His character Linda Richman on "Saturday Night Live" (1975), is based on his mother-in-law, Linda Richman.
June 2000: was sued by Universal Pictures for $3.8 million for backing out of his contract to play Dieter in a feature film version of his "Saturday Night Live" (1975) recurring skit, "Sprockets". Myers was quoted to say he would refuse to honor the $20 million contract rather than "cheating moviegoers with an unacceptable script".
Enjoyed playing the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons when he was young. He has said this give him the inspiration for his "Saturday Night Live" (1975) character, Lothar of the Hill People.
Graduated high school in 1982 and was immediately accepted into Toronto's Second City Comedy ensemble.
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 4th round of the 1990 amateur draft.
His production company, Eric's Boy, is named after his father, Eric, an encyclopaedia salesman, who died on 22 November 1991 of Alzheimer's.
In 1993, he received a phone call from Barbra Streisand, asking him to appear as Linda Richman, opening for Streisand at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas - her first concert in 22 years.
In an interview with James Lipton of the "Inside the Actors Studio" (1994), Myers stated that he met his wife, Robin Ruzan, in a bar after attending a hockey game where he caught a puck. Later in their relationship, they attended a hockey game and she caught a puck.
Hosted the 1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV).
His favorite sports team is the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), and in his movie Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), the character Mini Me is sporting a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey in the prison scene.
Owns the last letter ever written by Beatles singer George Harrison, given to him very shortly after Harrison's death and while Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) was in production. The letter compliments him on the Austin Powers movies and asks him for a Mini Me doll. He had it framed immediately and looks at it every day, stating that its one of the most incredible things that has ever happened to him.
In addition to being nominated for Worst Actor of 2004 at the Razzie awards, for his performance in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003), he was also suggested on the 2004 nominating ballot in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his role in View from the Top (2003). He failed to receive the Supporting Actor nomination, but got the Lead Actor nomination.
All street signs, leading the way to Mike Myers Drive and Mike Myers Way are stolen in June 2003, shortly after official presentation. This is the second time they are stolen; the unofficial ones were taken as well.
He and Robin Ruzan are ending their marriage. [December 2005]
2000: The Hollywood Reporter reported that he was being considered for the role of Inspector Clouseau, in The Pink Panther (2006). A fan of Peter Sellers (who played Clouseau in the original film), Myers was said to be initially reluctant to do the role, but became enthused about it after meeting with Ivan Reitman (who was originally set to direct). Reitman told the Calgary Sun that the new film "won't be a retread of the Peter Sellers versions. We want something new and fresh. Mike has to find a whole new character for Clouseau that is not Peter Sellers, but is also not Austin Powers." In March 2002, Myers withdrew from the project.
Son, Spike Myers, born September 2011.
His wife, Kelly, is expecting their first child in autumn 2011.
On Sunday 3rd July 2011, Myers returned to The Comedy Store in London to reprise his role 'for one night only' with the improvisational troupe (The Comedy Store Players).
Mike and wife, Kelly Tisdale, are the parents of a son, Spike [September 29, 2011].