William Emerson Arnett (; born May 4, 1970) is a Canadian actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for his roles as Gob Bluth in the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019), receiving a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and as BoJack Horseman in the Netflix series of the same name. He has appeared in films such as Blades of Glory (2007), Hot Rod (2007), When in Rome (2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). His performance as Devon Banks in 30 Rock earned him four Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nominations.His deep, smooth baritone voice has landed him prolific roles within animation, including Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ratatouille (2007), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Despicable Me (2010), The Nut Job (2014), and as Batman in the Lego Movie franchise. He also served as an executive producer and voices the titular character of the Netflix series BoJack Horseman (2014–2020), for which he won an Annie Award at the 46th Annie Awards. His involvement with The LEGO Group continues as Fox Network announced him as the host of their show LEGO Masters, which premiered on February 5, 2020.
Arnett lists Steve Martin and Chevy Chase as his two biggest comic influences. He is an avid follower of his hometown teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, and Toronto Raptors.Arnett married Penelope Ann Miller in 1994. They divorced in 1995.Arnett married Amy Poehler on August 29, 2003. They appeared together in four episodes of Arrested Development, one episode of Parks and Recreation, and the films Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Who!, On Broadway, Spring Breakdown, Monsters vs. Aliens and the Disney American English dubbing of The Secret World of Arrietty. They have two sons, the first being born in October 2008 and the second born in August 2010. Arnett and Poehler separated in 2012, and their divorce was finalized in July 2016. In June 2020, it was announced that Arnett's girlfriend, Alessandra Brawn, had given birth to his third son.Arnett is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.Arnett has struggled with alcoholism in the past, a topic explored in his shows Flaked and BoJack Horseman. He managed to achieve sobriety for 15 years until a relapse during the production of Flaked.
Arnett was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Edith Alexandra "Alix" (Palk) and Emerson James "Jim" Arnett, who was a corporate lawyer and brewer, among other occupations. His parents were originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he has roots on both sides of his family in Manitoba going back many generations. Arnett has two older sisters and a younger brother. His father, a graduate of Harvard University and a corporate lawyer, served as the president and CEO of Molson Breweries from 1997 to 2000.Arnett briefly attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario, but was asked not to return after a semester for being a troublemaker. The Subway Academy II allowed him to take theatre classes at the Tarragon Theatre. He eventually graduated from Leaside High School and attended Concordia University, Montreal for a semester but dropped out. As a teenager, he was encouraged by his mother to pursue an acting career. He auditioned for commercials in Toronto and enjoyed acting. In 1990, he moved to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He appeared in plays in New York, and his first acting role was in Felicity Huffman's independent film Erie, which was filmed on the Erie Canal.
Movies & TV shows
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Joker: Put on a Happy Face
Interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime is considered to be the greatest comic-book supervillain of al...
The archives of the most cringe-worthy events in pop culture are being explored.
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell
The cast, creators, journalists, and celebrity fans were interviewed.
The First Team
The misadventures of three young football players at a fictional Premier League club with terrifying team hard-man Petey, flamboyant Italian manager Cesare and eccentric chairman Mark Crane.
Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
Join iconic Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes as they share their stories of hope and inspiration in this national salute to our frontline workers and in support of Food Banks Canada’s...
Teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be...
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The Masked Singer
Each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask, in order to hide his or her identity during a singing competition. Each week, one singer will be elimina...
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, which are destroying everything faster than they can rebuild.
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Robin is determined to get over his role as a sidekick in order to become a movie star in order to remedy the situation of all the major DC superheroes starring in their own films. With a few madcap i...
Emmet's Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short
There is nothing quite like the holidays in Apocalypseburg.
Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
In their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death, the Baudelaires face trials, tribulations, and the evil Count Olaf.
The Guest Book
Guests bring their baggage and own special brand of crazy to a vacation cottage and record their confessions, alibis and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. Each season features a new town, and alo...
The Lego Batman Movie
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule the city, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wants to become his sidekick.
