Jorma Taccone

Comedy writer, Actor, Director
As a founding member of the enduring comedy trio, The Lonely Island, Jorma Taccone was one of the first filmmakers to transform being an Internet sensation into mainstream success. Along with Lonely Island partners and ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1977 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Man Seeking Woman 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gravity Falls 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Neighbors 2014 (Movie)

Toga #3 (Actor)

The League 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lego Movie 2014 (Movie)

Shakespeare/Additional Voice (Voice)

Girls 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Male Cheerleader (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Watch 2012 (Movie)

Casual Wanker #2 (Actor)

Up All Night 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

Chaka (Actor)

Role Models 2008 (Movie)

Mitch from Graphics (Actor)

Hot Rod 2007 (Movie)

Kevin Powell (Actor)
Director (5)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Director

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

SNL Presents: Sports All-Stars 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Director

Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Director
Writer (4)

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Writer

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Extreme Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Party Over Here 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

"Macgruber's Theme" (Song)

Hot Rod 2007 (Movie)

("Thrust Away") (Song)
Other (3)

Spin City 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Production

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Consultant

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

As a founding member of the enduring comedy trio, The Lonely Island, Jorma Taccone was one of the first filmmakers to transform being an Internet sensation into mainstream success. Along with Lonely Island partners and "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) co-writers Andy Samberg and Akiva Shaeffer, Taccone helped revolutionize the short film format, turning digital shorts like "Dick in a Box" into Emmy Award-winning skits. After launching his career in 2001 with the Lonely Island website, he eventually caught the eye of "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels, who hired Taccone and his cohorts as writers on "SNL" in 2005. The trio made an instant splash and helped return the late night mainstay to cultural relevance. Meanwhile, the multi-talented Taccone established himself as an able comedic actor with his first foray into feature film acting, "Hot Rod" (2007), though the movie proved to be a commercial disappointment. Taccone eventually landed the pivotal role of monkey-boy Cha-Ka in "Land of the Lost" (2009), one of the year's most hyped movies, which helped propel the typically behind-the-scenes actor into the limelight.

Relationships

Marielle Heller Actor

Wife
Married on June 30, 2007 in Carmel, CA

Asa Taccone Voice

Brother
Works often with 'The Lonely Island' by making music for their shorts

Tony Taccone

Father
Serves as the artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Sue Taccone

Mother

Milestones

2010

Made feature directing debut with "MacGruber," based on the "SNL" sketch he created

2009

Co-starred as Chaka in "Land of the Lost," starring Will Ferrell and based on the 1974 TV series of the same name

2009

Directed a MacGruber Pepsi commercial spot for the 43rd Super Bowl

2009

With Samberg and Schaffer, released The Lonely Island's debut album, Incredibad

2007

Co-wrote and co-starred in first feature "Hot Rod" with Andy Samberg; film directed by Akiva Schaffer

2007

Co-created the skit "MacGruber" for "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) in which Will Forte plays a MacGyver parody

2006

Won a Creative Arts Emmy for writing and producing the digital short "Dick in a Box"

2005

Joined the staff of NBC's late night variety show "Saturday Night Live" with Samberg and Schaffer

2005

Hired to write portions of the "MTV Movie Awards" with Jimmy Fallon as host

2005

Co-wrote and produced the digital short, "Lazy Sunday," which went on to become an Internet sensation

2001

Launched The Lonely Island website

Met Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg in junior high school where they began creating live comedy skits; later became known as The Lonely Island comedy troupe

Created the never aired sitcom pilot "Awesometown" for MTV

Bonus Trivia

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Lonely Island has a three-year deal with Fox Broadcasting Company to oversee the development of comedy projects through digital platforms, with the goal of bringing the projects to series on 21st Century Fox-owned networks, as well as others, through January 2017. (1/14) Taccone is one third of the sketch comedy troupe The Lonely Island along with childhood friends Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer. Best known for "Saturday Night Live" Digital Shorts.

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