Produced in Ottawa, Canada, Mark McKinney, also called Mark Douglas Brown McKinney, moved around a great deal as a kid, since his dad was a diplomat. He eventually attended boarding school in Ontario, and registered at Memorial University of Newfoundland, but left school early to pursue a performance career. The group would star within their own sketch comedy show for another seven years. He then appeared on multiple seasons of “Saturday Night Live”.
Mark McKinney Net Worth $2 Million Dollars
Besides his work with “The Kids in the Hall” and “SNL”, he also co-created, composed, and starred in, the short-lived, but popular show, “Slings and Arrows”, and has appeared in lots of “SNL” films, including “Superstar” and “A Night at the Roxbury”.
June 26, 1959
Comedian, Voice Actor, Television producer, Television Director, Screenwriter
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Emma Jane McKinney, Christopher Thomas Russell McKinney
Chloe McKinney, Russell McKinney
Nick McKinney, Jayne McKinney
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Comedy Series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, Gemini Award for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Performance by a Male - Television, Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Writing in a Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Writing - Television Program or Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Direction - Television Program or Series, Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Male Performance in a Feature, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, Superstar, The Saddest Music in the World, A Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man, Spice World, The Out-of-Towners, Dog Park, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Unaccompanied Minors, Falling Angels, New Waterford Girl, Snow Cake, High Life, Carfuckers, The Herd, The Passion of John Ruskin, I’m Sorry
The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town, Robson Arms, Slings & Arrows, Wanda at Large, Twitch City, The Kids in the Hall, Superstore, The Toronto Show
Daughter, Emma Jane McKinney born in July of 2001.
Has an older sister, Jayne, and a younger brother Nick McKinney, who is a member of the sketch comedy troupe, The Vacant Lot.
Son, Christopher Thomas Russell McKinney, born March 4, 1996.
[on 'The Kids in the Hall'' in the 1980s] We get discovered by Lorne [Michaels] and then there is a whole new door of the industry opening up which is cable and which meant that you could do a show that was more specific, and more cult-y and edgy, because you didn't need to amass the gigantic audiences that at that time were required to make a network show a hit.
It took us a while to figure out what the camera did to comedy, but that was a creative lesson to learn. If you go back to our first season you'll see a few sketches without any kind of editing that television allows you to do to make the thing pace up a bit. But the half-hour format was very generous. We were indulged and coached and nurtured in such a fantastic way that it kind of spoiled us. We got to do this completely original thing at a very young age, and then we got to discover what he bigger business was actually like.