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Jon Lovitz Biography

Updated On 28 Aug, 2021 Published On 15 Apr, 2018
Jon Lovitz

Facts of Jon Lovitz

Date of Birth :
Age : 65 years old
Family Name : Lovitz
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Cancer
Height : 5 Feet 10 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Jon Lovitz

What is Jon Lovitz marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Jon Lovitz have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Jon Lovitz having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jon Lovitz Gay ? No

An American comedian, singer, and actor Jonathan Michael Lovitz aka Jon Lovitz is well known for as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985-1990. He has also appeared in numerous of television series and films and also starred as Jay Sherman in an American prime time animated series The Critic.

Jon Lovitz Married? Who's His Wife?

Jon Lovitz is officially married. The comedian and TV personality allegedly tied a knot with his long-term partner turned wife, Louisa Harrison. Nevertheless, some sources claim that he is not yet involved in a marital relationship. As a matter of fact, it is tough to disclose his present relationship status.

Jon Lovitz previously dated former girlfriend Janice Dickinson. SOURCE: Who Dated Who

Back in past few years, news had it that Lovitz was in an intimate relationship with actress Janice Dickenson in 2004, Ava Fabian in 1999, and Brandi Brandt in 1996. However, he is possibly single for now. 


Back in 2016, there was a rumor that Jon Lovitz and Jessica Lowndes are dating. Later, the 31 years younger model Jessica Lowndes. said he and Jon were just pulling up a publicity stunt. It was just a smart prank. Fans were shocked and confused at the relationship because of the 31-year age difference between them.

Jon Lovitz and Jessica Lowndes pranked they were engaged for April Fools. SOURCE: The Mirror

But Lowndes later assured her fans that it was simply pranking to promote her new video. She continues to post pictures of the two of them together but now there's a clear April Fools label on all of her posts.

He has appeared in several films such as The Wedding Singer, Rat Race, High School High, Cats and Dogs, and many more.

Is Jon Lovitz a Gay?

Jon Lovitz, the 62-year-old stand-up comedian is not gay indeed. In fact, it was Jonathan Lovitz, 35-year-old American actor and Senior Vice president of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

The Logo TV on-air interviewer came out as openly gay at age of 16 after being involved in Youth Theatre LGBT-based volunteer organizations. This LGBT rights advocate is the spouse of NBC News meteorologist, Steven Sosna since October 2017.

What is Jon Lovitz's Net Worth?

An American comedian and actor, Jon Lovitz has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He earned salaries up to $500K from his movies and stand-up acts.

He has performed in many comedy films which have had huge success at the box office. Some of them are;

1.The Weeding Singer (1998)

Budget= $18million million

Box Office Collection= $123.3million

IMBD Rating= 6.8

Starring=Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

2.  Rat Race (2001)

Budget= $48 million

Box Office Collection= $85.5 million

IMBD Rating= 6.4

Starring= John Cheese, Amy Smart, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Cuba Gooding Jr.

3. High School High (1996)

Budget= N/A

Box Office Collection= $21,302,121million

IMBD Rating= 5.5

Starring= Tia Carrere, Brain Hooks, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer.

4. Cats and Dogs (2001)

Budget= $60 million

Box Office Collection= $200.7million

IMBD Rating= 6.3

Starring= Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Jeff Goldblum.

Jon Lovitz's Career

From 1985-1990 he was the cast member of Saturday Night Live. Later he said in the interview for the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live that was his time on SNL was the most memorable in his career.

In 2015 on the 40th Anniversary Special of Saturday Night Live he was seen in the montage of decreased SNL members with the camera cutting to him to show his reaction.


After leaving the cast of SNL in 1990 he continued his success as an actor on film, television, and stage. In 1992 he portrayed a memorable performance as a baseball scout in the film A League of Their Own. Moreover, he went on to feature in acclaimed comedies such as:

The Weeding Singer (1998), Little Nicky (2000), Small Time Crooks (2000), Rat Race (2001), The Producer (2005), Casino Jack (2010), Bula Quo (2013), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Mother’s Day (2013), Killing Hasselhoff (2017) and many more.

Jon Lovitz pictured singer Bleona. SOURCE: Jon Lovitz Instagram

Likewise, his first stint as a regular in the situation comedy was as a mole in the short-lived series Foley Square starring Margaret Colin. Also, he was the 6th contestant fired from the show The New Celebrity Apprentice and he raised $50K for his charity St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For his first two years on SNL, he was nominated for the Emmy Awards. His most notable SNL character was The Pathological Liar, Tommy Flanagan and other recurring characters are Annoying Man, Master Thespian, Harvey Fierstein, Tonto, Mephistopheles. In 1995 he hosted the MTV Movie Awards along with Courteney Cox.

Jon Lovitz with pal Lisa Marie Elwes. SOURCE: Jon Lovitz Instagram

He also began his stand-up career at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles in 2003. After four years, in 2007, he opened his own comedy club named The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Aubergine. Later he changed the name of his theatre to The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast theatre.

At that time, a short comic film starring Ken Davitian and featuring Lovitz was filmed there which was directed by Brent Roske and written by Aaron Davitian. Sadly the club was closed in 2014.

Source: archive.eurweb.com

In the song Well, Did You Evah of William’s album Swing When You’re Winning, he performed a duet with Robbie Williams at Royal Albert Halls. He appeared in a $33 million advertising campaign between 1999 and 2000 which featured a series of television commercials promoting the telephone directory of business Yellow Pages.

He lent his voice to several cartoons and films. He played the title character of Jay Sherman in the American prime time animated series The Critic. He has also made several appearances in The Simpsons, The Way We Were, A Streetcar named Marge and others.

Jon Lovitz's Early Life and Education

Jon Lovitz was born in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 1957. His father was a doctor and he belongs to a Jewish family. He has a sister named Leslie Lovitz. When he was 5, he first fell in love with making others laugh. His passion was to become a comedian. His mother gave him The Collected Plays of Neil Simon as a gift. 

His comic idols are Al Jolson, Marx Brothers, and Woody Allen. Actress Lisa Kudrow is his childhood friend.

Young Jon Lovitz smiles for a picture. SOURCE: Funny Fandom

Lovitz attended Harvard- Westlake School in Los Angeles upon graduating in 1975 he continued on the University of California, Irvine where he learned drama under famous acting instructor Robert Cohen.

He joined an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe in Los Angeles, after his graduation in 1979. He met fellow comedian Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman while working in Groundlings. He worked under acting coach Randy Bennett.

When Lovitz worked under the acting coach Randy Bennett, Bennett said that Lovitz was a challenging student. At first, he mumbled and didn’t fully commit to his characters. But he was funny and quick-witted.

When Lovitz cherished his time with Groundlings, he was hardly making any money and had to work part-time as a messenger to makes ends meet. His father loved opera and wished he had a career in it. He encouraged Jon to pursue whatever career he wanted.

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