oliver patrick short

Oliver Patrick Short is the son of Canadian-American actor and comedian Martin Short and his wife, Canadian actress Nancy Dolman. He was born on April 29, 1986, and was adopted by the celebrity couple. Martin and Nancy adopted two other children, who are Oliver’s siblings.


Oliver’s father is Martin Short, the actor, comedian, singer, and writer. He was born on March 26, 1950, as Martin Hayter Short in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Martin started his career as an actor in plays and television shows. He started doing comedy with the improvisation group “The Second City.” He shot to fame with Second City Television Show, a Canadian TV show that became a hit in the USA as well.

Martin created some memorable characters for this show, some of which he took over to Saturday Night Live when he started working for that show. He had a successful career at SNL, which opened the doors for other opportunities.

He has acted in many TV shows, movies, and stage plays, apart from also doing voiceovers. His net worth is estimated to be $25 million dollars.


Oliver’s mother was Nancy Dolan, a comedic actress, and singer from Canada. She was the sister of director Bob Dolman.

Nancy toured and performed in Jesus Christ Superstar and also recorded an album with the theater group.

She also worked in stage plays, as well as on television. She had worked on a few shows with her husband, Martin Short.

Nancy married Martin in 1980. In 1985, she retired from the entertainment industry to become a stay-at-home mom. The couple adopted three children, each born in 1983, 1986, and 1989 respectively.

Nancy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007. After more than three hard years of battle with the disease, she passed away on August 21, 2010, at the family home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles in California.


Oliver has two siblings, an older sister Katherine Elizabeth and a younger brother Henry Hayter Short.

Katherine was born on December 3, 1983. She graduated from New York University and is now working as a social worker.

Henry was born on August 4, 1989. He graduated in 2012 from the University of Notre Dame, just like Oliver. Verified, reliable information about his job or career path is not available at this time.

All three siblings were adopted by Martin Short and Nancy Dolman. The family is close to each other.

The family lives at their home in the secluded Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, which counts many celebrities and high-profile individuals as residents.


Oliver Short went to high school in Los Angeles, local to where he lived with his family. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.


He is currently working at Warner Brothers, thus in the oliver patrick short same industry as both his parents.

Information about his earnings or assets is not available in the public domain, so estimating his net worth is not possible at this time.

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