Jon Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an actor best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990.
He has supplied voice acting talent in several animated series including the lead character of Jay Sherman on The Critic, and animated movies. One of his most notable SNL characters was "Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar" that generated the catch phrase, "Yeah! That's the ticket!" Some of his other recurring characters included Master Thespian, Tonto, Satan, Hanukkah Harry and Michael Dukakis. Lovitz succeeded Phil Hartman on the comedy series NewsRadio following Hartman's death.
Lovitz attended and studied theater at the University of California at Irvine and graduated in 1979. He became a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe where he befriended Hartman and Paul Reubens. Lovitz later said in an interview, for the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, that his time on SNL was the most memorable in his career. He went from having no money to being offered a $500,000 movie contract.
In 2005, Lovitz entered stand-up comedy for the first time in his career.
In 2006, Lovitz became the spokesperson in an advertising campaign for the American Subway Restaurants.