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Born 25 May 1963 Where Toronto Canada Awards No Major Awards Height 5 7 Last Seen in Austin Powers in Goldmember Filmography The Complete List Outrageous isnt it that despite occasional efforts by the likes of the Comic Strip team it was a foreigner who made a box-office smash of the advanced and relentless crudity of the British sense of humour As Austin Powers Saturday Night Live comedian Mike Myers with his legendary catch-phrases Oh beeeHAVE and YEAH baby his crushed velvet suits hot-babe girlfriends and naughty naughty knob-gags has become one of the most recognisable entertainers on the planet How can this be wonder the Brits when Americans have no sense of irony or high-minded silliness One could argue that Myers success proves once and for all that Americans do have a mighty appreciation of irony Indeed considering the likes of Sam Kinison Bill Hicks and Steven Wright one might add that they often top the Brits in that quarter Inspired silliness can be their forte too Just think of Emo Phillips or the godlike Pee-Wee Herman But eventually in the case of Myers its a non-argument Because hes British Well kind of Mike Myers was born on the 25th of May 1963 in the Scarborough district of Toronto known to the snobbier townsfolk as Scarberia - a cultural wasteland His father Eric was formerly a cook in the British Army while his mother Alice known as Bunny and formerly in the RAF was an aspiring actress whod attended Londons Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Both hailing from Liverpool they married in 1955 and emigrated to Canada the next year producing three sons - Paul later in Toronto band The Gravelberrys Peter and finally Mike all of them holding British passports Learning the English language from Eric and Bunny Mike spoke with a Scouse accent until the age of 6 Once in Canada Bunny would give up on
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