Dr. Lorne Michaels

BA 1966 UC
Dr. Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels is the creator and executive producer of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the most Emmy-nominated show in history. A former member of the UC Follies theatre troupe, Michaels began his career as a writer and producer for the CBC. He is currently executive producer of Up All Night, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 30 Rock, and Portlandia. Michaels has produced films including Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Wayne’s World, and Three Amigos. He’s won 13 Emmys and in 2008 was included in Time Magazine's Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Michaels was honored with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement, and received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2004.

Year: 
2012