Fred Armisen’s full name is Fereydun. Robert Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. From 2002 to 2013, he was the top cast member of Saturday Night Live. Armisen co-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 IFC mockumentary 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 recurring 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 comedy routines performed with Brownstein.
Armisen has starred in satire films including EuroTrip (2004), Anchorman (2005), Baby Mama (2008) and Easy A (2010). He has also made appearances on 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 nominated for Emmy Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in Portlandia.
In 2019, he received a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Standup for Drummers. He has also received Peabody Honorary Awards, one for his work on the political satire Saturday Night Live in 2008 and another for his work on Portlandia in 2011. He was the founder and co-star of the Spanish-language sitcom Los Espookys, which he too. writes and executive produces.
Fred Armisen started his music career in 1984 when he joined a band with some high school friends, but the group disbanded after a short time. Armisen moved to Chicago in 1988. Trenchmouth, a local punk rock band, was his first choice. He was a drummer with the 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 in the late 1990s. He was still playing with Trenchmouth, but decided that acting would suit him better.
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. Spectators were transported backstage, on stage and even from the audience to see what was happening. Armisen appeared in 82 episodes during the show’s four years.
He also got involved in making films during this period, releasing two short films. Armisen landed a position on Saturday Night Live in 2002. His knack for humor was so well-liked that he was promoted to a regular cast member two years later in 2004. He stayed with the program until 2013, and appeared in 220 episodes.
Armisen joined Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2014 as frontman for the show’s house musicians, the 8G Band. Between 1984 and 2013, he published 26 albums of his songs. Two with 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 (2016), were major motion pictures. He played many small roles. He also did voice work for cartoons, including four Smurf movies and the role of Speedy Gonzales in Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run.
Armisen has appeared in over 70 episodes and television shows. From variety and talk shows to cartoons, sitcoms and television movies, he has 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 December 4, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in the United States of America. His family moved to New York shortly after his birth, where he grew up. His father was an IBM employee, while his mother was a teacher.
Armisen attended Manhattan’s visual arts school, Valley Stream High School, but dropped out before graduating to pursue a career as a drummer in a rock band.
Family and Marital Status:-
Father: Fereydun Armisen
Mother: Hildegardt Mirabal
Relationship Status: Divorced
Fred Armisen married English singer-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||December 4, 1966|
|Place of birth||Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Family||Father: Fereydun Armisen
Mother: Hildegard Mirabal
|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 (approx)|