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DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR

JON LOVITZ (Sidney Wernick) has appeared in over 25 films and worked with some of Hollywood's top directors, including Woody Allen ("Small Time Crooks"), Todd Solondz ("Happiness") and Penny Marshall ("Big," "A League of Their Own"). His other film credits include "Rat Race," "Little Nicky," "Small Time Crooks," "3000 Miles to Graceland," the voice of Calico in "Cats & Dogs," and "High School High." Lovitz can also be heard as one of the voices in the animated film "8 Crazy Nights," which was released this year.

Lovitz was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his remarkable range of memorable characters on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," of which he joined the cast in 1985. His work on the show inspired the American public to adopt a collection of catch phrases, most memorably as "Tommy Flanagan," the president of Pathological Liars Anonymous who proclaimed, "Yeah, that's the ticket!"

Lovitz received a B.A. in drama at the University of California at Irvine. In 1982 he began taking classes at The Groundlings, the acclaimed comedy improvisation theater company in Los Angeles whose alumni include Paul Reubens, Lorraine Newman and Phil Hartman. He became a member of the company in 1984 and within a year was recruited by "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels to join the cast of the show.

Lovitz is known as the voice of the animated television character Jay Sherman in "The Critic." He was the first actor to guest star on the hit NBC comedy "Friends." He also guest starred on "Seinfeld" and "The Larry Sanders Show," among many others. Lovitz is currently filming "The Stepford Wives," starring Nicole Kidman.

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