Michael O'Donoghue


Michael O'Donoghue was born in Paris, New York, United States on January 5th, 1940 and is the Screenwriter. At the age of 54, Michael O'Donoghue biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1940
United States
Place of Birth
Paris, New York, United States
Death Date
Nov 8, 1994 (age 54)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Author, Comedian, Journalist, Screenwriter, Television Actor
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Janice Bickel, ​ ​(m. 1963; annulled 1964)​, Cheryl Hardwick ​(m. 1986)​
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Michael O'Donoghue Life

Michael O'Donoghue (January 5, 1940 – November 8, 1994) was an American writer and performer.

He was known for his dark and inflammatory style of comedy and humour, and he was the first head writer of Saturday Night Live.

He was also the first performer to utter a word on the program.

Early life

Michael Henry Donohue was born in Sauquoit, New York, and O'Donoghue was named Michael Henry Donohue. Michael's father, Michael, worked as an engineer, while Barbara, his mother, stayed home to raise him.

O'Donoghue's early career included stints as a playwright and stage actor at the University of Rochester, where he would have migrated in and out of school as a child. In the school's humor magazine Ugh, his first published writing appeared.

O'Donoghue returned to Rochester, California, after a brief stint as a writer, and appeared in regional theater. During this time, he formed Bread and Circuses specifically to perform his early plays, which were of an experimental style and often disturbing to the local audience. Among these include an absurdist work on Sadism's "The Twilight Maelstrom of Cookie Lavagetto," a series of one-act plays titled Le Theatre de Malaise and the 1964 dark satire The Death of JFK.

In Everest Review, Phoebe Zeit-Geist's first work of greater note was the picaresque feature "The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist." This was an erotic satire of the comic book style, which was later published in a new and expanded form as a book by Grove Press, the magazine's publisher. The comic richey of debutante Phoebe Zeit-Geist's adventures as she was variously kidnapped and rescued by a sequence of bizarre Inuit, Nazis, Chinese foot fetishists, lesbian assassins, and other fictional characters was drawn by Frank Springer. Garry Trudeau, a comic strip creator from Doonesbury, referred to the strip as a "strong influence" in the Sixties, 'Phoebe Zeitgeist,' a serial in the Sixties. .. . . It was an absolutely brilliant, deadpan send-up of adventure comics, but it was accompanied by a slew of modernist elements. I have virtually every panel of my brain on this day. It's impossible not to rob from it."

O'Donoghue produced the illustrated book The Amazing, Thrilling Adventures of the Rock in 1968 with illustrator and fellow Evergreen Reviewer Phil Wende. Dennis Perrin, a biographer, said it had "no plot." For thousands of years, the same rock has existed in the same forest for thousands of years. Nothing much happens. "While two boys are out in search of a Christmas tree, one of them comes across the rock and is inspired."

The pair sold the book to young editor Christopher Cerf, who brought the idea to the publisher Random House. Cerf was a former student of the Harvard Lampoon and O'Donoghue's first acquaintance from the organization. O'Donoghue will meet George W. Trow and other former Lampoon writers who want to launch a national comedy journal through Cerf.

The script for the James Ivory / Ismail Merchant film Savages was written by O'Donoghue and Trow in 1969. This film tells the tale of a tribe of prehistoric "Mud People" who land on a deserted Gatsby-esque 1930s manor house. The Mud People first became fashionable high-society people at the manor during a decadent weekend party before devolving back to Mud People. In 1972, savages were finally released.