVER AFTER.

7th April 2010

Fact: Stars including Mike Myers, Joan Jett and Alan Cumming took to the runway in New York on Monday night (05Apr10) to don kilts as part of Sean Connery's annual charity fashion show. The event raised money for good causes including the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Erskine Hospital of Scotland.

9th March 2010

Quote: "If we had not won it would have been a national day of mourning in Canada... It was like moon-landing numbers for watching it in Canada - 76 per cent of the population watched it." Canadian hockey fan Mike Myers on the nation's big Winter Olympics win.

8th March 2010

Quote: "I started about a year ago and I find that I paint chefs... I am obsessed with painting (Kentucky Fried Chicken figurehead) Colonel Sanders." Funnyman Mike Myers on his new-found love for art.

13th December 2008

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow, THE Beastie Boys, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Mike Myers, Liv Tyler and Ellen Page are among a host of celebrities auctioning custom-designed lunchboxes to raise money for the hungry. The online auction runs Friday (12Dec08) through Thursday (18Dec08) on cmarket.com to benefit the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund, which provides lunches to impoverished schoolchildren in South Africa.

29th October 2008

Quote: "I'm actually very shy. I am of English heritage, and I was unprepared for anything in life involving emotions." Comedic actor Mike Myers insists he's not an extrovert.

8th August 2008

Quote: "He's like the most talented person I've ever met. I hope he goes for the laughs even more now that he's done this. Besides, I don't think that singing thing is really working for him." Mike Myers thinks his THE LOVE GURU co-star Justin Timberlake should concentrate on comedy.

8th July 2008

Quote: "My father shaped his own reality. My house looked like it came from Liverpool. So on the outside it was Canada, but once you crossed the threshold, it looked like Liverpool; there were pictures of the Queen, memorabilia from England. It was English food, English television shows. The furniture looked English, it smelled English." Comedian Mike Myers' Canadian home was transformed by his father, who was a native of Liverpool, England.

7th July 2008

Quote: "My father held a grudge against the Hawaiians because they murdered Captain Cook in the 1700s. So you couldn't have a pineapple in the house." Funnyman Mike Myers on his dad's eccentricity during his youth.

18th June 2008

Fact: Mike Myers loves to sing THE Sex Pistols' ANARCHY IN THE U.K. in the shower.

17th June 2008

Quote: "I like my spare time. I like to play hockey, I like to paint, I play the ukulele, I watch the military channel. I'm a sexy, sexy man." Comedian Mike Myers is confident others find him attractive.

16th June 2008

Quote: "I think in order to be attracted to Justin Timberlake you need a pulse." Comedian Mike Myers reveals his man-crush on his THE LOVE GURU co-star.

16th June 2008

Quote: "That's Sean Connery; he's the hairiest person on the planet, bless him." Mike Myers on the inspiration for his comic creation Austin Powers' hairy chest.

29th May 2008

Quote: "I think he's one per cent water and 99 per cent talent. I've not met a girl who isn't insanely in love with him." Mike Myers on THE LOVE GURU co-star Justin Timberlake.

9th April 2008

Fact: Funnyman Mike Myers will host the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in California on 1 June (08). It will be the second time the Austin Powers star has turned presenter for the ceremony - he hosted the 1997 show too.

24th December 2007

Quote: I hate Christmas shopping. I hate wearing snow boots and then halfway through the four or five hours of shopping, you get sweaty feet." Mike Myers on the worst thing about the holidays.

29th October 2007

Fact: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas have lent their voices to their Shrek characters for a TV Christmas spin-off, SHREK THE HALLS, set to air in the U.S. on 28 November (07).

9th August 2007

Fact: Comedian Mike Myers is teaming up with his Austin Powers castmate Verne Troyer and Jessica Alba for new movie THE LOVE GURU, which Myers also wrote.

11th June 2007

Fact: Shrek stars Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Rupert Everett and Antonio Banderas delighted young fans when they took time out from promotions for the latest installment of the green ogre-featuring movie series to visit sick children in London's Great Ormond Street children's hospital yesterday afternoon (10Jun07).

8th May 2007

Quote: "I hope they would have their father's legs and my sense of humour." Cameron Diaz jokes about how her children with comedian Mike Myers would turn out. Diaz and Myers voice a pregnant Fiona and the dad-to-be green ogre in new sequel Shrek The Third.

7th May 2007

Quote: "Jeffrey's bought a planet somewhere. I'm staying real close to Jeffrey, man. I wanna be on that rocket." Mike Myers believes Shrek studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg has a plan to escape the end of the world.

7th May 2007

Quote: "I would like to come back as Antonio Banderas in my next life." Mike Myers is a big fan of his Spanish Shrek 2 co-star.

7th May 2007

Fact: Funnyman Mike Myers is getting serious about his politics - he'll host a Hollywood fundraiser for US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on 30 May (07).

20th September 2006

Fact: Funnyman Mike Myers will make his video directing debut after signing up to take charge of the promo for pal MARK MCADAM's new single ALWAYS ALMOST.

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