Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen

  • Highest Rated: 100% Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Kiss Me Again (2006)
  • Birthday: Dec 4, 1966
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A comedic actor whose legacy is deeply intertwined with his long-standing involvement as a performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen graduated to on-camera work via an unlikely and wholly circuitous route. He studied film production at New York City's School of Visual Arts, then enjoyed a stint as a drummer in several punk bands including Trenchmouth and Those Bastard Souls, and performed with the Chicago production of the Blue Man Group. Shortly thereafter, Armisen authored a comedic short, Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW, which found him tooling through the South by Southwest Music Festival and conducting Sacha Baron Cohen-style parodistic interviews with legitimate musicians (most fully unaware of the joke being played). Upon playing at underground film festivals, that short turned the heads of HBO executives and prompted the network not only to sign Armisen as a regular correspondent on their music seires Reverb (a look at blossoming talent in the world of music), but to give him comedic interstitial segues in between regular programs, entitled Fred.From there, it was only a short leap to SNL stardom, and executive producer/creator Lorne Michaels brought Armisen in for a multi-season tenure beginning in 2002. On that program, as in his comedy shorts and standup acts, Armisen displayed a proclivity for sinking so completely into character that it became frequently difficult to separate the actor from the role; recurring characterizations included Martin Scorsese, Liberace, Tony Danza, Vicente Fox, and others. Armisen also landed supporting roles and cameo appearances in big-screen comedies; these included Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), the same year's Eurotrip (in a memorable bit as a creepy gay Italian), Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006), and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007). In 2008, Armisen tackled a supporting role in the workplace comedy The Promotion, starring Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, and Jenna Fischer.He continued to land small roles in big-screen comedies such as Easy A, Cop Out, and Confessions of a Shopoholic, but his first big success outside of SNL came when he teamed up with longtime friend and musician Carrie Brownstein to create, write, and star in Portlandia, a sketch-comedy show about Portland that aired on IFC. The series earned critical raves, and enough buzz to earn a second season.Though he married Mad Men actress Elizabeth Moss in 2009, their union lasted just ten months, and his next high-profile relationship was with his fellow SNL castmate Abby Elliot.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show Actor 2019
No Score Yet Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero Actor 2019
67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers Actor 2018
55% The Lego Ninjago Movie Cole $59M 2017
No Score Yet Man in the Camo Jacket Actor 2017
78% The Little Hours Actor $1.7M 2017
85% Band Aid Dave $0.3M 2017
100% Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Actor 2017
No Score Yet Take the 10 Driver 2017
47% Ordinary World Gary 2016
88% Phantom Boy The Little Guy $31.5K 2016
22% Zoolander 2 VIP $29.8M 2016
30% Addicted To Fresno Gerald 2015
No Score Yet Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run Speedy Gonzales 2015
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
100% The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead Actor 2015
86% 7 Days in Hell Edward Pudding 2015
89% Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Chadwick 2014
88% Revenge of the Mekons Actor $12.1K 2014
No Score Yet My Depression Actor 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Brainy Smurf $71.1M 2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow Actor 2013
57% The Dictator Waiter/Minister $57.8M 2012
22% The Smurfs Brainy Smurf $142.7M 2011
85% Easy A Pastor $58.5M 2010
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Friedrich $43.5M 2010
14% Our Family Wedding Philip Gusto $18.7M 2010
18% Cop Out Russian Lawyer $44.1M 2010
No Score Yet Porcelandia Director Actor 2009
8% Post Grad Guacanator Pitchman $6.3M 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic Ryan $44.3M 2009
No Score Yet Gavin Mcinnes Is A F**king A**hole Actor 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 Actor 2008
41% The Rocker Actor $6.4M 2008
64% Baby Mama Stroller Salesmen $60.3M 2008
53% The Promotion Scott $0.4M 2008
18% The Ex Manny $3.1M 2007
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Time Lincoln $5.5M 2007
No Score Yet Fred Armisen Presents Jens Hannemann: Complicated Drumming Technique Jens Hannemann 2007
6% Deck the Halls Gustave $35.1M 2006
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Security Guard No. 2 $8.2M 2006
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix Actor 2006
0% Kiss Me Again Professor Szabo 2006
No Score Yet Looking for a Thrill Actor 2005
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Tino $84.2M 2004
47% Eurotrip Creepy Italian Guy $17.8M 2003
88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Actor 2002
57% Like Mike New Age Dad $51.4M 2002

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Los Espookys
2019
Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Tico
  • 2019
100% Big Mouth
2017
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
100% At Home With Amy Sedaris
2017
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
94% Documentary Now!
2015
Appearing Producer Executive Producer Co-creator Creator
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
2002
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
94% Forever
2018
Executive Producer Oscar
  • 2018
38% Splitting Up Together
2018
Dr. Rydacto
  • 2018
84% The Last Man on Earth
2015-2018
Karl
  • 2018
90% The Gong Show
2017-2018
Judge
  • 2018
  • 2017
94% Portlandia
2011-2018
Appearing Producer Creator Screenwriter Fred/Jason/Peter/Bryce/Fixed Gear Guy/Dave/Candice/Nina
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
85% Comrade Detective
2017
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
Garry
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Brandon
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
93% Man Seeking Woman
2015-2017
Jesus Christ
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Screenwriter Performer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest
  • 2015
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015-2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014-2016
Performer
  • 2015
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Melipnos
  • 2015
  • 2014
91% Archer
2009
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2014
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Vincent
  • 2014
32% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
Brian Headfoot
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show
2011-2013
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
86% Modern Family
2009
Langham
  • 2014
  • 2010
91% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
60% Out There
2013
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2012
21% Unsupervised
2012
Voice
  • 2012
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
Gideon Kirk
  • 2012
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Appearing Raheem
  • 2012
  • 2007
No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba!
2007-2015
Larry
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
  • 2009
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
Performer
  • 2009
100% Human Giant
2007-2008
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show [INACTIVE]
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show: Volume One

QUOTES FROM Fred Armisen CHARACTERS

Waiter/Minister
What is your name?
General Aladeen
Allison Burgers.
Waiter/Minister
That's a made up name. What is your real name?
General Aladeen
Ladis.
Waiter/Minister
Ladis what?
General Aladeen
Ladis Washirum.
Waiter/Minister
So your name is like the sign, Ladies' Washroom.
General Aladeen
Oh.
Waiter/Minister
That is a made up name.
Pastor
Just so we are clear, it's there. Right below our feet right above the Orient. It's there.