Eugene Levy is an amazing actor who has won the heart of millions of people with his brilliance in front of the camera. He has featured in smash movies and series like Finding Dory, Bringing Down The House, Schitt’s Creek, Father Of The Bride II and many others.
Levy made a name for himself in the comedy genre with his excellent character depiction of Noah Levenstein in the blockbuster American Pie franchise. The iconic actor has further stepped away from the camera to write, produce and direct films and TV series. His writing credits include For Your Consideration, Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman, and The Last Polka, among many others. Thanks to his outstanding brilliance, his career has been highly enriched with many awards and nominations as he has been immensely decorated both in Canada and America. For a lowdown on the accomplished actor’s wife and children, stay tuned on the article.
Who is Eugene Levy?
The globally recognized actor was born to his parents, Joseph Levy and Rebecca Kudlats on 17th December 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His father, who worked as a honcho in a motor manufacturing company, was of Bulgarian Sephardic descent while his mother was of Polish Ashkenazi descent with Jewish origin.
Harold Kudlats, who was his maternal uncle, promoted music and brought rock and country music to Canada. He has a brother, Fred Levy who is also an actor. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Eugene Levy is a Caucasian Canadian with mixed descent.
In regards to his education, Levy attended Westdale Secondary School. Right after graduating from high school, he enrolled at McMaster University where he participated greatly in the university’s movie group and even became the vice president of the McMaster Film Board.
He ventured into acting through the help of his colleague at McMaster University, Ivan Reitman, who included him in the cast of his first directorial movie, Cannibal Girls where he appeared as Clifford Sturges. His meteoric rise to stardom came when he was cast as Noah Levenstein in Hollywood’s teen comedy, American Pie and its other seven sequels. Not only was the film a super hit but it also gained Eugene Levy widespread fame and attention.
Following his brilliant character depiction, he went on to become a household name in America and around the globe. He further starred in many movies and TV series that have grossed over $100 million in the box office. These films include Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Bringing Down The House, and Father of the Bride II.
The veteran actor has also done voice over roles in movies like Astro Boy, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Over the Hedge, Curious George and Finding Dory which grossed more than $1 billion in the box office as it went on to become one of the highest-grossing animated movies of all time.
Levy has also featured in many video games including Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and Creature Crunch. Other famous movies and TV series he has graced his talent with include Armed and Dangerous, Deadly Companion, The Man, and Stay Tuned.
Eugene Levy has won multiple awards as a writer, producer, and director, with most of his films co-written with Christopher Guest claiming many awards. These films include A Mighty Wind, Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, and For Your Consideration. His production and directorial film and television credits include Schitt’s Creek, Sodbusters, Maniac Mansion, The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary, Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman, among many others.
With a career that has spanned over five decades and has been decorated with numerous awards, Levy’s achievements include The Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, a fellow of the Order of Canada, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and many others.
Is He Married and Does He Have Children?
Eugene Levy is a happily married man, having tied the knot with his wife, Deborah Divine in 1977. The couple is still enjoying marital bliss that has lasted for over forty years. The union is blessed with two children; a son named Daniel Joseph Levy (born on 9th August 1983) and a daughter named Sarah Levy (born on 10th September 1986). His children have followed in the footsteps of their father as his son is an actor, writer, producer and media personality while his daughter is an actress.