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Fred Armisen

American comedian

Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen[1] (born December 4, 1966)[2] is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013.[3]

Fred Armisen
Armisen speaking at Cinequest film festival, San Jose, CA 2017
Armisen at the 2014 Imagen Foundation Awards
Birth nameFereydun Robert Armisen
Born (1966-12-04) December 4, 1966 (age 53)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film, music
Years active1984–present
GenresObservational comedy, character comedy, sketch comedy, musical comedy, deadpan, satire
Spouse
Sally Timms
(m. 1998; div. 2004)

Elisabeth Moss
(m. 2009; div. 2011)
Notable works and rolesSaturday Night Live
Portlandia
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Documentary Now
Websitefredarmisen.com
Musical career
GenresPunk rock, indie rock, art rock, musical comedy
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
LabelsSkene!/East West
Associated actsCarrie Brownstein, The 8G Band, Trenchmouth

He is also known for his movie roles in EuroTrip, Anchorman, and Cop Out. Armisen is also known for his works in IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia.

For his work on Portlandia, Armisen was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2012, 2013 and 2014[4] and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014.

He has also won two Peabody Awards, one in 2008 as part of the Saturday Night Live political satire cast[5] and one in 2011 for Portlandia.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Phawker (May 8, 2014). "Fredlandia: The Nicest Punk In Show Biz". Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  2. "Fred Armisen profile". TVGuide.com. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  3. "Talking to Fred Armisen About 'SNL', 'Portlandia', And Being Part of A Comedy Collective". Splitsider. June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  4. "Fred Armisen: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  5. "Saturday Night Live Political Satire 2008". The Peabody Awards. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  6. "Portlandia". The Peabody Awards. Retrieved 2017-01-24.