- This article is about that guy from Canada. For the creepy serial killer with badass mask, see Michael Myers.
Michael Audrey "The Shape" Myers (born October 19, 1957) is a Canadian SNL legend, actor, comedian, serial killer, mass murderer, and horror icon. He is known for starring in films and television shows such as Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World, Austin Powers, Shrek, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Halloween, and
The Love Guru.
Myers was conceived and born on October 19, 1957 in a maple syrup mine in Haddonfield, Ontario, Canada. The Myers family were otter farmers, and had a proud history of it. Pieterzoon Myers emigrated to Canada from Uzbekistan in the early 1840s and started a family, their only income being the delicious otters in the area. Mike's father had already planned for him to take over the family business, but Mike had other ideas..
Always the clown, Mike was a comedian from the beginning and would usually be seen making his friends or classmates laugh.
"This stuff just came to my head, and I had to let it out. It was a lot like masturbation in a sense," Myers said once when asked about his childhood tomfoolery. Unfortunately, young Mike wouldn't be making people laugh for long, especially on Halloween Night in 1963.
On Halloween Night, October 31, 1963, Mike Myers and his younger sister Laurie were being babysat by a woman named Mrs. Blackenship at her house. Unfortunately, Mike's plan were far different from a traditional Trick-Or-Treat. While Mrs. Blackenship was asleep, Mike Myers went across the street to his own house and saw his older sister, Judith, making out with her boyfriend Roy Aykroyd, Eh? This made Mike very angry and he went inside and picked up a kitchen knife, waited for Roy to leave, and brutally murdered Judith in her bedroom upstairs with a razor. By modern standards this would be seen as something as an over-reaction, because, as far as anyone can ascertain, Roy never got anywhere *near* third base, but up until 1992 it was illegal to witness sibling makeouts (siblings making out with non-siblings, weirdo) without murdering them. This law was repealed by Canadian Emperor Hirohito Maximoto because it was, "pretty ridiculous". On November 4, 1963, Michael "Mike" Myers was committed to Smith's Grove-Warren County Sanitarium under the care of Dr. Sam Loomis.
He attended the Connectthedots film and literature society for a year after high school graduation (under Dr. Loomis's supervision) and that was where he decided he wanted to become an actor, his only other options being a janitor, otter farmer, serial killer, and mass murderer. He spent several years doing various small acts and low budget films for local television, and developed the skills he needed to become the actor he so dearly wanted to be. Unfortunately, his rage and madness got to him. He would go into a catatonic state, sit down in a chair, and stare at a blank, white wall, showing absolutely no emotion. Other times, he would be in a murderous mood, still showing little or no emotion. Dr. Loomis knew exactly what was living behind the eyes of Mike Myers... Evil.
The night HE came home
On October 3, 1988, fifteen years after the grisly murder of Judith Myers, Dr. Loomis and Nurse Marion Chambers drove to Dave's house in Ontario, Canada from the courthouse in Quebec to pick up Michael, who was to stand trial for killing his sister. He ended up breaking free, nearly killing Nurse Chambers, and driving away in Loomis's station wagon.
He stalked three teenage babysitters, one of whom was his younger sister Laurie, now adopted by the Strode Family. He breaks into a local hardware store, taking a couple ropes, a ghostly white William Shatner mask, and a couple knives. Mike then killed off the babysitters one by one, and Dr. Loomis was tracking him down the whole time. Mike Myers attempted to kill Laurie, but she pulled off his mask. Dr. Loomis came into the room and shot Mike six times, and he fell off of the balcony, disappearing within minutes.
He then followed Laurie to the hospital, killing a few doctors, nurses, and a security guard along the way. Loomis burned down the building, and Myers was believed to be dead.
He awakened from a coma in 1983, just in time for his big break in movies.
His big break came in April 1984 when he co-starred in the film Lords, broads and sleazy cheap mobsters with Al Pacino and Steven Seagal. Although the movie was a flop (mainly attributed to Seagal's dedication to chopping wood with his penis instead of concentrating on how to act) Mike was still able to get his name out in public for the first time without having to murder anybody.
His next hit was "Wayne's Planet" as a sci-fi thriller based on the planet Mars and starring Woody Allen as Mike's goodhearted but annoying sidekick, Garth. This was when he was recognized by his future manager, Hans Beefeater.
Hans and Myers came up with a new concept for a movie in autumn of 1996, it was to be a spy action comedy about a 1960s KGB spy lost in the not so distant future. It was to become 1997's highest grossing feature film. 1960s Shagadellic spy in the Future made over 110 million in the box office and made Myers a very happy man. Unfortunately, Mike Myers felt that something was missing in his life... his sister Laurie.
Main article Halloween 4: Michael Myers Is Done Napping
On October 31, 1988, Mike discovered that Laurie had an almost-eight-year-old daughter, his niece Jamie, who lived in Haddonfield. Laurie was believed to have died in a car crash. Once again, Dr. Loomis was on the hunt for Myers and he was going to stop at nothing.
Jamie had been adopted by the Roy family, although they claim it's pronounced "Wah." She had just turned eight when Mike began his rampage, ten years to the day of the 1978 massacre. He broke into a drug store and stole a white mask that looked strikingly similar to the one he wore in 1978. Myers was 31 years old.
Mike Myers killed off fifteen people that night, but was shot down by a firing squad and left for dead. But he was still alive, and he wasn't finished hunting Jamie yet.
