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Overview (4)

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameTrevor Paul Moore
Nickname Trev
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Trevor Moore was born on April 3, 1980 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Trevor Paul Moore. He is a writer and actor, known for The Whitest Kids U'Know (2007), Miss March (2009) and Uncle Morty's Dub Shack (2004). He has been married to Aimee Carlson since October 9, 2010.

Spouse (1)

Aimee Carlson (9 October 2010 - present) (filed for divorce)

Trade Mark (4)

Big expressive green eyes
Long messy hair.
Crazy sense of humor.
Towering height

Trivia (28)

At the age of 12, he became the world's youngest published cartoonist with his book "Scraps".
At 16, he began writing weekly cartoons for several newspapers in his home state of Virginia.
At 19, he signed a deal with a production company to write and produce "The Trevor Moore Show" (a weekly sketch comedy program) for some PAX-TV affiliates.
His first project, "The Trevor Moore Show" was canceled after 11 months due to offensive content.
He was a staff comedy writer for several years at ImaginAsianTV.
He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Son of Rebecca Moore and Michael Moore of Charlottesville, Virginia.
He is a vegetarian.
Went to 5 different schools growing up.
Originally wanted to major in Journalism and Political Science.
Has a Bachelor degree on Film graduated with honors at SVA.
He started out as a Broadcasting major at VCU.
He has collaborated with Funny or Die and The Comedy Central.
While shooting the fifth season for the Whitest Kid s U' Know, he wrote and filmed his second feature film along with the troupe called "The Civil War on Drugs".
From time to time, he performs in live shows called the "Whatevr Show" along other comedians in NYC and Hollywood.
Moore and Sam Brown had the idea for the movie The Civil War on Drugs when they were in College.
In 2002 he was a Page for a year in NBC where got the coveted personal internship to SNL's Lorne Michaels.
He has a cat named Beatrix.
The WKUK success on the Internet and live shows led to an invitation to 2006 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. The Whitest Kids did not disappoint, winning the award for Best Sketch and attracting the attention of many Hollywood executives.
Trevor graduated from the strict Covenant Christian School in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1998.
He adopted a dog and named it Vega.
He toured the country when he was a kid with his parents, Mickey and Becki, as they performed and recorded original evangelical music.
In 1997, at the age of 15, Moore strode into the office of Charlottesville Public Access Television, took a class, got some friends together, and began working on the show that became possibly the biggest cable access hit in Charlottesville and that made the creator of The Trevor Moore Show something of a household name.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Shooting musical videos for his upcoming comedy album. [August 2012]
Los Angeles, California [October 2010]
NYC, Recording a musical album. [June 2012]
Los Angeles, California: Directing videos for his upcoming album. [July 2012]
He is of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

Personal Quotes (35)