After newlywed Georgina's billionaire husband Constantine is killed in a yacht explosion, she is shocked to discover the fortune and lifestyle he maintained was surrounded by violence, lies and murder...
The Gong Show
Unique performers demonstrate their artistry in front of Hollywood judges in this update of the kitschy '70s talent show, which features the worst performances being cut short by bangs on the titular ...
Cooking with Alfred
Alfred, Batmans faithful butler, is trying to show Batman and Dick how to make a perfect omelette. Animated short on the home entertainment release of The Lego Batman Movie
One Brick at a Time: Making the LEGO Batman Movie
There is a documentary about the Lego Batman Movie.
Batman Is Just Not That Into You
On the Dr. Quinn Show The Joker is breaking up with his longtime enemy, Batman. An animated short on the home entertainment release of The Lego Batman Movie.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
When the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place, Surly Squirrel and his ragtag group of animal friends need to band together to save th...
Toasters toasting. Grass growing. Fans blowing. With Netflix Live, you can experience life's biggest thrills, right from the comfort of your couch.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. A...
It is not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She is fascinated by ideas, people and places in her unique style.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He's trying to bounce back, but he's not going...
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Bee breaks up late-night's all-male sausage fest with her nuanced view of political and cultural issues, her sharp interview skills, her repartee with world leaders and, of course, her 10-pound lady b...
In his funky California beach enclave, Chip's the go-to guy for personal insights. But he isn't quite as enlightened when it comes to his own baggage.
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The documentary hopes to find the answer to the question of what it means to be a Canadian.
Lip Sync Battle
Each episode features two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before - performing in epic performances. The show was hosted by LL Cool J with commentary from social media star and co-hostin...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The city has a need for heroes. The police, politicians, and the Foot Clan all have an iron grip on New York City as darkness settles over the city. The future is bleak until four unlikely outcast bro...
The Nut Job
An independent squirrel is forced to live in the city after being kicked out of his park. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of the park commun...
The Lego Movie
An ordinary Lego mini-figure is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.
The most popular sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everythin...
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A late night talk show, hosted by Joko and Klaas.
Monsters vs. Aliens Stories
Join B.O.B. and your favorite mega-monster squad — including Susan (aka Ginormica), Link and Dr. Cockroach — as they battle mutant pumpkins and zombie carrots in Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins f...
A divorced reporter looking forward to the single life finds that his parents' problems derail his plans.
The Arrested Development Documentary Project
Featuring interviews from major cast and crew members, along with 200 fans from across the country, this documentary tells the whole story of this amazing and one of a kind tv show.
David Blaine: Real or Magic
David Blaine's signature brand of street magic mystifies the most recognisable celebrities in the world, such as Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen, and Rob...
Men in Black 3
In time, agents J and K will be back. J has seen some strange things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his reticent partner. When K's life a...
From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. ...
This is an epic tale of two gangs. Girl and Chocolate are not gangs. Some of them act like babies. Unlike the Jets and The Sharks, they aren't even fighting for territory. They don't know what they're...
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Up All Night
An irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.
Nuts & Robbers
This short was created as a teaser for the feature film The Nut Job.Surly Squirrel plans a heist from the nut store, however inadvertently gets caught up in a bank robbery.
Fight for Your Right Revisited
Fight for Your Right Revisited stars Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Elijah Wood as the "young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell as the "old" Beastie Boys fro...
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A late night television talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien.
The President appointed a gunslinger to track down a terrorist who was a former Confederate officer. He gets revenge on the man who killed his wife and child by accepting this task.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each epi...
Running Wilde is an American comedy television series created by Mitchell Hurwitz for the Fox Network. It stars Will Arnett as Steve Wilde, a self-centered, idle bachelor and heir to an oil fortune. T...
When in Rome
After fishing out coins from a water fountain in Italy, cynical New Yorker Beth Harper finds herself being wooed by several ardent suitors. As she deals with the attention, Beth tries to figure out wh...
