What A Guy.

It’s risky to judge celebrities by their work, but I think there are some things that can be gleaned from looking at a well-known person’s career. Take, for example, Eugene Levy whose birthday is today. He’s had a long and varied career but he’s frequently reunited with fellow SCTV cast members and has had roles in Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries Best In Show, Waiting For Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. The current show Schitt’s Creek also stars SCTV-alum Catherine O’Hara as well as Levy’s own children Daniel and Sarah.

Maybe I’m extrapolating too much but it seems like somebody who appears with the same people over and over must be both a real pleasure to work with and to know.

And speaking of SCTV it was where I saw Levy first. His version of Floyd from The Andy Griffith Show…I laughed so hard I woke up the neighbors.

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  1. Tripping

    I got to meet Eugene and Dan Levy at a Second City event in Toronto this summer. Schitt’s Creek is one of my favourite things and an excellent example of Canadian comedy at its best. Dan assured me that season 2 is even better than the first.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Wow. I love it too and now I’m even more eager for season 2 because season 1 was hilarious. You’re also very lucky to have met them.

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  2. Gina

    I’ve always liked Eugene Levy a lot. I probably shouldn’t admit this online, but for whatever reason I found him really attractive in the movie “A Mighty Wind”. I have no idea why. We humans are interesting…

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      We humans are indeed interesting, but don’t worry. Your secret is safe with me and the three or four other people who read this blog.

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  3. Ann Koplow

    I love Eugene Levy, SCTV, and this post. I often hear the sound of Eugene Levy’s voice in my head, from the movie Splash: “What a WEEK I’m having!”

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Now I’m trying really hard to remember whether I saw SCTV or Splash first. What’s funny is whichever came first I didn’t recognize Levy as being in both, but what’s memorable about his performance in Splash is that even at his most villainous there was still something deeply appealing about him. Even before he tried to right his wrongs I felt sorry for all the abuse he took.

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