Fred Armisen

Comedian, Actor, Musican
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Born: 12/04/1966 in Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

New Girl 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Portlandia 2002 - 2007, 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Zoolander No. 2 2016 (Movie)

VIP (Actor)

7 Days in Hell 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to Fresno 2015 (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

Conan 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Documentary Now! 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Man Seeking Woman 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

My Depression (The Up and Down of It) 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Archer 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Broad City 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

House of Lies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mike Tyson Mysteries 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Modern Family 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Mekons 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Maya Rudolph Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Crank Yankers 2002 - 2007, 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out There 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live 2002 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

Brainy Smurf (Voice)

30 Rock 2007, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Portlandia: The Brunch Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

Waiter/Minister (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Simpsons 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Up All Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Approval Matrix 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

Brainy (Voice)

Tina Fey: Mark Twain Prize 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

Freidrich (Actor)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

Russian Lawyer (Actor)

Easy A 2010 (Movie)

Pastor (Actor)

The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 2010 (Movie)

(Voice)

Ugly Americans 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

Ryan Koenig (Actor)

Parks and Recreation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Post Grad 2009 (Movie)

Guacanator Pitchman (Actor)

Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

Stroller Salesman (Actor)

Christmas on Mars 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

Scott Fargas (Actor)

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Kerr (Actor)

The Sarah Silverman Program 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Time Lincoln (Actor)

The Ex 2007 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

Gustave (Actor)

Kiss Me Again 2006 (Movie)

Professor Szabo (Actor)

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

Security Guard #2 (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Anchorman 2004 (Movie)

Tino (Actor)

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

Creepy Italian Guy (Actor)

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

New Age Dad (Actor)

Relationships

Abby Elliott Actor

Ex-Companion

Elisabeth Moss Actor

Wife
Met in October 2008 on the set of "SNL" (NBC) Announced engagement in January 2008 Married on Oct. 25, 2009 in New York, NY Reportedly split in June 2010; announced separation in August 2010 Filed for divorce in September 2010 Divorced May 13, 2011

Sally Timms

Wife
Married in 1998 Divorced in 2004

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts

Milestones

2015

Starred with faux-documentary series "Documentary Now!" with Bill Hader; written by Seth Meyers

2015

Co-starred in comedy "Staten Island Summer," written by "Saturday Night Live" veteran Colin Jost

2014

Joined "Late Night with Seth Meyers" as bandleader; also wrote the show's theme song

2013

Reprised the character of Brainy Smurf in "The Smurfs 2"

2011

Debuted "Portlandia," his IFC sketch-comedy series with Carrie Brownstein

2011

Joined the voice cast of "The Looney Tunes Show" as Speedy Gonzales

2011

Voiced the character of Brainy in "The Smurfs" feature film

2010

Acted opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"

2010

Appeared in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"

2009

Cast in a supporting role opposite Isla Fisher in "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

2008

Made a cameo as a stroller salesman, opposite fellow "Saturday Night Live" players Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, in the comedy feature "Baby Mama"

2008

Appeared in the comedy "The Rocker"

2006

Appeared in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny," with Jack Black and Kyle Gass

2004

Cast as a Creepy Italian Guy in "Eurotrip"

2004

Appeared in the comedy "Anchorman," which starred Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd

2003

Voiced the character of Chip Douglas on comedy central's "Crank Yankers"

2002

Became a featured player on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," moving to the main cast in 2004

2002

Appeared in the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart"

1999

First appeared as a correspondent on HBO's "Reverb" and then as a featured performer on an interstitial series "Fred," which aired on HBO Zone

1998

Transitioned to comedy with the underground short film "Fred Armisen’s Guide to Music and SXSW"

1990

Began career as a musician in the Chicago-based post-punk band Trenchmouth

Played drums for the Blue Man Group's off-Broadway performances in Chicago

Bonus Trivia

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Armisen's mother was born in Venezuela; his father was born in Germany, to a German mother and Japanese father.

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Armisen's high school classmates included fellow future "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jim Breuer

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Armisen began his professional career as a musician, but his first wife, Mekons vocalist Sally Timms, persuaded him to move into comedy after he began recording improvised sketches with bandmates and fellow musicians.

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Between 1989 and 1995, Armisen's band Trenchmouth released four EPs and five full-length albums.

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Several of Armisen's musical alter egos, including British punk Ian Rubbish, '70s soft rockers The Blue Jean Committee, and Brazilian bossa nova duo Paulinho e Beatriz (with Maya Rudolph), released records of Armisen's original compositions.

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