We had a home in Louisa County, but we basically lived on a bus until I was 8 or 10. When you're in a new town every night, you have to make friends fast, so you try to be funny.
I was bored a lot, he recalls, and I started writing jokes because there was really nothing else to do.
I was a huge David Letterman fan, even going back to when he was on NBC. My parents would only let me watch a half hour of television a day, so I would record Letterman the night before and then watch it when I came home from school. That's what made me want to do a TV show.
We would call one of the hundreds of Shiffletts in the phone book and, for example, I'd tell them I was from a gay pride organization, thanking them for their donation, and saying I wanted to get the spelling of their name right because there was going to be a big color ad in the Daily Progress. They'd get furious and say, 'I'm gonna sue you!
I got a lot of hate mail for that. People said that it was mean, offensive, that I was making blanket statements, which I was. But most people got that it was a joke.
My job was basically to make popcorn and stay out of the way, but there were always a lot of scripts flying around, so I would secretly grab one when I wasn't busy. I was fascinated with the writing process and seeing the evolution of a sketch and how it would change up to the minute before it went on the air. I could see the creative process, and everybody was very nice, so it was like a little school.
It used to be that in comedy you had to play the clubs and work your way up,but now, before you do the clubs, you can put something up on the Internet. It's public access times a million.
Miss March is part buddy movie, part road picture and all sex comedy. Moore said it centers around two best friends from high school.
With anything you put out there, you're going to offend somebody, but most people get that it's a joke, that I'm playing a character, and that I'm actually making fun of what I'm saying by saying it.
You do get ripped off sometimes, and we felt like this was pretty blatant. But when MySpace put our clip up, we got 280,000 downloads.
It's a sweet, dirty movie. Moore said with a chuckle during a recent telephone interview from a promotional tour stop. It's a filthy, filthy movie with a lot of heart.
The script was sort of unorthodox in how it came to be. Fox actually came to us," Moore said. "We weren't crazy about the script, but Fox said we could completely rewrite it. It was like a road-trip sex-movie writing exercise."
There have been dozens of details to keep track of for Miss March, Moore said. We had to join the Writers Guild and the Directors Guild.
They're really open, said Moore of his "Leno" corresponding They're never like, 'We need you to fit this.
As long as it's funny, there's not really anything that's off limits. As long as it's not just mean-spirited to be mean-spirited.
I'm psyched, says Moore. Most young comedians would be lying to say that they weren't huge Weird Al fans when they were kids. Weird Al is probably the first person I ever realized had a career that was just making jokes. We do a lot of music stuff in our show, and I think that's inspired both by Weird Al and Monty Python.
It's the perfect format for comedy, says Moore. You can get in, make the certain amount of jokes that you want to make about a certain topic, and when you've said all you want to say, you can just end it. And they don't have to segue together. You can talk about the Kennedy assassination, and then one minute later just be like, 'Now I want to talk about Thanksgiving family dinner.'
I live off of Diet Coke and Nicorette.
I like Doug from The Civil War on Drugs. He's probably one of my favorite characters that we've written.
My parents don't watch the show. My dad has even flagged some of our sketches on YouTube. I guess he thought someone had to do it, but no, no they don't.
The John Williams sketch is long, but I really like it a lot. It has us all in it.
We're using the Civil War as a template for what we want to do next.
Timmy is very childlike, he plays innocent children very well. Darren does a spot-on straight man and is a really good woman. Sam plays these really really really ex-jock kind of frat dumb guys. Zack does great straight man stuff that ranges from some simmering anger to exploding frustration.
I'm the guy who's obsessed with Playboy. Moore said of his more laid-back character, Tucker Cleigh.
The script was sort of unorthodox in how it came to be. Fox actually came to us, Moore said. We weren't crazy about the script, but Fox said we could completely rewrite it. It was like a road-trip sex-movie writing exercise.
A sketch should be about two to three minutes, which is basically what most songs are, says Moore. They're usually done by groups. Good examples of each build and have different parts and twists in them. I guess sketch would be the comedy version of music.
I was a huge 'Weird Al' Yankovic fan, so I sent him a copy (of his comic book). A few weeks later, he sent me a note back saying, 'Loved the book! Such a warped mind at such a young age!' Then he sent me the same note again weeks later. So either I got on some list twice or he really liked the book.
With every sketch, our attitude was 'I think this is funny right now. You throw it all against the wall, and the stuff that stuck made for a great repertoire.
I started getting a lot e-mails from UVA students saying they watched the show every week and inviting me to parties. I was 16, and I'd show up at school with an e-mail, 'UVA girls invited me to a sorority party!' I couldn't go, though. I didn't even have my learner's permit.
I loved it, because it meant people were watching. If you got more than one letter from somebody who said they hated you, it meant they kept watching.
Pax was family oriented, but we were making this for a late-night audience. About halfway through our run, I found out that they had been re-airing the show at 9am on Saturday morning. So it was a perfect storm of problems.
The first complaints we got were for a sketch about a game show called 'What's in the Bag?' where people would have to guess what was in the bag by hitting it with a hockey stick. Of course, when they hit it, you'd hear an animal sound, and then we'd reveal that it was a very endangered animal like a panda.
Most of my teachers didn't like me. I didn't get good grades because I pretty much lived at the public access studio. I tried to be the class clown, so I spent a lot of time in detention.
Sundance, MTV, and Comedy Central were all talking to us about doing a pilot, but Fuse was gung-ho about getting it started. They bought up a whole season's worth of 10 episodes.
We've been performing this stuff for years, and we've worked on making it for TV for months. It's like waiting for the bomb to go off, hoping people like it.

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