Eugene Levy, born December 17, 1946, is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer. He started his career on a Canadian television sketch comedy series SCTV from 1976 until 1984. Later, he became a comedy icon with his roles in the American Pie films and the Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek.
In 2004, Levy won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “A Mighty Wind”. In 2008, he has received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. From 2015 to 2020, he appeared as Johnny Rose in Schitt’s Creek, a comedy series that he co-created with his son and co-star Dan Levy. His daughter Sarah Levy also stars in the series. In 2019 and 2020, Levy was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, which he won in 2020. Eugene Levy has also won multiple accolades throughout his career including four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award.