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Fred Armisen


Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA as Fereydun Robert Armisen. He is known for his work on Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). He was previously married to Elisabeth Moss and Sally Timms. See full bio »

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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers Music Department
(2014-2017)
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Various / Barack Obama / Prince / Garth / Joy Behar / Larry King / David Paterson / Lawrence Welk / Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / Mike Bloomberg / Mr. Vogelcheck / Queen Elizabeth / Stuart / Gene Simmons / Giuseppe / Liberace / Manuel Ortiz / Mike / Nicholas Fehn / Nuni Schoener / Randy Newman / Steve Jobs / Billiam / Billy Smith / Carlos Santana / DJ Dimitrios / David Gregory / Frondi / George Carlin / Gunther Kelly / Hosni Mubarak / Howie Mandel / Ice-T / Jonathan's girlfriend / Larry Seidlin / Muammer Kaddafi / Penny Marshall / Pep Walters / Regine / Tony Danza / gay guy from New Jersey / Ahmad Badawi / Alan Osmond / Alberto Gonzales / Ali Abdullah Saleh / Anton Chigurh / Artie Abrams / Atlanta Horns / Barney Frank / Big John Murray / Blue Man / Camilla Parker-Bowles / Chad Danforth / Charles Schumer / Cheech Marin / Chris Teigler / Claudius Templesmith / Contestant / Desi Arnaz / Detective Joe Smith / Elinda Nade / Eugene Levy / Felix 900 Presenter / Fran Lebowitz / Frank Stein / Fred Armisen / Fugly Betsy / Gael García Bernal / Gandalf / George Lopez / George Ross / Harrison Ford / Himself - Guest / Himself - Host / Hope Hines / Hugo Chavez / Ian Rubbish / Joe Rogan / Joe Trippi / Joey Lawrence / John Harwood / John Quiñones / Jon Gilbert / Jose / Jose Cuervo / Kaddafi's Best Friend from Growing Up / Kim Jong-un's Best Friend from Growing Up / Leslie Burns / Lou / Lou Reed / Martin Scorsese / Max Detweiler / Michael R. Bloomberg / Mike Gravel / Mr. Bunting / Nouri al-Maliki / Nouriel Roubini / Omar Minaya / Osama Bin Laden / Osama bin Laden / Owen Schecter / Paulie Gualtieri / Paulie Walnuts / Pope Benedict XVI / President Moammar Gadhafi / Putin's Best Friends from Growing Up / Putin's Friend / Quentin Tarantino / Randall Meeks / Raúl Castro / Richard Wolffe / Richie Inez Jr. / Ringo Starr / Robert Durst / Roger Brush / Rupert Murdoch / Sam Waterston / Seymour Hersh / Shaun / Sidecar / Simon / SkyBlu / Steve Van Zandt / Sushin / Svetlana / Thavakalai / The Falconer / The Harkin Brothers / Thom Yorke / Thomas Friedman / Tico Torres / Tom Sherak / Tony Sirico / Various - Lizardo / Vincente Fox / Warren Grabowski / rock and roll shorts guy
(2002-2016)
Easy A
Easy A Pastor
(2010)

Filmography

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  Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (musician - 298 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (musical director - 250 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (composer - 28 episodes, 2014 - 2016)
- Damian Lewis/Adam Scott/Charlotte OC/Brann Dailor (2017) ... (musical director)
- Lester Holt/Alia Shawkat/Jade Chang/Keith Carlock (2016) ... (musical director) / (musician)
- Wendy Williams/Chris Hayes/Lukas Graham/Keith Carlock (2016) ... (musical director) / (musician)
- John Goodman/Andrew Rannells/The 1975/Keith Carlock (2016) ... (musical director) / (musician)
- Vince Vaughn/George Stephanopoulos/Liza Treyger/Hannah Welton (2016) ... (musical director) / (musician)
 2011-2016 Portlandia (TV Series) (composer - 59 episodes)
- Noodle Monster (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lance Is Smart (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- First Feminist City (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Family Emergency (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- TADA (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
 1999 Fred (TV Series) (composer: incidental music)
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Other Works:

Super Bowl TV commercial, "Hug Fest," directed by Craig Gillespie, with Bruce Willis and Fred Armisen for Honda. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

M. Fred Armisen | Loss Cat

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can't relax. I'm not happy unless I'm working on stuff. 'SNL' is always a huge workload, as enjoyable as it is. See more »

Trivia:

His father, Fereydun "Fred" Armisen, was born in Germany, to a Japanese father and a German mother (although Fereydun did not use his own father's Japanese surname). His mother, Hildegardt (Mirabal), was born and raised in a small city called San Fernando de Apure, in the southern plains of Venezuela. See more »

Nickname:

Army

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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