Meet Martin Short’s Kids: Katherine, Oliver & Henry

Katherine Elizabeth Short, Oliver Patrick Short & Henry Hayter Short

Martin Short, renowned for his comedic prowess, is also the father of three extraordinary children. While he typically maintains a private stance on his family life, his love for Katherine Elizabeth Short, Oliver Patrick, and Henry Hayter shines through.

Katherine Elizabeth Short, 39: The Compassionate Clinical Social Worker

Born on December 3, 1983, Katherine Elizabeth Short embarked on a path of education and service. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender sexuality studies from New York University in 2006. Later, in 2010, she achieved her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California. Katherine’s early career journey included internships at Public Counsel, a pro bono law firm, and training at the West L.A. Veterans Administration. 

Her dedication led her to UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where she worked for over four years. Katherine thrives as a licensed clinical social worker, balancing her private practice with contributions to Amae Health, where she engages in community outreach, family support groups, peer support, and psychotherapy. Notably, she champions the noble cause of “Bring Change 2 Mind,” striving to combat mental health stigma.

Throughout the years, Katherine has appeared alongside her father at various events. These moments have showcased her multifaceted life, from attending The Producers’ afterparty in 2003 to gracing the Vanity Fair Oscar Party’s red carpet in 2011.

Oliver Patrick Short, 37: Behind-the-Scenes Industry Maestro

Oliver Patrick Short, born on April 29, 1986, may not grace the spotlight like his father, but he carved a remarkable path in the entertainment industry. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 with a film and television production degree, Oliver began his career behind the scenes. He started as an executive assistant at Warner Bros. Pictures. He later ventured into roles at FOX Sports, the MLB Network, and NBC Sports, contributing his expertise in various production capacities.

Like his sister, Oliver has appeared with his father at industry events, cementing the family’s presence in entertainment. From attending the opening night of “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me” to joining in the festivities at the “Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit,” Oliver has steadfastly supported his father’s endeavors.

Henry Hayter Short, 34: The Versatile and Compassionate Professional

Henry Hayter Short, born on August 4, 1989, carries the torch of versatility and compassion. Following his brother’s footsteps, he pursued his education at the University of Notre Dame, where he engaged in various clubs and sports. Graduating in 2012 with a degree in finance, Henry embarked on a diverse career journey. He ventured into roles at the Royal Bank of Canada, where he excelled as a managed solutions group consultant and later as an analyst. Today, his compassion shines as he works as a veterinary assistant at the Malibu Coast Animal Hospital.

Henry’s presence in the public eye has been notable since his teenage years. Whether attending premieres like “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” or accompanying his father to the Broadway opening night of “Pippin,” he consistently stands by his family’s side.

In recent years, Henry continued to share special moments with his father, walking the red carpet at the ​​2016 Canadian Screen Awards and attending the “Take Off, Eh: An All-Star Benefit” in July 2017. The Short family legacy endures, defined by dedication, compassion, and shared experiences in the entertainment world.





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