When he comes up with a plan to steal the moon from the sky, villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy. After three orphans land in his care, he...
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Monsters vs Aliens
When Susan Murphy is clobbered by a meteorite on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. Susan was hidden away in a covert government compound after the military captured her. Sh...
Sit Down Shut Up
Sit Down, Shut Up is an American animated television series created by Mitchell Hurwitz for the Fox network. The series focuses on a group of high school teachers in a small town in Florida "who don't...
Parks and Recreation
Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American to...
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show airing weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on March 2, 2009, and ...
B.O.B.'s Big Break
There is a doctor named Dr. Cockroach came up with a brilliant plan to break themselves out of Area 52 but he had to trick B.O.B to implement it. It is his birthday and he is thinking about it.
A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the ...
Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
Susan Murphy is a person. The monsters are working with the US government. When an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown, the team is dispatched to investigate. The jack-o-lanterns look out f...
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went ...
Three women in their thirties head to a popular Spring Break destination and try to relive the Spring Break they never had.
Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Tropics of the ABA. The NBA plans to combine with the best teams of the ABA at the end of the season in 1976, before the ABA collapses. The w...
A drummer is abandoned by his band before they become rock superstars. When the drummer is asked to perform with his nephew's high school rock band, he sees his second chance at fame.
Horton Hears a Who!
Horton the elephant heard a cry for help coming from a speck of dust. He decided to help it even though he couldn't see anyone on the speck. The Whos live in the city of Whoville, which is where the s...
A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodents-friendly profession. When fate places him in the sewer...
In 2007, Wright directed a fake trailer insert for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse, called "Don't", it was a plotless trailer that mocked horror clichés.
For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring match...
On Broadway tells the story of Jack O'Toole, a 30-something Boston everyman, who writes a play about his dead uncle as a way to reconnect with his hard-nosed dad. With no money and just his gut to gui...
A comedy that spoofs the inspiring sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the footba...
Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
The Brothers Solomon
In order to provide their dying father with a grandchild, a pair of brothers try to find their perfect mates.
Blades of Glory
Two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team after their gold medals were stripped due to an ice-skating scandal.
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The series is on Comedy Central. The first and only season consisted of seven episodes and ended on November 16, 2006 Cross and Benjamin were both executive producers. From initial audio records to fi...
30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013). The series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series that airs ...
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's ch...
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old o...
Let's Go to Prison
When a career criminal's plan for revenge is not going to happen, he puts his intended victim's son in his place, and then joins him in prison.
Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family is getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Spending two weeks togeth...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
The everyday lives of office employees in the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company are depicted in this picture.
The Great New Wonderful
The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.
Charlotte Cantilini believes she has found Mr. Right when she starts dating a beautiful surgeon. Kevin Fields is the son of Kevin Fields. Kevin's domineering and controlling mother, Viola, is standing...
1 TV show
The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
Series 7: The Contenders
A reality TV program selects six contestants to participate in a free-for-all, no holds barred death match, where they must skillfully outwit and kill each other in order to be the last person alive.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered particularly heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known ...
The Waiting Game
A group of aspiring young actors wait tables at a New York City restaurant.
The Mike O'Malley Show
The Mike O'Malley Show is an American sitcom on NBC that aired only two episodes. The series star, Mike O'Malley, created and executive produced the series with Les Firestein.
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Will & Grace
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...
The Broken Giant
When a fragile young woman named Clio (Missy Yager) seeks asylum in a New England church, rural preacher Ezra Caton (Will Arnett) sees her presence as a welcome distraction from his humdrum life. And ...
South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.
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The most exciting events of the day are currently being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertai...
King of the Hill
The life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne, is the subject of an animated series. H...
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
Ed's Next Move
Ed lives in Wisconsin. He's just been dumped by his girlfriend, so he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of differen...
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands...
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On a special inner city street, the humans and muppets teach preschoolers basic educational and social concepts using comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.
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