Fred Armisen’s full name is Fereydun Robert Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician from the United States. From 2002 to 2013, he was the best member of the cast of Saturday Night Live. Armisen founded and co-starred in the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia with his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein. Along with Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, he co-created and appears in the mockumentary IFC series Documentary Now!, as well as the Showtime comedy series Moonbase 8 (2020-present) with John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker.
In the Netflix animated comedy Big Mouth, he has a recurrent voice part (2017-present). Armisen is the conductor and regular drummer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band, and developed ThunderAnt.com, a website that highlights the comic routines made with Brownstein.
Armisen has acted in satire films including EuroTrip (2004), Anchorman (2005), Baby Mama (2008), and Easy A (2010). He has also made appearances in television programs such as 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People, The Last Man on Earth, and Curb Your Enthusiasm as a guest star. Armisen was awarded for Emmy Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for Exceptional Writing for a Variety Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on Portlandia.
In 2019, he was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Standup for Drummers. He’s also received honorary Peabody Awards, one for his work on Saturday Night Live’s political satire cast in 2008 and another for his work on Portlandia in 2011. He was a founder and co-star in the Spanish-language sitcom Los Espookys, which he also writes and executive produces.
Fred Armisen began his musical career in 1984 when he joined a band with several high school buddies, but the group disbanded after a short time. Armisen relocated to Chicago in 1988. Trenchmouth, a local punk rock band, was his first choice. He was a drummer with Blue Man Group in the 1990s. Between 2007 and 2015, he worked on tracks for musicians such as Les Savy Fav, Matthew Sweet, and Wandering Lucy.
Armisen’s focus shifted to acting during the end of the 1990s. He was still playing with Trenchmouth, but he decided that acting would be a better fit for him.
Armisen began his television career in 1997 with the show Reverb. He was the show’s interviewer, and the show went on tour with them. Viewers were transported backstage, onstage, and even from the audience to see what was going on. Armisen appeared in 82 episodes during the course of the show’s four-year run.
He also dabbled in filmmaking around this time, releasing two short films. Armisen landed a position on Saturday Night Live in 2002. His ability was in humor, and he was so well-liked that he was promoted to a regular cast member two years later, in 2004. He was a part of the program till 2013, and he appeared in 220 episodes.
Armisen joined the Late Night with Seth Meyers show in 2014 as the bandleader of the 8G Band, the show’s house musicians. Between 1984 and 2013, he published 26 albums with his songs. Two with The KGB, eleven with Trenchmouth, one with Crisis of Conformity, and two with Ian Rubbish and The Bizzaros.
Armisen starred in 48 films between 1998 and 2018. Some were short films, while others, such as The Ex (2006), Baby Mama (2008), and Zoolander 2, were major features (2016). He played a lot of little roles. He has also done voice work for cartoons, including four Smurf films and the role of Speedy Gonzales in Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run.
Armisen has appeared in moreover 70 television episodes and shows. From variety and discussion programs to cartoons, sitcoms, and television movies, he’s done it all. He did 30 episodes of Looney Tunes, which was one of his regular shows. Armisen has also lent his voice to a number of video games.
Fred Armisen was born on the 4th of December 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in the United States of America. His family relocated to New York shortly after his birth, where he grew up. His father was an IBM employee, while his mother was a schoolteacher.
Armisen attended Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts Valley Stream High School but dropped out before graduating to pursue a career as a drummer in a rock band.
Family & Marital status:-
Father: Fereydun Armisen
Mother: Hildegardt Mirabal
Relationship Status: Divorced
Fred Armisen married English singer and songwriter Sally Timms in 1998. In 2004, the couple divorced. In 2009, he married actress Elisabeth Moss for the second time. In 2011, they divorced. Armisen was previously linked to Natasha Lyonne, another actress.
His height is 5 feet 9 inches, his weight is 68 kg, his eyes are dark brown, and his hair is also dark brown.
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Writer, and Producer|
|Date of Birth||4 December 1966|
|Place Of Birth||Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Family||Father: Fereydun Armisen|
Mother: Hildegardt Mirabal
Brother(s): Not Known
Sister(s): Not Known
|Wife/Husband||Elisabeth Moss (m. 2009–2011), Sally Timms (m. 1998–2004)|
|Schooling||School of Visual Arts|
Valley Stream High School
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||7 Million USD (Approx)|