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Fred Armisen


Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA as Fereydun Robert Armisen. He is known for his work on Portlandia (2011), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Documentary Now! (2015). He was previously married to Elisabeth Moss and Sally Timms. See full bio »

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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Portlandia
Portlandia Music Department
(2011-2017)
Documentary Now!
Documentary Now! Enzo Entolini / Gene Allen / Alvin Panagoulious / Arturo / Bryce Bowen / Don Lentile / Kunuk / Kyle Riley / Lars Klegg / Lee Smith / Paul Lentile / Pipilok / Tom O'Halloran / Vivienne 'Big Vivvy' Van Kimpton
(2015-2017)
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Various / Barack Obama / Prince / Garth / Larry King / Joy Behar / 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 / Mackey / Martin Scorsese / Max Detweiler / Michael R. Bloomberg / Mike Gravel / Mr. Bunting / Nathan Walken / 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 / Wylie Delmario / rock and roll shorts guy
(2002-2016)

Filmography

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  Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (composer - 307 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (musician - 293 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (musical director - 251 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- Jason Sudeikis/Andrea Martin/Jan Bohmermann/Lucius (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Chris Evans/Mandy Patinkin/Michelle Branch/Jonathan Mover (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ice-T/Freida Pinto/Julio Torres/Jonathan Mover (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Chelsea Handler/Jake Johnson/Craig Finn/Jonathan Mover (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
 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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Show Show Self (95 credits)
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Other Works:

Cast member on Bob Odenkirk's unsold TV pilot, Next! (2002); written by Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, and BJ Porter; directed by Keith Truesdell; produced by Bernie Brillstein (executive producer), Bob Odenkirk (executive producer), BJ Porter (producer), and Nick Koskoff (associate producer) (as Nick Koskoff); with Bob ... See more »

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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:

When people say that L.A. doesn't have a culture, I think it really does: a very old culture, and very specific. There's streets named after entertainers, and statues of entertainers, and it's great. Entertainment is still art, even if it makes billions of dollars. So it's like a city built on entertainment, and art in a way. See more »

Trivia:

Fred had thought that his Korean paternal grandfather was Japanese, until he discovered his origins on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012). His grandfather, known as Masami Ehara-Kuni, was a dancer and choreographer who performed in Nazi Germany during the 1930s and 1940s, and was also possibly a spy for the Allies. Masami was actually born Pak Yeong-in in Ulsan, Korea,... See more »

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Army

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