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He was part of the group Northern Lights, which sang the song "Tears Are Not Enough," which was on the "We are the World" benefit album.

Attended Westdale High School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Part of the original, groundbreaking cast of SCTV (1976)--otherwise known as SCTV. The Canadian TV Series was an comedic smash hit in the early 1980s and started the careers of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, and the late John Candy just to name a few. He played many roles but was probably best known as earnest but dimwitted Melonville news broadcaster Earl Camembert and schlock Las Vegas lounge comic Bobby Bittman.

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film New York Minute (2004). However, he failed to receive a nomination. The very next year, though, he got a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie Nomination for his roles in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) and The Man (2005).

Read for the part of Toby Ziegler on The West Wing (1999), but Richard Schiff eventually got the roll. According to producers, Levy came very close to getting the role, but they decided to cast Schiff for the part instead.

Has worked with actor Steve Martin on four different films--Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Bringing Down the House (2003) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).

Was supposed to host Saturday Night Live (1975) with John Candy back in 1985 (he, Candy and Billy Crystal did a promo for it on SNL the week before it was supposed to have been aired), but that episode never happened, due to a writer's strike shortly after the promo was aired.

He is the only actor to be in all eight of the "American Pie" movies.

Is portrayed by Patrick Fischler in Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002).

His son, Dan Levy, is a host on MTV Canada. His daughter, Sarah Levy, is an actress.

Played an attorney in Armed and Dangerous (1986). There is a real-life attorney named Eugene Levy.

Friends with John Candy, and Steve Martin.

Son of Rebecca "Betty" (Kudlats) and Joseph "Joe" Levy, an automobile plant foreman. His father was born in Hamilton, to Bulgarian Sephardi Jewish parents, from Vidin. His mother was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Polish Ashkenazi Jewish parents.

His maternal uncle, Harold Kudlats, was a music promoter who brought rockabilly music to Canada.

His son Dan Levy came out to him as gay in 2002 when he was just 19 years old. As he was walking down the red carpet at the 2019 Canadian Screen Actors Awards he stated that he was "proud of his son and everything that he set out to accomplish." Schitt's Creek is successful because of its positive portrayal of the gay community as a whole. The way that the Levy clan had planned for the show to be.