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Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1966-12-04

65 Movies · 34 TV Series

Biography

Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013. Armisen has portrayed characters in comedy films, including EuroTrip, Anchorman and Cop Out. With his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, Armisen was the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. Armisen founded ThunderAnt.com, a website that features the comedy sketches created with Brownstein, and is the bandleader and frequent drummer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band. For his work on Portlandia, Armisen was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2012, 2013 and 2014 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 and one in 2011 for Portlandia. Since 2019, he co-stars and acts as writer and executive producer on the Spanish-language series Los Espookys, which he co-created.

Personal Life

Armisen was married to English singer and songwriter Sally Timms from 1998 to 2004 and to actress Elisabeth Moss from 2009 to 2011. He is in a relationship with actress Natasha Lyonne since 2014.Armisen, as of March 2018, resides in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Prior to his move he was a resident of Portland, Oregon's Pearl District. He has stated that he is an atheist.Armisen is a fan of the video game Red Dead Redemption. On a 2018 episode of Larry King Now, he described himself as being "very good" at the game. This prompted the studio Rockstar Games to cast him in the next installment of the series, Red Dead Redemption 2. He is also a fan of black metal and death metal.

Early Life

Armisen was born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He moved with his family to New York as a baby and briefly lived in Brazil in his youth. He was raised in Valley Stream, New York, where he was a high school classmate of fellow SNL alumnus Jim Breuer. Armisen attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan before dropping out to begin a career as a rock drummer. He has mentioned watching the bands The Clash and Devo perform on television and wanting to be a performer since he was a child.His mother, schoolteacher Hildegardt Mirabal Level, was born in San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela, and has family from San Rafael de Atamaica, also in Apure. His father, Fereydun Herbert "Fred" Armisen, who worked for IBM, was born in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany, to a German mother and Korean-born father, Pak Yeong-in.For much of his life, Fred thought his paternal grandfather was Japanese. However, his grandfather, Ehara Masami (Japanese: 江原正美, Hepburn: Ehara Masami), better known by his professional pseudonym Masami Kuni (Japanese: 邦正美, Hepburn: Kuni Masami, or marked as Korean: 방정미; RR: Bang Jeongmi; MR: Pang Chŏngmi) or birth name Bak Yeong-in (Korean: 박영인; Hanja: 朴永仁; RR: Bak Yeongin; MR: Pak Yŏngin), was actually born in Ulsan, Korea, and had adopted a Japanese name and persona after the massacre of Koreans in 1923 when he was a high school student. Pak studied aesthetics in Tokyo Imperial University and became a professional dancer before moving to Germany. He worked for Nazi Germany during WW2 but was a spy for the Empire of Japan in Europe. Pak Yeong-in's family were members of the Korean aristocracy, who could verifiably trace their lineage back to the 1600s.

Movies & TV Series

2017.

10 Movies · 3 TV Series
TV
Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke

2017
Celebrity pairings ride along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists and surprise fans who don’t expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over. Based on the segme...
TV
The Gong Show

The Gong Show

2017
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 ...
The House of Tomorrow

The House of Tomorrow

2017
The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.
The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

5.59
2017
Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home of Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’...
Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special

Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special

4.83
2017
After Santa tells Michael Bolton that he needs 75,000 new babies by Christmas to meet toy supply, Michael Bolton hosts a sexy telethon to get the world to star making love.
Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

5.71
2017
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Man in the Camo Jacket

Man in the Camo Jacket

2017
Iconic Welsh rock musician Mike Peters' rise to fame, battle with cancer and inspiring return, featuring one-of-a-kind performances from other legendary musicians.
Cabiria, Charity, Chastity

Cabiria, Charity, Chastity

2017
Through Lyonne’s surrealist eye, the lead character learns to reconcile with her Vaudevillian past in order to step into her life more fully. We witness Chastity’s journey through the eloquence of inc...
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

2017
Jon Stewart returns to television to host a live show presented from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Benefiting NEXT for Autism, the special features stand-up performances, sketches ...
The Little Hours

The Little Hours

4
2017
Garfagnana, Italy, 1347. The handsome servant Masseto, fleeing from his vindictive master, takes shelter in a nunnery where three young nuns, Sister Alessandra, Sister Ginevra and Sister Fernanda, try...
Band Aid

Band Aid

8
2017
A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.
TV
Big Mouth

Big Mouth

6.27
2017
Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.
Take the 10

Take the 10

2017
A day in the life of two best friends, a drug dealer, and a store manager, at a hip-hop concert in the Inland Empire.

2015.

7 Movies · 5 TV Series
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
TV
The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth

8
2015
The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil s...
TV
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

6.31
2015
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Staten Island Summer

Staten Island Summer

2015
Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
TV
Documentary Now!

Documentary Now!

5.33
2015
Loving parodies of some of the world's best-known documentaries. Each episode is shot in a different style of documentary filmmaking, and honors some of the most important stories that didn't actually...
George and the Vacuum

George and the Vacuum

2015
George and Lacy walk through the streets of Brooklyn and revisit their memories.
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

2015
From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. This authorized film includes appea...
TV
Long Live the Royals

Long Live the Royals

5.42
2015
Long Live the Royals follows a fictional British Royal Family—King Rufus and Queen Eleanor and their children Peter, Rosalind, Eddy, and Alex—as they honor the annual Yule Hare Festival. The family mu...
Addicted to Fresno

Addicted to Fresno

2015
Two co-dependent sisters, a recovering sex addict and a lonely lesbian who work as hotel maids in Fresno, go to ludicrous lengths to cover up an accidental crime.
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run

Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run

7
2015
Lola Bunny invents a perfume with the adverse effect of turning people invisible, sending her and cab driver Bugs Bunny on the run from the FBI, while another shady group seeks the formula.
7 Days in Hell

7 Days in Hell

6
2015
A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)

Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)

2015
"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue...

2009.

3 Movies · 4 TV Series
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