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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 March 1977Berkeley, California, USA
Birth NameJorma Christopher Taccone
Nickname Jorm
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jorma Taccone was born on March 19, 1977 in Berkeley, California, USA as Jorma Christopher Taccone. He is a writer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Marielle Heller since June 30, 2007. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Marielle Heller (30 June 2007 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

One-third of The Lonely Island comedy team with Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer.
Father is Tony Taccone, who directed Sarah Jones in her one-woman show, "Bridge and Tunnel".
Brother of Asa Taccone.
Received a Grammy nomination (as member of The Lonely Island) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song "I'm on a Boat" (feat. T-Pain) in 2010.
His father is of half Italian and half Puerto Rican descent. His maternal grandfather was of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry.
The Lonely Island's "Incredibad" was the 8th highest selling Hip Hop album of 2009 in the US.
Directed three TV commercials for Pepsi in 2009. The commercials featured the character Macgruber (renamed as "Pepsuber) from Saturday Night Live (1975), where Taccone also directed the MacGruber skits. The commercials were made by the show for Pepsi as ads for the Super Bowl. But as Super Bowl Sunday approached, NBC didn't get any feedback from Pepsi whether the Pepsuber spots would actually air during breaks of the big sports event. NBC then feared the spots would never make it to the public. They then decided to air the three spots during the commercial breaks of the Saturday Night Live (1975) broadcast the Saturday before the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Was named after Jorma Kaukonen, guitarist for Jefferson Airplane.

Personal Quotes (17)

It wasn't until I got 'SNL' that my parents told me they were a little bit worried, like that I would have food to eat.
I'm probably the most excited about 'Turtleneck & Chain.'
I went to the doctor recently and she actually prescribed that I go out for ten minutes a day, I'm so depleted on vitamin D.
I was just blown away by everything my dad was doing, every play. It was amazing to be able to go as a young person to the theater and see these visuals and how creative it could be. More than anything it was realizing you could do that as a life path.
Why can't ladies like nice guys?
When we came out with 'Lazy Sunday,' the greatest compliment I heard was that Questlove had it on his iPod.
Something I always admire, especially in female comedians, is that they're willing to make themselves look terrible.
'MacGruber' came to life mostly because we just liked saying 'MacGyver.' 'MacGyver' this. 'MacGyver' that. It's a great word.
Ladies seem very intrigued by a guy who is ultra confident and acts like he doesn't need you.
Justin Timberlake puts you to shame, having that much talent.
I grew up in Berkeley and my parents were hippies, obviously, since my name's 'Jorma.' I didn't watch much television growing up because they weren't into it at all.
Obviously, as the music business has suffered tremendously, with being able to illegally download everything, it's also become amazingly easy to find new bands, because everyone can put their stuff online. Even if you can't find a record label, you can find these awesome bands, all over the world.
Just the fact that that Europe album 'The Final Countdown' came out in 1986 and 'Rad' came out in 1986... I'm starting to think that maybe 1986 is my favorite year, of all time!
It's still amazing to me to walk down the halls of 'SNL.' You see pictures of the greatest comedians we grew up worshiping, basically. It's crazy to be able to still work there.
I'm a little younger than these guys, but I would say all of us are huge fans of the original 'MacGyver' series, and obviously we found that inspiration for the original pitch for 'MacGruber.'
When you first see MacGruber working on the bomb, in the initial opening credits, that bomb was a replica of the 'Die Hard' bomb. The love runs deep for '80s action movies.
We did the 'MacGruber' Super Bowl spot for Pepsi, which generated some outside interest. We have a sketch where a guy blows up after 90 seconds. How are we going to make that into a movie?

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