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Mike Myers, Saturday Night Live Alum, Is 49!

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Party on! Comedian Mike Myers turns 49 today.

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Myers got his start on Saturday Night Live in 1988. On the show, Myers portrayed hilarious characters, such as Simon -- a British "cheeky monkey" who liked "drawerings" and baths -- and Wayne Campbell, a heavy-metal public-access television show host. The comedian brought the character of Wayne to the big screen in 1992 for the film Wayne's World alongside Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey. Myers has also been the star of the successful Austin Powers and Shrek series.

Myers love of comedy and performing was apparent when he was a child, the comedian told Parade in 2010.

"Dude, this is all a dream. I have done everything I wanted to do. When I was 11, I saw SNL and said, ‘I want to be on that show.’ I didn’t even know the name of it then."

In the same interview, Myers talked about his influence on his career and worldview. Myers' father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1987, and passed away in 1991.

"He taught me that nothing’s so terrible that it can’t be laughed at. People who have rigidity in their beliefs, there is no comedy for them. He called Alzheimer’s ‘Old Timers’ disease.’ For me, the pain of his dying happened when his sense of humor left his body."

After a 12-year marriage to writer-actress Robin Ruzan, the couple divorced in 2007. In 2011, Myers married girlfriend Kelly Tisdale in a private ceremony.

Most recently, Myers performed a smashing rendition of "What's New Pussycat?" before President Obama at the 4th annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Craving more from the Austin Powers star? Rumor has it Austin Powers 4 is in the works. Groovy!

Check out the slideshow below for some of the actor's funniest moments.

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