The revenge of Mike Myers
Main article: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
In 1989, one year later, Mike Myers returned to Haddonfield, Ontario, Canada, to once again wreak havoc on Jamie and the Roy family. This time, Jamie was in the nuthouse after writing a script entitled Shrek, which was to star Uncle Mike. Also, she was mute, but somehow regained her speech. Jamie's foster sister, Rachel Roy, who survived the previous massacre, was scissored to death. Myers killed sixteen people before being captured by Loomis and the police. But a Man in Black named Johnny Cash entered the jail and killed all of the officers. Mike Myers escaped, and was on a different mission... to join the cast of Saturday Night Live.
The curse of Mike Myers
Main article: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
In 1995, six years after the 1989 massacre and fresh off of his run on Saturday Night Live, Mike Myers decided to move on to bigger, better, and bloodier things. He became the subject of a hoax involving a Druid cult known as Thorn. The boy that Laurie was babysitting in 1978, now a full-grown adult, told the Strode Family of why Mike kills. He explained that a young boy is chosen to kill off his entire family to save the cult. He cannot die until the rest of his family does. He also explained that Myers is a huge fan of Barbra Streisand and listens to her music all the time and watches her movies almost every day when he's not acting or killing or going catatonic.
Mike's final sacrifice, according to this hoax, was to be his niece Jamie and her baby, Stephen. Then another young boy was to be chosen to succeed Myers in a murderous rampage. Myers killed about sixteen people this time around, including his own doctor, Dr. Loomis.
Laurie Strode: Twenty years later
In 1998, on the 20th anniversary of the 1978 killing spree, Michael Audrey Myers discovered that his sister, Laurie, was still alive, living under an assumed name (Keri Tate) in California. Myers was furious and set out to California to kill her once and for all. At 37 years old, Keri was a prep school teacher, haunted by the memory of her brother and his dreadful sequel to Wayne's Planet. She was horrified to see Mike, white mask and all, looking directly at her through a window on a door at the school. She had no memory of having a daughter named Jamie. She had a 17-year-old son named John Tate. Michael failed to kill Laurie. However, Michael switched uniforms with a mute paramedic named Marcel Marceau. Laurie, thinking he was Myers, decapitated Marceau and felt relieved until the mask was pulled off.
Laurie was committed and Michael returned for her in 2001. Laurie wasn't afraid anymore. Michael slipped on the Titanic theme song by Celine Dion as he disemboweled his sister, Medieval style, baby! The Shape went home, planning on retiring from murders once and for all. He wanted to look in his phone book for rehab centers for murderers, but he found a bunch of teenage sluts doing a webcast in his house.
In 2001, Myers starred in the CGI animated pop-culture reference bonanza Shrek. During production, Myers was attacked and burned severely on-set. The dragon was sentenced to community service, as Myers underwent surgery for facial reconstruction and two replacement ribs. Things didn't get any better for the actor and former murderer, who now believed he was no longer "beautiful." He began to have cosmetic plastic surgery applied to his face, and dabbled in "skin bleaching" which resulted in his pasty white complexion.
In 2008, Myers starred in a movie called The Love Wizard. This movie was subjected to widespread criticism, as the movie, while labeled as a comedy, was in fact not funny. Also, a number of gurus complained that they were being portrayed very badly in the film. With one scene depicting a drunken wizard (Myers) beating a rabbit to death with what seemed to be a piece of paper with the words 'my career' written on it. Myers is currently being sued for the trauma that he has caused his fans and the gurus. He is expected to settle by offering a life time supply of chocolate ice cream.
After what he believed was a failure with The Love Guru, Myers packed up his life in the US and jetted out of the country in his private Lear jet. For four years, Myers had made no more films. But in 2012, he tells his life story in Rob Zombie's Halloween.
In Halloween, Mike Myers gets to tell his life story, as it has never been told before. Previously, John Carpenter told Mike's story in 1978, but the studio decided to turn this real life actor, comedian, and murderer into a series of endless sequels, diminishing the true purpose of the original film. Myers was reduced to a guy in a white mask being attacked by Busta Rhymes in Halloween: Resurrection. But Myers decided it was time for a change.
He called Bob and Harvey Weinstein, whose studio Dimension Films, at the time, owned the rights to Halloween (the movies and the holiday itself), and told them to make a Mike Myers biopic that is actually great. The studio agreed and the Weinsteins called up Rob Zombie, and he agreed.
Unfortunately, the film was half-baked, and Myers demanded the Weinsteins get it right next time. They didn't. Rob Zombie's Halloween II is even worse and killed the franchise for almost a decade, the longest gap in the history of the franchise.
Up until 2018, Mike Myers had last been seen farming otters in Hampshire, England.
Mike Myers had also been spotted in Yale University, Wrexham, doing an ICT course.
Laurie Strode: Forty Years Later
Main article: Halloween (2018 film)
Mike Myers made a return to his old stomping grounds to mark the 40th anniversary of his 1978 massacre. He used Jedi mind tricks to make everybody forget about his post-1978 killing sprees, but in 2018 everyone had been fed-up with Star Wars crap, so no one took any notice of Mike.
- Wayne's World (1992)
- Wayne's World 2 (1993)
- So I Married an Axe Murderer (Bio pic) (1993)
- Austin Powers (1997)
- Austin Powers: For Your Thighs Only (1998)
- Austin Powers: You Only Shag Twice (2000)
- Shrek (2001)
- Shrek 2: Electric Boogaloo (2004)
- Shrek the Love Guru (2007)
- Inglorious Bastards (2009)
- The Secret Life of Cats in Hats (2010)
- Shrek Forever After Before Beyond and Yesterday Last Week (2011)
- Doom (Bio pic follow up) (2015)