Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer. He has appeared in more than 60 motion pictures to date, eight of which having topped the $100M mark. The box office success of films such as Bringing Down The House, Cheaper By the Dozen 2, and Father Of The Bride Part II have established him as one of Hollywood’s most popular comedic actors. But it was the role of Noah Levenstein in the American Pie franchise that cemented his reputation as America’s favorite Dad. Levy’s most recent big-screen role was that of Dory’s Dad in the Disney/Pixar smash Finding Dory, in which he stars alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Diane Keaton. The film has surpassed the $1B mark worldwide, and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time.

In 2018, Levy partnered with SCTV (Second City Television) alum to shoot a comedy reunion special for Netflix, directed by Martin Scorsese. Levy joined Catherine O’Hara, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas, for a conversation moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.

Partnering with Christopher Guest, Levy earned critical acclaim for co-writing and co-starring in Best In Show, Waiting For Guffman, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind. Levy has been nominated for and won countless awards for his films including a New York Film Critics Circle Award and a Grammy Award® for A Mighty Wind and a Golden Globe® nomination for Best In Show. Other films include Splash, Armed and Dangerous, Multiplicity, Club Paradise, and Serendipity.

In 2013, Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions (with his son Daniel Levy and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy) to produce Schitt’s Creek, a television series for CBC/ITV he co-created, co-executive produces, and co-stars in with Daniel Levy. The single-cam, character-driven comedy also stars Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. 

For Seasons One and Two, Schitt’s Creek received a total of 28 Canadian Screen Award nominations, and in 2016 swept the CSAs, winning nine of a possible 10 categories, including Best Comedy; Lead Actor in a Comedy (Eugene Levy); Lead Actress in a Comedy (Catherine O’Hara); Best Writing in a Comedy (Daniel Levy); Best Direction in a Comedy (Paul Fox); Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Chris Elliott); and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Emily Hampshire); among others. Levy also received the prestigious Legacy Award (along with co-star and long-time collaborator, Catherine O’Hara) from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The series has also been recognized with awards from ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada, the Writers Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards. In total, the show has garnered nearly two dozen awards and more than 50 nominations.

Levy has also won two Emmys® for his writing on SCTV as well as many other awards and nominations for his television work.

Levy is a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of The Governor General's Performing Arts Award – the foremost honour presented for excellence in the performing arts.